VJRTC Membership

Virginia Jack Russell Terrier ClubVJRTC Membership Benefits

The following are benefits of VJRTC membership.

  • Discounted entry fees at VJRTC trials
  • Included in VJRTC Breeders Directory
  • Participate in Fun Days, Seminars, AGM, Training Days

Application for 2023

Dues for 2023

  • Individual VJRTC Membership is $20
  • Family VJRTC Membership is $30 (Same address) (2 adults & youth age 18 and under)

Persons applying for membership in the Virginia Jack Russell Terrier Club, a proposed affiliate of the JRTCA, must not be a member of a conflicting JRT organization, and must not register their Jack Russell Terriers with any conflicting organization or any all-breed club. Membership in the JRTCA is not required, but encouraged.

All memberships must be renewed by December 31. Applications for new memberships received 3 months prior to December 31 will automatically renew for the following year.

The JRTCA is adamantly opposed to recognition/registration of the Jack Russell Terrier by ANY all-breed kennel club, as it is believed to be detrimental to the preservation of the working Jack Russell Terrier. In keeping with this policy, JRTCA membership is limited to individuals who support the JRTCA’s principles. Registration of Jack Russell Terriers (or any variant thereof) with any all-breed kennel club, or membership in any organization that supports all-breed kennel club recognition/registration, is not acceptable for application to membership in the JRTCA.

The Jack Russell Terrier is a unique working terrier that has remained virtually unchanged for more than 100 years because it has been preserved for work. It is an unspoiled type or strain of working terrier with unique character, working ability, great intelligence, sound physical structure, and broad structural differences within the standard. These characteristics must be maintained to preserve this terrier as it remains today. The JRTCA’s unique registry, with its strict inbreeding limitations and health requirements, breed standard, Breeders’ Code of Ethics, and working certificate, sanctioned judge and field trial programs are all designed to do just that. All those who support the JRTCA’s principles are welcome and encouraged to join the JRTCA and help us preserve this great little terrier.