The Jack Russell Beagle mix is a cross between two of the world’s most beloved breeds.
Today we look at whether this lively crossbreed is more than the sum of his parts.
We’ll examine his looks, personality, and health.
If you’re thinking about bringing a Jack Russell Beagle mix puppy home, we’ll help you find the best pups, and get them off to the best start.
What Is a Jackabee Dog?
The Jack Russell Beagle mix goes by a number of names and spellings, which can get confusing.
Don’t worry, we’re here to break it down for you.
A Jack A Bea, Jack a Bee, or simply just a Jackabee, among others, are all the same dog – a Jack Russell Beagle mix.
But just what is the Jack Russell Beagle mix?
A Jackabee dog is the offspring of the purebred Jack Russell Terrier and the purebred Beagle.
So, isn’t he just a mutt?
Not necessarily, although there is some debate behind this question.
Stuck somewhere in the middle between a purebred and mutt, the Jackabee joins a category of dogs known as first generation crossbreeds.
To Design or Not to Design – Debating the Hybrid Dog
Is a first-generation crossbreed a designer dog or a mutt? Not everyone agrees on the issue.
Of course, crossbreeding is not a new practice. Many modern pedigrees were founded by crossing two or more exisiting breeds to realise a new ideal standard.
However, it takes many generations for a crossbreed dog to achieve purebred status.
Once it gets there, new puppies should be reliable and predictable looks and temperaments, which characterise their breed.
A first generation crossbreed, which is the direct offspring of two different purebred parents, is unpredictable.
He could be very much like one parent or the other, or take a mix of attributes from each. His siblings are likely to be different again.
Still, many supporters of crossbreeding say there is a big distinction between first-gen crossbreeds and mutts.
They point out that crossbreeds are a designed mixed breed with two specifically chosen purebred parents.
Mutts, on the other hand, are accidental creations with a widely unknown lineage and a number of breeds in their bloodline.
To learn more about pruebreed dogs, crossbreeds and mutts, visit us here.
Crossbreed Dog Health
And then there is the matter of health.
It is an unfortunate truth that purebred dogs have been consistently overbred within restricted breeding pools for generations.
Thus, genetic diseases have a higher chance of being passed down from one generation to the next, and spreading through the population.
Crossbreeding can reduce hereditary diseases, increase dogs’ lifespan, and increase their odds of successful reproduction.
If you’re curious, here’s more information regarding crossbreeding and how it affects genetic health.
Where Did the Jack Russell Beagle Mix Come From?
First generation crossbreed dogs are enjoying a massive surge in popularity at the moment.
New mixes can appear in more than one place simultaneously, and not all of their origin stories are kept for posterity.
We don’t know about the first Jackabee puppies, and whether they we born by accident or on purpose.
But we do know a lot about the origins of their parents.
Let’s begin with the Jack Russell Terrier.
Origin of the Jack Russell Terrier
A fox hunting terrier from England, the Jack Russell Terrier is a close descendant of the now-extinct white terrier breed.
The foundation for all modern-day Jack Russell Terrier dogs is likely a small white female terrier by the name of Trump.
Named after Reverend John Russell, who owned Trump and subsequently refined the breed, the Jack Russell Terrier was originally utilized by sport hunters who valued the breed’s ability to have “tempered aggression.”
The term implies that the breed is able to hunt his prey and catch it without injuring it.
The modern-day Jack Russell Terrier continues to grow in popularity. In fact, you may recognize the breed from its starring role in the 2000 movie My Dog Skip.
Today, this famous breed ranks number 90 out of 194 on the American Kennel Club’s list of America’s most popular dog breeds.
Origin of the Beagle
An ancient breed most likely from England, the Beagle is believed to be related to early English pack-hunting hounds.
The Beagle was a popular hunting hound due to his ability to hunt on foot, meaning that no horse was required to keep up with him. This earned the breed the name of “foot hound.”
He was quite a popular hunting dog, especially for those who could not afford to own horses, or for those who were too elderly or sickly to ride.
The Beagle found its way to America following the Civil War, and found immediate success as a hunting companion to American rabbit hunters.
In 1885, the Beagle was officially registered by the American Kennel Club. Today he sits at number 5 out of 194 on the AKC’s list of America’s most favorite dog breeds.
He is a very popular family companion. However, the Beagle still enjoys the hunt and continues to be highly valued by hunters for his keen sense of smell and unique howl.
Jack Russell Beagle Mix Temperament
Both the Jack Russell Terrier and the Beagle were bred for hunting.
So their hybrid offspring, the Jack Russell Beagle mix, is going to have natural hunting instincts.
But what other traits can you expect in a Jackabee temperament?
