(pronounced Modra Beug)
simply means little or small dog.
In gaelic madra is dog and beag is small.
My first Jack Russell, Bubbles 1979 Co. Dublin, Ireland.
My smile says it all and my jacks have been making me smile ever since. She was a grand little dog and she was the perfect pet for me at 8, lots of fun, a bit mischievous, always up for an adventure, affectionate and loyal.
This was the beginning of a life filled with wonderful dogs, we always had a variety of dogs, retriever's, spaniels and terriers for the most part. As a child I alway had my own dog, besides Bubbles, I had a Boxer named Muggins and a sweet Springer Spaniel named Penny.
My daughters with our first Jack Russell in the US, Murphy. We imported Murphy directly from Ireland, from friends in the Pony Club who had this line for many years.
My children always had lots of animals around and enjoyed them thoroughly, I have found my jacks to be very tolerant with my kids.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well if that is so, this picture describes my relationship with my Jacks at the beginning and still today, they are and always will be intertwined with my life, since I was a small child animals, particularly my dogs were just part of who I am. It was a childhood dream to raise dogs, I feel very fortunate to be able to live that out.
My daughter took this photo, I was exhausted after another busy early morning taking care of the dogs and the farm animals. Raising dogs is a full time commitment and lots of work but there is nothing I would rather do, all the hard work is so worth it.
These little dogs have charmed me for over 40 years and I hope they do for 40 more.
Bubbles and I, 1981 Co. Dublin, Ireland.
My smile says it all again, I loved that little dog and she loved me.
Her ears popped up at 6 months and stayed that way, didn't change anything about how I felt about her and it certainly didn't change her one bit.
My daughter Izzy and Tillie having a nice chat, 2009 York, ME
MBF Tillie and Izzy two sweet souls.
It is lovely here in Maine, I had lived in Maine for almost 25 years, mostly in York.
In 2018 I got remarried and moved to Belfast, Maine with my husband Jon.
Together we are working daily with our dogs and pups, it takes great teamwork and dedication to make things go smoothly. We are a blended family with both our 7 children and our dogs!
I was so fortunate to marry a man who shares my love of dogs.
Jon has enjoyed Spaniels and Setters for over 25 years, English Springers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Gordon Setters and English Setters.
We are grateful to God and know we are very blessed to be able to enjoy this home and our dogs together.
We are so very grateful to have this lovely home, built in 1800, on 8 acres with
hundreds of feet of water front, truly a lovely spot.
It is doggie heaven and my Jacks and Corgi, get to enjoy the place with my husbands Cavalier Spaniels and his English Setters.
We welcome visitors with advance notice, we have a wonderful 2 bedroom cottage on the property which is available for rent throughout the year also, if you are traveling from afar.
Midcoast Maine is a beautiful and very scenic place to visit, we will do our best to make you feel welcome.