Jack-A-Poo Puppies

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An active, loving, and loyal family dog

The Jack-A-Poo is a designer breed that is a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Miniature or Toy Poodle. This mixed breed is low-shedding, playful, and makes a great family companion.

Jack-A-Poo At a Glance

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Jack-A-Poo At a Glance

  • Size: 10"-15", 13-25 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Wavy, medium-length, and somewhat coarse
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
  • Common Nicknames: Jackadoodle

Jack-a-Poo Breed Guide

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  • Temperament

    Energetic, friendly, and lively, the Jack-A-Poo makes a wonderful pet for active families and singles alike. Jack-A-Poos are very loyal and affectionate, and they are at their happiest when around people. That said, these dogs do not do well when left alone for long periods of time. So, they're not a breed of choice for someone who plans on being out of the house often. In terms of training, Jack-A-Poos can pose a challenge due to their stubbornness. Early training will help to curb this breed's stubborn behavior. Once properly trained and socialized, the Jack-A-Poo is a great companion for many types of different households and people.

  • Health

    Jack-A-Poos are a pretty healthy breed but could be subject to some medical conditions from either parent, like epilepsy, hypothyroidism, Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, Von Willebrand's disease, eye issues, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, bloat, or skin disorders.

  • Activity Level

    Given the high energy levels of both its parent breeds, the Jack-A-Poo is an active dog that needs regular exercise and mental stimulation. These pups will enjoy activity in the form of brisk walks, games of fetch, and trips to the dog park, to name a few.

  • Grooming

    Grooming is rather low-maintenance for Jack-A-Poos. They need bushing about once a week and should only be bathed as needed.

  • Shedding

    Jack-A-Poos that inherit their Poodle parents' coats shed very little and are considered hypoallergenic. This breed is a good fit for people with allergies.

  • Appearance

    The Jack-A-Poo is medium to large in size with a well-proportioned, athletic body. Their coats can vary from straight and wiry to curly and fluffy. Either way, the Jack-A-Poo's coat is usually low-maintenance and not prone to excessive shedding.

  • History

    A cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle, the Jack-A-Poo is a designer dog breed that likely originated in the United States sometime during the 1980s or 90s. Because the history of the Jack-A-Poo is, for the most part, unknown, there's no one person or breeder that can be credited with creating the breed. However, the Jack-A-Poo was likely developed in an attempt to combine the personality of a Jack Russell with the non-shedding coat of the Poodle. Although both its parent breeds are registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Jack-A-Poo is not, as it is a hybrid dog and not a purebred. However, the Jack-A-Poo is recognized by a few smaller clubs for designer and hybrid dogs, like the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC).