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.
Here are some additional pictures of our Jack Russell Terriers. We have
puppies of varying ages ready to go. Great Valentine presents.
Tricolors, Broken and Smooth Coats, Tall and Short. The hardest problem
you will have is deciding which Jack to take home. Remember all puppies
come with a health guarantee and our multiple blood lines insure a well
rounded healthy Jack Russell Terrier.
Prices range from $50 to $350. More pictures available upon request.
Contact John for more information and directions if you wish to visit at 231-920-6455 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The small white-fox working terriers we know today were first bred by the Reverend John Russell, a parson and hunting enthusiast born in 1795. In his last year of university at Oxford, he bought from the milkman a small white and tan terrier female called Trump. Trump was purchased based upon appearance alone. (Burns, 2005) She was the basis for a breeding program to develop a terrier with high stamina for the hunt as well as the courage and formation to chase out foxes that had gone to ground. An important attribute in this dog was a tempered aggressiveness that would provide the necessary drive to pursue and bolt the fox without resulting in physical harm to the quarry, effectively ending the chase, which was considered unsporting. This line of terriers developed by John Russell was well respected for these qualities and his dogs were often taken on by hunt enthusiasts. It is unlikely, however, that any dogs alive today are descended from Trump, as Russell was forced to sell all his dogs on more than one occasion because of financial difficulty, and had only four aged (and non-breeding) terriers left when he died in 1883.While Trump's appearance is without detail, and her size is a complete mystery, the fox dens of Devon, England, where John Russell once hunted, are well known. Fox dens in this area would be best hunted by Jacks that were 12 to 14 inches tall.
Jack Russells are first and foremost a working terrier. Originally bred to bolt fox from their dens during hunts, they are used on numerous ground-dwelling quarry such as groundhog, badger, and red and grey fox. The working JRT is required to locate quarry in the earth, and then either bolt it or hold it in place until they are dug to. To accomplish this, the dog must bark and work the quarry continuously.
Jack Russells are first and foremost a working terrier.
Tb from lake city " John thank you so much for the wonderful Healthy puppies. We named them "Tinker and Bell"
My vet said that they were in perfect condition. Here is a picture of them now.
Kim and Cameron
We recently purchased an adorable female Jack Russell from you. (daughter of Funny Face) I came out there last week with my sister and 2 kids.
We named our JRT Jackie (which I am sure is very common) but it just seemed to fit! She is an amazing puppy. She is so smart and so sweet. She is doing really good with potty training and has already learned how to sit. She goes everywhere with us and if she cant come along she goes to grandmas to be baby sat. She truely is a perfect puppy.
I will be sending you pictures soon!!
Thank you so much for raising such nice dogs!
I just wanted to say thank you for our puppy we got from you two weeks ago. He is almost completely house trained and is very smart. We named him Meeko and it seems to fit perfectly. Everyone always comments on how cute he is. I attached an updated picture. Thanks again.
Hello, I just wanted to
say Happy Holidays from us 3! We bought Mia from you in September (I
think it was) I wanted to show you how she was doing! Bringing her home
was a breeze! She is a very good pup! She practically house trained
herself, and loves to play fetch and other puppy games. Shiba's are very
smart dogs I have learned. Thank you again for her, we really are
enjoying her love!
Last year a week before Christmas my husband Ben and I came to the kennel to purchase a JRT puppy (if you remember our 3 year old JRT had passed unexpectedly a few days before)... we picked out a little puppy who’s parents were Blue Boy and Twister. I just wanted to send you a quick email with some pictures of Huckleberry (Huck)… our pup we got from you! He is so awesome and we are so thankful we found you on the internet and were able to make a quick trip up to the kennel to fill the hole in our hearts from losing our other JRT. We have told everyone about how well kept your kennel is and how well behaved your dogs are. The next time we are in the market for a JRT you will be the first person we call! Thank you again for such an amazing experience and for our awesome dog Huckleberry!! I have attached a few pictures of Huck… feel free to post them on your website and let everyone know about our great experience with you!
1st picture- Baby Huck
2nd- November 4th: Huck’s first birthday
3rd- Huck and our other dog Zeke… they are best buds
4th- Our family Christmas card picture this year… Huck the Santa
We hope you have a great holiday and a very blessed 2013!!
