Annotated Set of Dog Links

Link lists are a bit of an antique idea, but I'm including one anyway.

For those doing the same on other sites, please add the www.terrierman.com link and http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com links to your own web pages. Thanks in advance!

The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America can be found at http://www.terrier.com/ This is the largest JRT club in the world, and they also are a U.S. source for Deben Collars and fox nets. The real strength of the JRTCA is that they register individual dogs, rather than whole litters, and refuse to register any dog under one year of age. The JRTCA also takes measurements and pictures (front and side) to make sure that basic conformation is adhered to . To read the JRTCA’s take on the AKC, see “The JRTCA Stance on AKC Recognition” (“Why We Fight Application to the AKC”) at http://www.terrier.com/jrtca/noakc.php3.

Coch-y-Bonddu Books is in Wales and at www.anglebooks.com. They not only have hard-to-find books and great service, but they also reprint books that are out of print.

Read Country Books is at www.readcountrybooks.com and is reprinting lots of great old titles that have been very hard to get up to now. Great books, great service, great price. Give them some business!

Countryside Alliance is the UK organization trying to fashioned what we take for granted in the U.S. -- a working relationship between hunters, environmentalists and private land owners. Check it out at >> http://www.countryside-alliance.org

Patterdale Terrier Club is at http://ptca.00go.com Let's hope this dog never gets pulled into the AKC. Is it too late to trademark the name?

Yankee Jack Russell Terrier Network is a really well designed site creating a community of Jack Russell people in New England >> check it out at http://www.yjrtn.com/index.html

The Rocky Mountain Jack Russell Terrier Network is the gateway to the Jack Russell community in Colorado and the Western Mountain States >> http://www.rmjrtn.com

Strongheart Patterdale Terriers is at http://www.strong-heart.com and is a very well done site!

Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain (JRTCGB) >> http://www.jackrussellgb.co.uk/ is a pure-show web site. The good news is that quite a few of the terrier people associated with the JRTCGB are diggers.

Linruff Kennels is Jeff Rowe's kennel and he breeds working dogs sized to work >> http://www.linruffkennels.00go.com

Dave Mason Patterdales is at http://www.masonpatterdales.00go.com and is another potential source for working terriers.

Dr. P’s Dog Training is at http://www.uwsp.edu/acad/psych/Dog/dog.htm and is just about the best total dog training site I’ve found so far. This guy is serious and the site is impressive and comprehensive.

Heartland Working JRT Clubs is at www.hwjrtc.com

Day Break Jack Russells is at www.daybreakjackrussells.com

Prairie Creek Jack Russells www.prairiecreekjackrussells.com

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue
If you are looking for a pet or even a good working dog, please consider dogs that are in rescue. Most of the dogs are terrific animals whose only "crime" is that their first human owner was immature and ignorant. Now their only "crime" is that they are no longer little puppies that will pee all over your rugs. If that sounds like a good thing to you, click on the links below.

Karen Pryor
is the queen of clicker training and if you don’t do it, you should try it. Pryor’s book, “Don’t Shoot the Dog,” is a life-transforming book that is about far more than dog and animal training. Her site can be found at

The U.S. Border Collie Club has tried to keep a working standard rather than a conformation standard. Read about their battle with the AKC (written by celebrated dog author Donald McCaig) at http://www.bordercollie.org/akc.html. For another bit on this topic, see “We Only Register Dogs” at http://www.bordercollie.org/only.html.

The AKC and Working Dogs. Your breed wasn't created by the AKC, but it might yet be ruined by it. See http://www.terrierman.com/AKCindex.htm for a short summary of what's happened and links to stories of how the AKC has worked to undermine working breed clubs.

Advanced Book Exchange is the Amazon.com of used books and can be found at http://www.abebooks.com/. I’ve gotten a lot of great used dog books (they appear to be new) from these folks. This is really just a consortium of used book stores all over the world and you will deal with the individual stores (generally by e-mail). If you tell them what you want (on any topic) they’ll find it. Stop paying retail -- this is the way to go. Another source is www.alibris.com.

Dogs Behaving Badly & Dogs Are From Neptune are two new books/CD-Roms from Jean Donaldson, author of the terrific book “Culture Clash”. Her new stuff promises solutions and info on dog aggression, barking, jumping, chewing, and digging. Check it all out at http://www.lasardogs.com/.

Beer Brands we Like. For Woodchuck Cider go to http://www.bokawines.com/cider.htm Another place for what "ales" you is the Jack Russell Brewing Company at http://www.jackrussellbrewing.com Drink the Woodchuck cider down and then "chase it" with a Jack Russell beer. For more working terrier and beer signage, see http://www.terrierman.com/beer.htm

Pedigree Generator SitStay.com is an on-line store of dog stuff. Check them out at http://www.sitstay.com/ The best part of this site is their free pedgreee generator which you can get at http://www.sitstay.com/pedi/index.shtml

Working Dogs is a "cyberzine? for people that love working dogs. This is mostly a shutzhund, draft dog, police K9, herding dog, guide dog, tracking dog site. Check it out at http://www.workingdogs.com/

Tribute to the Dog. William Safire thinks this is one of the very best speeches ever given. Saco and Venzetti gave a better one, but it had nothing to do with dogs. Check out Safire’s favorite at http://www.muttart.com/atribute.htm . For more literate stuff, check out Eugene O’Neill’s "Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog" at http://www.superdog.com/petloss/lastwill.htm

Cindy Title Moore’s Massive Dog Site site can answer almost EVERY question you or anyone else have about dogs. Check it out at http://www.canismajor.com/dog/topic1.html This is a VERY comprehensive site and really should be checked out.

Gemplers is a store for farmers, but it has some great stuff everyone needs, including great $20 boots. Check them out at http://www.gemplers.com/ When I order stuff from them off the web it comes in two days!! Great prices and great service -- you can’t beat that.