17 Responses to Jack-A-Bee

  1. Fiona Tough says:

    Had my jackabee for a year and she wakes me up when I am having a hypo, we never trained her to do this she just does, my little life saver, love her so much knowing the poor wee thing has been bred twice and she is only 2-3 years old

  2. Beverly Lampack says:

    I just adopted a one year old jackobee. she was passed around in 3 different homes and kept chained and crated mostly. she is loving but bites if I try to control her. not hart biting but nipping . I want to keep this poor girl as she has had it rough. she is spayed . How can I, retired 81 yr old woman , help her to be a delight as a pet.

    • Kat Francl says:

      We took on a Jackabee 4 years ago when he was 3, we are his 4th owners. He was a biter and that took a while to get under control, we had to be firm but loving. Our boy, we found out had been physically abused by the first owner. He was emotionally neglected by the second owner and the 3rd owner had no time for him. It takes time for the Jackabee who has been in a lot of homes to come to trust. Make your home a safe haven for her. Re assure her every chance you get. Make sure she has toys that she can chew on and encourage her to use her chewy toys when she is frustrated. Like a child we had to create a doggie time out corner when ours would misbehave. He has to go to this space and lay down and stay until he is calm.
      With time she will come to trust you. Lots of attention and love is required.

  3. Beth says:

    We just adopted Milo, 4 1/2 month old jackabee, and he has been nothing but a delight! Aside from the corner of the arm of my couch, a few charging cords (unplugged when he found them), and of course the few piddles in the house, he makes puppyhood very easy. From what I can see in the 2 weeks that we have had him, mastering 4 commands, answering when his name is called (we changed his name from Murphy to Milo when we adopted him), perfect on a leash, extremely loveable and gentle, very friendly, and now pretty much house broken. This article is surely on point. He will be trained as a service dog for my 7 year old autistic son, as he responds so well to dogs specifically, and will be a boyhood/family dog for both my oldest and my youngest who is 2. Both of which he loves sitting next to while they play and he chews on his bone.

  4. Aaron says:

    I adopted a jackabee. I named her Arya after Arya Stark from Game of thrones. She is 9 months old. This article is very accurate. She is very smart but she has separation anxiety. Very affectionate and playful. She is by far the best dog I’ve ever owned even though she tore up my couch and chews on everything.

  5. Monica Knight says:

    Our Beagle just had EIGHT Jackabee pups this morning! This should be an adventure!

  6. Chad R says:

    I have a Jackabee named Angel (~23 lbs as an adult) She was found at an animal shelter at around 9 months old. She was picked out bc she could jump so high. Hyper in her early years for sure. She’s since calmed down…so smart and loyal. She’s hyper when you want her to be and calm when you want her to be. Full of energy and eager to please, she’s a sweet, loving dog who NEVER barks. Okay, maybe three times I’ve heard her bark. Great around kids, strangers and other pets.
    One time I brought her to a friend’s house with nine five-month-old kittens. When Angel hopped out of the car, she spotted the kittens and took off. About half, the ones she chased, darted toward the woods, but she couldn’t catch them. The other half stayed by the house with their mom. Angel ran up to them a sniffed…that’s it. She wouldn’t hurt another animal unless it truly threatened her. But she’ll chase anything.

  7. Roberta says:

    Ours is a female and we rescued her almost two years ago. Her owner died and the daughter took her, but she was in a crate about 20 hours a day. She first went to another family who found her too active for their older dog, so we were next in line. She has been a wonderful dog and was lost when her “sister” passed away six months ago. We are the ones blessed to have this dog in our lives.

  8. Kandy says:

    I have a male Jackabee that my Autistic son and I rescued. I have severe Anxiety with panic attacks that make me pass out. My Jack can sense when I have one coming on even in my sleep and will alert me so as I can take my meds. He isn’t just a family pet in our home. He is a member of our family

    • Aaron says:

      How are they with seizures? My son has seizures and I didn’t know this breed could sense certain things

  9. Gary Patnode says:

    I got mine 9 months ago and he has destroyed $200 of shoes but we still love them. I suggest you get one they are very playful and energetic ares even earned the name Rat dog

  10. Tyler says:

    I found mine 7 years ago and she’s such an awesome and smart dog I love her. This article is on point with the stubbornness thing though and the selective deafness type thing. They push the limits just like little kids

  11. Toni Koopmeiners says:

    I got a Jackabea when she was 8 weeks old. Cutest pup! Her litter mate looked to all tan beagle. Mother was all white terrier. I had her sleep up by my head because she was so small. By the time she was 3 months old she would wake me up if my blood sugar would drop. She just turned 2 and she sleeps on bed and if my blood sugar drops she will shake the bed to wake me. She is a wonderful dog for me and extremely smart.

    • Chris Wall says:

      We rescued a male Jackabee almost two years ago now. They told us he was 11 months old when we first got him, but about a month later, they sent us updated information, telling us he was only five months old. Given how much he’d grown, we figured he couldn’t have been 11 months old.

      Your post caught my attention because I’m a Type 1 diabetic as well, and I get the benefit of a dog that can identify when your blood sugar level drops. That’s pretty cool.

      Barkley, our Jackabee, is an incredible jumper! Here he is jumping over a 42-inch high fence at the dogpark (without even touching it!!!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pFL1yLMci8

      And here he is (with my other pup, a raggle, or rat terrier / beagle mix) jumping up into a tree…. Watch the fourth jump! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KmurNlLqs

    • Fiona Tough says:

      Had my jackabee for a year and she wakes me up when I am having a hypo, we never trained her to do this she just does, my little life saver, love her so much knowing the poor wee thing has been bred twice and she is only 2-3 years old

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