Welcome to JRT John's Jack Russell and Shiba Inu Kennel located 9 miles North of Lake City Michigan on M-66 (8376 N. Pioneer rd.).We breed quality Jacks and Shiba Inus. I am a large breeder not a puppy mill as some would like have everyone think. Every pup has always gone to a family not pet stores or animal broker as puppy mill pups would be.
currently has several litters from just born to 11 months old. Broken, Rough, and Smooth Coats. All colors. Tails , dew claws and worming all done. Shots
started at 6 weeks and another at 10 weeks with the last one at 14 weeks. Males and females. Health guarantees. Over 25 years of breeding
Here are some of our current offerings.There are boys and girls available in each of the litters on the current litters page.
Site updated 6-18-13 Call 231-920-6455 for newest updates
Emails Answered Nightly
To All who have purchased puppies/dogs from me or have visited my kennel know that what is on the news is not the truth.I have had Jacks for 30 years and raised dogs for over 40 years. I got my first Jacks in 1983 ( 2 male brothers ) Jack and Russell. I got them to go after Woodchucks and Rats around the Dairy Farm I grow upon at Hickory Corners. When they were not working they were the most fun and intelligent dogs that were ever put on Earth. So in 1990 I bought a female and raised my first litter in 1992 so others could enjoy the breed as much as I was. I went to the top breeder and got more blood lines and started raising super nice pups. I built a large nice kennel at Hickory Corners where a lot of families got their first Jack. I always took great care of my dogs but did get in trouble for having more then my permit allowed. At that time we made the mistake of asking the Barry County animal control for help on getting the number down and it turned out to be the worst thing I ever did in my live. They came out and got 85 of my kids (all my dogs are my kids ) but in send of trying to find any homes for them they Murdered all of them ( even 8 that were full time house dogs ) It was more then the family could bare I lost my wife over it and ended up losing my house / kennel everything.
So in 2008 my Daughter and Son in Law bought the land where the kennel is at now. This is when I sold 2 jacks to Tom Blumberg without his help me and the dogs would have all died up here at Lake City. With his help and love for Jacks we built the kennel and made it safe and secure. I have been raising and selling pups and dogs to families to keep all my blood lines and dogs taken care of. It has never been for money it has always been about the dogs.
If I would have had more income I would have been able to do more to protect my kids from the Prosecutor. I sold all my dogs and pups to my Daughter March 2013 to pass on to the next generation all the super blood lines and dogs. But the Prosecutor makes up his own law. There is nothing that said in papers about getting dogs or pups that belonged to her but they took them anyway!!!!!!!! All the dogs and pups should be returned to the kennel and given individual licenses like was asked for.
OMG. i visit your site occasionally just to see the new pups. i have " snoop dog" and a female. it made me sick to my stomach. i sent an email to the prosecutor in your behalf. let me just say i'm so very sorry. my heart goes out to you. sharon farrington
Hey John, I'm sorry to hear about what the a$$holes are doing to you. It's just plain wrong. I know firsthand how the so called authorities lie and distort the truth. I also know firsthand how the media will distort the truth to sensationalize any story. We got Bella, (daughter of Rosie) from you in December. She is a joy to have around. She must have had some hygeine training from her mother, as I noticed right from the get go, she has been tongue bathing herself just like cats do. The day we picked her up, I tried several times to let her do her business outside on the way home (a 5 hour ride). She held it all the way home. When we got home, I put her right into a litter box. She knew exactly what it was for, and has been litter box trained ever since. Bella loves her nice long walks, (also helping me keep a few extra pounds off). She also loves playing a combination of tug-a-war and fetch (tugafetch)! I hope you sue and collect millions from the crooks. I hope you bankrupt your local government or your county. Sue the media at the same time! While you're at it, I would like to see you sue to force the humane society to change their name. Do you know that the so-called humane society kills more animals than all the hunters in the country?
(you're welcome to add this to your testimonials page, but please don't use my last name, as I don't want the a$$holes coming after me. Also, I hope they didn't get your records of everyone you have sold dogs to, as if they have, who knows what they will do with that info. The so called humane society and the news media make a dangerous team.)
