Established in 1992
Our main mission is to protect and preserve the unique characteristics and working heritage of the Jack Russell terrier.
Please join us in helping to protect and preserve the Jack Russell terrier breed that has captivated our hearts. Member benefits include preferred rates for play days and trial entries.
For training, trial practice or just fun, the club holds play days where your JRTs and earthdogs can run races and go-to-ground tunnels. Other events may include breed education and racing demonstrations.
Sign up for our mailing list to be informed of the Midwest Jack Russell Terrier Club play days, trials and other activities.
Important Information: Competitors who have used Trial Vault before must Sign UP & Enter
Their Information, Dog(s) Information & Other docs such as Trial Certificates before you
can register for any trial using Trial Vault this year. Trial Vault has made a Revision (V3)
which does not automatically forward the information from last year. You can use the
button below “Register Here” to go to the new Revision of Trial Vault. Click on “Sign Up”
then on “Create My Account”.
The JRTCA-sanctioned Summer Celebration trials will be held August 17-18, 2024, in Sandwich, Illinois. We feature eight sanctioned divisions plus barn hunt, brush hunt, lure coursing, trailing & locating, and TNT tunnel. Earthdogs and other breeds are welcome in many cases. Last years flyers are below for your reference:
2024 Trial Flyer – Not Available Yet
Coming Soon “New” guide for the V3 revision Trial Vault Guide
We are happy to share the news that our famous Friday night pot-luck community dinner is back on this year.
It’s time to dust off your crockpot, skillet or part tray and share a taste of your local favorite fare. Plan on bringing your favorite hometown dish and partake in the festivities under the main building pavilion Friday evening.
There will be lots of food, fun and laughs as we kick-off another great Midwest Summer Celebration.
Please see the link below to sign-up your contribution dish if you plan to join us dinner and socializing!
Joining the club and coming to events gives you access to like-minded people whose terriers hunt in the field as well as participate in terrier trials, and other dog sports including Barn Hunt, agility, flyball, scent detection, dock diving, tracking, lure coursing, rally obedience and others.
In addition to membership benefits, your dues help to preserve the Jack Russell as the type of terrier we have come to love and enjoy.
The 2022 Play Day & camping weekend on May 14th & 15th at O’Connell’s RV Campground was a great success with fun had by all. To see more about how the event went, Click Here
Play day and camping weekend May 20-21, 2023 Reservations: Kelley – Front Office Manager – 815-857-3860 (Call in reservations only: mention you are with the club for 40% discount both on
Play days provide an opportunity to learn and practice terrier racing, go-to-ground and other fun dog games. Socializing is always on the agenda as well. Some play days stretch over a weekend at locations that offer camping. You don’t need to be a member to attend play days. Play day fees for members are $10 per dog. Non-members pay $20 per dog. Camping fees vary by location.
Patron is a Jack Russell Terrier who wears a tiny Ukrainian military vest and utilizes his skills to sniff out Russian mines. You can read the full article at https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/hero-ukrainian-dog-tasked-sniffing-26478539