Sincerely,Melisa and Ben Seeger
I’m a owner of a jack that I purchased from john, back in aug, she is healthy and beautiful I would love to get another so she had a playmate, but I cant afford one and I would go to john to get one. My parents also have a jack from john and he is a healthy robust guy. Our dogs were well taken care of when we got them and stayed healthy. I want another pup and I hope john is there when I can afford to buy one. We couldn’t be happier with our jack, and I know my parents feel the same.
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I just saw the news and was truly upset with what has happened to you and your dogs. We have purchased two of your dogs and have been pleased with them and you. We will be writing a letter to the attorney in your behalf. Both times that we purchased a pup from u it was during the winter months and we were very aware if the good conditions of your kennel and your dogs. Yes u did have a lot of dogs but all were in excellent shape. We could tell that you really loved each of your dogs. You knew them all and what their individual needs were. We can vouch for the great disposition of your dogs. If there is any things we can do to help please contact us at. 231 578-1699.
Tom and lynda Theile
I got a little girl Jack from you almost 3 years ago. Curry is healthy and happy and bright. I wanted to tell you that I sent the prosecutor a letter on your behalf stating that on the three occasions I was at your kennels, I saw clean, well fed and well cared for dogs. I'm sorry that this is happening to you and to all the dogs.
Hello John. My name is Billie Jo . I don't know if you remember me or not, but I had gotten a couple of dogs from you about 6 years ago. I even used to come over to your house and hang out with you and you helped me breed jacks for awhile. Well, I am interested in getting another Jack Russell and am looking for a specific color. I have attached a picture of one of our old dogs that we loved sooooooooo much and am hoping to get one that looks like she did. I want a female, smooth coat, brown and white. Long legged or short legged doesn't matter
The dogs are great, and spoiled! They even went to the drive-in movies last night.
Jackie loves to swim and play frisbee. Rocko he just loves to eat and terrorize Jackie. He swims too. Rocko swims underwater - now that is crazy! Rocko does not fetch like Jackie but he definetely demands to be the center of attention and is a snuggle bug at night.
Here is a few pics, and saying a big hello!!!!! We will have to drive up sometime.
These dogs are a huge part of our lives and they are first before anything else around here.
Glad you have a website, I love looking at the pics of your pups!
Sue and John
We just wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful little puppy! She's been a wonderful addition to our newly started family. We named her Aspen...she loves the snow! We purchased her from you only 3 or 4 weeks ago, and already she is almost perfectly housebroken. We get comments and compliments on her whenever we take her out and about! Our first visit to the vet went very well, they said she was perfect and healthy! We were happy to finally find a Shiba Inu breeder in Northern Michigan!
Josh and Emily
Paul and I purchased a pup from you back in September. What a bundle of happiness and energy he has brought to our house! We decided to name him Spartan Miles. He loves going for walks, chasing our cats, chewing on bones and being cute. Everybody he meets he loves. He is very attached to Paul and Me. He doesn't like to be separated from us even for an hour. We take him with us everywhere. Spartan is a very very quick learner and we are teaching him many tricks :) we just put in a fence and doggie door. At first spartan wasn't too sold on the door but this weekend he finally learned how to work the door! His last vet visit weighed him at 14.5 pounds. Spartan is growing so fast! We love him to pieces! Thank you so much for our "wonder pup". We are already talking about our next shiba puppy!!!! We hope you and the dogs have a very very merry Christmas and happy new year! Thank you!!!
Paul, Kayla and Spartan
I just wanted thank you for the wonderful JRT Puppy we purchased from you on 12/16/2012. He is now 5 months and 10 days old and has brought us a lot of enjoyment watching him grow and training him. He enjoys going outdoors and exploring the the property and especially chasing the Squirrels off the bird feeders. His Mother is Underwood and he is the tri colored male.
He is a bundle of energy, we named him Micro. See attached photo.
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I was really impressed by your neat and clean kennel and the size of it.
I will recommend you to anybody I meet looking for a JRT.
Again many thanks
Jim & Darlene Monsion
11:02 AM (1 hour ago)
Hello, my name is Gabriella and I got a border collie from him 6 years ago. My dogs name is Gal. When I visited, his animals were well taken care of and friendly. Gal has been a wonderful family pet to us for all these years. My dog was a puppy back then and up to date in her shots. She's a beautiful girl and I do not regret her at all. He has talked to me regarding gal over the years :)
If he still had border collies, I would have purchased another family pet from him as I'm only a border collie fan. He is very knowledgeable about the breeds. A huge animal lover.Sincerely,