The Jack Russell Terrier Club

Established 2016

2016 Historic Firsts

First Kennel Club Show Breed Classes - National Terrier Club 2016

The first Kennel Club Show for the Kennel Club registered Jack Russell Terrier breed was held on April 2nd 2016

The Catalogue Entry was 51 (21 males and 30 females) with 43 present on the day of judging for Breed Judge Mrs Liz Cartledge to go over

The ringside was buzzing with anticipation and excitement. There was a strong presence from overseas exhibitors making the show even more global

The Jack Russell Terrier Club provided ring clips to every exhibitor marking this special occasion

First Ever Breed Winners

History in the making - photo's from the first Jack Russell Terrier breed classes in the UK at the National Terrier Club Show, Staffordshire County Showground, following KC recognition

From left: Best Dog and Best of Breed : 662 FAMIGLIETTI Mr A Goldsand's Bocelli, Best Bitch 666 HAGSTROM Mrs G & Mr T Multi Ch Merrymac Calendar Girl and Res Best Dog and Best Puppy in Breed : 663 GRENAAE Mrs T Kanix Don Domingo (photo by Nicola Spencer)

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Footage from the first UK breed classes at National Terrier 2016

The Jack Russell Terrier Best Male final being judged by Mrs CE Cartledge

First ever Jack Russell Terrier to win at the National Terrier Show

Vince Hogan, of Our Dogs Newspaper, interviews Best of Breed handler Francesca Cassin

Dog World feature April 22nd 2016 (click to access full size)

Our Dogs feature April 8th 2016 (click to access full size)

First Jack Russell Terrier Best in Show Winner

Highland Limit Show

February 12th 2017

Best in Show - Sound System Di Sutri

Owned by Mrs Heather Turner, Mrs Audrey MacDonald and Mrs Julia Alexandra

First Jack Russell to grab the top spot!

First Jack Russell Terrier Championship Show Group Place


At the Ladies Kennel Association Show on December 11th  2016 Hunter Hawk Hope For Twinan was awarded 4th in the Terrier Group by Judge Hans Van Den Berg 

Magic was bred in Norway by Maria Huseby Opheim and is owned by Tracy and Kath Irving

A marvellous achievement at only 7 months old

First Jack Russell Terrier Best Puppy in Show Winner

Monamour Over the Rainbow, bred by Kao Miichi (Japan), owned by Mr Tony Barker and  handled by Deb Ryan won the Terrier Puppy Group and went on to win Best Puppy in Show at the City of Birmingham Championship show on September 3rd 2016, both under Judge Mr Ernie Paterson

'Garry' had earlier been awarded Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed by Mr Paul Wilkinson


First Jack Russell Group Winner

Monamour JP Moonsong owner handled by Tracy Irving, bred by Kao Miichi (Japan) and pictured by co-owner Lisa Croft-Elliott

The first Jack Russell Terrier to win a Terrier Group in the UK at Bolton Canine Society Open Show on August 13th 2016 under Judge Paul Eardley, after being awarded Best of Breed by Judge Paul Brandwood

This win was repeated the following day when Judge Paul Richardson awarded Moonie Best of Breed and Terrier Group One at Preston Open Show; two groups in two days!

First Jack Russell Terrier YKC Stakes Crufts Final Qualifier

Kara Roberts and Bindi (Jarot Known Fact of Mindlen) making history as the first Jack Russell Terrier to qualify for the Young Kennel Club Stakes Final at Crufts 2017

​First UK KC registered Jack Russell Terrier to become a Champion

​First UK Kennel Club registered Jack Russell Terrier to become a Champion; Uther Chatmoss Eleerre owned by Darren and Trish Lockley and bred by Dr Laura Rosental of Buenos Aires, Argentina

First Traditional Type Jack Russell Terrier Crufts 2017 Qualifiers

The first Jack Russell Terriers of the traditional type to qualify for Crufts 2017 at the Scottish Kennel Club Show; Cumbrian JR Caldbeckjack Minnie Mo and Cumbrian JR Caldbeckjack Snitch owned by Denise McKenzie Greig

Exciting News from The Kennel Club



The General Committee has approved the recognition of the Jack Russell Terrier with effect from 1st January 2016.

The breed will be added to the Terrier Group. An Interim Breed Standard is being finalised and this will be effective from 1st April 2016.

Therefore registered dogs of this breed will be eligible to be exhibited at KC licensed events from 1st April 2016