My name is Francisco Caro. I live in Trebujena, a small town in Cadiz. I will explain very briefly how I managed to make my dream come true, which is to keep a tight connection with the world of dogs. This is how I started breeding and selecting Jack Russell Terriers.
I have always loved dogs, a love that was not shared by my parents. This is why, despite my begging to them, I could never own a dog as a child. But children´s dreams overcome any obstacles. Since we lived in the countryside, both my friends and I always found out hiding places to give shelter to abandoned dogs, my first adventure companions.
As I started living alone, I decided to carry out my true passion: to breed pure bred dogs. I met then someone who would later become a very good friend, Manuel Caballero, another dog lover like me. Together, we decided to carry out this project. In 2002, we created the Altajara kennel name, starting our project by first breeding Beagles, a breed to which we have been enthusiastically committed for quite a long time. Our efforts were sufficiently rewarded by our beagles with innumerable moments of joy.
Our objective was to breed healthy, beautiful, elegant, and well-tempered beagles. Besides, through much effort and dedication, we achieved excellent results at canine exhibitions. We are proud to have bred numerous champions within the beauty category in different countries.
In 2011, I received a Jack Russell puppy (Heartily Super Altajara Man).
His wonderful temperament soon captivated me and made me fall in love with his breed. This breed truly possesses all of the qualities I was looking for in a dog: they are loyal, cheerful, obedient, smart, pleasing, and goofy. I have never met another breed as funny as this one.
Nowadays, I am totally focused on this breed, using the same Altajara kennel name, and with the same goals and the same excitement as before. While Manuel continues being specialized in beagles, I now am centered on Jack Russell Terriers.
Breeding and selecting Jack Russell terriers is my dream, a very exciting, hard, and sacrificing hobbie that makes me immensely happy.
My aim is to breed in a responsible and careful manner, to raise healthy Jacks that remain faithful to the standard, both in morphology and in characater. Also, to continue to evolve and to improve, in order to be able to make my personal contribution to the preservation of this exciting breed.