'The Independent Jack Russell Terrier Breeders Assoc' is just that, an ‘Association’ of like minded 'Jack Russell Terrier Breeders' who wish to maintain the purity of their beloved Terriers - but not to the whims of the Show Ring.
Brendon & Diane Wilkinson with the assistance of numerous dedicated Queensland Breeders - developed the Breed Club in 1994, following the Acceptance by the ANKC, here in Australia, of the Jack Russell Terrier as a Show Dog - against the wishes of the Rev Jack Russell Esq. Who upon developing the Breed in the U/k many years ago, forbid them EVER TO BE SHOWN - they were bred as a strain of working terrier and he wished them to be just that for ever.
The Registration / Pedigree Paperwork of the Independent Club is not accepted into the ANKC, but there again neither are the Registration / Pedigree Paperwork of the JRTCofA (The Foundation Club – here in Australia) either !!!!!
the ANKC is a CLOSED STUD BOOK.
Since the inception of our own Breed Club, The Independent Assoc. has grown from Strength to Strength, allowing any Pure Bred Registered Jack Russell from any organisation with a three (3) generation Pedigree to be accepted into the breeding program.
For information upon checking with the Secretary as of the 01 January 2013, the Independent Club has a current membership of 3370 with a total of 4310 Pure Bred Puppies Registered since its beginnings, and surprisingly over 200 Registered Jack Russell Terriers have joined us from the other two Breed Organisations, happy to join the Independent Club and Register their puppies with the Independent Jack Russell Terrier Breeders Assoc. in fact a total of Forty Five (45) individual litters of Jack Russell Terrier Puppies were Independent Registered in 2012.
Brendon & Diane Wilkinson.
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