By Macy Gen Veterinary AssistantMacy Gen Last updated: 18th October 2022



Macy Gen Veterinary Assistant Macy Gen
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Jack-A-Poo has been developed by crossing the Jack Russell Terrier and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. This designer dog has a muzzle of medium length, curled (or docked) tail and a long, curly coat.  Having gained a lot of popularity in the United States in the recent years, this breed has a variety of names recognized by the different Kennel Clubs. Inheriting the intelligence of both its parents, the Jack-A-Poo is a pleasant natured dog with a soothing temperament.

Jack-A-Poo Pictures

Quick Information

Other NamesJack-A-Doodle, Jackadoodle, Poo-Jack, Jackapoo, Jack A Poo
CoatStraight, curly, coarse, fluffy, short
ColorWhite with tan or black marks, black, brown, brown and white, chocolate, golden, gray, blue
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group (of Breed)Designer dog
Lifespan10 to 15 years
Weight14 to 25 pounds
Height10 to 16 inches
TemperamentEnergetic, Intelligent, Smart, Outgoing
Good with ChildrenYes
BarkingEmits a high pitched bark on seeing strangers
Originated inUSA
Competitive RegistrationACHC, DRA, DDKC, IDCR, DBR

Jackapoo Puppies Video


This recent breed was designed with the intention of creating a family dog. In 2009, it attained recognition from the International Designer Canine Association, which also began recording the registration for it. However, the Canadian Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club is yet to recognize this breed. The different names that have been registered by various kennel clubs are as follows:

American Canine Hybrid Club: Jack A Poo

International Designer Canine Registry: Jackapoo

Designer Dogs Kennel Club: Jack-a-Poo

Designer Breed Registry: Jack A Poo

Temperament and Personality

This Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle mix have a blend of the temperament of both parents. Having inherited the high energy levels of the Jack Russell Terrier, these dogs are extremely active. They are perfect family dogs, getting along well with children and elderly people. The Jackapoos with a gentle disposition mingles well with other dogs though it is not advisable to keep them in a family having other pets as well.

Their trait of emitting a high pitched bark whenever a stranger is at the door makes them act effectively as a doorbell, warning their owners of the unknown person. They enjoy being cuddled in the lap of their owners, a trait that they partially inherit from the Jack Russell Terrier. They are also very curious about things, alert and love to keep their family members entertained and amused.



Owing to their active nature, they require a sufficient amount of exercise daily to be healthy both physically and mentally. Though suitable for a household with a big yard, they can do well in an apartment provided they are exercised well. They love to walk and should be taken for a long stroll on a daily basis. Giving them sufficient space to jog and play will help in channelizing their high energy levels in a positive way.


These less shedders need minimal grooming. Their coats seem to tangle easily, thus combing it weekly using a firm plastic brush will prevent it from getting knotted. If they acquire the dense, curly coat of the Poodle, then clipping is required using a puppy or pet clip. Trimming its fur is required when it grows especially over the eyes. Bathe them when needed and check their ears occasionally to prevent infection of any kind.

Health Problems

This hardy breed is not known to suffer from any genetic disorders or severe health issues. However, they are inflicted with certain skin disorders and other common problems that most dogs have.


This intelligent breed is easy to train when taken up by a firm tactful trainer who has perfect control over them, preventing them from being the masters. It can grasp tricks or commands with great efficiency. Proper socialization and obedience training will help them get along well with strangers.The chewing habit seen in Jackapoo puppies should be corrected to prevent further destruction. Incorporation of rewards or incentives in the form of food will help in boosting their energy, making them respond well to training.


It is required to feed the Jackapoo three-fourth to one and a half cup of dry dog food on a regular basis to give them adequate nutrition. Give them a diet that is rich in protein as it will help them in gaining the energy they have lost because of their intense activity.

Interesting Facts

  • They are hypoallergenic just like the Poodle, thus being great for people who are allergic to a certain breed of dogs.

7 responses to “Jack-A-Poo”

  1. Bill says:

    Considering a female jackapoo puppy…Could you give me an idea of price ?

    • E Day says:

      We’ve had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of being our girls’???????? people for 20 years. They are wash n wear (JRT purebreeds) but sooooo bright. They crave company, games& walks. They are a dream to train, ultra-loyal, playful. We can’t say enough about them. ONLY thing (timy trade-off in our eyes????)-they shed. Small price to pay for a wonderful addition to our family ????????????

  2. Carol Truitt says:

    Looking for a jackapoo

    • KB says:

      There are 3 jack a poo puppies 8 weeks old in the shelter! OMG, after holding them I’m definitely getting one ❤❤❤ they are just the cutest!!!! ????????????

  3. amelie says:

    i love jackapoos so much

  4. Leslie Farmer says:

    Very cute indeed

  5. mimi says:

    i think that the jackapoo puppys are sooooo cute

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