The Jackabee is a small-sized breed, produced by crossing between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Beagle. Although its appearance and traits vary from one another, it usually resembles its terrier parent but has a beagle face. Characterized by a muscular body with patches and a long tail, jackabees can have either large, floppy ears or short terrier-like ears.
|Other names||Jack russell terrier-beagle mix, jack-a-bee|
|Coat||Thin, coarse, smooth with no undercoat|
|Color||White or cream with tan, black, and red spot|
|Group of Breed||Hounding, terrier|
|Life span||12-16 years|
|Weight||18-35 lbs (8.16-15.9 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 15 inches on average|
|Temperament||Affectionate, intelligent, alert, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||United States of America|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DRA, DDKC, ACHC|
Being loving, friendly, and faithful by nature, it enjoys human attention and loves to spend time with its family. This family pet is good with small kids as well as other pets, acting as a great playmate. However, the dog may show anxiety and shyness around strangers, which can be taken care of by properly training your pet in its puppyhood. Predominantly a sweet-natured dog, it may sometimes exhibit signs of aggression, especially if it is scared. Due to its active and alert disposition, it does a wonderful job as a watchdog alerting its owners. Having a keen sense of smell, the jackabee tends to sniff a lot and follow a scent to its source.
Owing to its high intelligence, the jackabee is capable of learning the commands quickly. However, its stubborn and independent nature is difficult to deal with, requiring firm, patient, and consistent training methods. Since it has an inherent hunting instinct, introducing the puppies to obedience training methods as well as establishing authority over them is important. Socialization and potty training are equally essential to curb any unwanted behavior in the future.
Provide it with one and a half to two cups of preservative-free, organic dry kibble regularly. Few occasional treats such as baby carrots, sweet potato chews, and other snacks including tuna and salmon can be added to its diet. But be sure to check its daily calorie intake.