Jack Russell and Poodle Mix (Jackapoo) – Facts, Pics and More

Jack Russell Poodle Mix – Pros & Cons of Jackadoodle/Jackapoodle

Jackapoo (Jackadoodle) is a small and smart designed breed resulting from the Jack Russell and Poodle mix. They are loyal and family-friendly dogs, with an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Jackapoo is one of the most famous crossbreeds among dog lovers all over the world.  

If you consider adopting a Jack Russell Poodle Mix, you will have many questions on your mind. Good luck! Once you finish reading this post, you will have a complete idea of this wonderful breed.

I have listed the main topics and frequent questions people ask that I discuss in this topic below. Feel free to jump straight to the topic you want.

Fast Facts – Jack-A-Poo / Jack-A-Doodle (Jack Russell and Poodle Mix)

Average height 10 to 16 inches
Average weight 14 to 25 pounds
Lifespan 12 to 15 years
Suitable for Singles or Couples, Families with Kids,
Active Seniors, Apartments
Temperament Gentle, Obedient, Loyal, Smart
Good for families? Yes
Other nicknamesJack-A-Doodle, Jackadoodle, Jackdoodle,
Jackapoodle, Jack A Poo, Jackapoo, Jack-A-Poodle,
Jackpoo, Poojack, and Poo-Jack.
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Origin of Jack Russell Poodle Mix (Jackapoo)

Origin of Jack Russell Poodle Mix (Jackapoo)

The origin of Jackadoodle is a mystery yet. Although, there are some discussions that Poodle and Jack Russell mix drive to the 1970’s in the USA. We can find out the highlights of Jackapoo’s origin by learning about their parent breeds.

  • History of Jack Russell Terrier

The history of the Jack Russell Terrier runs into early 1800 in England. John Jack Russell bred them for hunting purposes. This small, energetic and fast breed was used to hunting foxes and rabbits, ball games, and other fun activities.

They have a strong sense of instincts and endless energy for running everywhere all day. However, now they are famous as loyal and intelligent companions.

  • History of Poodle

The history of Poodle runs into the mid-1600s, initially in Germany. They were used to hunting ducks at an early age. However, now they have become companion dogs that want to lay on the lap.

There are three types of Poodles as full-size poodles, miniature poodles, and toy poodles. Jack Russell and Poodle mix can be done with all three types of poodles.

As usual, this mixed breed has both qualities of their parents. They have got energy, loyalty from Jack Russell Terrier, And the companionship, intelligence, love from Poodle.

The appearance of Jack-A-Poo

Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle mixes get their prominent appearance and major characteristics from either parent. The appearance may differ from one to one due to this is a designed breed.

Typically, their coat colors are White, Black, Tan, Brown, Blue, and Gray. Mostly, that could be a combination of those colors. They have black noses and Brown eyes. 

Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle mixes get their prominent appearance and major characteristics from either parent.

Jackapoos hair may be short to mid-length and can be mostly curly like Poodles. Some Jackadoodles have wire hair, short and thick hair like Jack Russell Terriers. Therefore, the nature of the hair may vary from one to one.

As a mix of Jack Russell and Poodle, Jackadoodle’s physical features and appearance may differ from one another even in the same litter. It affects the bloodline, quality of the genes, and the pedigree of their parents.

How big does a Jack Russell Poodle Mix (Jack a poo) get?

Poodle Jack mix creates a small dog. However, it depends on the type of Poodle who mixes with Jack Russell. We have discussed earlier that there are three types of Poodles as Standard size, Miniature, and Toy Poodle.

Therefore, the size of the parent Poodle causes the Jackapoo’s size. Typically, they are around 10-16 inches in height and 14-25 pounds in weight.

Temperament – Common facts about Jack Russell mix with Poodle

Jack-A-Poo is an intelligent, friendly, and loyal dog. They have taken the intelligence and pride from Poodle, and the energy, activeness from Jack Russell Terrier. Therefore, Jack Russell with Poodle Mix creates a great family pet with gentle, pleasant, and adorable qualities.

They love to play and spend time with children. Typically, they are genuinely loyal to owners and expect a lot of attention like all small dog breeds. Sometimes, they may show some lousy behavior when the owner puts attention away.

Are Jackapoos aggressive?

Jackadoodle is the result of Jack Russell and Poodle mix. Therefore, there is a possibility of Jackapoo taking aggressive behaviors from Jack Russell’s parents. However, they have calm and royal qualities like Poodles. So, it depends on the training and the socialization you give to them at a young age.

Sometimes, Jackadoodle can become a little destructive when they don’t have enough activities to do.

