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, the ears of the Jackabee can be big and floppy or short and straight like the terrier.
|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 of Origin||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 great job as a watchdog alerting its owners. They have a keen sense of smell and sniff a lot to follow the source of the scent.
Because of its high intelligence, the jackabee is capable of learning the commands quickly. However, its stubborn and independent nature is hard 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 essential. 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.