Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain show in Cowdray

Elllie Hyde, 12, with Misty. C120466-3
Elllie Hyde, 12, with Misty. C120466-3

THEY are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them, but there is no denying they are packed with character.

And those who love this cheeky breed were out in force at the Cowdray Ruins when the Southern Region branch of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain held its annual show.

Members and visitors watched the dogs strut their stuff in classes which included sections for jack russells and fellow terriers such as lakelands, patterdales and border terriers.

Organisers also ran a lurcher and whippet show.

Jack Russells are not recognised by the Kennel Club, but the terrier club has a breed standard and registration system.

National secretary Natalie Hazeltine said: “The Southern Region branch held a very successful show at Cowdray Park.

“It was extremely encouraging for the committee to see so much interest from club members and the general public.

“This is an annual event and we hope to see everyone plus even more next year. Although it is run by Jack Russell Terrier Club we also had excellent lakeland fell types and great lurchers.”