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In this section, you will find detailed information about the history of the Jack Russell Terrier and details about breeding.


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It took us years to write and build this website. It was painstakingly put together for you - To educate and help families when looking for a breeder for their first, or perhaps next Jack Russell Terrier. 

In this section of our website we have devoted a few pages to help prospective puppy families and save them a lot of headache or heartbreak later. Try to take a little time to scan down through each page. You will be glad you did so. 

While we feel we are a top breeder of Jack Russells, we are not the only breeder. Please take your time and do your research before purchasing a Jack Russell Terrier from anyone. 

We, at Connemara, breed a very specific Irish line of short-legged Jack Russell Terriers. If you decide this is not what you are looking for, we wish you the best in your continued search for the perfect dog. No matter what breed you decide upon or where you get your next puppy, we hope you find something within these pages that leaves you feeling better educated and helps you find the best breeder for your next puppy. 
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This is "Winston" helping his Mommy work from home in Connecticut.

Worth the Wait?


Buying a puppy should be "fun & exciting" from people you feel comfortable with.  Not filled with stress & frustration due to mistrust. Does the breeder you are considering possess the knowledge and experience to be able to evaluate puppies for placement in homes that will fit the puppies individual personality and characteristics?  Ask tough questions and look for intelligent answers.

We at Connemara have a professional background including selecting, training and working Police K-9's in the areas of Narcotics Detection, Tracking, Searching, Patrol and Personal Protection.  We have been raising Jack Russell puppies since 1999 and have a very successful placement program that is proven. We are continually seeking out new ways (seminars, certifications and on-going education) to further educate ourselves.

What does all of this mean to you? 

It means we are experienced and educated in respect to evaluating puppy temperaments and personalities, no matter what the pup is destined for after leaving our home.  It means we are skilled in understanding animal behavior and recognize the differences with each puppy.  It means we know how to evaluate temperaments and energy levels as well - all in an effort to help you select the most appropriate puppy for your family. It all means we will be a great and continuing resource for you for years to come. 

Our main objective is to produce pups with excellent health and temperament first. The reality is that roughly 87% of all puppies placed today, are placed in pet homes as companion animals.  Show homes and working homes are needed, but they are the minorities.

If you are looking for a companion animal or a service dog (therapy, search & rescue or other scent work), we are experienced in these areas and are more than capable to help you.  If you are looking for a show prospect or a serious hunting terrier - We will be happy to refer you to someone more experienced in these areas.  We are not AKC/UKC promoters and we do not hunt anything more than mice with our terriers.
In most cases, if you have located a quality breeder, you will be facing a waiting period due to the demand for their dogs as well as the selective nature of their breeding practices.  Their puppies will be raised in their homes to allow for the monitoring, care, and socialization necessary to thoroughly know their dogs as well as to provide them with a lot of tender loving care.  They will not breed until they have a sufficient number of prescreened homes waiting for their puppies and they never have more pups at once than they can handle.  Try not to feel frustrated or impatient about the delay... it can be an indication that the breeder is serious about breeding for quality.  Use this down time to your advantage.  Spend those months you are waiting for your pup to:

If a breeder tells you their breeding goals are to “improve the breed”, don't be afraid to ask what they mean.If the answer has little or nothing to do with health or temperament, you may want to keep looking. The more litters a breeder has at once or if they are breeding more than 1-2 breeds, the less attention they can focus on the individual dogs, prospective families, and puppies.  Some commercial breeders may be clean and professional but realistically, how can one properly socialize and care for 8-12 litters at once?
While you wait for the right breeder and the right puppy, take this time to read up on dog behavior and different training methods, find a local kennel or training club where you will be able to take your puppy for "kindergarten" and obedience training;  Find a veterinarian, read up on puppy/dog care, nutrition, grooming, etc;   Plan the dog related "spaces" - indoors and out, and toward the end of this time, begin to purchase supplies!

We will do everything within our power to maintain a comfortable and positive relationship with you during this entire process and will always make ourselves available to provide support for the life of your dog. ~

Jack Russell Terriers are known by many names

In short, The Connemara Irish Jack Russell Terrier could be considered a Russell Terrier an English Jack Russell or simply an Irish Jack. Some breeders also call them a Shorty or short-legged Jack. While there are some differences in the Jack Russell world, what really matters, is not what type of Jack Russell Terriers you are considering - But rather the health testing and socialization program the breeder practices.

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Raising Jack Russell Terrier Puppies is our Greatest Pleasure - Breeding the Irish Connemara Remains our Greatest Responsibilty. (207) 939-9404

Jack Russell Terriers are known by many names: English Jack Russells, Irish Jack Russells, Jack Russell Terriers, and of course, simply Jack Russells. While there are some differences in the Jack Russell Terrier world, a Jack Russell - is a Jack Russell. What matters, is not what type or style you are considering - But rather the genetics behind the line and the breeding and socialization program the breeder practices.


Do you think you live too far from Maine? Our Irish Jack Russell Terriers live across the country. We have terriers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Maine, California and more. If you don’t live near us, we will try to work with you to get your pup to you safe and sound. For example: We have a courier who can meet you on the road, part way if you live in or near New York, New Jersey. If you live in Florida, there are several direct flight options available. If you are in Ohio or Virginia, maybe you want to drive part way and meet our courier as well? Or fly in for the weekend? We will try to accommodate you as best we can. It isn’t as difficult as you might think…half of our families live a great distance away. Give us a ring and let’s chat about the details.
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"Whistle" in California has her own sweet human girl that constantly looks after her. They are best friends.

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"Perrie" in California is mischievous, fun loving and a friend to all. She lives with her human "Mommy" Carly.

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Look at this face! What a happy pup!