Hello Craig,

Jack asked me to contact you in regards to his TRDs. I live in Washington state and I too, was leery at first of putting out so much money on a pup I hadn't seen.  However, after doing much research, I came to the conclusion that Jack really knew the most about these rare dogs.  He kept in constant contact with me.  I knew as soon as I saw BO DANG that I wanted a pup that looked just like him.  That is how it all got started.  I ended up with BABY BO DANG who looks exactly like his daddy!  After I had Baby BO DANG for about 2 hours, I knew I had to have another one, and then came Sakuna, a black female. These two dogs are the greatest.  Jack was wonderful do work with and I recommend him highly.  He has more experience with this breed than anyone else and it only made sense to go with him.    I told him what I wanted, and trusted him to find it for me.  There just comes a time when you just have to trust someone.    I do not think you will regret getting YOUR dream dog from Jack.  The blue pups are very, rare, and are usually very expensive.  I saw Mike's dog "BIG" when I got my Sakuna.  Big is a very large blue male and he was gorgeous.  He is the only blue I have seen. I trust Jack, his pups are wonderful.  He is not going to lie to you and sell you something you don't want or something other than what he promised you.  Why should he deceive you?  It makes no sense.  He is a good guy and knows what he is doing.  I can't wait to get another TRD from him. Let me know if I can be of further help.  Feel free to email me anytime.

Sincerely, Katie Fortenbacher Snohomish, WA

"I know my Redeemer lives!"


Hello Katie,

Thanks for reassuring me with your email.  I'm certain I want a TRD.  The whole color/pricing thing is a little confusing since I don't know what makes a dog worth $1500 and another $3000.  I want one for a pet but can imagine friends/family wanting one after they see the dog so I may want to breed the dog.  Either way I don't want to become a breeder for profit.  I like the blues but also like the other colors.  My girlfriend loves the blues, we saw one on the street and had to ask what kind of dog it was.  I knew the owner got asked the question a lot but couldn't resist.  He was super nice about it which was great.  Is there any difference in the colors other than the rarity?  I appreciate the email and any info about your dogs would be greatly appreciated. 

Take care.   Craig  NYC


Hello Craig,

Here in the USA the blue TRD is the one most people want. The rareness of the blue color is what makes it the most desired.  They are only worth what people will pay for them and that goes for ANYTHING. Perfect conformation, perfect ridge, black markings on the tongue, and color is what gives you the price difference.

If you go to http://groups.msn.com/THAIDOGFAMILY the dog with the beautiful Thai lady, is BO DANG.  He is my baby's daddy.  I think BO DANG is the most gorgeous dog EVER!  He is a Super Red.  I like him better than any TRD - I wanted a pup just like him and that is exactly what I got.   If you want a dog to show, or to breed you want the best specimen that meets the breed standard. Unless you are really into breeding-- I wouldn't recommend it.  If your friends want one like yours, have them get one from Jack.

Breeding and taking care of a litter is MASSIVE hard work, IF you want to do it right. I raise Jack Russell Terriers, and let me tell you, it is 24/7 work.  The TRDs would be even more so because they are much bigger.  I'm not telling you what to do- just know that it is NOT easy to raise puppies.  Mom is done with them at about 4 weeks which means now YOU have to clean up after them.  Unless you clean up the poop or pee immediately-- they walk in it, lay in it etc.  Then they need to be bathed, and dried and by that time, another one left a mess-- and on it goes.  Then you have to find great homes.  That alone is very time consuming and is not easy to do. They need to be dewormed at least twice before going to their new homes, and they need a vet check and their first vaccines.   You must also be willing to take the pup back if the owners no longer want it.  Each pup needs extensive handling and care. 

Like I said- it is a lot of work.  And all of that is with a healthy litter and dam.  This doesn't count the emergency C-section, or still-born pups, etc.  So there is a lot to think about when deciding whether or not to breed. The main thing is to decide what SEX, COLOR, and Temperament YOU want.  Then the PRICE you are willing to pay, not including the shipping etc. THEN let Jack know and he will then work with you to find you the perfect pup for YOU.

The TRD is not the breed for just anyone.  They need FIRM but GENTLE guidance and correction.  They just shut down if you are too harsh with them.  They need socialization and should be taken to obedience classes.  They are also loyal and very loving, very smart, a bit stubborn at times.   I think they are just wonderful dogs and I am so thankful that I have two.  Both of them are just love babies!! Very clean and cat like. As far as any difference in personality between the colors-- I do not know, that is something you must ask Jack. The only things you have to go on in buying a dog from Jack are his word, testimonials from other buyers, and pictures.  That is it.  The rest comes down to trust.

If you go to the link I gave you.  Click on Pictures, then go to page 2 and check out TheSixthDay-- that is my grand daughter with my two TRDs. Click on the album to see the pictures.

Sincerely, Katie Fornenbacher  Snohomish, WA  

"I know my Redeemer lives!"


This is from another STERLING TRD owner from a the spring of 2004...

Hello Jack,

Thanks for the update on the papers. We are anxious for their arrival. Duncan is doing very well. We can't believe he's been with us for a year already, but I have no idea what we did before we had him. He weighs 50 lbs. and is a very handsome boy. He is a lot calmer than he used to be, which is great. Thanks for everything. Kris and Tracy Skaggs in IL.


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