Welcome to Connemara Terriers
Now taking deposits for Spring/Summer Heritage litters only. We do not promote, sell or place puppies during Christmastime. Puppies are not stocking stuffers
Our website is quite comprehensive. We hope you will read through it when you seek specific and detailed answers. We also understand that time is one thing you can’t buy more of. We will use your time sparingly and in less than three minutes, tell you below why our clients select a Connemara:
♣ We health test our terriers. This eliminates many potential health concerns and disease. We stack the cards in your favor… so you are not in-and-out of the vets office with one health issue after another. You can rest assured that your pup has been given the best chance for a long and happy life with his/her new family. Read more here… DNA Health Profiling
♣ Polished Puppy Program. If you want a dog who doesn't snarl, growl, (or worse) at strangers; wouldn't think of being possessive around his/her food bowl; doesn't react by barking at every sound he/she hears, and doesn't respond poorly to body handling, our Polished Puppy Program is one of the great benefits we offer. Environmental and social experiences make lasting impressions on a developing puppy. Important stages in a puppies development begins at birth and peaks at eight weeks. These early experiences will shape your Jack Russell Terrier pup and the life you share with it, for the rest of its life. Select a pup from a breeder that doesn't understand this and your puppy will be playing "catch up" for the rest of its life. Select a pup from Connemara and know your pup has been socialized by an educated, professional trainer. Read more here… Polished Puppy Program
♣ Live Puppy Camera. You will be able to see your pup shortly after birth and every day afterwards. Watch while mom cares for each one and later have fun watching pups play with littermates, enjoy their first meal together and more. Imagine the peace of mind you'll have knowing you can always check in on your pup and know that they are warm, safe and lovingly cared for by mom and breeder. Many families tell us they can see the personality differences in the pups as they mature. At Connemara you will come to know the puppies in your litter quite well. Find out more here… 24/7 webcam
♣ Private litter page with helpful notes and photos. Professional photos of the litter and individual pups from birth to their last week with us. Once you select your Connemara, you can download and/or order their photos through a photo service we use. Most breeders don't offer professional, framable photos like we do. See past photo albums here… Past Litters
♣ Our "add on" Boarding School Packages for pups 8-12 weeks of age - provided by a professional trainer. We will deliver results and make you the envy of other puppy owners. Everything you need for your puppy to grow up into a well-behaved, easy-going dog. Behavioral issues can be frustrating and even dangerous. If you select this option, we will spend four (4) extra weeks giving your new puppy a great foundation in life: House-training , (yes, potty mistakes happen at our house, not yours.) Basic manners, handling, socialization and introductions to environmental stressors such as people, other dogs, places, sights, and sounds so that you'll have a calm dog rather than one who barks and lunges at everything in its environment. Good chew habits will be practiced (bones are for chewing, the new coffee table is not.) Loose-leash walking, beginner’s recall (in order to avoid dangerous situations, you need your pup to come when called), crate training, Puppy play biting (play or not, it hurts!) and mannerly greeting of guests are also addressed during this time. Read more here… À la carte Training The Polished Puppy Boarding School Training is the single most important investment you can make in your new puppy.
♣ Lifetime of free support. You will be able to e-mail us or pick-up the phone anytime to ask for advise or help. From diet questions, vaccine concerns, force-free training assistance and ongoing encouragement. Training and behavior assistance is provided by our in-house dog behavior consultant. If you have a concern or need guidance with training, we make ourselves available to you during the lifetime of your Connemara.
♣ Referrals. Roughly half of our Connemara families found us through a relative, friend or neighbor. Some simply saw one of our pups in public and were impressed with what they witnessed in regard to temperament and general superior condition. People have enjoyed their first Connemara so much, we often see them back for another, or they insist their friends have a Connemara too. Our best compliments come from no one here, but from repeat families.
♣ Not only are we breeders but we're also professional trainers (which is very rare in our field.) Why is this important? With our training knowledge and ongoing education, we understand the importance of socialization and how it not only impacts the dog for the rest of her/his life but the owners as well. The pup is the parent to the adult dog. Socialize a pup poorly and the adult dog and his/her family pay the price later. Socialize a pup well and you've got the best chance for your dog to be a wonderful family member. You will notice how well your pup is socialized as soon as your Connemara pup arrives. Sheila obtained her first certifications as a Police K-9 Handler in 1997. More currently she is enrolled in a demanding program to obtain an advanced certification in dog training and counseling and studying under Jean Donaldson.
♣ The Connemara is steeped in Irish history. If you enjoy history, the Connemara Jack Russell Terrier has history tracing back over a century. It was originally bred by a small handful of dedicated terriermen and only shared amongst family and friends. This line has been carefully bred to maintain their manageable and agreeable temperaments and superior health. This line is well known for being fantastic pets who will get on well with small children, other dogs and cats. Read more here… Connemara DNA Breed Results
♣ We then back all of this up with a five (5) year comprehensive health and temperament guarantee. We will always work with you if there is an issue. In addition, we will always be here to take your pup or dog back in the event you are no longer able to care for it. Have the peace of mind knowing that your dog will never see the inside of a shelter or rescue. We will be here to re-home the dog in the event this is necessary. Read more here… Guarantee Details
QUICK LINK TO: JACK RUSSELL TERRIER PUPPIES
THE VALUE OF EARLY SOCIALIZATION AND PROPER PUPPY REARING
Social Puppies Make for Well-balanced Adults! Properly socialized puppies:
* are comfortable in their crate - when owners are home as well as when not
* learn good house training habits
* learn bite inhibition - respecting human hands and skin (nipping or mouthing)
* come when called
* are tolerant of body handling (nail trims, cleaning ears, kids, grabbing fur, taking things out of mouth, giving medications, bathing, brushing/grooming, etc)
* comfortable and under control in new or uncomfortable places such as the vets, groomer or other people's homes
* comfortable when separated from other dogs, pets or people in their family - able to stay alone without destruction, barking or nervousness (separation anxiety)
* play, chew or relax without constant contact or interaction from owner
* tolerant of and sociable with other dogs
* not be protective of food, bowl, crate, toys or bed
* greet friends and strangers without jumping or shying away
* less fearful, nervous, or uncomfortable by environmental sounds or stimuli
* comfortable with different surfaces under foot as well as stairs
As your breeder, we will be an ongoing resource for you both now and in the future, so it is important from the start that we develop a good relationship and are able to work together and trust one another. If interested in a Connemara puppy, Please browse and enjoy our website and feel free to contact us anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (207) 221-0267
YOU MAY BE WONDERING: WHY ALL THE DIFFERENT NAMES AND TERMS FOR THE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER?
The shortest explanation is that the Jack Russell was never actually considered a breed until the last decade. There have been many different names used to differentiate between the taller version usually ranging from (12-16") and the shorter version (typically 9"-12"). The shorter Jack Russell Terriers are known by many names like: Shorty Jack Russells, Short legged Jack Russells, Shorties, English Jack Russell Terriers, Russell Terriers, Irish Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Jack Russell and of course, simply Jack Russell Terriers. While there are some differences in the Jack Russell Terrier world, what matters most, is not what type/size/style of Jack Russell you are considering - But rather the health and genetics behind the line and the breeder and socialization program the breeder practices.
Puppies For Sale | Also known as English Russells or Irish Jacks | Shorties or Shorty Jacks
Want more information? We would be happy to chat with you anytime.
E-mail Connemara - or give one of us a ring:
Sheila can be reached at; (207) 221-0267
Stephanie can be reached at; (207) 939-9404