So who are the owners of the Cumbreck Jacks you ask? Well we are Angela and Wayne Gibson and of course not forgetting our lovely daughter Kimberley who was born in 2011.
I Angela have had Jack Rusells for years, my husband Wayne sadly just has to put up with the fact i adore DOGS in general! LOL he supports me in many ways and even though rather allergic to the terriers he finds himself involved in many of the day to day stuff with them.
My main aim is and always has been to improve our JRT's which were entrusted to me by my grandfather Edward Mckenzie (step grandfather but he never treated me any different for 22 years and my maiden surname was changed legally by deed poll with his blessing when i was a child) when he passed on from cancer as no one else in the family had an interest in dogs at all, the entire Caldbeck stud was left to myself, firstly registered in JRTCGB and then IKC from 1999. My estranged mother Denise and step father divorced in 2010, i had moved out with all my dogs and upon my step fathers death in the same year from suicide due to a court trial, he left the house to his best friend in his will as opposed to his ex wife and 2 biological daughters, no dogs were left with them either. I bought the house i grew up in back in 2010 and took the dogs back to the home, renovated the place with my wonderful husband and we sold up in 2015 to make a better life for ourselves and get away from the bitter family feud that has ensued over my step fathers actions. There comes a time when enough is enough and you realise life is too short to worry about what could of, should of, would of happened..............move on, love your dogs, love your true family and live HAPPY :)
The dogs have been in the family a long long time mainly as family pets come working terriers & i really do love dogs so taking hold of the reins has came pretty easily to me.
We relocated to Co Cork, Ireland in May 2015!
Our traditional farmhouse is situated in the mountains :), our dogs have a lovely almost 1 acre field to play in as well as lots of woodland walks. The dogs also have a new friend which is Kimberleys pony Cracker loaned to her by our local farmer and nearest neighbour whos boys outgrew him. The dogs just love a good roll in pony poo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yuck............
The JRT's are very much part of our family tradition now & we'd never be without them.
We are very honoured to have our Jacks all over the world such as Japan, Norway, USA, Australia, France, Jersey, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Denmark, Sweden, Eire, Finland, Carribbean to name just a few.
We also have dogs in some very famous celebrity and royal homes across the world too & some have came back for another of our dogs because they become so smittened by the love,loyalty & attention our dogs give them & our discretion when dealing with such very well known people.
When you visit us in our lovely home you will also find some extra furballs around, our 2 lovely Miniature Schnauzers Jazz and Chewy, Jazz is due to be speyed and no longer breeding after giving us two beautiful litters and Chewy is homebred ex show dog and still a stud dog as i used to breed and exhibit Minis at one point. Chewy is wonderfully bred by a white imported male and a black female whom i bred from Risepark and Skansens bloodlines.
.......................and last but not least our 2 German military bred Rottweillers Samson and Delilah (just a puppy) who are protectors of their little JRT buddies and our family. They are excellent burglar alarms.................not that we get many people passing!
Our dogs and ourselves live a fabulous life in Ireland, living only 30 minutes to the stunning beaches of Kerry we have walks galore all around us, stunning parks and amazing scenery.
We also have fishing trips with our dogs (everyone takes turns) on our boat moored in Fenit harbour, often going out for a few hours of the day at weekends just to chill out after working all week. And we go off in the caravan to dog shows occasionally. Our life is dedicated to our dogs and their happiness. We do enjoy the time we spend with them and like to make sure they are well socialised with a good aspect of life, it's not all about shows, work and puppies, our dogs have a life, and that is very important to us.
We breed only to continue our beautiful line, it's our hobby and passion and we will always continue to fight the corner of this traditional breed.