“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

Welcome to Augustyn short leg, wire haired Jack Russells! We are Jacques & Wilna Augustyn, breeders of these exceptional dogs. We are located close to Malmesbury in the Western Cape of South Africa.

 Short leg, wired hair Jack Russells were originally bred in England in the 19th century for hunting foxes both above and below ground.  Nowadays they are working and companion dogs.  Their personality and temperament is lively, alert, active, notoriously fearless, happy and with intelligent expression.

 This breed makes superior watchdogs.  They are alert and often used with larger dogs for security purposes. They are very compatible with most other dogs. This is a natural hunting breed and should be properly introduced to other pets in the household.  They can be noisy ONLY when they are bored and without stimulation.

 Jack Russells are excellent with people and especially children.  Elderly people need to understand their energetic nature. They are equally comfortable indoors and outdoors.  As all pets they prefer indoors, but typically do not spend the day on the couch. They should be allowed to be in close contact with their human “family”.

Little grooming is required. Brushing is recommended twice a week.  The broken and rough coat dogs do not shed as much hair as the smooth coats.

Our dogs are registered with THE CANINE REGISTRY.

Meet Our Dogs!