By Jags Goldie Last updated: 22nd October 2022



Jags Goldie
Last updated: 22nd October 2022

The Jackaranian, a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Pomeranian, is a friendly and lively little dog that makes an excellent family pet. It has a compact body with well-balanced head, flat skull, almond-shaped eyes, black nose, prick ears, and a high-set tail. Though a bit strong-willed by nature, the Jackaranian will fill your days with love and laughter if provided with the training and supervision it needs.

Jackaranian Pictures

Quick Information

Alternative NamesJack-A-Ranian, Pom Jack, Pom-a-Jack, Jack Pom
CoatThick, smooth/broken
ColorBlack and brown, brindle, black and white, black, brown, cream, chocolate, brown and white, gray, golden, orange, silver, spotted, speckled
Breed TypeCrossbreed
CategoryTerrier, Toy
Lifespan13-15 years
Weight6-14 lb
HeightAbout 10 inches
TemperamentAffectionate, alert, fun-loving
Good with ChildrenYes
Country Originated inUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDDKC, ACHC, DRA, IDCR

Video: Jackaranian (Jack Russell-Pomeranian Mix) Playing

Temperament and Behavior

Jack-A-Ranians are a favorite among those who appreciate their entertaining antics, liveliness, portable stature, and bold personality. Devoted to their family members, these dogs thrive when they are with their people. They do not enjoy spending extended periods of time in the kennel or outdoors.

Owing to their terrier ancestry, Jackaranians can be suspicious of strangers and aggressive towards other animals, including cats. Jack Poms are patient with children, but they dislike being abused and handled roughly.



Since the Jackaranian has boundless energy, it needs 30-40 minutes of regular exercise. Off-leash play in a fenced yard in addition to long daily walks on a leash is recommended for burning off its abundant energy. It can learn tricks, play fetch, and run a flyball or agility course.


It needs one or two brushings per week to remove loose and dead hair. Moreover, occasional bathing helps keep its coat free of dirt as well as parasites. Other grooming care involves regular brushing of teeth and trimming of nails twice a month.

Health Problems

Pomeranian-Jack Russell mix dogs may be affected by Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, patellar luxation, allergies, hip dysplasia, deafness, glaucoma, and lens luxation.


Jackaranians, being stubborn by nature, are hard to train even for experienced handlers. The owner should remain calm and assertive while training his pet.

Leash Training: Keeping its chasing instinct in mind, you should teach your pet to walk on a leash. Start by letting him stand on your left with the leash attached to its neck. While holding several treats in front of its nose, walk in your desired direction. If your Jackaranian walks along at a smooth pace, praise and give it a treat. Stop immediately, if it moves to the side or pulls ahead. With regular practice, your dog will learn to walk without a lure.

Socialization: To lessen its aggression towards other pets, early socialization is important. Dog walks are an excellent way by which your Jackaranian puppy can meet other people and dogs. If it barks or behaves aggressively, do not shout or pull back on its leash since it will consider the event as a negative experience. You can distract your pet with a correction.


Dry kibble containing chicken, beef, or fish is ideal for your Jackaranian. It needs half to one cup of dry food per day to remain healthy.

14 responses to “Jackaranian”

  1. Tammy Fish says:

    We have a 5 month old Jackaranian, and your description is very accurate she fits all temperaments.

  2. Daniel Gonzalez says:

    My son has a lot of allergies, are they hypoallergenic? What can I do to control dander

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Daniel,
      Yes, Jackaranians are hypoallergenic. For reducing dander, you can follow these tips:

      • Steam clean furniture, carpets, and curtains regularly
      • Give your dog a bath
      • Use HEPA filters on the air handling unit of your home, as they are good at catching pet dander
      • Thoroughly clean your house’s air ducts
  3. Cindy says:

    I need a female jackaranian!!!!!!!! I haven’t had any luck please if you know where I can fi8nd one let me know. [email protected]

  4. Isabel says:

    Finally i find some information about the mixed doggy we have. Thanks for the info. Coda is a 3monds old puppy . Mother is a jack r. Daddy is a pomerianan . Mixed breed . We were onprepared .. but he is doing well! The Brothers ( the other 3) we gave them a good home.. greats from belgium

  5. Jenni sell says:

    I have a male jackaranian 1yr old i’ve had him 7weeks now i find him easy to learn it took me 4 days to get him to walk on the lead about 2 weeks to get him clean he fetches me the ball but then won’t let it go and the first time i asked him to sit. Lay & wait he did i also put down a treat and told him to leave it and he did at the first attempt he is very smart follows me everywhere i love him to bits

  6. Rachel says:

    I have a male jackaranian puppy such an energetic fun loving little guy idk what they are saying he is very easy to train hes very smart and loves running and swimming he was a little agressive but all i did was lay him on his side and hold him down till he was relaxed he stopped and now he is just a little aggressive when i take something out of his mouth that he cant be eating but he got much better other than that hes always happy and not agressive towards other dogs hes very friendly with my other dog (pomeranian puppy)

  7. Zack Himmel says:

    I’m looking for a male jackaranian puppy if anyone has any leads please email me [email protected]

    • kate says:

      Are you sure? I have one a pup who is very stubborn and strong willed and is hard to train. Don’t get me wrong he can be lovely but I wish we had gone for another breed.

  8. Jen says:

    My Jackaranian Chloe is 9yrs old, no health problems and still plays like a puppy!! She is such sweet, loving, and very smart although it says that they are very hard to train, I never had trouble with her!

  9. Debbie says:

    Looking for a small puppy female but male is ok jack Russell mix is alright

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