Jack Russell Beagle Mix (Jackabee) - Facts, Pics and More

Jack Russell Beagle Mix (Jackabee) – Facts, Pics and More

Jackabee (Jack-a-bea) is a designed dog breed resulting from the Jack Russell Beagle mix. They are healthy dogs with an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Jackabee is famous for his smart appearance, playful attitude, and undivided loyalty. 

Jackabee is a mid-sized dog with a big heart. It is an all-in-one package including Love, safety, entertainment, fun, and many things that a dog owner expects.

If you plan to raise a Beagle Jack Russell Mix, you may have many questions about their facts such as history, appearance, health, temperament, etc. Once you finish reading this post, you will know everything about this wonderful mix dog breed.

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

Fast Facts – Jackabee (Jack Russell Beagle Mix)

Average height 12 to 15 inches
Average weight 18 to 28 pounds
Lifespan 12 to 15 years
Suitable for Singles or Couples, Families with Kids,
Active Seniors, Apartments
Temperament Intelligent, Active, Loyal, Alert, Playful
Good for families? Yes, Need to Train well
Other nicknames Jack-A-Bee, Jackabee, Jackabea, Jack-a-bea
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Origin of Jack Russell Beagle Mix – What is a Jackabee?

Origin of Jack Russell Beagle Mix - What is a Jackabee?

Jackabee, Jack-A-Bee, and Jackabea are other names for the Jack Russell and Beagle mix. Jackabee has a comparatively long history than other mixed dog breeds.

However, there is not any documented evidence about the exact date or a place. There is a discussion that Jackabee’s origin could have happened in the 1960s somewhere in England.

Read – Jack Russell Terrier Vs. Beagle Comparison

Jack-a-bee is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), and Dog Registry of America.

Since this amazingly designed dog is a result of the purebred Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle mix, it would be better to look at their parents’ origin to get a clear idea of Jackabee’s origin.

History of Jack Russell Terrier

History of Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier has a long history. John Jack Russell had bred these amazing dogs for hunting purposes in the early 1800s’ in England.

They were excellent as working dogs because of their endless energy, undivided alert, and remarkable speed. They also have a good sense of smell, which helped in hunting small foxes and rabbits.

Read – Rat Terrier and Beagle Mix

However, Jack Russell Terriers have become family dogs later on. They have been able to win the dog lover’s love and affection because of their cute look.

As a result of that, Jack Russells are one of the most famous dog breeds worldwide nowadays.

History of Beagle

History of Beagle

Beagle has a history that runs for ages based on England. There is a discussion that Beagles have a connection with Pack-Hunting Hounds.

They were used for hunting purposes as Jack Russells in the early 1600s. Beagles had skills in hunting without any support of any other gears. Therefore, people called them ‘Foot Hounds’ at that time.

They were popular among the low-earned people who could not own horses. Later, Beagle became the hunting companion for the American rabbit hunters.

The American Kennel Club had officially registered the Beagle in 1885. In the meantime, Beagle was able to win the dog lover’s heart as a family companion due to their adorable appearance and loyalty. And also, they are still being used by hunters, and Beagles enjoy hunting themselves.

As a result of their multi-tasking skills, Beagles have been able to keep them in the 5th place of most favorite dog breeds out of 194.

Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle mix create a mid-sized and energetic result. They are one of the favorite mixed dog breeds with an adorable appearance, unique howl, endless energy, and unbeatable loyalty.

‘Jack-A-Bee is an all-in-one solution for people who looks for a family dog that easy to taking care of and have the capacity to being a guard dog.’’

The appearance of Jack-A-Bea

The appearance of Jack-A-Bea

Beagle Jack Russell mixes get their major characteristics and prominent appearance from either parent as typical mix breeds. However, Jackabee’s appearance is unpredictable since they are crossbreed.

Mostly, they are smaller than Beagles and a bit larger than Jack Russell Terriers. However, their appearance may differ one to one even within the same litter due to their parents’ genes. 

Jackabees have a short and thick coat with mixed colors such as White, Brown, Black, Red, Orange, and Tan. Typically, their coat could be a combination of two or three colors.

Jack Russell Beagle Mixes have bright and alert eyes like their parents. Eyes colors may vary from one to one. Usually, they have long and floppy ears like Beagles.

Sometimes, their ears could be shorter and triangular-shaped like Jack Russells. Most of the time, they’ve got long and straight tails.   

Jackabees hair may be short and can be silky touched. As a mix of Jack Russell and Beagles, Jack-A-Bee’s physical appearance and features may slightly differ from one to another due to the quality of their parent’s genes.

How big does a Jack Russell Beagle Mix get?

Jackabee is a mid-sized dog. Typically, their height is around 12-15 inches and 18-28 pounds in weight.