Hi John, although it has been a few years since my sister and I got a puppy from your kennel I was appalled at what I heard on the news. Your kennel was nice and clean, all your dogs well cared for and you know each and everyone by name. Where you had your new puppies was well heated and also very clean. You welcomed us to look around your kennel and didn't hide anything like some breeders do. Keep your head up and keep faith.. I will be emailing the prosecutor with my opinion on this and let him know just what I think of the things they did. As for their comment of a pile of feces, what do they expect in May right after all the snow melts and we had all that rain, better it to be in a pile waiting to be spread than in the kennels with the dogs.. Well anyhow just wanted you to know we thought your setup was really nice and your dogs very well cared for. I think these people need to go visit some farms in Coopersville and see how farmers keep their dairy cow and the turkeys if they want to see abuse..
I'm so sorry to hear the lies about your kennel! I purchased a darling little female jack from you a few years ago and I have told everyone I know what an amazing kennel you have. So clean and well kept. I couldn't believe that you had that many dogs and no oder at all! The we're all healthy and friendly. They all listened to you so well. I could tell you truly loved your animals.
Hope everything works out for you.
Hi John, this is Jane, Steve's wife and if you would be so kind to let me I would also like to send you a note of encouragement. Many of our friends commented to us that your doggies looked very happy and healthy when they saw them on TV. Sure they looked scared and a little shy but it's because they had been taken from their home and away from you and taken to strange surroundings surrounded by people they didn't know. Anyone with a brain could figure it out. I'm so sad that once again your life has been shattered by the very people you went to for help. Sounds like either someone set you up or the Human Society in your County wants to make a name for themselves. All people have to do is hear the words, "Puppy Mill" and they immediately think of someone keeping their female dogs pregnant all of the time, just pumping out puppies, while being neglected and starving. WE know the truth about your business because we've been there and aren't ignorant enough to believe what we hear in the media from "investigative journalists", who are too lazy to do their job of investigating, is accurate and truthful.
Hang in there John and please remember that we'll vouch for you if you need us to. We LOVE our little Jack Russell and have recommended you highly. As far as the Sheriff and Animal Control making it look like your dogs are muddy...our doggy is always muddy! That means that she's had the best day of her life digging and swimming. Mud washes off but being taken from your home and your Daddy will leave scars and sadness on your "kids" for the rest of their lives. We know the truth.
To All who have purchased puppies/dogs from John or have visited his kennel:
At this time John is dealing with a serious attempt by the Missaukee County Prosecutor to shut him down and prohibit him from having any dogs at all. If you have visited John's kennel you know his dogs are in great shape, well groomed, well fed, healthy, clean, sheltered, vaccinated, wormed, and eager to meet anyone who comes to visit. I have been there on numerous occasions, some when John is home and some when he is not, and the kennels and dogs are always in good shape. I question whether the kennel inspector who is visiting is aware of the ins and outs of dogs. I know of individuals who have one or two "pet" dogs whose dogs are not as well cared for or given as much attention as John's dogs. We purchased a puppy from John in January and have been so pleased with her progress. Our vet has been very impressed with the health and intelligence of our pup, especially being a Jack Russell and so advanced for her age. John sends each pup out with a packet from Purina Pro Plan, first shots, worming, and tons of advice. I have kept in touch with him and have found his knowledge and care of his pups to be above and beyond the initial purchase agreement. John's vet has given him as much help as he can but we need to speak on his behalf as well. If you wish to help John keep his dogs please write a letter or send an email to the Missaukee County Prosecutor. The address is William Donnelly Jr.
P.O Box 363Lake City, MI 49651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5-23-13 Today the ASSHOLES came and took all my kids
5-24-13 Today was first time in 30 years not to hear my kids it is so hard
5-26-13 Today I saw on the news all the people making my dog run and get so muddy it was so stupid of them not my dogs they don't do that with me there.
6-6-13 Call me to hear what is next on the Prosecutor's illegal removal of my Daughter's dogs. I may need witnesses to fight this.
Home of Jacks and Shibas
Rare Pinto Female Countess. She is in heat now so may have pups in July
This is Dutchess my oldest female. She may have a litter end of March out of Curly
This is Pogo Rare Pinto Female . She should have a litter end of March out of Curly
This is my Kennel set up summer of 2010.
This is Micro Mini retired spaded Jack looking for a family
This is Clove retired Jack looking for a family
You want Jacks we got them
This is my Kennel set up summer of 2010.
This is my Kennel set up summer of 2010.