About Us


Welcome to Hickory Hills JackS. My name is Elly Stremsterfer and we are glad you found us. Growing up, my family always had a Jack Russell, the long legged ones. Buck was the first, followed by Minnie Pearl, and Rimshot. When we got married we purchased our first Jack Russell together. Hank was a Parson's Jack and full of energy. He stayed with us through three moves and our daughter being born. When he passed unexpectedly in 2011, it left a big hole in our hearts. We moved into our current home  following year and waited to get settled before finding the right Jack Russell to add to our family.


My husband and I started raising Shortie Jacks back in 2013, when we purchased Annie from Russellville Farms in Louisiana. We knew right away that this was the perfect fit for our life. She fit right in and our kids loved her dearly. We love our dogs and puppies so much and look forward to each litter. It is an opportunity to teach our kids responsibility and priorities.

We raise  our JackS on our farm in southeast Iowa. We raise commercial cattle as well as commercial Boer goats. Sydney and Jackson enjoy showing goats. This year, they both showed pigs and cattle. 



A little about Elly
I work full time as the Youth Director/Administrative Assistant at our church, where I am in charge of all youth activities. I also substitute at my kids' school some. It is always good to be able to check in on your kiddos. :) I lead our children's Clover Kid and 4H Groups, and do a variety of other volunteer work. I enjoy running, well it keeps me sane. I am the schedule keeper of everyone and manage to schedule some time for myself...not often enough though.



A little about Wade
Wade is a Field Manager for TriOak Foods. He serves on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Youth Committee for 4H, and SPPR Committee for our church. Wade is always working on our farm, constantly making improvements.



A little about Sydney
Sydney is 10 years old and is in 5th grade. She loves school, reading and learning about history and math. Sydney is involved in dance, swimming lessons, piano lessons, 4H, Sunday School, Kids' Club, basketball, volleyball and showing goats, cattle and pigs. She enjoys spending time with her family, crafts, science experiments and being with friends.

A little about Jackson
Jackson is 8 years old and is in 2nd grade. He loves to learn. Jackson is involved in a variety of activities....Clover Kids, swimming lessons, Sunday School, Kids' Club, piano lessons, and showing goats, pigs and cattle. He enjoys riding his bike, playing with cars and puppies, and spending time in the goat pens or in the hay loft with his kitties. You can find him feeding the dogs, laying with the puppies or drawing. He is an amazing artist and I share drawings on my stories often. 

We hope you reach out and ask any questions you might

have, we will answer them!


Sydney showing Buttercup

Open Show
June 2021

Jackson and Wade showing Twix

Open Show 
June 2021

Sydney & Jackson at county fair

 Jefferson County Fair 2021


We managed to get away for our very first family vacation. We traveled to Walt Disney World in November. We had a blast, but were so ready to get back home to our animals.