Temperament - Common facts about JackaPoo

Are Jack-A-Poos stubborn?

Yes, sometimes. They are companion dogs. They create their whole world around you. When you don’t have enough time to spend with them, they get upset. Also, they expect to do what they want.

Therefore, Jackapoos may become stubborn if you neglect them. The best thing is you can easily bribe them with a small treat or a snack to do what you expect.

Are Jackapoos good pets?

Yes indeed. If you consider raising a Jack Russell Poodle mix, it would be wise because they are loyal to the owner. And also, Jackadoodles are brilliant dogs within other small dog breeds.

Sometimes, they frequently bark when they need something. That is why you need to train them well at their younger age.

Are Jack doodles guard dogs?

It depends on the qualities they inherited from their parent breeds. If the Jackapoo is closer to the Jack Russell breed, he can do the guarding job as well. Contrary to their body size, they will guard you against small threats.

However, they have got qualities of being good guard dogs with attentiveness, intelligence, and loyalty. 

How often should you wash a Jack Poodle Mix dog?

They may have a stronger doggy smell like some other dogs that have lots of hair. It means you need to clean them frequently. And also, their coats need to be regularly brushed and maintained.

They could be crazy shedders sometimes. This is a little minus point of adopting a Jackapoo. 

How much exercise do Jack-a-Poos need?

Jack Russell Poodle Mix dogs have qualities of both Jack Russell Terriers and Poodles half to half. Therefore, they may be highly active and playful. So, it’s better to give them at least 30-40 minutes of regular exercise.

What are the common Health issues Jack Poodles has?

How often should you wash a Jack Russell Terrier Poodle Mix dog?

Jack-a-doodles are typically healthy dogs. Their major health concerns are dry skin, ear infections, allergies, and gum infections. There is also a possibility of having weepy eyes, skin infections, kneecap dislocations, and deafness with their age.

Do Jackapoos get along with other pets?

Jack Russell and Poodle mix create a brilliant and energetic combination. Typically, they get along with other dogs and pets well. However, they need good training at their younger age to avoid some destructive behaviors. 

Are Jack Russell Poodle mixes good for families?

Yes, it would be wise to raise a Jack Russell Poodle for a family with kids. They are so gentle with toddlers as well. Jackapoos have the strength of playing the whole day with you.

And also, he can lay on the couch for days without making a noise. They quickly adapt to the situation due to their high intelligence. Jackadoodles are very attentive and noisy to inform; so, you can expect some safety from threats.

How much do Jack-a-Poo puppies cost?

Jack Poodle puppies’ cost could be 400$ to 700$ (550-900 Euros) depending on their health, color, and size. However, there is a possibility that Jackapoo puppies get different appearances even within the same litter.

Therefore, my tip is; negotiate with the breeder or the seller and compare the prices. You also need to have some extra money in hand for initial expenses like tests, shots, deworming, chipping, carrier, collar, and leash.

Jack Russell Poodle Mix lifespan

Typically, Jackapoos got 12-15 years of average life expectancy. However, they are susceptible to heavy weather and sicknesses. Your proper care and attention will give them a maximum lifetime. If you interested in reading The Life span of Jack Russell Terrier, find it here.

Jack Russell Terrier and other mixes

There are plenty of Jack Russell mixes out there such as Border-Jack, Husky-Jack, Dal-Jack, Cav-A-Jack, Jacktese, Bull-Jack, Jack-Shepherd, Bo-Jack, Irish Jack Russell, EskiJack, JackShund, Jackador, Cojack, Jack-Pit, Jackabee, Jackahuahua, Jack Rat, Jorkie, Jug, Jack Tzu, and many more. We have discussed about them as well in-detail.

I also consider raising a Jack Russell Pug mix near soon. If you have a Jackapoo, you can share your story with us. Please write to me using our contact details.

Thank you for reading this post.

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  • Lisa Watson

    Lisa W. is a practicing certified veterinarian (BVetMed Hons in Veterinary Medicine) who graduated from Royal Veterinary College, UK. One of her research fields is mixed-dog breeds and their temperament, behavioral issues, and genetic health concerns. Also, she gathers data about purebred dog breeds and their origin, lifespan, and genetic conditions. Lisa is a loving dog parent who is keen to share her expertise with other fellow dog parents.

  • George Brown

    George B. is the founder of the JRO Organization. He believes in creating a better world for domestic animals. He believes domestic animals are more vulnerable than other animals, especially dogs, since they have been used to depending on their owners for generations. So, he started JRO to share his ideas and insights while helping vulnerable dogs worldwide. George runs multiple projects on street dogs in developing countries, especially Sri Lanka.

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