Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located in Aledo, Texas which is...

15 minutes west of Fort Worth

45 minutes west of Dallas

3 hours north of Austin

4.5 hours north of San Antonio

5 hours from Houston.


How big will the puppies get?

We breed both sizes of Jack Russell: shorties and standard size. Shorties mature under 12’’ at the withers and are slightly longer than tall when viewed from the side. They often have stockier builds than the taller type. Standard size JRTs mature between 12-15’’ inches at the shoulders and have a square build when viewed in profile. Both weigh around 10-18 pounds depending on sex, build and diet.


Are the puppies registered?

Yes, all of our puppies are registered Jack Russell Terriers. We use the only two registries that register all Jacks, regardless of height, as the same breed... the CKC and the JRTCA. We typically send CKC papers home with the puppy because registration is simple for the new owner. However, JRTCA registration can be requested if desired. Registration with the JRTCA does not take place until the terrier reaches 1 year of age. Your vet must complete a form to accompany the JRTCA registration application.


Do you ship puppies? What about delivery?

Yes, we use flight nannies! We do not ship puppies as cargo because we feel this is both unsafe and traumatic for them. Instead, we use a flight nanny to hand deliver a puppy to you. This is so much safer and not significantly more expensive... especially when you consider the peace of mind you will have knowing someone will be caring for your puppy the entire trip. You are welcome to hire your own flight nanny or use one of our contacts.


Delivery by car is available within reason. Cost is .55¢ per mile round trip from Aledo, Tx. 


Do Jack Russells shed? What about coat types and grooming?

All Jack Russells shed but most people believe that broken and rough coat terriers shed less than smooth coat ones. Smooth coat Jacks have short, sleek coats and require no grooming except a weekly brushing to remove dead hair. Rough coat JRTs have long shaggy hair all over and require grooming to maintain a tidy appearance or they can be left natural for a "teddy bear" look. Broken coat Jack Russells have short hair in some places and longer wiry hair in other places, especially the face. They don’t require grooming aside from a weekly brushing.


How do I adopt one of your puppies?

Start by reading our website and Facebook page to make sure you have read all the important information. Next, please call or text us at (682) 597-4128 or e-mail us at info@bearcreekrussells.com to let us know what you are looking for. We are happy to answer your questions and will probably have some for you too. Once you are certain you want one of our puppies (and we are certain you will provide it with a good home) you may send a deposit to hold a currently available puppy or a spot on our waiting list for a future puppy.  We place families on our waiting list in the order deposits were received. 


Once puppies are born, we will post pictures on our website and Facebook page. Pictures will be updated at regular intervals so you can watch your puppy grow. Puppies will have a tails docked and dewclaws removed in the first few days. Before they go home, they will get dewormed and have first shots. For the safety of our puppies, we ask that you not visit them in person until after shots are given. We are very protective of our puppies and want to minimize any potential exposure to dangerous diseases like Parvo.


Our puppies are raised in our home with much human handling so they will be well socialized when you take them home. We are always available for questions to help make the transition from our home to yours as easy as possible.  


When can I pick up my puppy?

Puppies must be weaned and eating dry kibble before they can be released. This typically happens between 6-8 weeks. We reserve the right to keep a puppy past 8 weeks if we feel it is small and needs more time to wean. Please remember these are babies with immature immune systems. We ask that you not take your puppy to places like Petsmart, dog parks, hotels or anywhere where unknown dogs have been until they have completed all vaccinations. Your vet can tell you when it is safe to take your puppy in public. 


What type of food are you feeding the puppies?

Puppies are eating Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy. It is available at Tractor Supply Stores, feed stores and online at www.chewy.com.

What should I bring to pick up my puppy?

A crate or basket is useful to carry the puppy home in. Some puppies get car sick so it may be a good idea to bring puppy pads or paper towels and trash bags. Remember it is not safe to stop roadside with a young puppy. If you have a long drive plan on disposing of waste when you stop.