WELCOME TO CONNEMARA
Our website is comprehensive for when you seek specific and detailed answers. We also understand time is one thing you can’t buy more of…So we also will try to use your time sparingly below to quickly point out why clients select a Connemara:
We health test our terriers. Approaching forty (40) genetic diseases tested for and ruled out in our lines as well as health screenings. To our knowledge, we are currently the most documented DNA tested and health screened Jack Russell Terrier line in the world. *offa.org has documented some testing in their database. Each Dam & Sire has a list of testing performed on their individual pages. Other test documents not listed can be seen while visiting us. Read more about our Jack Russell Terrier puppy DNA Health Profiling
Polished Puppy Nursery Program. You want a dog who doesn't snarl, growl, (or worse) at strangers; Isn't 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 second to none. Environmental and social experiences make lasting impressions on a developing puppy. Important stages in 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 Connemara and know the pup has been socialized properly. More on our Jack Russell Terrier puppies and the Polished Puppy Nursery Program
We match a puppy to your needs. Tell us what you are looking for in a pup. We temperament test all of our Jack Russell Terrier pups, assess energy levels and make notes on personalities. We then help you eliminate pups in litters that won't work for you. We next guide you towards pups to pick from that will fit well into your family and lifestyle. More here… Puppy Picking Process then read… The Right Puppy For You
Live Puppy Camera. See your litter of Jack Russell Terrier pups shortly after birth and every day afterwards. Watch while mom cares for each one. 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 the pups and know they are warm, safe and 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.
Private litter page with professional photos. Professional photographs of the litter and individual pups from birth to their last week with us. Once you select your Connemara, you can download all pictures for free or order through Shutterfly. Most breeders don't offer professional, framable photos like we do. Past albums of Jack Russell Terrier pups here... Past Litters
Our "a la carte" Polished Puppy Kindergarten for pups 8-12 weeks of age - provided by a professional trainer. We deliver results and make you the envy of other puppy owners. Everything you need for your pup to grow into a well-behaved dog. Behavioral issues can be frustrating and even dangerous. If you select this option, we will spend four (4) extra weeks giving your new pup a great foundation in life: House-training, (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 confident 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 and mannerly greeting of guests are also addressed during this time. Read more… Polished Puppy Kindergarten. This is the single most important investment you can make in your new puppy.
Lifetime of free support. E-mail or ring us anytime to ask for advise or help. You will be a priority for as long as you have one (or more) of our dogs in your home. 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. Over half of our Connemara families found us through a relative, friend or neighbor. Others simply saw one of our pups in public and were impressed in regard to temperament and sensibilities after interacting with them. Families have enjoyed their first Connemara so much, they often come back for one or two more. Our best compliments come from repeat families.
Not only are we breeders but also professional trainers - which is rare in our field. 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. Socialize a pup poorly and when an adult dog, his/her family will pay the price later. Socialize a pup well and you've got the best chance for your dog to be a permanent 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 behavior 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 known for being fantastic pets who get on well with small children, other dogs and cats. Read more here… Connemara DNA Breed Results
Five (5) year comprehensive health guarantee. We will always work with you if there is an issue. In addition, we will always be here to take your 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 his or her in the event this is necessary. Guarantee Details
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 Jack Russell Terrier puppy, Please browse and enjoy our website and feel free to contact us anytime. email@example.com 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 Terrier puppies. 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.
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
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