I have had a passion for these little Jacks for as long
as I can remember. For me, no other breed compares to a Jack. During my childhood I brought home many stray dogs, the occasional
stray donkey, pony, kittens and various wounded birds. Animals have always been my passion and bring me great joy. But dogs
are the most dear to me. As a child I took the same dog book out from the local library for about 20 weeks consecutively,
reading it over and over from cover to cover. I begged my parents to bring me to any dogshow I heard of, read books by Barbara
Woodhouse and watched endless repeats of James Herriott on the telly.
We owned a variety of dogs, including English Springer,
Golden Retreivers, Boxers etc but it was the Jacks that stole my heart.
I have owned and loved dogs of other breeds but when I
think of an ideal dog companion, no breed of dog condures up a more fitting image than my little Jacks.
There is simply nothing better than a good jack
and not all are good in my opinion. But I am extremely lucky to share my life with a fair few really good ones!
Born and raised in Co. Dublin.
I am the only one here in America and so we
travel home annually to Ireland.
My family now live in Co.Wicklow, the garden
of Ireland. I have extended family in Dublin and out West.
I have so many fantastic childhood memories spent with
my dogs and my ponies that I wanted to attempt to recreate much of what
I enjoyed, as a child, for my children and for me.
This is how Madra Beag Farm came to be.
My husband doesn't share my passion but he is kindhearted
enough to allow me to follow my dreams and is very supportive of it. Thanks for that Tom