Ravenhill Russells

Breeding for Exceptional 10-12" (Jack) Russell Terriers

for Show, Earthdog or Quality Companion Pets

American bred from working English & Australian lines

 
Dear Members,

The goal the ARTC set in 1995 has finally become a reality. It is most definitely a day of celebration. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of the ARTC who have dedicated resources to this endeavor. Their love and dedication to the little white terrier for the past 16 years has made this possible.
 
The official announcement came from AKC on July 18, 2011 the Russell Terrier will be accepted into the AKC studbooks effective June 1, 2012 and moving into group effective June 27, 2012 with the Standard submitted by the ARTC, Inc. as the official standard for the breed. The books will remain open until July 1, 2017.
 
Sincerely,
JoAnn Stoll
Pres. Founder ARTC

Welcome to

 Ravenhill

 

COMMITTED TO PRODUCING THE HIGHEST QUALITY DOGS THAT BEST REPRESENTS THE BREED WITH EACH NEW LITTER AND GENERATION OF DOGS

 

Please go to each page to see my dogs, the history of my involvement with this breed and some of my horses. I am a 1977 Vet Tech graduate and have an interest in not only the welfare of the animals but a keen interest in helping to eradicate genetic problems from the lines by testing all breeding dogs and promoting the breed by registering all pups and showing.

 

 I  take pride in the dogs I breed and I show the dogs I breed.

 I have bred into several imported lines from England and Australia to expand the gene pool of the dogs in my kennel.

Be sure and check back frequently. Pages throughout the website are updated regularly with current pictures and events.

 

Sometimes these pages are pretty long, so make sure you scroll down all the way.

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Please download questionare by  clicking icon above and submit by my email if interested in making one of these pups a family member.
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FCI - Based standard for JRT
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Jon at 16,
 taken his Jr.Year of High School
July 17, 1985
 April 17, 2002


I use

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No fillers or artificial non-nutritional additives.

The higher the quality, the less you have to feed for a healthy dog, inside and out.

This site is dedicated to Jon, for his love of all animals, especially the Russell Terriers.

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Rocky, slightly annoyed at having to pose with pups
Spice's pups @ 5 wks. summer 2011
Little Tri holding Rocky "at bay"
Rocky with new Trooper/Noel litter
Sept. 2012

Last pup, smooth male
RAVENHILL'S SWEET CAROLINE O'TOPAZ RN
Congradulations to Cynthia Loftus for Carrie's 1st agility trial, she  scored 395 out of 400 pts, 3  1sts and 1 second in her 1st trial. What a champ!!!!
Lit'l Man and Abby pup, not just another pretty face.!
New Farm scene pictures
Ravenhill's Lit'l Man and Elk Creek Beamer were both qualified and invited to show in the 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, Calif. on Dec 4 and 5th, 2010.

Elk Creek Beamer qualified and has been invited to show in the 2011 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, Fla. Dec. 17-18th 2011. I have not done a lot of showing this year, but plan on showing this fall.

This was our first  Jack Russell Terrier, Roper, Jon was 4 years old in the picture below taken in  1989

Jon with Roper and Dijon
I think Jon would have enjoyed showing...

"Koda " @ 4 mo. with his ribbon from his 1st AKC match. He took BOB in his breed and got 3rd in the very tough "Terrier" group, behind a seasoned Westie and Lakeland terrier, both shown by professional handlers. I was very proud of him!!! SOLD


 Ravenhill's Bella Donna out of Ravenhill's Lucy and Ravenhill's Lit'l Man. Rough

 

BB or Beatrice Baby - For sale
Please go to "her page" to see more pics
Ravenhill Abby & Lit'l Man in the "puppy play yard" March 2010. Smooth and Rough, respectively.

Ravenhill's Ima Trooper

@6 mo and standing 10". Elk Creek Beamer and Ravenhill's Tiny Abigail. Rough.

  He stands 10 3/4" @ 18 mo. weighs 11# He is now 2 1/2 years old 9-12

8 weeks old in the 2 pics below
Show prospect pup  SOLD
Harassing his little little sister....also sold

Trooper in his favorite relaxed pose and Dana in her snazzy new coat...winter of 2010-2011 ..it is COLD outside!!!!

8 wk old male (Dakota) and cousin 6 mo.old male, (Trooper) wrecking havoc with the poor pelt

"Dakota" @ 8 wks. Summer 2011

Georgia and Sawyer aka Cowboy (Beamer and Spice pups 2010)  @ one of their "playdates".

Teddy - Beamer/Spice pup

1 y.o. male off of Beamer(above)
Tanger
2 y.o. male off of Lit'l Man (below)
Banyan
Check out the "About the breed", "puddin & shorties" and nutrition, care and management" pages, lots of info
This boat has NOT moved since we got in...and where did the water go?!!?

My thanks to Dr. Steve Keating for BOB and BIMISC and the Macon Kennel Club in Perry Ga. 5-15-10 given to

Ravenhill's Lit'l Man

"Elk Creek Beamer"

2nd dog in the USA to "finish" his CM title in Misc. Division.

