The Jackapoo is a small to medium size dog breed, a cross between a purebred Jack Russell Terrier and a purebred Poodle. It is also sometimes called Jackadoodle. Dogs crossed between two different purebreds are also known as hybrid dogs or designer dogs. The Jackapoo usually stands at 38 cm at withers and weigh around 22 to 38 kls. This hybrid dog possesses the good qualities of its parent breed – loving, cheerful, lively and forms strong bond with its human companion, a true family pet. Physically, the Jackapoo resembles the rough coated Jack Russell Terrier but has the temperament of both breeds. The coat of the Jackapoo is short and curly which can be coarse or soft and comes in all sorts of colours including black, white, black and white, blue, brown, brown and white, cream, all shades of brown, golden, grey, and silver.
All dog breeds have different levels of intellect. Some dog breeds; working dogs in particular, are very independent thinkers and have been evolved to be very intelligent. Typically, a highly intelligent dog does well in obedience training and other activities. A highly intelligent dog can be very demanding and do require lots of physical and mental stimulation. If you’re looking for a relatively laid-back dog, that doesn’t require lots of mental and physical stimulation, then you must fully understand the level of intelligence of your dog breed of choice.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, you must fully understand their intellect levels and their specific levels of energy. To keep your dog well-balanced and happy, their needs must be met and maintained.
All dog breeds have different needs when it comes to the level of exercise they require. For the high energy dogs; which are your typical working dogs, they have a lot of energy and require lots of daily exercise along with plenty of mental stimulation. A highly energetic dog breed would suit an individual or family that is equally as active and loves the outdoors. There are also breeds that have relatively low exercise needs, such as toy dog breeds. Although they require daily exercise and mental stimulation, they’re just as happy chilling at home with their loved ones. This type of dog breed would suit an individual or family that prefers the peace and quiet and relaxation.
Before deciding on your chosen dog breed, Mypetzilla recommends that you research the exercise needs and whether you’re well equipped before committing to buying or adopting a particular dog breed.
There are several dog breeds that are known and potentially predisposed to developing health related conditions. Sensible breeding can help prevent the onset of health related conditions and this should always be taken into condition when researching your dog breed of choice. Before committing to a dog, you should speak to the breeder about any health related conditions that may affect the dog you’re looking to buy or adopt. You can also request to see any test results from genetic testing.
There are many dog breeds that tolerate children really well and are not affected by the constant noise and need for play-time. However, there are some dog breeds that don’t do very well with children and can become frustrated and snappy. That being said, all children should be shown how to handle and care for a dog in their home and should always be supervised when playing. As much as a dog can become annoyed and snappy with a younger child, the child can also become less tolerant and misbehaved towards the dog.
Mypetzilla recommends that you always supervise play-time between your children and dog. Children need to respect the boundaries and feeding time for the dog and likewise for the child. We also strongly advise that play-time doesn’t get out of control and too rough which can cause injury to both child and dog.
There are lots of dog breeds that are well suited to living in an apartment. It’s worthwhile noting that you need to check that you’re allowed dogs in your building before committing to bringing one home. If you do decide to own a dog and are living in an apartment, then you must make sure that they have plenty of room to roam around and frequent walks outside to prevent them from becoming bored and depressed.
Mypetzilla recommends that you check as to whether you’re allowed dogs in your apartment building and to fully ensure your apartment is dog proof before committing fully to bringing a dog home.
All dog breeds shed to some extent, some more than others. With this, all potential dog owners should be aware of this, as it will be a matter of putting up with some hair or lots of hair being left around the house. Depending on the dog breed, there are certain times during the year where some dog breeds shed the most and this is typically around spring and autumn. However, there are some dog breeds that shed all year round.
If you’re very house-proud, they you may want to choose a dog breed that sheds very little. Mypetzilla strongly recommends that you fully research your dog breed of choice and their shedding levels before committing.
All dog breeds require different levels of grooming. Some dog breeds are easier to maintain than others and only require a weekly brush to help keep their coat in good condition. There are some dog breeds that require regular trips to the grooming parlour and this can come at a huge cost. Either way, all dog breeds require their coat and nails to be maintained and cared for.
