Picket Fence Terriers is a small kennel located in N.E., Ohio.
We are members of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America.
Our Jack Russells are BAER normal and annually CERF tested.
We focus our breeding program on high intelligence, sweet
temperaments, correct conformation, and working instinct.
Our combination of winning and quality bloodlines enable us
to meet our breeding goals. We will continue to strive towards
producing Jack Russell Terriers that meet the JRTCA standard.
We carefully plan each litter of puppies.
Our puppies are raised in our home and receive plentiful daily
attention to ensure proper puppy socialization. Each puppy
comes with a written health guarantee, lifetime return policy,
puppy vaccinations and are de-wormed. Puppies are not
released until eight weeks of age and all pet puppies must be
spay or neutered before one year of age. A small non refundable
deposit is required to reserve a puppy. Please confirm
reservation by phone. We also sometimes have older JRT's that can no longer be used in our breeding program that we place for adoption. All information on adoption's is on our adoption page. We always welcome visitors.
The Jack Russell Terrier takes its name from the Reverend John
Russell who bred one of the finest strains of terrier for hunting
fox in Devonshire, England in the mid 1800's. Reverend Russell
had a passion for fox hunting and breeding of fox hunting
dogs. His first Terrier Trump is said to be the foundation of
John Russell's strain of working terrier.
Jack Russell Terriers are a type, or strain, of working terrier;
they are not pure bred in the sense that they have a broad
genetic make-up, a broad standard, and do not breed true to
type. This is a result of having been bred strictly for hunting
since the mid 1800s, and their preservation as a working breed
since. The broad standard, varied genetic background based on
years of restricted inbreeding and wide out crossing, and great
variety of size and type, are the major characteristics that make
this strain of terrier known as a Jack Russell such a unique,
versatile working terrier.
Everything about a Jack Russell has fox hunting in mind,
color, character, intelligence and conformation. The body of a
JR is compact, of totally balanced proportions, the legs straight,
and most importantly, a small chest. The Jack Russell must be
totally flexible, allowing him to maneuver underground. Where
the fox can go, so will a terrier.
The Jack Russell is a happy, energetic, fearless dog, and they
are extremely loyal companions. They do well as a pet as well as they are a working dog.
Stud Service: YES Puppies/Available:YES Show Breeder/Exhibitor:YES Rescue:NO