Fast Facts – Jack Russell Dachshund Mix (Jackshund)
|Average height||8 to 14 inches|
|Average weight||20 to 40 pounds|
|Lifespan||10 to 14 years|
|Suitable for||Singles or Couples, Families with Kids, |
Active Seniors, Apartments
|Temperament||Intelligent, Active, Loyal, Playful, lively|
|Good for families?||Yes|
|Other nicknames||Jackshund, Jackweenie, Jack-hund|
Jackshund is a designed breed resulting from the Jack Russell Dachshund mix. They are small and family-friendly dogs. Jackshund is famous for his lovely appearance, playful attitude and exceptional loyalty. We are going to discuss all the information about this mixed dog breed in this post.
What is a Jack Russell cross dachshund called?
Purebred Jack Russell Terrier and purebred Dachshund mix create a small hybrid dog called Jackshund, Also known as Jackaweenie. Jackshund is an excellent combination of two small dog breeds that have unique qualities.
It has a playful and energetic attitude from JRTs. Also, loyal and lovely behaviour from Dachshund. Therefore, Jackshund is an all-in-one package for companionship, fun, alertness and many things that a dog owner expects.
Suppose you consider raising a Dachshund and Jack Russell Mix. In that case, you might be thinking about their breed information such as origin, appearance, health, behaviours, etc. Once you finish reading this, you will know everything about this lovely 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. Let’s get started!
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Origin of Jack Russell Dachshund Mix – What is a Jackshund?
Jackshund, Jackweenie and Jack-hund are the other names for Dachshund Jack Russell Mix. There is not any documented evidence about their origin. However, this hybrid breed is relatively new among other mixed dog breeds.
Mostly, Jackshunds can be the second generation designed breeds. And also, it is considered that Jackshund’s origin could have happened in the 1990s somewhere in the USA.
This Hybrid dog breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). However, the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) and International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) have recognized this dog breed recently.
Jackshunds inherited hunting instincts and sociability from their parents. They are easy to train, friendly and good companions for families. Since their both parents were hunting dogs, Jack Dachshund mix will have some aggressive or hunting attitude. However, you can reduce their destructive behaviours through well-structured training.
I hope that it would be better to explore Purebred Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund’s origins to get a clear idea of Jackshund’s origin.
History of Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell has a long history that runs for the 1800s. Mr John Jack Russell wanted a working dog to help him to hunt small foxes and rabbits. Therefore, he bred the Jack Russell Terrier, also known as Parson Russell Terrier.
JRTs have exceptional qualities that are contrary to their body size. They have endless energy, remarkable speed and undivided alert. They were good at hunting, digging and following small animals to make the pace for easy hunting for their owners. Therefore, JRT had a massive demand at that time.
Read – Jack Russell Terrier Breed Information (All you need to know)
However, JRTs have become family dogs nowadays. They are one of the trending dog breeds, especially in Europe and the USA, because of their small size, skills and playful attitude. Most importantly, JRTs have relatively higher intelligence and common sense among other small dog breeds.
There are pros and cons of raising a JRT as same as every dog breed. They are not lap dogs, even though their size is small. Therefore, these dogs are suitable for active people. However, JRTs are intelligent enough to understand the situation well and act on it.
It is advisable to train them from 3 months old on a regular basis. And also, JRTs need early socialization to reduce their aggressive behaviour towards other small animals and pets. On the contrary, he knows how to interact with friends and family members well.
Origin of Dachshund
Dachshund’s history runs to ages like JRTs. They originated in Germany around the 1900s. They were bred mixing the Doxle and Chiweenie. Dachshunds have helped to hunt large vermin from underground nests using their digging skills. They have short but intense paws that help to dig fast and deep.
Later, they have become family dogs and friendly companions. They are one of the most famous dog breeds in the USA other than JRTs and Beagles. Dachshunds have charming and friendly attitudes.
Dachshunds are small-sized dogs but with a strong body structure. They could be 5 to 9 inches in height and 10 to 30 lbs in weight. There are two sizes of dachshunds as standard and the miniature.
They are smaller than Jack Russells. Therefore, Jack Russell Dachshund mix happens with the standard size Dachshunds. Most of the time, Dachshund is the mother of Jackshunds.
The appearance of Jackshund
It is not easy to predict precisely the appearance of a hybrid mixed dog. Typically, they take a significant appearance from either parent.
