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Why Choose a Russell Terrier from Butterball Kennel:

When it comes to bringing a Russell Terrier into your life, the source from which you acquire your furry companion is of utmost importance. With over 40 years of experience in breeding Russell Terriers, Butterball Kennel stands as a reputable and trusted breeder that you can rely on. Here's why you should consider purchasing a Russell Terrier from our kennel:

1. Heritage of Experience: With four decades of breeding Russell Terriers in our family, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the breed. Our years of experience have allowed us to refine our breeding program, ensuring that each puppy we produce embodies the best qualities of the Russell Terrier breed.

2. Commitment to Excellence: We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of breeding. Our commitment to excellence means that we prioritize the health, temperament, and conformation of our Russell Terriers. We carefully select our breeding pairs based on their genetic health, soundness, and adherence to breed standards set by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

3. AKC Recognition: As a breeder that shows our Russell Terriers in the American Kennel Club, we demonstrate our commitment to the breed's preservation and improvement. Participating in AKC shows allows us to receive objective evaluations from knowledgeable judges, ensuring that our dogs meet the breed standard and possess desirable qualities.

4. Health and Genetic Testing: The health and well-being of our Russell Terriers are paramount. We conduct thorough health screenings and genetic testing to minimize the risk of hereditary diseases or conditions. By prioritizing the health of our breeding stock, we aim to produce puppies with a strong foundation for a long and healthy life.

5. Socialization and Care: Our Russell Terriers are not only well-bred; they also receive exceptional care and socialization. From a young age, our puppies are exposed to various stimuli, experiences, and social interactions, helping them develop into well-adjusted, confident, and happy individuals. We prioritize their physical and emotional well-being to ensure a smooth transition into their new homes.

6. Lifetime Support: When you bring home a Russell Terrier from Butterball Kennel, you become a part of our extended family. We provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the dog's life, assisting you with any questions or concerns you may have. We believe in building lasting relationships with our puppy buyers and are always available to offer advice and support.

By choosing a Russell Terrier from Butterball Kennel, you can have confidence in the knowledge that you are acquiring a well-bred, healthy, and socialized companion from a reputable and trusted breeder. Our commitment to the breed and adherence to AKC standards ensure that your Russell Terrier will not only bring joy and love into your life but also possess the characteristics and qualities that make this breed truly exceptional.

Would you like to add a Butterball to your family? We would be more than happy to help match you to the perfect pup! Please take a moment and complete our Butterball Puppy Request Form by clicking on the link below.

Customer Testimonials


We had our Jack Russell, Ripper, for 19 years. We are anxious to find another Jack which we know we will profusely.

Kim Campbell

My Mattie just had her 10th birthday last weekend and I wanted to let you know how much joy she brings me. She's the best companion - smart, loving and loyal. And just so you know, she's beyond loved and well taken care of. Many thanks! ❤️

John Frew

I lost my second Jack Russel 2 years ago after 16 1/2 years and my first one for 18 Years. I was ready to get another one and a little picky. I found the Website and picked my little girl Riley. Jodi and her team were wonderful to deal with and made it easy. I will always recommend them. Thank you for making my family complete again. We are so happy.

  • Where are you located?
    3050 East Highway 316 Citra, FL. 32113
  • Do I need to schedule an appointment to visit?
  • What is the price of your puppies?
    I only sell my puppies with AKC limited registration; occasionally I may make an acception. My pricing starts at $1500 regardless of color, gender or hair coat.
  • Do you offer puppy transport?
    Yes we do! We offer flight nanny service and personally fly with your pup in cabin. This is not included in the price of the puppy. You must be able to meet at the airport. We also offer ground transport within the state of Florida and may on occasion offer it to surrounding states--we charge $2.00 a mile one way.
  • Have your breeding dogs been health tested?
    Yes. We strive to breed for overall health and disposition above all else. When PLL & SCA DNA testing first became available, we tested every single breeding dog in our program. From those results, we chose to only breed dogs that tested CLEAR and any we purchase are either tested CLEAR or from parents that tested CLEAR.
  • Do you offer stud service?
    No we do not. There are risks involved when breeding outside females that we are not willing to take with our studs. While we appreciate your interest, sadly we must decline.
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