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Jackapoos being hypoallergenic, and a low-shedding breed, are great for dog-lovers who are allergic to them.
Jackapoos are called by several names like Jack-A-Poos, Jackadoodles, Jack-A-Doodles, Jack-A-Poodles, Poojack, and Poo-Jack. Friendly, energetic, and playful dogs, with a Jackapoo around, you will never feel bored or lonely. They will keep you entertained with their shenanigans all day long. They enjoy long walks, daily exercise and like to play with kids. They are a great family companion and typically get along with other pets.
Refer to the table below for some basic information about a Jackapoo.
|Other Names||Jack-A-Poo, Jack-A-Doodle, Poo-Jack|
|Parent Breeds||Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle|
|Height||10 – 15 Inches|
|Weight||13 – 25 Pounds|
|Lifespan||12 – 15 Years|
The Jackapoo breed is a very recent one and little is known about its physical and behavioral characteristics. Here are some commonly observed traits, and also some pictures of a Jackapoo and his mom and dad. Take a look!
Physical Characteristics of a Jackapoo
➔ In most cases, the Jackapoos is a mix of Jack Russell terriers and Miniature poodles and are small in size. They can have a smooth furry coat like that of a poodle or coarse coats like Jack Russell terriers. The coat color can range from shades of black, brown, tan, or white. Their coat also has markings in some cases, which are often black, tan, or brown. They have a wide, medium-length muzzle, and a curled tail (which some owners prefer to dock).
➔If you’re concerned about shedding Jackapoos are classified under the ‘minimal shedding’ category. This might be a physical trait inherited from the poodle, as poodles shed comparatively lower than Jack Russell terriers. Considering all individual variables, these pooches in any coat texture or color combination are very cute and cuddly.
➔Coming to their temperament, Jackapoos may either have dominant traits from a poodle or vice versa. To understand a Jackapoos temperament, it’s essential to know the behavioral traits of its parent breeds.
➔Jack Russell terriers belong to the working dog category. They were originally bred to chase foxes out of their dens seen in their small and long size. These dogs are extremely intelligent, active, and hardworking. They tend to be vocal, to let you know something is happening. They have a very high exercise requirement, lack of which can make them moody and destructive. They prefer playing over regular walks and also require a lot of room indoors to use up their big bundles of energy. Jack Russell terriers require positive no-force training and careful socialization. Overall, these dogs are storehouses of energy and need to be kept busy with physical activity and mentally stimulating games.
➔Talking about poodles, they are known for their obedience and trainability. They are very sociable and intelligent dogs and are quite popular in context to several dog sports like agility, flyball, tracking, and Schutzhund. Poodles make great family dogs, and have a special affinity towards children; children also enjoy playing with these soft teddy-bear-like dogs. They are very loyal to and protective of their owners. Originally being water retrievers and game hunters, poodles tend to exhibit marking or hunting drives at times. Also, they are excellent swimmers and love the water. Being very energetic dogs, poodles require a certain amount of exercise daily. They also enjoy and require intellectual activities, these may include games, tricks, or even dog sports.
➔Do not expect a Jackapoo to be 50% poodle, and 50% Jack Russell terrier. They can either be ‘more poodles’, or ‘more Jack Russell terriers’; a perfect 50-50 is very rare. However, in most cases, Jackapoos take almost all the common traits seen in both parents; these include, agility, intelligence, and obedience.
➔These doggies, in most cases, do not have any hereditary disorders and are considered as healthy crosses. However, they can suffer from dry skin, ear infections, and other common illnesses. Taking proper care of their hygiene is a must; this includes bathing, brushing, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth. Also, quarterly visits to the vet will surely ensure good dog health.
Food and Exercise Needs
➔If feeding premium quality kibble it’s ideal to feed kibble meant for small dogs. When choosing food for Jackapoos, always check the ingredients on the package. Look for a brand that contains chicken, rice, and chicken fat. The food should be high in protein, as protein-rich food helps them gain all energy and calories they’ve burned by playing and jumping around.
➔Talking about exercise, a daily walk for 40-50 minutes is a must for this dog. Apart from this, take some time to also play and mentally engage your dog because it will provide the best outcome for you both.