Mypetzilla strongly advices that potential owners research the grooming needs and associated costs with their desired dog breed before fully committing.
Barking is a necessity for your dog to communicate. However, it can also be a nuisance to yourself and fellow neighbours if it’s not kept under control. If you live in an apartment, then you’re better off choosing a dog breed that doesn’t bark as much. If you live further out and far from civilisation, then it’s worthwhile looking into a dog breed that does bark and will bark to alert you of any other company on your property.
Mypetzilla advices that you research the behaviours of your dog breed of choice and whether this would work for you and your family. It’s worth noting that dogs can be trained to bark less and this will take a lot of effort and training from the owner.
Majority dog breeds form very close relationships with their owners and as a result can become very stressed when left alone for a period of time. If a dog is suffering with separation anxiety then they’re very likely to become destructive around the home as a way of dealing with their anxieties. Dog breeds that do form strong bonds with their owners are better accustomed to a household where one member of the family remains home, whilst the others are out, this is to help avoid further anxieties and destructive behaviours.
Mypetzilla recommends that all potential owners research their dog breed of choice on their bonding abilities and how well-adjusted they are to being left alone at home. It’s also worth noting that you should never leave your dog for longer than 4 hours alone at home.
There are certain dogs breeds that have very high intellect and therefore easier to train than other dog breeds. There is also a downside to this; as fast as they learn the new trick or command, they can easily pick up bad habits just as quick. Other dog breeds that don’t rank as high on the intellect scale require patience and plenty of reward treats from their owners during training.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, Mypetzilla advices you to fully research your dog breed of choice and their level of training needs.
All dog breeds have different energy levels. The working dog breed has one of the highest energy levels in comparison to the low-energy dog’s breeds such as the Toy dog breed group. To keep a dog truly happy, healthy and well-balanced, their energy levels must be met.
High-energy dog breeds need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. High energy dog breeds would suit an active family or person. Dog breeds that are considered as low-energy, love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and sleeping in their favourite, comfy spot. A low-energy dog breed would suit an individual that equally loves the quiet life and relaxing lifestyle. Of course, low-energy dogs still need their daily walks and mental stimulation, just not as much as a high-energy dog breed.
Mypetzilla recommends that potential owner research fully on the type of dog breed that would suit their existing lifestyle and to also take into consideration the dog breeds energy levels and exercise requirements.
Before you decide on what dog breed would be suitable for you and your family, you must consider whether they’re a friendly dog breed and if you already have other pets within the household. For homes that already have dogs and other domestic pets, then it’s wise to choose a dog breed that has a friendly personality and temperament.
There are some dog breeds that mix well with other dog breeds and there are others that don’t suit one another and this could potentially cause issues later on down the line.
Another important point to consider is whether the dog breed of choice is friendly towards people and children.
Mypetzilla recommends to research fully on the right dog breed for your family and to also consider their temperament and characteristics.
The Jackapoo was first developed with the sole purpose of producing a family dog and a hypoallergenic guide dog for disabled people suffering from allergies. Breeders decided to cross two pedigree breeds, namely the Jack Russell Terrier for its cheerful, energetic, and friendly temperament and the Poodle for its hypoallergenic properties. First generation puppies inherit their parent breed’s characteristics and temperament which means that puppies from the same litter may look different from each other.
The Jackapoo is known to be a wonderful companion and family orientated. They’re loyal, playful and love to show their owners lots of affection. This dog breed is especially good for first time owners as they’re very easy to train. They are also known for being very good around children because of their temperament and relaxed nature.
Here is a short video you can watch of the Jackapoo breed.
The Jackapoo is a cross between Toy or miniature poodle and a Jack Russell. In general, the Jackapoo is a small to medium sized dog breed with a flat head and large ears. This dog breed is known for having an alert expression to their face. Their bodies are compact and strong. Their legs are muscular and trimmed. The Jackapoos coat can be either smooth or coarse with a slight wave or lots of curls, which largely depends on their parents.
The Jackapoo requires a healthy balanced diet as do all dog breeds. As they’re an active dog breed you must always feed them a healthy varied diet and exercise them regularly to support their needs. Feeding your Jackapoo the wrong food group may result in them gaining weight and developing health issues later in their life.
