INFORMATION

OUR KENNEL

The passion for the animals in general and for dogs in particular was born with us. In the year 2005 we fell in love with Jack Russell Terrier. More and more fans to the breed, we choose among the best blood lines to have Jacks more and more in standard and with excellent temperament. Got good results in Show and Work and got the appreciation of people who adopted a puppy from us: two great joys and satisfactions. We have chosen to live in the country: the best place to grow your future puppies. With their love of life have changed our lives!

ADOPT A PUPPY

To adopt one of our puppy and for more information please contact us by mobile or visit the web page Available Puppies. Your visit is very welcome (by appointment) to know our Jacks and see where and how they live. The puppies are delivered after the 60th day of life with pedigree, microchip, first vaccine, deworming and certified veterinary examination by Dott. Rachele Luzzi who continuously monitor our breeding. Prices vary depending on the subject and genealogy. Our Jack have excellent bloodlines, as well as model and excellent character.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BREED

In 800, in England, Reverend Russell selected small terriers to help the fox hunt. Later in the barns will be used for hunting mice, becoming the friendly mascot of many stables. The height is 9.85/11.82 inches and the weight around 13.23 lbs. The coat has a white base and orange patches and/or black. The ears are small and V-shaped. Cheerful, bright, sweet and helpful live well at home or in the garden. Very balanced, relates with positivity with kids and other dogs. Brave and determined is a good guardian and a good athlete in disciplines such as agility. The breed was recognized in 2000 and a Jack, to be a "real" Jack Russell with features typical of the breed guaranteed, must have strictly the pedigree.



THE STANDARD

F.C.I. Standard N° 345 / 08.06.2001

ORIGIN: England
COUNTRY OF DEVELOPMENT: Australia
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 25.10.2000
UTILIZATION: A good working Terrier with ability to go to ground. An excellent companion dog.
F.C.I. CLASSIFICATION: Group 3 terrier - Section 2 small terriers - Working trial optional

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The Jack Russell Terrier originated in England in the 1800’s due to the efforts of the Reverend John Russell. He developed a strain of Fox Terriers to suit his needs for a dog to run with his foxhounds and go to ground to bolt the fox and other quarry from their dens. Two varieties evolved with basically similar Standards except for differences, mainly in height and proportions. The taller, more squarely built dog is now known as the Parson Russell Terrier and the shorter, slightly longer proportioned do, is known as the Jack Russell Terrier.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: A strong, active, lithe 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.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:
• The overall dog is longer than high, i.e. rectangular
• The depth of the body from the withers to the brisket should equal the length of foreleg from elbows to the ground.
• The girth behind the elbows should be about 40 to 43 cms.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT: A lively, alert and active Terrier with a keen, intelligent expression. Bold and fearless, friendly but quietly confident.

HEAD:
CRANIAL REGION
Skull: The skull should be flat and of moderate width gradually decreasing in width to the eyes and tapering to a wide muzzle. Stop: Well defined but not over pronounced.
FACIAL REGION:
Nose: black.
Muzzle: The length from the stop to the nose should be slightly shorter than from the stop to the occiput.
Lips: Tight-fitting and pigmented black.
Jaws/Teeth: Very strong, deep, wide and powerful. Strong teeth closing to a scissor bite.
Cheeks: The cheek muscles should be well developed.
Eyes: Small dark and with keen expression. Must not be prominent and eyelids should fit closely. The eyelid rims should be pigmented black. Almond shaped.
Ears: Button or dropped of good texture and great mobility.

NECK: Strong and clean allowing head to be carried with poise.

BODY:
Back: Level. The length from the withers to the root of tail slightly greater than the height from the withers to the ground.
Loin: The loins should be short, strong and deeply muscled.
Chest: Chest deep rather than wide, with good clearance from the ground, enabling the brisket to be located at the height mid-way between the ground and the withers. Ribs should be well sprung from the spine, flattening on the sides so that the girth behind the elbows can be spanned by two hands - about 40 cm to 43 cm. Point of sternum clearly in front of the point of shoulder.
Sternum: Point of sternum clearly in front of the point of shoulder.

TAIL: May droop at rest. When moving should be erect and if docked the tip should be on the same level as ears.

LIMBS:
FOREQUARTERS:
Shoulder: Well sloped back and not heavily loaded with muscle.
Upper arm: Of sufficient length and angulation to ensure elbows are set under the body.
Forelegs: Straight in bone from the elbows to the toes whether viewed from the front or the side.
HINDQUARTERS:
General appearance: Strong and muscular, balanced in proportion to the shoulder.
Stifle (Knee): Well angulated.
Hock joint: Low set.
Metatarsus (Rear pastern): Parallel when viewed from behind while in free standing position.
FOREFEET: Round, hard, padded, not large, toes moderately arched, turned neither in nor out.

GAIT / MOVEMENT: True, free and springy.

COAT:
Hair: May be smooth, broken or rough. Must be weatherproof. Coats should not be altered (stripped out) to appear smooth or broken.
Colour: White must predominate with black and/or tan markings. The tan markings can be from the lightest tan to the richest tan (chestnut).

SIZE AND WEIGHT:
Ideal Height at the withers: 25 cms to 30 cms.
Weight: Being the equivalent of 1 kg to each 5 cms in height, i.e. a 25 cms high dog should weigh approximately 5 kgs and a 30 cms high dog should weigh 6 kgs.

FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Lack of true terrier characteristics.
• Lack of balance, i.e. exaggeration of any points.
• Sluggish or unsound movement.
• Faulty mouth.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS:
• Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B:
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum (this expression is obligatory in every standard).
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

WHERE WE LIVE

We live in the countryside north of Grosseto. For our Jacks we have equipped wide open spaces, with much green, wooden structures, insulated and heated kennels, fresh water always available and also a small forest of cork and holm for practice and recreation. Our dogs live with us inside and outside the home and our females always give birth next to our bed!

ABOUT US

We love our Jack to feel like little "pashas". We like to see them happy and fulfilled life varied and comfortable that we were able to offer. Able to look after them and, be our companions for life is a gift that they make us. We are happy with the sacrifices we make for them. . .ensuing peace has no price. We thank these "little elves" who have entered stealthily in our life and have, with no escape, captured our hearts. We thank them for their teaching and invaluable complicity that they give to our life and to our daughter: we see them, together, happy, joyful, serene and feel the dream come true...