A R T C History
The American Russell Terrier Club, Inc. “ARTC” aka English Jack Russell Terrier Club** was founded in 1995 being the first breed club in the U.S. to exclusively register the 10” to 12” Jack Russell Terrier (now Russell Terrier) maintaining it as a separate breed from the Parson Russell Terrier/JRTCA Jack Russell Terrier.
The organization of the club began in 1994 which took a year to complete. JoAnn Stoll, founder, with the help of Nora Davis, Jerry English, Dee Dee Polzin, Caren Mohill-Smith, Linda Niotus, Pam Metts Boyer, and Denny
Having an extensive working background, Pametts Boyer was instrumental in the writing of the first breed standard in 1995, originally the English Rustler's Terrier Club. The club name was officially changed in June of 1996 to the English Jack Russell Terrier Club.
Hi-Hill's Paint #0001AE was the first ever Russell Terrier registered in the US, bred by Jerry and Elaine Rigden and owned by Pam Metts Boyer.
Hi-Hill's Sinner #0002AE was the second ever Russell Terrier registered in the US, bred by Jerry and Elaine Rigden (AKC Judge) and owned by Pam Metts Boyer.
Paint and Sinner were exclusive Foundation Stock for the American Russell Terrier Club and their progeny has gone forward as FS for the UKC and AKC through the ARTC aka English Jack Russell Terrier Club.