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The Short Jack Russell Terrier Breed

Short Jack Russel Terrier Breeders

The Official English Jack Russell Terrier EJRTCA

The EJRTCA established in 1996 is determined to recognition for The Short Jack Russell Terrier and to keep their lines pure. Dedicated in the creation of a proper registry to guide both breeders and owners in the perpetuation of the breed as a working terrier, judged as much by working ability as by conformation.  The code of ethics followed by the EJRTCA are clearly outlined and available on their site for review.  These standards are upheld by the breeders associated with the EJRTCA. With standards like these bloodlines are established and maintained. Breeding for temperament, confirmation, and pedigree are just a few of the standards upheld in their code of ethics.  EJRTCA stands for the English Jack Russell Terrier Club Alliance Inc.  This organization believes is strong breeding ethics and has implemented these ethics in their organizations members. Many of the EJRTCA members are listed on United Online Pure Breeders because of their breeding ethics and standards for the Short Jack Russell Terrier.   

EJRTCA History

In late 2007 affiliation to the AKC/FSS was terminated.  The EJRTCA standards are believed to be the proper standard for the English Jack Russell Terrier.  The EJRTCA was also the first independent shorty registry approved as an acceptable domestic registry by the American Kennel Club. 

Short Jack Russell Terrier History

The English Jack Russell Terrier is a working terrier. They are described as a small, sturdy, balanced terrier that is slightly longer than the length of their legs. They have been bred for hunting many things from rats to badgers since the early 1800's. The English Jack Russell Terrier has survived because of the dedication of the people who own them. Breeders took up the challenge to create a short terrier, with the purpose to be able to go in the ground and bolt the varmints out of their homes...Click To Read More About This History

EJRTCA Short Jack Russell Terrier Breed Standard

The EJRTCA breed confirmation standards are broken down into several different aspects. General Appearance is to be a strong, active, little working Terrier of great character with flexible body of medium length.  His smart movement matches his keen expression. Tail docking is optional and the coat may be smooth, rough or broken. The Short Jack Russell Terrier characteristics are a lively, alert and active Terrier with a keen, intelligent expression. Their temperament is bold and fearless, friendly but quietly confident. EJRTCA standards include The height of the terrier shall be between 8 and 12 inches as measured at the withers with the dog standing fully erect. Many more attributes are discussed and are requirements for the breed through the EJRTCA as well as a list of the disqualifying attributes of the Short Jack Russell Terrier such as extreme viciousness, shyness or major physical deformities (these are considered such serious traits that dogs having them are not to be used for breeding.) Undershot or overshot bites and rye mouth.