As I mentioned earlier, the Jack Russell Terrier is a larger dog than the Dachshund. Therefore, the mix of Jack Russell and Dachshund creates a small-sized dog in between the sizes of parent breeds.
Nevertheless, the size of the mixed dog depends on the influence of either parent’s genes. They may look like anything between a fully grown JRT or a small Weenie.
Typically, Jackshunds get a strong long body with short legs. They have large and paddle-like paws. Their height can be between 8 – 14 inches, and their weight can be 20 to 40 lbs. Male Jackshunds can be a little bit bigger than females.
And also, they have long and floppy ears. Still, sometimes I have seen some Jackshunds with partially erect triangular shaped ears.
They have a short and dense coat like their parents. It is mostly a double-layered coat that helps keep them warm in wintertime and cool in the summertime. The coat will shed moderately throughout the year.
There are three court types of Jackshunds depend on their parent’s coats. The most common coat type is short-haired, smooth and silky coat. And also, there are long coats and wire coats with the greater influence of the JRT parent.
Coat colors will be a mixture of Black, Brown, White, Cream or Red. Sometimes, I have seen Jack Dachshunds mix with a solid color coat with a combination of spotted colors.
How big will a Jack Russell dachshund mix get?
Typically, the size and appearance of a mixed dog cannot be predictable. It can vary even within the same litter based on the influence of their parent breeds. However, Jackshund’s average size is 8 to 14 inches in height and 20 to 40 lbs in weight.
Their size totally depends on their parent breed’s influence and the quality of their genes. And also, there are two types of dachshunds as standard and miniature. You can expect a smaller dog if the mix happens with a miniature dachshund.
The temperament of Jackshunds (Common Facts)
As we discussed earlier, Jackshund’s parents were bred as hunting and working dogs. Still, they carry their predatory behaviours and hunting instincts with them. Therefore, you can expect excessive energy and overprotective behaviours from Jack Russell Dachshund mixed dogs as well.
They especially love digging. Their large and paddle-like paws help them dig fast and deep. Therefore, you have to keep an eye on them all the time, unless they will make holes in every corner of your garden.
However, Jackshunds are obedient dogs with undivided love for their family members. Most importantly, they have a gentle attitude towards kids. Jackshunds are extremely intelligent. So, they can learn tricks, commands and other skills easily.
Jackshunds know how to adapt to the situation because of their intelligence. They are good at reading human behaviours well and react accordingly. It makes Jackshund a perfect family companion.
These dogs expect their owner’s full attention all the time. They have expressing eyes that can draw anyone’s attention. If they don’t get the attention, they will do silly things to get your eye on him. That is a nice thing to see as a dog owner.
I mentioned earlier, Jack and Dachshund both inherited hunting instincts. Therefore, it would be best if you start training Jackaweenies at their younger age. Then you will be able to reduce their destructive behaviours.
And also, if you raise a dog with small kids, you should teach your kids the safe way of approaching the dog. That will help to maintain a healthy relationship with your kids and dogs.
Jackshunds may become aggressive towards strangers and small animals. However, when they socialize with someone, they will express a lot of love. Therefore, it would be best to socialize them as much as possible at their younger age. It will help them to build trust towards strangers and other pets.
Jack Russell Dachshund mix is a playful dog. They have enough energy and capacity for playing hours. Jackaweeneies don’t like to stay alone. They get stressed and anxious when no one is around. Therefore, you have to keep him close every time. You can use a dog camera to talk with him and look after him when you are not at the house.
These dogs can tolerate any weather condition. Therefore, they can stay the same in summer or the winter. However, if you take them out in the wintertime, try to cover them with a heat-protective blanket.
After considering the above facts, you can see that the purebred Dachshund and Jack Russell Terrier mix creates a remarkable combination.
Are Jack Russell Dachshund mix guard dogs?
We know that both of their parents were hunting and guard dogs. Therefore, the Jackshunds have the same strength, courage, and attentiveness in their genes. Contrary to the size, they can be good guard dogs. No one will be able to come closer to you, passing your little friend.
Sometimes, they may be overprotective or aggressive towards strangers. And also, Jackshunds are loyal dogs with endless love for their family. They will inform you by loud barking if something happens that is not supposed to.
Are Jackweeneies aggressive?
Yes, sometimes they may be aggressive like any dog. It doesn’t mean that they are dangerous. If they think something or someone could be a threat, they will be aggressive.
