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American Hunt Terriers
    I started wanting a hunt terrier when I first saw them at the Arabian Youth Nationals around
    1997-98.  Can't remember exactly when, but when I saw them
    I thought they were the CUTEST dogs!  I went over to talk to the lady that owned them. She
    wasn't really friendly about them and what she wanted was out of my price range $3500,
    but dang, they were cute!  I never forgot them. Then one of my good friends in
    the Arabian world got one. I really liked her but I had already been breeding russells
    for a couple more years and had developed a "taste" for a certain look. I liked the bone
    I was beginning to see on my dogs, the prettier ears and their set, prettier heads, more
    substance in the body, and definitely, much sweeter personality. She was a very sweet pup
    but I really wanted more bone and substance on my pups. He told me there were some
    breeders around the Scottsdale area, but when I typed in "black and tan jack russell", I
    really couldn't find anything I wanted.
    That is what I thought they were:  black and tan jack russells.  It was only until I had
    spoken with Avril that I realized there was no difference between them and the shorties
    I was breeding (other than color). I was told they were trying to reestablish the hunt terrier
    and it seemed kind of interesting.
On The Hunt
    I found my male in Arizona and after looking for awhile, settled on a female from the Netherlands. They were a
    beautiful pair and I think made some awesome pups. It was(and still is) hard to find outcross pedigrees here in
    the states. The hunt terriers do to me seem to be "needier" breed, the need for human companionship is very strong
    preferring humans for the most part over their own kind.  For that reason (and to try to get a solid red), I crossed
    my Kowgyrl with Body and I got some awesome babies and retained Leayla for my breeding program.  I also got
    all solids to be able to help others add new breeding dogs to their programs.  I have also crossed Tessa with Wylie
    and got some solid black pups. I sell the spotted pups on spay/neuter contracts and they have made excellent pets.  
    I take my breeding program very seriously just as I have with my horses. I have been very successful in breeding
    horses and English jack russells and I feel I can do that with the hunt terriers. It has been an exciting new venture
    for me and have thoroughly enjoyed introducing the hunt terrier to people all over the world.  I invite you to take
    a look at my hunt terriers and, if in the future, you would like to own one, I would be privileged to share my
    breeding program with you.
    The next chapter of my life with these amazing hunt terriers is adding the new colors--chocolate sables, true chocolate
    sables and blue hunt terriers.  We are well on our way to establishing this with the addition of Arlo, Mags, Bayli, and
    of course, Jongen.  The beautiful colors of chocolate sables and blues are a very unique addition to my breeding program.
Our Hunt Terrier Males
Joop, chocolate hunt terrier in the USA
Russellville Matlock
Embark tested
Black Chocotan Joop
Embark test pending
Mooie Jongen
Embark tested
Owned by Lauren McWilliams
True chocolate sable
Black and tan
True blue
Russellville Teddy
  Embark tested
Sable with blue sire
Hunt Terrier Females
Embark tested
Embark tested
Russellville Britni
She is the coolest dog!
Russellville Oreo
Embark tested
Patti Cakes
Embark tested
Hot Sauce
Owned by Lauren McWilliams
    (he is the one holding Jadg). We have had a bit of a rough go this year getting good trails for her to get out on.
    The first 2 the deer were not wounded with a kill shot and she did absolutely wonderful considering she was on a
    never ending trail. She found blood where we never would have and I believe she tracked them just as far as she
    could. Actually the 2nd one she caught up to the deer and it jumped up and took off. She has also found both of
    Marks arrows that he figured were lost for good. But on this successful find there was no blood trail because the
    exit wound was blocked and there was about a 40 mph steady cross wind. Jason said she found the arrow with in
    5 minutes max Mark had been looking for 45 min or better, and then she found the trail about 40 feet from where
    Mark thought it should start. Jason said she was pretty fun to watch because the wind was swirling and messing
    with her nose really bad, and due to no blood at all very hard trail, but she would be on it and then the wind would
    drift her off course a bit until she would all but loose it and he said you could just read pure frustration and almost
    panic in the way she acted because she would loose it. But she would all by herself go back to the last place she had
    a good scent and start again. And she was able to finally have a good successful find. On the previous two trails you
    could tell she was very upset and almost sad that we didn't find anything at the end. She would come over and sit on
    my foot lean her shoulder against my leg and just look up at me like I'm sorry mom I just couldn't find it. So anyway.
    I just thought that I would share the pics with you and let you know how the hunting season is going. She has a great
    nose and loves to use it. She knows when we go out on a trail and just gets so excited she can't contain herself. I am hoping
    through muzzle loader and late rifle season we can get some good trails for her to get some more practice on.
    I have told a few people that if they bring down a deer to give me a call so I can bring her up even if they know where
    it went down and the trail is one a 2 year old could follow just so she can get some good solid runs in this winter.
    Well I had better get going. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.    Tammi Eberle
    We are all excited that my brother is getting Lilly's sister,
    when ready.  Attached are some updated pictures of Lilly
    in action.  She's been surprisingly easy to train, and has
    taken to blood trailing pretty well (although she prefers
    treeing squirrels).  She's been a great addition to the
    family, and hasn't missed a hunting opportunity yet.   

    Thanks again. Jason E. Dare  
    This was my first opportunity to watch Ruger work as
    a hunting dog and I was extremely impressed.  He loves his
    job and is ready and willing to go whenever needed.  
    Within a few minutes after being put down he picked up
    this buck's scent and within a few more minutes found him.  
    He takes his job very seriously and is extremely diligent
    about it.  I want to thank Dalton for allowing us
    to come down to see his ranch and to experience an
    exotic hunt first hand.  It was awesome!
    Jim and Ruger
    Right side--Jim and Crackers.........a hunter in the making!
Ruger, hunt terrier helping Jim
Crackers, jack russell on the hunt
Ruger hunt terrier
Ruger, hunting
Nale, hunt terrier
Nale, red hunt terrier

    Bucky and his second deer to trail!

    The Garrisons
Bucky, hunt terrier
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