Jack Russell Terrier Club of America

JRTCA - True GritThe breeders highlighted in the JRTCA Breeders Directory have provided a complete list of registered breeding stock. They are current members of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America and have signed the JRTCA Breeders Code of Ethics. This Directory is an advertising tool for JRTCA breeders. The JRTCA does not endorse the breeders listed, or the quality of their produce, outside of the requirements stated in the JRTCA Code of Ethics.

What is the JRTCA?

The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA) is the National Breed Club and Registry for the Jack Russell Terrier in the United States. We are the largest Jack Russell Terrier club and registry in the world.

The JRTCA and its registry were founded in 1976 for the purpose of protecting and preserving the unique characteristics and working heritage of this great little terrier. We remains dedicated to that purpose today. The Club is, and always have been, emphatically opposed to recognition of the Jack Russell Terrier by any kennel club or all-breed registry. Recognition, it is believed, will be detrimental to the preservation of the Jack Russell as the sound, intelligent strain of working terrier it has been for more than 100 years.

The JRTCA breed registry is one of the most unique registries in the world. It has been designed specifically to maintain the Jack Russell Terrier as a healthy working breed, free from genetic faults and characteristics that would be detrimental to the breed. Unlike other registries which register entire litters at birth, each application for registration in the JRTCA is judged on the individual terrier’s own merits.