would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a
severe breech of fiduciary responsibility by the JRTCA
registrar Terri Batzer. The JRTCA registry is the largest
Jack Russell Registry in the world and it is in serious
jeopardy because of fraudulent and unethical practices.
Terri Batzer as the registrar is the chief administrator
and responsible for the integrity and security of the
of the JRTCA Registry.
Jack Russell's pedigree and vet check submitted at one
year of age (along with a registration fee) are what you
hold up to the world as proof that your terrier does not
have any detectable genetic faults. When a terrier is
known to have a genetic fault and it is surgically or
cosmetically fixed and registered in the JRTCA Registry
then all of us who register our terriers have been duped.
Most of us have had the heart ache of not being able to
register a terrier because of a genetic defect discovered
at a vet check. We have come to learn that is it for the
best and will protect the future genetic health of the
terrier. We have spayed or neutered the affected terrier
in the best intrest of the breed.
Batzer was called as a witness at the JRTNNC/JRTCA law
suit in federal court and testified under oath. She was
asked about a young female JRT named Briarpatch Honey
that she took to Canada to have a wry bite fixed. The
terrier was not able to be registered and a vet performed
two separate surgeries under anesthesia, pulling teeth
and fitting the incisors with braces to cosmetically fix
the wry bite. At a year of age, Terri Batzer knowing,
had the terrier registered even though she had a severe
genetic defect. This is fraud and it severely damages
the integrity of the JRTCA Registry.
complaint will soon be filed with the JRTCA requesting
the permanent removal of Terri and Jack Batzer from any
position of responsibility in the JRTCA. It will be backed
up with the federal court testimonies (soon to be put
on line) from Terri Batzer and rebuttal witness Janet
Sutcliff along with the vet documents, which can be seen
on line now at
the JRTCA website a statement was published on the Members
Only page by Terri Batzer: 6/26/02 "There are rumors
being circulated concerning corrections to dentition.
The important issue is that the only thing that restricts
a Jack Russell Terrier from registration is a jaw that
is out of alignment; i.e., overshot or undershot. This
means bone structure of the jaw, not crooked teeth. There
are no rules in the JRTCA governing dentition; the straightening
of incisors, pulled teeth, or missing teeth do not affect
registration, nor do they break any rules in the JRTCA".
statement is an attempt to manipulate and supersede the
rules governing the JRTCA registration process and the
Breeders Code of Ethics. It is severely damaging and shows
utter disregard and contempt for the protection of the
genetic health of the Jack Russell Terrier.
copy of the complaint can be accessed by
clicking here. If you would like to add your name
to the growing list of JRTCA members who are supporting
this effort to protect the Jack Russell Terrier please
sign the complaint and return it in the envelope. If you
are reading this on line you will see a printable copy
of the complaint following this letter. You can fax a
signed copy to (916) 775-2305 or mail it to 3104, Ryer
Rd. E., Walnut Grove if you are a card carrying member
of the JRTCA .
can make a difference.