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The Russell Terrier and Putting Titles on the Other End

The Terrier Group welcomes a new contender on June 27, 2012, when the Russell Terrier becomes eligible to compete for championship points at AKC conformation shows. Developed from working terrier stock in 19th-century England, the breed being introduced this year hails from an entirely different country – halfway around the world. Discover the many charms of this diminutive and spirited hunter with the playful personality and an endearing “intensity for life.”

Now that class dogs can compete at the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn has some decisions to make. No longer did does she need to keep her champion Bouviers in the breed ring all year in order to earn an invitation. In the Down and Back today, Pilar considers her options for competing, including putting a title or two on the end of her champion show dog’s registered names.

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AKC’s Next New Breed – The Russell Terrier
By Christi McDonald
The Terrier Group at AKC shows will welcome a new contender on June 27, 2012. The Russell Terrier has been in the Miscellaneous class since January 2010, and since then, the small, sturdy dogs have been seen at many shows around the country.

The Russell Terrier breed descends from the working terrier stock that the Rev. John Russell developed in the 1800s to hunt fox in England, but the breed itself was developed in Australia. There and in FCI countries, the Russell Terrier is called the Jack Russell Terrier, however, in the United States, the Russell Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier are not the same; it is the Russell Terrier in the U.S. that follows the same type and size of the Australian Jack Russell Terrier. more

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Now What? – Putting Titles on the Other End
By Pilar Kuhn
The announcement that the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will include class dogs has totally changed our planning for the year.

I’m sure we’re not alone in this.

We’ve been planning on phasing out our Bouvier, ‘Garrison,’ from his specials career while anticipating our bitch ‘Danica’s’ start in 2013. Originally we didn’t want her to earn her grand championship before the end of the qualification cutoff date for this year’s Eukanuba. more

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