The Border Jack, known for its intelligence, athleticism, and bold nature, is a medium-sized cross between the two purebreds – Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier. The dog’s head is of moderate width while its muzzle is well defined with a black nose and a pair of dark, almond-shaped eyes. Its ears can be variable – some may have floppy ears while others may have erect ones.
|Other names||Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier Mix|
|Coat||Short, dense, smooth/coarse, double layer; fringes of hair may appear on the chest, legs, and haunches|
|Color||White, merle, tricolor, brindle, brown, blue, black, brown and white, black and white|
|Group of Breed||Terrier, Herding/Working|
|Size/Height||Medium; about 15-20 inches|
|Temperament||Courageous, loyal, playful|
|Size of Litter||4-8 puppies|
|Good with Children||An affectionate playmate for active older children|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DRA|
Border Jacks, because of their hunting heritage, are fearless, lively, smart, and vocal dogs with great working ability. If trained properly, these loving, devoted, and amusing dogs make excellent family dogs.
Once fully grown, they could become the perfect running partners of their owners. In fact, they are always ready to run, eagerly keeping pace and never complaining about being tired.
Although they are friendly towards humans, they are not tolerant of harsh or abusive behavior. Their rambunctious nature could be overwhelming for young kids, and so their interactions should be supervised. The Border Jacks do not accept the presence of other canine pets and may even confront larger dogs.
Border Jack pups could be a challenge for the timid or inexperienced dog owners. Since they can be stubborn at times, they need firm, fair, and consistent training.
Your Border Jack’s diet should comprise foods high in protein. The recommended amount of dry food is 1.5-2 cups a day.