If you’re interested in owning a fiery but intelligent dog, the Jackapoo might be for you. This Doodle is the production of two excellent dogs from England and Germany, the Jack Russell and either Miniature or Standard Poodle.
This unique combination creates a Doodle that can come in an unpredictable amount of coat colors. It’s not unusual to see Jackapoo’s having a white, tan, brown, black, or multiple colored coats.
Like its coat, its personality can also be unique, as its parents have contrasting temperaments. Sometimes it can be intelligent; other times, it can be incredibly playful, and some have the best of both combined in their nature.
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Generally, the Jack Russel Poodle mix is a great all-rounded Doodle to own. But keep on reading to know if it’s a match for families, people with allergies, and first-time dog owners.
What Will I Learn? 👇
Here are some quirky and cool tidbits of information that you might want to know about the Jack Russel Poodle mix:
- It has 9 different names!
The Jack Russel Poodle mix is quite a hit in the dog world, having over nine different names. This designer dog is also known as the following:
- Jack A poo
- Jack- A- Poodle
- They might have a tolerance to the weather
It can be unpredictable what type of coat a Jackapoo might inherit from its parents. Their coat textures could be fluffy, curly, coarse, short, or straight. However, if they have an undercoat, they may struggle with hot temperatures, whereas if they don’t inherit a double coat like their Poodle parent, they may struggle with cold temperatures.
- Jackapoo’s are recognized by many Kennel Clubs
While the Jackapoo might not be recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club, they are members of many other designer dog breed registries and Kennel clubs. They’re associated with the following: American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc, and International Designer Canine Registry.
What’s the Jackapoo Price?
Compared to its Doodle counterparts, a Jackapoo is more affordable to own than a Doodle. It can cost between $350-$700 for a well bred Jackapoo. However, this is just a benchmark price, do note that other factors can influence this, such as your location, breeder’s reputation, parent’s lineage, appearance, and more.
However, if you plan on buying a Jackapoo, you should also consider the costs for their toys, grooming, vet bills, insurance, food, and more. As this can easily add up to an extra $70-$100 a month.
Are Jackapoos hypoallergenic?
Jackapoos are seen as close to hypoallergenic as possible. Why no dog is entirely hypoallergenic, this is a low shedding breed that does not cause many allergies. That’s as long as you keep on top of their grooming to remove any dander or dust from their coat.
Jackapoos have lots of energy and are fantastic dogs to own, who never get bored. Their high-energy nature makes them a breed that loves the outdoors and is often suited to a bigger home.
Because they enjoy being outside, they tend to hunt and track and dig holes, making them a bit naughty sometimes. On the contrary, they are highly intelligent dogs mainly taking after their Poodle parent, with an odd stubborn streak. However, this stubborn streak can be removed if they’re socialized from an early age.
💡 Other similar small and companion doodle breeds, similar to the Jackapoo, are the Papipoo & the Pooton so make sure you check them out as well.
Are Jackapoos Good for Families?
If you have children in your home, the Jackapoo is an excellent Doodle. They thrive off attention and playtime, making them fun to own. However, you must desensitize them to your children from a young age, so they don’t bark at them. Otherwise, if you don’t, they may exhibit aggressive traits.
They’re also quite rough when they’re playing, so you should supervise their playtimes if you own one and have children.
Do Jackapoos Get Along With Other Pets?
Most of the time, the Jackapoo is a dog than can get on well with other pets if socialized when young. However, cause they have hunting characteristics from their ancestors, they sometimes can be a bit aggressive if not socialized properly. Therefore if you get an adult Jackapoo, it’s often best they’re kept as the only pet within the home, as you can’t predict how they will be with others.
Jackapoo Food & Diet Requirements
On average, a Jackapoo should only be fed small to medium-sized meals to provide them with enough energy. You should ensure that the food you give them has enough vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in their food. It’s best to divide their portions across 2-3 meals a day to stop them from overeating and getting bloat. The Jackapoo should also be exercised at least 60 minutes before or after feeding.
However, the portion size and food you feed a Jackapoo can be different based on their age, metabolism, and activity level. If you’re unsure you should contact your vet, who can advise you accordingly.
On average, a Jackapoo is small to medium in size, all based on which poodle parent they have. You can expect them to weigh between 13-35lbs/6-16kg and grow up to 16inches/41cm tall. There’s not much size difference between males and females.
If looked after well, the Jack Russel Poodle mix can live up to 12-15 years.
Jack-A-Poos are dogs that have a lot of energy and therefore require it to be exhausted up quite a lot through exercise. You should aim to meet their exercise needs between 45-60 minute sessions a day if you own one. It’s important to know that the Jackapoo likes to dig naturally, so you must take them outdoors so they can satisfy their innate instinct. This Doodle is also a good jumper, so always make sure the fence in your backyard will keep them from escaping!
Sometimes training a Jackapoo may be difficult, as they can be a little bit stubborn. Therefore when training them, you’ll want to ensure their sessions are short, interesting, and full of positive reinforcement. When training, ensure that you’re consistent and provide them with regular praise.
Jackapoos must be groomed a few times a week to stop their coat from getting into tangles and knots. If you can, you should aim to brush their coat daily to keep it intact. If you can’t manage time each day, then at least twice a week will do.
This Doodle can be prone to shedding more in-between seasons like Spring and Autumn; therefore, you’ll want to groom them more regularly at the start of the season. Try and brush their teeth daily to keep their gums and teeth healthy, and clean their ears regularly to reduce the risk of infection.
The Jackapoo is a healthy dog most of the time. However, if they have any health problems, it’s mainly down to their genetics inherited from their parents. It’s not guaranteed they will have them, but if they do, they could inherit the following:
- Addison’s disease
- Cushing’s disease
- Von Willebrand’s disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Skin problems
These health conditions can be ruled out or managed with a good diet, exercise, and frequent visits to the vet.
Overall, the Jackapoo is a loving breed to own that can get on well with other pets and children if you get them from a puppy and are socialized early. They may not integrate well if an adult as they have hunting and herding instincts. Because of this, they shouldn’t live in small homes, but instead home with a large garden and high fence. They’re cheaper than many other Doodles, costing around $700 to buy outright.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he blends profound expertise with formal training in Animal Behavior and Canine Genetics. With multiple generations of poodles under his care, he’s a breed connoisseur, honored with the Canine Care Excellence Award and lauded by the International Pet Enthusiasts Association.