This survey applies to any Member of a Canine Control affiliated with the ANKC Ltd who is the owner of a registered Jack Russell Terrier. In the interests of the breed, please read this survey carefully and complete the online survey.
Responses to the survey are required by 28 August, 2021.
Access the survey via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6SNPY82
The ANKC Ltd have resolved to conduct a Survey of all Jack Russell Terrier owners recommending that the following changes to the Breed Standard be endorsed:
Chest deep rather than wide, with good clearance and the brisket located at the height mid-way between the ground and the withers. The body should be proportioned marginally longer than tall, measuring slightly longer from the withers to the root of the tail than from the withers to the ground the length from the point of the shoulder to the buttocks slightly greater than the height from the withers to the ground. Back level. Ribs should be well sprung from the spine, flattening on the sides so that the girth behind the elbows can be spanned by two hands - about 40 cms to 43 cms. The loins should be short, strong and deeply muscled.
A majority of registered owners within the breed and responding to this survey must be in favour before approval is given by the ANKC Ltd.
This brings the Standard in line with the Country of origin UK standard.
The ANKC standard gives totally the wrong body proportions by measuring from the withers to the root of the tail versus the point of shoulder to the buttocks in the Kennel Club standard.