Typically, they are loyal and obedient dogs to family members. Early age training is recommended for Jachshunds. Also, let them move with other pets and strangers to socialize at their young age to avoid their destructive behaviors.
Are Jackshunds stubborn?
Yes, sometimes. Mixed dogs carry good qualities as well as bad qualities from their parents. Jack Russell Terriers have more stubborn behaviors than Dachshunds. Therefore, Jack Russell and Dachshund mixes may be stubborn.
They may not respect the instructions and orders when they are in a bad mood. Sometimes, they try to be the leader of the house by neglecting everyone. Therefore, you need to train them well to follow the instructions at their younger age. And also, let him know that you are his boss.
How often should you wash a Dachshund and Jack Russell mix?
As we discussed earlier, Jackweenies have three types of coats. Short and silky coats are the most common ones, which are easy to take care of and less doggy smell. Therefore, if your Jackshund has short hair, you don’t need to wash them frequently.
Some Jackshunds have coats with long hairs or wired hairs. If so, there will be a strong doggy smell if you don’t clean them frequently. Therefore, it would be great if you can wash them at least once a week.
Their coat will shed throughout the year moderately. So, it is recommended to brush their coat regularly. You will be able to see their tiny shiny hairs all over the house.
Do Jackshunds like to cuddle?
Of course, they love cuddling. As I mentioned earlier, they always expect their owner’s full attention. If you don’t pay enough attention to him, he will do silly things to get it.
Jackshunds are good at reading people. He will understand your daily schedule and get used to it. Once you break the schedule, he will mess up with you making noises or neglecting you. You will have to cuddle him and give him more treats to bring him back to normal.
They love kissing and rubbing. I have seen many Jackshunds have an honest smile on their long face when the owner kisses him on the cheek. Jackweenies love to curl on the lap or stay close to their favourite person’s feet.
You can see that this Jack Russell Dachshund mix is a loveable dog breed in many aspects.
How much exercise do Jackshunds need?
We know that Jack Russell Terriers and Dachshunds used to be working dogs. Still, they have some ancestral hunting attitudes with them. Therefore, Jack Dachshund mix will have excessive energy and capacity for lots of physical activities. Also, it makes them healthy and keeps them active.
You can give them 20 – 30 minutes of regular exercise such as walking, jogging or running. It would be great if you can let them play with other pets at least once per two weeks. If so, they will build up trust towards other animals while they have physical exercises. It will help to stimulate their mental capacity.
What are the common Health issues Jack Dachshund mixes have?
Jack Russell and Dachshund mixes are healthy and tough dogs. Nevertheless, they are prone to common genetic health issues from their parent breeds. We can see the following health concerns very often with Jackshunds.
- Deafness – Jacks are prone to complete or partial deafness in their old age.
- Eye diseases – There is a possibility of having several eye diseases like Cataracts, Lens luxation and Glaucoma.
- Patellar luxation – This is a congenital disease among small dog breeds. It happens with the misalignment of the kneecap. It is one of the painful old age problems that dogs suffer in their old age.
- Hip Dysplasia – This is a bone-related issue in their hip joint that is a common health concern for most small dog breeds.
Do Jackshunds get along with other pets?
Yes, of course. They love to play with other pets. Jackshunds will not socialize with other pets at first sight. If they start trusting someone or a pet, they will show their love without any boundaries.
However, you need to train them and socialize them to avoid their destructive behaviour towards other pets at their younger age. Otherwise, they could get messy around with other pets.
Are Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund mix good for families?
Yes, they are perfect family dogs. As I mentioned earlier, they are so gentle with kids. However, please keep your eyes open when they are with small kids. And also, it would be great if you can teach your kids the correct way of approaching the dog. It will help to maintain a healthy relationship.
How much does a Jackshund puppy cost?
Jack Dachshund Mix puppies’ cost could be around 700$ to 950$ (600-750 Euros), depending on their health, colour, and size. It is a relatively higher cost than other Jack Russell mixes like Cojack, Jackabee, Jackador and Jackhuahua.
Puppies of the first litter are even more expensive than others. Therefore, my advice is 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.
Dachshund and Jack Russell Mix lifespan
Most importantly, it would be best to understand that any dog’s lifetime depends on its owners. Proper care and the alert about the dog’s health concerns are key for them to give the maximum lifetime.
Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund Mix create a small, gentle, and playful dog breed. We discussed their origin, history, temperament, appearance, health and many more in this extensive post. I hope this post helped you to know all the details about this beautiful dog breed.
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