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Blue Ridge Russell Terrier Club

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Morris and Essex Kennel Club

Member, Morris & Essex Kennel Club

DBF Russell Terriers is a veterinarian-owned program located in northern Virginia for the breeding and development of small terriers known as Russell Terriers, an American Kennel Club (AKC) breed. Breeding since 2002, DBF Russell Terriers contributed to the foundation stock for the breed as it became formally recognized by the AKC in 2012. Although we have had much success in the show ring both in the USA and in Europe, we have never lost sight of the fact that our pups are going to be someone's pet first and foremost! So, while we breed to improve on conformation (appearance) and movement, health and temperament are primary. We want our terriers to be good family companions, full of life but not hyperactive, ready for a bit of feisty fun but never aggressive, loyal to their owners but friendly to strangers, while living a long life.

Please explore this site to learn more about us and our philosophy in breeding. Read about this wonderful breed of dog and the activities it excels in to determine whether it is the right breed for you. Be sure to see the FAQ page to see if we have answered all of your questions. View available puppies and available Juniors/Adults and complete an application if you are interested in discussing further. If you want to learn more about the show conformation of the Russell Terrier, watch the breed seminar video.

Hope that you enjoy exploring our site

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3 Show groomed Russell Terriers in promotional ad

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Rough coat Russell Terriers in a basket

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