JRTCA Studbook News
Please be aware of the following important changes to Studbook procedure:
All animals submitted for adult registration accompanied by a veterinary certificate indicating one of the following faults, will be registered as being NOT FOR BREEDING PURPOSES.
- Any degree of luxating patella, unilateral or bilateral
- Any form of hernia, with the exception of an umbilical hernia
- A bite that is anything other than a perfect (6/6) scissor occlusion.
No descendants of these animals will be registered.
There is no requirement to desex these Jack Russells and they may still compete in any event of show for which they are eligible.
This has been unspoken 'rule' for many years and has now been formalised by a meeting of the National Committee on the 4th November 2021.
There will be no exceptions to this rule although a second, correct veterinary certificate may be submitted to replace the original if necessary.
All Veterinary certificates submitted to the Club must be completed IN FULL and any corrections or adjustments signed or initialed by the issuing vet.
Any certificates not complying with this requirement will be returned to the dog owner for amendment.
Every veterinary certificate MUST include details of the completing vet - either clinic details or registration board member.
Several suspect certificates have recently been submitted to the Club by owners necessitating this requirement.
The JRTCofA Inc currently keeps an open Studbook.
In addition to keeping a register of litter-recorded, purebred Jack Russell Terriers, we will also, as of June 2022, accept applications from unregistered dogs and bitches for admission to the Studbook.
The previous process of 'Adult Applications for Registration' for unregistered dogs has now been suspended and replaced with the new APPENDIX REGISTER. Details are noted below.
Application forms and further information are available on request.
The Club is dedicated to the preservation of the purebred Jack Russell Terrier and retaining the genetic diversity required to carry the breed into the future.
Any purebred Jack Russell Terrier not currently registered with the JRTCofA Inc may now apply for admission to the Club's Studbook.
This can be done in one of several ways:
- Animals not registered with the JRTCofA Inc but registered with another registration body of good standing (eg. ANKC member body, JRTCofGB etc), may apply and be admitted to the Studbook immediately.
- Animals of known but unregistered pedigree may apply and be admitted to the Appendix Register. Descendants of these animals may be admitted to the Studbook after three generations of registered breeding.
- Animals with one generation of known but unregistered pedigree may apply to be admitted to the Appendix Register. Descendants of these animals may be admitted to the Studbook after three generations of registered breeding.
- Animals of totally unknown pedigree are eligible to apply for admission to the Appendix Register. Descendants of these animals may admitted to the Studbook after four generations of registered breeding.
Animals with appendix registration will be allotted a registration number beginning with AR and must be mated to a fully registered Jack Russell Terrier (owned by a current financial member) for any puppies to advance towards Studbook registration.
- AR - initial appendix dog registration. His/her pups will be
- AR/1 - first generation appendix dog, with one generation of registered background breeding. Puppies of this generation will be...
- AR/2 - second generation appendix dog, with two generation of registered background breeding. Puppies of this generation will be...
- AR/3 - third generation appendix dog, with three generations of registered backgroung breeding. Pups of AR/3 dogs may be admitted to the Studbook on application.
- AR/4 - fourth generation appendix dog, with four generations of registered background breeding. Applicable only to animals descending from an initial appendix dog/bitch of totally unknown pedigree, AR/4 dogs may be admitted to the Stud book on application.
- Forms and fees for registration of services and litters will be the same as currently used.
- All puppies in every litter must be registered using a Litter Return form.
- As with current studbook litters only those puppies selected by the breeder need to advance to adult registration.
- Unless there are extenuating circumstances at least one puppy in each litter must advance towards studbook registration prior to 12 months of age, ie. if a breeder deems no puppies in a litter to be of a quality worthy of advancement, then the appendix registered parent will also be deemed to be not of breeding quality and no further puppies from that animals will be registered.
- For a puppy to apply for appendix registration or advance up a level of the Appendix Register, he/she must pass the same vet test that all adult dogs on the Studbook Register pass prior to adult registration.
- He/she must also be viewed by a Club appointee and assessed as meeting the Breed Standard and being of correct Jack Russell Terrier type.