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What our clients are saying about Connemara Terriers and their Jack Russells

Gally and Lucy

Connemara Jack Russell Terriers are special little dogs that will bring more love and laughter than you ever thought possible. I have two of them and they are amazing. The support from the breeder has been invaluable to me. I would highly recommend Connemara Terriers!

- Heather Denton Arlin

I am a newer member of the Connemara family. I totally agree with what others have said about Sheila Wetherbee. Her website is what first attracted me to her pups. My husband and I have had a number of terriers during our lives including a Scottie. 3 Airedales. and a Soft Coated Wheaten. We were looking for a small terrier who was bred for health and temperament and thankfully we found Sheila. She provided us with all of the information we needed and guided us as we chose our two dogs. We have a two year old male, Fionn, and an almost one year old female, Aine. They are wonderful and we love them dearly. Sheila is available by phone or email to help with any questions as they grow. She also provides us with a private FB page where we can share pictures ad information with other Connemara families. We enrolled both of our puppies in the Polished Puppy Program. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a jump start on training. Both puppies came to us being able to sit, down, stay and come when called. They were crate trained and well on their way to being house trained. It was really something to see these little guys come running when called, sit and look up to make eye contact.I think the most important thing was that they learned to learn with positive training methods. This breeding and training combination cannot be matched!
Cindy Brenner, Maine

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We have a wonderful Connemara Jack Russell (since 2007!). She is amazing and we have come to understand that her behavior and antics are typical of her Connemara cousins. She's smart, loving and funny. Since joining the CJRT family, we have enjoyed interacting with the network of others who are owned by a Connemara Jack as well as ready support from Sheila and Stephanie at Connemara. I can't say enough about the life-long support they offer for all of their wonderful dogs.
Nancy Peschel
I can't say enough about my experience with Sheila and now Steph. When I happened upon their web site, many years ago, I knew I had found something very special. Special in a breeder who goes above and beyond in raising the best little Jacks in this country. I now own two of these little ones and they are just simply amazing. They fit in with our family and with our other two Jacks perfectly. All you have to do is read and study their web site. You will know you have found the best. No others compare. They will be with you every step of the way.
Janet Stewart
Our family loves Connemara Terriers! We have purchased 2 Jacks from them and not only are our dogs perfect and handsome but Sheila was amazing. Her family loves their dogs and really takes time to breed the perfect dog in a good environment that is safe and respectful for the dog. You can trust that you are getting a great pet and that he or she was bred in a safe and loving environment. I can't say enough about Connemara Terriers:) Excellent family of breeders, trainers, and of course amazing Jacks:)
Misty Flippo Beasley
Connemara Terriers has gone above and beyond what I would have ever thought a breeder would provide, or even what I would have ever expected from a breeder. We have two Connemara dogs who are happy, healthy and fill our lives with joy. I could write a book about all of the things Connemara Terriers stand for - from DNA to training to food to vaccines to boarding/travel - you name it, it's been addressed. Connemara Terriers provides a comfortable safety net for you and your dog(s) for their ENTIRE lives!
Wendy Contrell Backlund
I have a wonderful Connemara Terrier. I love her so much. This is the most intelligent site out there. I looked for 6 months at all the JRT sites. I couldn't help but notice that other sites compared themselves to this one. That is when I called and have not been disappointed. Intelligence. Integrity. Conviction. All these traits with a sense of family. I have a great dog. Thank you!
Katherine Miroy


I have had dogs all my life and 2 JR before I found Stephanie and her family of pups. That’s what they are is a big family! So much love and care goes into the breeding process to make sure you have a happy, healthy addition to your family. Our “Cricket” is just the best dog. She constantly makes us laugh and has such a sweet personality that only comes from well adjusted parents and breeding. You can not go wrong and you will forever be grateful you chose a Connemara pup from Stephanie.

- Darla and James Gillett with our lill ‘ole Cricket bug! - Canada

We have two CJRT's, and they are the loves of our lives. Sheila is a knowledgable and very caring breeder. I have not heard of breeders who encourage keeping in touch with families and are available for LIFE with advice. Scout and Ollie are true Connemara gentlemen!
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We have two Connemara Terriers, and they are wonderful dogs. Sweet, affectionate, strong-willed, and with a great sense of humor! Really! Connemara takes great care in breeding these dogs, and it shows. And they are always available to help with questions or issues that arise.
Barbara Bannon Moody
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I have two wonderful pups from Connemara terriers. I have received support and guidance when needed. I feel like I am part of one big family ❤️
Erkia Fenn
You won't find a more caring breeder, a better breed of dog, or a web site!
Robery Becker
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Excellent breeder - so happy with my Connemara terrier. Connemara terriers provides helpful information and continuous support to their terrier families.

