the JRTNNC Organization
JRTNNC was formed in 1986 to:
preserve, protect, and defend the qualities, characteristics,
and special abilities of the Jack Russell Terrier, especially
its working ability, courage, stamina, and intelligence.
To preserve, protect, and defend the Jack Russell Terrier
genetic and other defects or risks produced by inbreeding,
the indiscriminate registration by other organizations
of dogs alleged to be Jack Russell Terriers, without protection
of the breed by adequate genetic and medical screening
and proof, and
commercial or private practices that threaten the qualities,
characteristics, and special abilities of the Jack Russell
To educate the public to the qualities, characteristics, and
special abilities of the Jack Russell Terrier.
hold public meetings, gatherings, dog trials and shows to
give the owners of authentic Jack Russell Terriers the opportunity
to put their terriers in competition with one another in various
activities and to have their terriers judged and assessed
for conformation and adherence to the qualities, characteristics,
and special abilities that distinguish the Jack Russell Terrier.
establish qualifications for certain classes of judges, to
sanction them according to their qualifications, and to maintain
a registry of those judges, in collaboration with The Jack
Russell Terrier Club of America.
cooperate and collaborate with The Jack Russell Terrier Club
of America in providing and maintaining a central registry
for Jack Russell Terriers, as provided in its constitution
To provide to Jack Russell Terrier owners and prospective
owners such other education or information as shall make them
better owners of these unique dogs.
provide means through a "Russell Rescue" program
to place with new owners Jack Russell Terriers in need of
sample packet of brochures on the club is available upon request.
You can also help to keep the club's costs down by printing the
same information on the pages from the web site.
the JRTNNC is questioning some of the policies of the JRTCA. These
questions have taken on the form of legal actions in the California
Federal Court. The most current legal documents and papers can
be found on this home page. For all the legal documents and letters
that have been generated since the controversy started please
go to the Legal Library. This information and all new papers will
remain online until a resolution has been found to the current