The most common coat colours for the Jackapoo are:
This breed is often described by owners as alert, cheerful, energetic, friendly, intelligent, lively, outgoing, and playful. They’re a friendly dog breed but will likely bark at strangers with a high-pitch bark, which makes it a suitable watch dog. It is a very active breed, having inherited the high energy levels of the Jack Russell Terrier. The Jackapoo is also a lapdog, always wanting to cuddle on the lap of its master, a trait also inherited from the JRT. It is also curious about things, highly alert and loves to entertain the whole family with its antics.
The Jackapoo is an excellent choice for first-time owner’s because they are easily trained and highly intelligent. They aim to please and enjoy learning lots of new tricks. They make amazing companions as they love to give and receive attention.
This dog breed is highly adaptable. They do require lots of room to play and exercise so are better suited to a house with a garden. They require lots of mental stimulation otherwise they’re prone to becoming bored.
Generally, the Jackapoo is well behaved and has a relaxed temperament. Providing they receive the correct training and daily exercise; this dog breed behaves very well and will be obedient.
The Jackapoo Is very affectionate and loves to give lots of wet kisses and cuddles. Equally, they love to receive plenty of affection from their loved ones, this can be done through relaxing on the sofa together or playing ball in the park.
The Jackapoo is very playful and enjoys nothing more than to spend time with their owners and play their favourite games. Being outdoor is a joy to this dog breed, they love to explore and go on adventures with their loved ones.
This dog breed is known for being very vocal. The Jackapoo needs to be taught from a young age not to bark too loud and when they should and shouldn’t bark. Training must be done from a young age and must continue throughout their adult years.
This dog breed doesn’t have the tendency to be territorial. However, they still require the correct training from a young age to prevent any issues in their adult life.
Training the Jackapoo is a breeze because it is highly intelligent, hence very easy to train. It is known to listen quickly to commands and obey, thus making repetitions unnecessary when training the dog. Training should be firm but gentle from a consistent handler who knows how to handle breeds with terrier lineage. Early and proper socialisation and training from as much experiences as possible will help the Jackapoo get along well with strangers and grow up to be a well-balanced breed.
The Jackapoo is a low-maintenance dog that seldom needs grooming to maintain upkeep. It sheds very little and is considered hypoallergenic. Brushing the coat two times a week is all that is needed to keep the coat in pristine condition. Clipping should also be done as needed as well as bathing. Check the ears once a week for signs of infection or wax build-up, cleaning as necessary.
The Jackapoo has an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years and is generally a hardy breed. There is, however, a chance that the Jackapoo might inherit some of its parent’s health predispositions, including Addison’s Disease, bloating, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, eye problems, patellar luxation, Von Willebrand’s disease, deafness, and skin allergies.
The Jackapoo lifespan ranges from 12-15 years. They’re generally a healthy dog breed but are known to suffer with a few hereditary health conditions, these are:
Jackapoos are prone to suffering from allergies. Finding the triggers can sometimes prove very difficult and so can preventing the flare ups.
Listed below are some of the most common allergy triggers:
The Jackapoo should be given their initial vaccination before they’re sold. It is then the new owner’s responsibility to ensure that the puppy then has their follow-up injects within the given time period. The recommended time frame is 10-12 weeks of age. It is worth noting that the puppy will not have the full protection straight away and will only be fully protected 2 weeks after they have then received their second vaccination.
It is recommended that owners should wait until their dog is slightly older before they are neutered. Vets recommend that you should do this when they reach the age of 6 to 9 months. This also applies to both male and female dogs and all dog breeds. Mypetzilla suggests you seek professional advice from your veterinary practice regarding this matter.
This dog breed is full of life which means they love playtime and they should be provided with adequate amounts of exercise and mental stimulation. They also need to be groomed to help keep their coats in optimum condition.
The Jackapoo needs plenty of love and attention to help them blossom into a loving, devoted dog breed. Any dog owner considering a Jackapoo must be understanding and willing to give their love and attention.
French bulldog puppies are typically very loving, boisterous and extremely playful. This dog breed will keep you entertained for hours with their playful ways and funny personality. As they love playtime, they’re prone to banging into things and falling over during their puppy years. It is very important that you puppy proof your home before you bring your Jackapoo home.