Finny & Reagan

I am so fortunate to have found Sheila and Connemara Terriers. I got my first Connemara Terrier almost 10 years ago and then went back for another! These dogs are wonderful, healthy, loyal companions. Sheila is not just my 'breeder', she has become a trusted friend. She makes a lifetime commitment to every puppy and is available at any time for advice and support. I would be happy to share my experiences with this exceptional breeder.

- liz Daily Curry

I love my three Connemara Terriers! They range in age from 4 to 10. I love the fact that if I have a question any time, anywhere about my dogs, Connemara is only a phone call or email away to help.
Diane Baran Kulbacki
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I have known Sheila and Stephanie for five years and have three of their CJRTs. Connemara Terriers are not your typical "breeders". They are an amazing team that produce amazing dogs. They are extremely knowlegeable about health, behavior, and training, and are always available for support and guidance. I have also had the pleasure of working with them as part of their Polished Puppy program, and over the past three years have trained forty two of their incredible puppies. If you are considering adding a Jack Russell to your life, then this is the place to go.
Sue L. in Georgia
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We have dealt with Connemara Terriers since 2006. They always answer any question we have and have continued to support their pups even though they live with us! That is the sign of a breeder who really cares for her dogs! Thank you for everything you do, especially on training hints and information about vaccines, recommended food and of course toys that might last with our Jacks!!!
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I can't say enough about my experience with Sheila and now Steph. When I happened upon their web site, many years ago, I knew I had found something very special. Special in a breeder who goes above and beyond in raising the best little Jacks in this country. I now own two of these little ones and they are just simply amazing. They fit in with our family and with our other two Jacks perfectly. All you have to do is read and study their web site. You will know you have found the best. No others compare. They will be with you every step of the way.
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When you purchase a Connemara Jack Russell you are not only getting a wonderful, loyal and loving dog but you are also getting a proven and researched healthy little friend. Your dog is a life long commitment and the breeder of these dogs will always be there for any help, information or even taking the dog back in the event you cannot keep it. I have two little Jacks and they are a real part of my family. I cannot imagine not having one of these little dogs in my life.
Diane H.
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I personaly did not think that we could have found a nicer dog than Shinga until we got Letaba. I don't know were to begin with her; she has such a nice personality with a lot of attitude - in a good way. Letaba is definitely the most intelligent JR that we have ever owned, she is our 5th one by the way, we are loyal to the end with JR's. She is the dominant dog in the house luckily my other two do not seem to mind. She plays so nicely with Shinga and that was the main reason for getting her. We absolutely love them.
CS in California
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I don't think Bugsy could have been any better up to this point. He was no bother on the drive home for the 4 hours as he just played with his toy (a squeaky, stuffed animal squirrel) and slept. He seemed happy at the house- he was playful between quite a few naps. I was dreading the first night being positive it would be difficult for him. Again, he could not have been any better. He did cry in his crate for a short five minutes. After that, he did not wake up once and slept the entire night without relieving himself in his crate. I am sure he will be a great dog and companion. Thanks again and take care!


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This is "Tizzy". She is currently our second oldest known living Connemara Terrier. Here are some words from her Mom, Pat. Tizz loves eating, sleeping, hunting and cuddling with me . She wants to be where I am, but settles for Maggie and Casey (also CJRT's) if I'm not around. She can be trusted never to leave the yard or wander away from me. She loves to prowl the yard looking for the critters she has yet to find. She stalks around the corners of the shed and behind the bushes and will continue until I call her in. There is no doubt she knows this yard. She loves dinner, the last trip out and finally going upstairs to bed. She thinks it takes too long to get to that final step...She likes to play fight with Casey and to see my neighbor John. I think she has a crush on him. She likes green beans, cauliflower, Carrots and broccoli, but not apples. She dislikes not knowing where I am, being called in before she has finished her yard patrol and being rushed about anything. She also dislikes me playing fetch with Maggie and Casey for too long because that delays the post game treat. She's such a love and wants love in return. Tizz is one of a kind.

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I cannot add anything more than what has been said by the others. I have never come across a more wonderful breeder. I have now bought 4 Connemara Terriers and have to resist temptation every time a new litter is announced. I bought my first Connemara Terrier 7 years ago and my latest one just last year. No where else was I offered such extensive genetic testing, microchipping, unconditional support, rehoming, nutritional consulting, training advice, and troubleshooting when I have had a problem. If you want a great terrier, do not hesitate to contact Connemara. They will be more than happy to talk with you.
Sheila H. in Ohio
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Excellent breeder - so happy with my Connemara terrier. Connemara Terriers provides helpful information and continuous support to their terrier families
Patricia in Texas