They have a strong body structure with short and tightened muscles. Jack-a-beas have a smart body posture and a personality among the other small crossbreeds.

Temperament – Common facts about Beagle Jack Russell Mix

Temperament - Common facts about Beagle Jack Russell Mix

Jackabee is an energetic, playful, and loyal dog. Both of their parents used to be hunting dogs. Therefore, Jack Russell and Beagle mix create an extremely powerful and active combination.

Not only that, but also, they are lovely and humble dogs that expect lots of attention and affection from their owners.

Jackabee’s could be a little bit aggressive towards small animals or strangers. Overall, they have all the good qualities for becoming a family dog.

It is advisable to train Jackabee puppies within their 6 – 12 months Because they have some bad qualities and good qualities.

We have to keep in mind that both Jack Russell and Beagle were hunting dogs. Therefore, still, they could bring their aggressive and violent genes within their veins. 

Jack-A-Bees might be a little bit stubborn if you didn’t train them properly. Usually, they are loyal and gentle with family members.

But, you have to keep in mind that powerful animals tend to be bossy. Therefore, always try to make them feel like you are the boss. 

Beagle Jack Russell mix will never get tired of playing with you, whether indoors or outdoors. So, regular exercises are essential to maintain their physical and mental stability.

However, Jackabeas are smart dogs with very good common sense. If you don’t want to play with them, they will not bother you.

Instead, they will curl on your lap or sleep on your couch until you ask them to play. So, it is a real big plus for raising a Jack Russell and Beagle Mix.

Are Jackabees aggressive?

Yes, sometimes they may be aggressive as the same as any dog. But, they could be extra aggressive if you didn’t train and socialize them at their young age.

It doesn’t mean that they are dangerous. Typically, they are loyal and obedient dogs to family members.

Are Jack-a-beas stubborn?

Are Jack-a-beas stubborn?

Yes, sometimes. It is evident that mixed dogs carry good qualities as well as bad qualities from their parents.

As we know, Jack Russell Terriers and Beagles both have stubborn behaviors. Therefore, Jackabees may be stubborn too.

They expect to do what they want sometimes. But, don’t worry! They are just little creatures that expect something to eat and lots of love. Of course, you can train them in the way that you want.

Are Jack Russell Beagle mix guard dogs?

Yes, of course. Both of their parents are considered hunting and guard dogs. Therefore, Jackabees have the same strength, courage, and attentiveness in their genes. Jackabees have a unique and loud howl.

When there is a threat, they will inform you by a continuous and loud noise. 

How often should you wash a Jack Russell and Beagle Mix?

Typically, Jackabees don’t have a strong doggy smell due to their short and thick coat. It means you don’t need to wash them frequently.

It is a big plus for raising this mixed breed. However, it is better to maintain and brush their coat regularly. 

How much exercise do Jack-A-Bees need?

How much exercise do Jack-A-Bees need?

Jack Russell and Beagle Mix dogs have endless energy and power to run all over the day.

Therefore, it is essential to give them at least 40-60 minutes of regular exercise daily. Fewer exercises may cause weight gain and destruction.

What are the common Health issues Jackabees have?

Jackabees are typically healthy and tough dogs. Usually, there’s a possibility of having genetic health issues for mixed breeds from either parent.

Therefore, Jackabees may have deafness, eye problems, luxating patellas, hypothyroidism, and allergies.

However, Jackabeas are comparatively healthy and strong dogs against common diseases. 

Do Jack-A-Bees get along with other pets?

Yes, of course. They love to play with other pets. However, you need to train them well at their younger age to avoid some destructive behaviors.

Otherwise, they could get messy around with other pets.

Are Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle mix good for families?

Yes, they are perfect family dogs. Typically, they are so gentle with kids. However, you have to be alert if you plan to raise them with small kids. 

How much do Jackabee puppies cost?

How much do Jackabee puppies cost?

Jack Beagle mix puppies’ cost could be 600$ to 750$ (500-600 Euros) depending on their health, color, and size. Therefore, it is advisable to negotiate with the breeder before you make the purchase.

Also, keep some extra bucks for initial expenses like tests, shots, deworming, chipping, carrier, collar, and leash. 

Beagle Jack Russell Mix lifespan

Jackabees have got 12-15 years of average life expectancy. Read about Jack Russell Terrier’s lifespan from here. Your proper care and attention will give them a maximum lifetime. 

Jack Russell and Beagle Mix create one of the cutest and strong dog breeds. I hope this post helped you to know the most needed facts about Jackabees. Cheers from Shaggy and Lenny.

We have discussed other Jack Russell Terrier mixes 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, JackRat, Jackahuahua, JackaPoo, Jorkie, Jug, Jack Tzu, and many more. If you like, you can read them as well.

Thank you for reading this post.


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    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.

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