"Beamer" taking BOB in Atlanta show in Jonesboro Aug. 2010

Ravenhill's Tiny Abigail (Abby) (Jackie/Zorro) struting at the Tarheel Cluster show in Raleigh, March 2010. She did very well at that show.
Leland showing Elk Creek Beamer in Clemson SC January 2010, Beam was 8 y.o. at the time, 1st show in AKC, Leland did not like showing, but he tried it once, he was better than he thought he was....
Lit'l Man having his chest properly "spanned" and passing at the January 2010 show in Clemson, SC
Getting Dana ready at the Greensboro show
Koda and Trooper at Stoneybrook 2011 Steeplechases in Southern Pines, NC.
Noel and Trevor playing
Leland and his cousins at my folks house, Christmas '05
Ears flying....Chloe having a good run sold

Beamer exploring at my brother's house in Acworth, Ga. when we went down for the Georgia Classic in October 2010. He got 3 BOB and 2 BIMISC over Rat terriers.

Abigail or Abby
rehomed after her 4 litters

Bella and Spice around 4 months old,

Bella is off of Lucy, Spice is off of Abby (Jackies daughter), Lucy and Jackie are sisters, both of these pups were sired by Ravenhill's Lit'l Man

Ravenhill's Sugar and Spice

Spice is off of Li'lt Man and Abby, stands 11" and wieghs 11 1/2#.

My nephew and Dakota at my folks house in Georgia.

My niece with "Georgia", sister to Dakota,

her Mom and Leland

2011 The "Plinker and Dinker" duo at

9 wk old females off of Lit'l Man and Abby. They look like they will be a  smooth and light rough or heavy broken, respectively (they are) Smooth and light rough. @ a year.

Aiden and Conner on the trail..hiking in the Va. mountains with their "Mom and Dad" May 2011  www.rbefarm.com. 2 pups off of Lit'l Man and Abby from few years ago....
Georgia at Nana's and Dandaddy's Thanksgiving 2011
Another Beamer/Spice pup with a new friend at another equestrian event, Stoneybrook Steeple Chase, April 2011
"Koda" male, rough, tri
Tanger, with " new friends" at local equestrian competitive trail event
Beamer and Spice male, rough
, tan/white
I do a lot with my dogs beside show them, they are well socialized and my constant companion everywhere I can take them.
They are show dogs, family dogs, hunting dogs, love everybody dogs and little snuggle on the couch dogs, and the best part, wonderful companions.

 

The primary focus of this small kennel is to produce quality (not quantity) companion dogs that may show and/ or compete in Earthdog events, if desired. ....and to produce a dog that most closely captures both the type and temperament of the courageous little dog that originated in their country of origin, England. 

 

All breedings are done to produce the ideal dog and the small number of puppies generated are sold for the purpose of putting registered quality dogs (not necessarily show dogs) in as many homes of true Russell terrier euanthusiasts as possible. The more registered, correct dogs in multiple households, the better this helps establish our breed.

 

I DO NOT produce 5-10 litters a year, nor do I always have young pups available I do have older pups sometimes where I have kept several pups till they got old enough to best judge the dog to keep and contribute to the gene pool and/or show..

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

As a breeder, I am responsible for the welfare of the dogs I own that represent this breed and I will make every effort through testing and screenings to eliminate heridity problems that may be present in the breed. With careful evaluation of both genotype and phenotype, I pair  the dogs that can hopefully produce the best representation of the standard and the embodiment of the character and type of this wonderful little terrier.

 

 


 

Unfortunately, with popularity comes " backyard breeders" and irresponsible "mass production" from warehouse kennels (usually with 20-30+ dogs) without regard for what is best for the breed. These "puppy mills" will usually have 5-10 litters on a site at any given time, or will have litter after litter, breeding their bitches back to back 4-6 times... will little regard to the quality, temperament and genetic faults they are producing in the pups or the health of their females.

 

 

 

You do not have to buy a show dog for $1200-$2500 to get a quality pet, out of genetic and temperament screened parents, but along the same lines, you will not find a genetically screened quality bred companion pup for under $500 either.Some breeders can just buy dogs to show, others know that breeding a quality dog takes time, trial and error, not just money. Staying true to the standard and a love of the breed is the mark of a true breeder.


There are a lot of "backyard breeders that do not breed to standard, just breed "cute for cash". You may not be getting what you think you are. Look at pedigrees, interact with the parents, ask about creditials of breeder, their history with the breed and what they really know about their dogs and the breed itself. Be careful of "breeders" that have 5-15 small breeds...chances are this is just about "making puppies".

 

 

 A reputable breeder will, at the very least, have all of their breeding dogs CERF and BAER and temperment tested, in addition to regular veterinary care, shots, worming, and socialization. The addition of PLL testing is also one of the more critical of the breed tests performed since the test will actually  identify a genetic marker that can be passed to offspring for the posterior lens luxation problem that some lines carry. More and more breeders are including this test when screening their breeding dogs since it was made available to us through  OFA in the spring of 2010.

 

For a more complete description of the ideal Russell Terrier, please visit the AKC parent club website.  http//www.theartc.com.

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