Lone Star Jacks is a small, family based breeder in Richmond, TX. We only breed English Jack Russell Terriers, also called shorties or puddins. These are different than the long-legged Parson Russell Terrier that most people are familiar with. Parson RTs were bred for fox hunts and needed immense energy levels to keep up with the horses all day. English JRTs were bred as mousers, to hang around barns all day (and earn their nickname by being worth their weight in puddin'!) While they are still lively and playful, shorties are noticeably calmer than their long-legged cousins.
Our dogs live together inside our home, as a part of our family. This way, we can truly learn their temperaments and closely observe them under many situations. Knowing them so well helps us to determine that our breeding stock is absolutely sound for indoor family life. Our children are currently ages 7 & 9 and they have 100% access to and interaction with our dogs. Because of this, we are sure that the temperaments we're breeding for are tolerant, patient and child-friendly.
We breed our females every second heat cycle (once per year) to ensure that they are healthy and adequately rested between litters. We are blessed to have a kind "grandogmother" who dog-sits our male during times when our females are in heat, but we are not actively breeding them. We have two extremely knowledgeable and experienced veterinarians who provide pre and post natal care for our mommies and pups.
Our breeding stock comes from solid, EJRTCA recognized programs and our litters are all pre-registered with the English Jack Russell Terrier Club Alliance. Our pups are eligible for full registration at 6 months old, with a $15 fee, proof of spaying/neutering and a vet certification. We only sell on companion pet contracts in order to preserve the integrity of the bloodlines that breeders before us have worked hard to create.
We specialize in the South/Central Texas area and Western Louisiana: places within driving distance of Houston. Sometimes we can even work out arrangements to meet halfway. It's great to meet new owners in person! We have recently started exploring shipping options for our puppies as well. United Airlines has an excellent facility in their Houston hub (IAH). It's been featured on CNN, within coverage of the PetSafe service. Click here
for a link that shows a video of the actual facility and procedures used there. The few times we have shipped puppies, we've found the animal attendants to be wonderful, caring people who truly look out for the animals' best interests. Here's a photo from our last trip to IAH, where the puppies were cuddled and coddled, photographed and snuggled by their handlers, right up until their flights departed.
Our primary goal is to provide quality pets to loving homes, in the smart and adorable form of a Jack Russell Terrier.
We feel strongly about ensuring that each puppy is placed into a forever home, so we will ask extensive questions to potential new owners. Please don't be put off by this process - We do it just as much for the new families' benefits as for the puppies. Little is worse than bringing home the wrong breed of puppy for your lifestyle and having a miserable experience. We want to be in the business of making "happily ever afters!"
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