A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY BACKGROUND...
After attending college for 2 years as a biology major, I decided to pursue veterinarian medicine and graduated in 1977 with an AAS in Applied Science in an accreditied Vet Tech program. After working for a few years with local vets, and then going into research, I started taking pre-vet classes at NC State. Then Jon was born and I dropped out. I was a single mom.
. I continued working in the Research Triangle Park for 20 years and retired from R &D to pursue a Nursing Degree. I had completed all of my prerequisite courses and had completed 4 months into the program when he was killed in 2002, again I dropped out, of school, and life, for a while...until I could regroup. I had another son to raise and I had my animals, a single mom again....probably made a lot of bad decisions...but the Russells were one of my good decisions.
I purchased my first JRT for my eldest son, Jon. in 1989. This site is dedicated to him.
The puppy we got we named Roper, since she had come from an elderly gentleman iIn n Roper NC. This started the journey that has led me to the dogs I have today. She was a rough and JRTCA registered. Several years later, due to personal circumstances , she was "lost". That personal circumstance has now been removed from my life.
Three years after we lost Roper we got Sophie. She was a tri-colored smooth and the foundation for my current dogs. I bred her out 3 times. Petey was English/Irish lines and very small. He sired Brianna in 2004 and Darby (larger, Earthdog champion) sired Jackie and Lucy.in 2005. I got my first male, Dooley in 2006. He was old English burrowing type, 10" and a little tank. He is now happy in his pet home as I redefine my breedings more and more.In December 2008 I bought Lit'l Man. He is a very typey little 10 1/2 " rough with an amazing personality. He is also doing well in the show ring having completed 13 of his 15 points for his CM in Misc.
In 2007 as I started school again, I found it necessary to reduce my kennel size and sent 4 of my dogs to Terry Crow-White (Crowe's Nest Kennel). These were her first registered breeding Russell terriers; she had worked with MB-F Superentendents of shows and had experience with AKC showing. Zorro (Dooley X Brianna), Jackie (Darby X Sophie). Piper (Dooley X Lucy) and Baylor (Dooley X Jackie) were sent to their new home. In exchange for the transfer, I later obtained Abby, BB, and Dana, off of the above mentioned dogs, back into my kennel.
In September 2009, JoAnn Stoll, the president and founder of the AKC parent club, American Russell Terrier Club, sent Elk's Creek Beamer and Capsey, a Belgium born bitch, from California to breed to my lines. Beamer is a UKC Champion and we have completed a Champion title (CM) in the Misc. group with AKC. We hope to see more Russell Terriers in the show ring, now that Russell Terriers have been moved into the Misc. Class as of Jan 1, 2010. JoAnn and other board members worked very hard to get our wonderful little terriers recognized by AKC. She deserves full credit and much praise for her dedication to this breed and all of her hard work.