|On this page we hope to give you some insight into the individuals who have played a key role in producing the Sow's Ear & Lost Acres terriers that you see enjoying so much success today. All too often, for many people, these dogs represent nothing more than a name on a distant line of a pedigree somewhere. Here we will try to help those who may be unfamiliar with these older bloodlines try to "put a face to the name", so to speak. For us, sticking with these old foundation lines is the approach that has and continues to work best. Many of the terriers found within the first three generations of what we're producing right now are some of the breed's most illustrious individuals, and those who have had the most profound impact on Jack Russells world-wide.|
|Windermere Tippy of Lost Acres, is the matriarch and foundation bitch for Lost Acres, and this "scruffy" little bitch is responsible for some truly outstanding descendants. "A gorgeous little bitch with a crappy coat" is probably the best way to describe old Tippy. Littermate to three-time National Champion Windermere Sizzle, this bitch never made it to the conformation ring because of her coat; her talents lay elsewhere--as a hunter-extrodinaire, on the racetrack and as a brood bitch. She was performing as a hunt terrier before coming to Lost Acres, but upon|
|discovering her love for racing, she became a force to be reckoned with at the racing events in Virginia each year. Ironically, the only one to ever beat her at these events was her daughter, Quizzy. The exceptional success that the Sow's Ear terriers enjoy on the racetrack today can be traced directly back to this old girl. We believe in giving credit where credit is due!|
Windermere Jazz of
Lost Acres, out of the
first litter Windermere Tippy
produced, undoubtedly has the distinction of being one of the most important "unknown" broodbitches in the breed. If Jazz had done nothing else in her lifetime but produce Lost Acres Revlon, that in itself would be a big enough laurel to rest upon, as Revlon's accomplishments over the years are truly unequaled. There has never been, nor will there ever be, another like Revlon.
consistently produced outstanding offspring throughout her
career. Before Revlon
with Revlon there was Lost
both of whom were lost far too soon. Then came
Lost Acres L'Oreal.
Once in a while, there is a special "nick" that breeders are
fortunate enough to find between two individuals.........Jazz
most definitely were the
definition of the term. But Jazzie
produced exceptional puppies with other sires, which is the true
mark of an outstanding brood bitch. Her daughters by
Lost Acres Thelma
Louise, are both
truly beautiful bitches.....and perhaps two that should never
have been allowed to "get away".
Jazzie too inherited the racing blood from her mother Tippy, along with the intense hunting instincts that this line is known for, and in turn passed them on to her children, who have gone on to enjoy phenomenal success in the field, the show ring, and on the racetrack. Her granddaughter, Sow's Ear White Riot, has accomplished what no other terrier has ever done: To be a National Conformation AND Racing Champion in both the U.S. and Canada, in addition to holding a Bronze Medallion and being one hell of of a working bitch!
Another highly successful "nick" in our breeding program is the combination of the Tek-Risk offspring crossed to the Sailor line. Revlon was still just a puppy when it was decided she was going to be put to Sailor, and certainly the individuals resulting from that cross need no introduction. There were two National Champions produced in the first Revlon-Sailor litter alone! We were fortunate to get one litter from Witch and Sailor before we lost her, which included yet another National Racing Champion......and Bear certainly is doing an exceptional job of carrying on the Sailor line as a sire in his own right. Roma Garon herself commented when she saw Bear for the first time: "He looks exactly like Sailor did as a puppy".
As sires, Sailor and Tek need no introduction, as their accomplishments are legendary, as are their offspring. These photos of Tek at almost 8 years of age still show a wonderful little package, and Sailor at 11+ still looks awsome
|Certainly Fox Run Risk deserves her share of the credit........one look at this photo of her at almost 11 years of age shows just how much influence she has on her descendants being produced today. Even at age 15, this bitch still has a topline you "can eat your dinner on", and rear end angulation that is better than most 2 year olds. One of those incredible bitches that just held together forever.|
But perhaps the most "overlooked" influence in the background of these present day terriers is old Tag........why he wasn't more widely used is a bit of a mystery, especially since he was the sire of one of the most influential stud dogs in the breed, Riverview Flare of Fox Run. But for whatever reason, he remained a pretty well kept secret living quietly in Pennsylvania for the bulk of his life, enjoying "a cherished pet" status, and occasionally being bred to a bitch or two other than Jazz.
|Linebred to Derek Hume's old Grip, this big white Lakeland type dog is most certainly a major player in both the Lost Acres and Sow's Ear lines. Credit must also go to old Tag for being the sire to some of the breed's most important bitches. This photo of Tag and his daughters, Witch, Revlon, and Chigger was taken when he was well past 11 years of age. A wonderful old dog who has had a tremendous impact on the breed. To our knowledge, Revlon & L'Oreal are the only Tag daughters left out there.........and indeed, Tag may have been one of those stud dogs who excelled in lovely daughters as well as sons.|
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