Jack Russell Terrier Museum and Crawford Library
The purpose of the Jack Russell Terrier Museum and Crawford Library is to permanently document and illustrate the history of the true Jack Russell Terrier, particularly as it developed in the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America, but also from its beginnings in Great Britain, and make it available in this Museum and Library to educate anyone interested in the true Jack Russell Terrier.
News and Updates
- The JRTCA 2018 Trial Schedule has been posted. More trials to come!
- Added the 2017 JRTCA Child/Youth Handbook Study Guide.
- Obedience and Rally rulebooks updated for 2017.
- JRTCA Sanctioned Rulebook updated for 2017.
The JRTCA Gift Store contains great gifts for the entire family - Calendar, Trial Pins, Books, Clothing, Holiday, Home & Garden, Jewelry and Note Cards.
Jack Russell Terrier Photo Galleries
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 US. Our purpose is to protect and preserve the unique characteristics and working heritage of this great little terrier. We are the largest Jack Russell club and registry in the world.
The Right Dog for You?
Many experienced, as well as inexperienced, dog owners are overwhelmed by the demands of a Jack Russell Terrier, leading to the dogs being abandoned. Our Profiler provides recommendations about how compatible a Jack Russell Terrier might be for your household.
Looking for a Puppy?
The JRTCA Breeders Directory is an advertising tool that JRTCA breeders use to promote their kennel and terriers. Also check out the Terrier Boutique for available adults/puppies. All puppies listed are from registered JRTCA registered parents, and any adult listed are JRTCA registered or recorded.
Who is the Real Jack Russell Terrier?
Are you confused about the differences between the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson Russell Terrier and the Russell Terrier variants? An explanation about the REAL Jack Russell Terrier should help clear up the confusion.
Want to Attend a Terrier Trial?
There may be some of you that might like to go to a Jack Russell Terrier trial but aren't sure what to expect, or may believe that there are some special requirements or training needed to attend. The only real requirements are that you are a JRTCA member and have a Jack Russell Terrier.
Trouble with Training?
Jack Russell Terriers require a long-term commitment to obedience, activity, exercise and entertainment. They are first and foremost hunting dogs. Browse our helpful training articles about aggression, separation anxiety, house breaking, shyness, crate training and much more.
JRTCA Trial Schedule
|Thaw Your Paws I & II||Florida|
|Texas Two Step XXIV & XXV||Texas|
|Heart of Virginia I & II||Virginia|
|Spring Fever I & II||Virginia|
|Sunshine Showdown I & II||Florida|
|Spring Classic I & II||North Carolina|
Jack Russell Terrier Rescue
These non-profit rescue organizations may be able to assist you in the placement or adoption of a Jack Russell Terrier: Russell Rescue, Russell Refuge and Jacks Galore Rescue. These organizations are dedicated to placing unwanted, displaced or abandoned Jack Russell Terriers into permanent homes.