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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:58 pm 
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I couldn't help but sigh with recognition when I read this article at the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America site. They are a great organization that stresses both the difficulties and joys of maintaining a working. So I thought this was a good article for anyone that is considering breeding a Lacy.

"Today Jack Russell Terriers are hot! Tomorrow, those of us who are truly devoted to the breed will be paying the price for this surge in popularity with greatly increased use of our rescue system, as much of America finds out that our Jack Russells are a bit more dog than they want to handle. Right now, people aren't thinking about the future, and many novice breeders are anxious to try to supply the demand for puppies that the public currently has. A recent first time breeder was so impressed with the ease of selling her first litter, that she has purchased two more bitches with intent to breed. It's true, if you had two dozen puppies, you could sell them all in a weekend, if you weren't particular about who bought them. The novice breeder is blissfully ignorant of the fact that she may find half the litter dumped on her doorstep in a few months if she's not careful about who the puppies are sold to. If you think that your Jack Russell Terrier bitch is going to be a cash cow for you, you'd better read on. I'm afraid we're going to have to disillusion you."

Read the rest of it here: http://www.therealjackrussell.com/advice/risky.php

There is a ton of other terrific stuff on the JRTCA site if you have time to poke around. I think their page on working dogs is especially awesome: http://www.therealjackrussell.com/breed/index.php. And if I may have to bribe a programming friend into making us a Lacy Profiler: http://www.therealjackrussell.com/breed/jrprofiler.php.

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