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Cuddly, Inquisitive and Lively Jack Russell Terriers

Jack Russell Terriers are little dogs with big attitudes. This trait is one of several reasons that I have four of my own! Upbeat, lively, inquisitive, and friendly, these little fellows pack lots of personality into a small package. Great with people, kids, and other dogs, it’s no surprise that Jack Russell Terriers make excellent family members.

I breed short-legged Jack Russell Terriers that are no more than 10-11” high at the withers, with compact bodies and smooth coats. My Jacks are adaptable to various family lifestyles, making them a perfect match for both city and suburban families. These high-stamina pups will happily lounge on the couch with you after work or join you on an evening jog. Their hunting abilities are also a great bonus for farming families that are interested in training those skills.

Lovey and Jingle born 5/4/2022

5 Puppies total 4 Females 1 Male

Meet the Family


Begley is our confident and cuddly 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier stud male who plays well with dogs of all sizes. He’s also the best hunter ever! He is a popular stud male for many breeders in the North Shore and has several offspring.

male jack russell terrier


Jingle is an outgoing two-year-old Jack Russell Terrier with a confident and strong personality. He loves to cuddle, hunt, and has great trainability and drive.

male jack russell terrier in yard


Olivia is the grandmother of all of our Jack Russell Terrier puppies and is now retired, but still helps Kaya and Lovey raise their newborn puppies.  She has a great temperament, calm demeanor, and is extremely sweet.

female jack russell terrier


Kaya is our sweet 7-year-old from my second generation of Jack Russell Terriers. She is super social with people and dogs and very trainable.  She always seeks to please us and her mom, Olivia. Her parents are Slugger and Olivia.

female jack russell terrier in yard


Lovey is our lovable three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is a skilled hunter, but also enjoys relaxing with us after a long day. Her parents are Olivia and Begley.

female jack russell terrier lovey

Slugger (deceased)

male stud jack russell terrier

Slugger was an amazing Jack Russell. He was confident, muscular, extremely social, and so very sweet-natured.  He was a well-known and well-loved stud male in the North Shore and has several offspring all over New England.

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We typically breed Jack Russell Terriers twice a year. Fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch when we have our next litter.

Breeding FAQs

Why do you breed Jack Russell Terriers?

Jack Russell Terriers are incredibly friendly and get along well with kids and other dogs. My Jacks have great stamina and are adaptable to a variety of family environments, from city life to a suburban neighborhood. They make great companion family dogs and their hunting heritage makes them a helpful addition to a farming family.

How long have you been breeding Jack Russell Terriers?

I have been breeding Jack Russell Terriers as a hobby breeder for more than 18 years, and typically breed two litters per year.

When I do not have pups of my own available, I can tap into my extensive network of reputable Jack Russell breeders to help you find the ideal addition to your household, including both pups and older dogs.

Are there certain qualities that your litters have?

I breed short-legged Jack Russell Terriers that are no more than 10-11″ tall with compact muscular bodies and smooth coats. My Jack Russell Terrier puppies are bred for well-balanced temperaments, sociability, and trainability and can adapt to a variety of family lifestyles and home environments.

If a loyal, energetic and intelligent dog who loves a good cuddle is what you seek, then Atlantic K9 Jack Russell Terriers are right for you.

How do you test for health?

Jack Russell Terriers can be prone to lens luxation, or displacement of the eye lens, which is an inherited condition. The Jack Russell Terrier is also susceptible to patellar luxation, the displacement of the knee cap.

My Jack Russell Terrier genealogy has tested negative for these genetic conditions.

I screen all of my puppies for known genetic conditions and place all of my puppies on a preventative formulation of natural supplements to support their health and endurance.

Do you test for temperament?

Before placing a puppy with a family, we complete the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test at the age of 7-8 weeks. The 10-part test measures a puppy’s:

  • Social Attraction: the degree of social attraction to people, confidence or dependence.
  • Following: willingness to follow a person.
  • Restraint: degree of dominant or submissive tendency, and ease of handling in difficult situations.
  • Social Dominance: degree of acceptance of social dominance by a person.
  • Elevation: degree of accepting dominance while in a position of no control, such as at the veterinarian or groomer.
  • Retrieving: degree of willingness to do something for you. Together with Social Attraction and Following, this is a key indicator for ease or difficulty in training.
  • Touch Sensitivity: degree of sensitivity to touch and a key indicator to the type of training equipment required.
  • Sound Sensitivity: degree of sensitivity to sound, such as loud noises or thunderstorms.
  • Sight Sensitivity: degree of response to a moving object, such as chasing bicycles, children or squirrels.
  • Stability: degree of startle response to a strange object.

We place our puppies in homes that best match the results of our testing based on feedback obtained in our consultative phone and in-person interviews.

How do I get an Atlantic K9 Jack Russell pup?

My pups are available for selection at 7 weeks old. Owners make their selection in the order of which they made their deposit. Puppies can go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age.

Do I need a fenced yard?

My Jack Russell Terrier pups will adapt to most home environments, even those without a yard, as long as proper measures are taken to provide alternative exercise activities (dog parks, day care, frequent walks). I do expect my Jack Russell families with a yard to have a fence and to never use a tie out as an alternative.

During our interview process, we will discuss your home environment and lifestyle to determine the best options for keeping your pup active and safe.

What should I know about training?

The Jack Russell Terrier is a loyal and highly trainable dog with a strong desire to work due to their hunting nature. Jacks are happiest when given companionship, basic instruction, and a strong leader. They’re inquisitive and enjoy sport training like flyball, barn hunting, and agility work.

When you own one of our pups, we consider you family and would love the opportunity to continue our relationship through training and boarding.

Learn more about our various training and boarding services at Atlantic K9.