A DOG-GONE GOOD TIME: JACK RUSSELL DOG SHOW AT BATES NUT FARM DEC. 3-4

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 November 21, 2011 (Valley Center)   The South Coast Jack Russell Terrier Club will host the 2011 Winter Sol Terrier Trial I & II 2011 at the Bates Nut Farm, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 
Several events will be held throughout the weekend, including Racing, Agility, Go to Ground, Super Earth, Brush Hunt and Conformation. There will be a silent auction on Saturday and a raffle both days. Lunch will be provided by the Russell Rescue for a nominal charge.
 
Background: The Jack Russell terrier is a small terrier that had its origin in fox hunting. Originating in the early 19th century from dogs bred and used by Reverend John Russell, it has similar origins to the modern Fox terrier. John "Jack" Russell known as "The Sporting Parson” was an enthusiastic hunter and dog breeder as well as an ordained cleric.
 
The Jack Russell is an energetic breed which relies on a high level of exercise and stimulation, and is relatively free from serious health complaints. Due to their working nature, Jack Russell terriers remain much as they were some 200 years ago. They are sturdy, tough, and tenacious, measuring between 10 – 15 inches and weigh 14 – 18 pounds and are predominantly white in coloration.
 
Jack Russells tend to be extremely intelligent, athletic, fearless, and vocal dogs. It is not uncommon for these dogs to become moody or destructive if not properly stimulated and exercised, as they have a tendency to bore easily and will often create their own fun when left alone to entertain themselves.  The breed has a reputation for being healthy with a long lifespan. Russells can live anywhere from between 13 to 16 years on average.
 
While at the Bates Nut Farm, take time to visit the retail stores and the Farm Zoo. Since 1963, shopping for goodies in the Bates store has been a tradition. Featuring a variety of nuts, barrels of candies, homemade fudge, and gourmet treats, and free samples.  Gift boxes and baskets are available, and a selection of holiday gifts, home accessories and décor. Visit the Farmer’s Daughter boutique for casual clothing, accessories, jewelry and gifts.
 
Free parking is always available.  For more information and directions call 760-749-3333 or visit www.batesnutfarm.biz. Bates Nut Farm is located at 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082.
 
For more information regarding Bates Nut Farm contact:
 
Linda Gluckman- PR, lindagluckman@att.net , 760.333.2021 (cell) or Sherrie Ness, Marketing Manager, vcfarmdaughter@gmail.com ,760.803.4723 (cell).
 
For more details about the dog show, visit www.scjrtc.com.