This dog breed loves to spend time with their family and strengthening the bond with their loved ones. The Jackapoo is relatively easy to train and will quickly learn when and where they need to do their toilet business. It is important that patience is applied to toilet training your puppy. As with any puppy during their toilet training, they will have the odd accident, whilst they learn to notify you when they need to go outside and do their business. With this, it is important that you use gentle and encouraging guidance and the correct direction as to where they need to go. You must never shout and scare the puppy as this will cause them anxiety and further issues down the line.
Training should start from a young age. Training when they’re young will help prevent behavioural issues further down the line. The training must always be gentle, consistent and instructed in a clear and patient manner. You must never be too tough or mishandle your dog should they not follow through your command. Shouting at your dog will only make them scared and cause further issues later in their adult lives.
All puppies need their own space to relax and sleep. You should aim to provide a quiet corner of the room where they can relax and not be bothered by the noise of the house. They must always be provided with fresh drinking water and their own area where the can drink and eat in peace.
All puppies should receive their first worming treatment before being sold and the breeder should provide all documentation to prove this, as well as information regarding their microchip. Their working treatment should be given as follows:
As with all senior dogs, the Jackapoo will need extra care and attention as they become older. Majority of senior dogs are at more risk of developing health conditions as they grow older. As a dog ages they develop less tolerance to change and tend to respond less to what is happening around them because of their hearing and vision becomes impaired. Typically, the Jackapoo will go grey and they may potentially develop other conditions such as:
You should aim to change their food as they grow older, providing them with a diet that is suitable for a senior dog. It is also important that you monitor their exercise levels.
Their bed should be comfortable and easy access should be provided.
This breed needs regular exercise like other dogs, to maintain a healthy mind and body. Its active nature means that it requires sufficient amount of exercise as well as mental stimulations on a daily basis to prevent the Jackapoo from becoming bored and developing unruly behaviours. It is most suitable to a family with a large house and a large garden, but it can also live in an apartment or house setting provided that it is given daily exercises. Daily long walks or several minutes of fast running or a free romp in the park are good physical exercises for the breed to channel its excess energy in a positive way.
When buying a Jackapoo puppy, the breeder should give you a feeding schedule for the puppy to have a routine when they arrive at their new home. Not sticking to a feeding schedule can cause tummy upset and other digestive issues. You can eventually change your Jackapoo’s diet, but this will have to be done gradually and with the advice from your local veterinary practice.
An adult Jackapoo should be fed twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. You must give your Jackapoo regular exercise to prevent them from putting gaining weight which can lead to other health issues, such as obesity. Jackapoo’s are prone to gaining weight easily and therefore will need their food intake and exercise under a strict regime.
Puppies should be fed a well balanced and highly nutritious diet for them to develop and grow into a healthy adult dog. You must also ensure their meals are adequately spread out throughout the day and as a general rule of thumb, they should be fed three to four times a day. For further expert advice please speak to your vet.
When your Jackapoo puppy reaches the age of 11 months old, they can be fed adult dog food.
Adult Jackapoo’s need to be fed a high-quality diet to ensure their health is optimised.
Buying a Jackapoo will cost between £250 to £500. Insuring your Jackapoo puppy will set you back anything between £19 - £42 a month (depending on the policy) Food costs vary also, anything from £20 - £60 per month (depending on the quality of dog food you buy) Another important cost to factor into your budget are veterinary costs. Again, this can vary but the average veterinary costs per year can reach up to £700.
Playful, energetic, lively and affectionate, the Jackapoo is a breed suitable for kids of all ages. It has the good qualities of the Poodle when it comes to children. It is also quite friendly with other dogs, making it a suitable house pet to an owner with more than one dog in the house. It also has no problems living with non-canine animals such as cats and other mammals.
Before committing to buying a puppy Jackapoo, there are several important questions you must the breeder/seller. Here is an article on dog breeder questions you might want to ask. It’s also worth printing these off and taking them with you during your visit.
Listed below are some very important considerations Mypetzilla recommends you ask before committing to buying a Jackapoo: