The photograph dates from 1947 or maybe 1948 and there he is, the very first Jack Russell I ever knew or came into contact with.
Peter, or 'that bloody dog' as everybody called him, because of his habit of giving everybody's ankles a nip, in this photograph he is with the only person who could handle him and was never nipped by him.
Yes, it's me in the rather fetching dungarees and white sandals trying to force feed him something. Peter, I am sure, is where the love of terriers and Jack Russells in particular came from.
Meanwhile you can order a copy of an 'Observation and a Guide to the Jack Russell Terrier' from The Two Terriers by email or telephone on 01945 773850 or contact us through the blog. The book costs £30.00 plus first class post and packing.
Our four terriers, Pike, Rufus, Minnow and Barney are all featured in the book which has fifteen illustrations printed from the original handcut linocut blocks. The entire book is hand typeset, hand stitched and printed letterpress by Martin Clarke at Tilley Printing.