The truth is, since the Jack Russell Beagle mix is a crossbreed, a number of temperamental traits are going to depend on what he inherits from his purebred parents.
Let’s see what those traits might be.
Jack Russell Terrier Temperament
Loaded with personality, the Jack Russell Terrier is both intelligent and hilarious.
He enjoys learning new tricks and will make his owners laugh as they train him.
With proper training, the Jack Russell can do very well in family settings and enjoys children and other household dogs.
However, due to his hunting background, you should watch him around small pets like guinea pigs, hamsters, and ferrets.
A popular family pet with children and people of all ages, the Beagle is another dog with tons of personality and comedic skills.
The Beagle is known for his work ethic and zest for life. He is full of energy, and will do best in family settings where he can be included in the activities.
Due to his incredible intelligence, the Beagle will need lots of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy.
You should also note that he can be a bit of an escape artist.
This little Houdini is a born problem-solver and is known to dig, climb, and manoeuvre his way out of a number of confinements. So you may have to get creative when trying to keep him in the backyard or out of the kitchen.
What Does the Jack Russell Beagle Mix Look Like?
Have you seen Jackabee pictures? If so, then you are already prepared for a pretty cute dog.
But what are the basics? How tall will the Jack Russell Beagle mix be? How much will he weigh?
And what other defining characteristics should you know about?
The truth is that because the Jackabee is a crossbreed, his appearance and everything that goes along with it such as height, weight, coat color, and more, will be left up to genetics and chance.
What we do know, due to his purebred parents, is that the average Jackabee full grown will be between 14-30 pounds and stand anywhere from 12-15 inches tall.
Now let’s take a look at the other characteristics your Jack Russell Beagle mix could inherit, starting with the Jack Russell Terrier.
General Appearance of the Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier is a smallish dog, weighing 14-18 pounds and standing between 12-15 inches tall.
His coat can come in three different types:
- Smooth Coat – Short, sleek, and shiny
- Rough Coat – Longer, coarse, and wiry to the touch.
- Broken Coat – Somewhere between the smooth and rough coats, varying from longer to shorter on different parts of his body.
These coat types come in three standard colors:
- Blue Belton
- White and Chestnut
The Jack Russell Terrier has bright, alert eyes, erect ears that fold to the front.
General Appearance of the Beagle
A bit larger than the Jack Russell Terrier, the average Beagle stands 13-15 inches tall and weighs 15-30 pounds.
The Beagle is known for his adorable face, long, floppy ears, long tail, and short, sleek coat that comes in seven colors:
- Orange and White
- Lemon and White
- Chocolate Tri
- White and Chocolate
- White and Chestnut
- Red and White
How Do I Groom and Care for a Jack Russell Beagle Mix?
Both the Beagle and the Jack Russell Terrier shed, so prepare for a dog that sheds a bit.
He needs to be brushed with a standard dog brush about twice a week.
Other than that, the Jackabee should be easy to maintain, only needing the occasional bath.
He will also need his nails trimmed regularly and his ears cleaned consistently enough to keep moisture and wax from causing infection.
Jack Russell Beagle Mix Life Expectancy and Genetic Health Issues
Early health screening is a great way to stay on top of your Jack Russell Beagle dog’s health, especially since he is a crossbreed and could be susceptible to the same genetic diseases as his purebred parents.
A carefully bred and well looked after Jack Russell Beagle can expect to live between 10 and 16 years.
But what about genetic diseases?
To find out what your Jackabee dog could be susceptible to, we’ll have to take a look at his purebred parents.
Jack Russell Terrier Lifespan and Health Concerns
With an average lifespan of 13-16 years, the Jack Russell Terrier is most prone to
- inherited eye diseases, including dislocated lens
- Legg-Perthes disease (disruption of the blood flow to the hip, which causes the bone in the joint to die)
- luxating patellas (kneecaps which become easily and temporarily dislocated)
- the blood clotting disorder von Willebrands disease
- and portosystemic shunt, where blood circulation bypasses the liver.
All breeding Jack Russells should have a recent eye exam and knee exam by a suitably qualified vet.
Jack Russells with a family history von Willbrands disease can have a DNA test to find out if they are carriers.
At the time of writing there isn’t a screening test for Legg Perthes or portosystemic shunt, so dogs with a family history of these conditions shouldn’t be used for breeding.
Beagle Lifespan and Health Concerns
The Beagle can live between 10-15 years.
He can be predisposed to issues including
- patellar luxation
- inherited eye diseases
- chondrodysplasia (dwarfism)
- Musladin-Leuke Syndrome (a disorder of the connective tissues which can affect organs throughout the body)
Since patella luxation and inherited eye diseases are common to both Beagles and Jack Russells, it’s especially important that both parents of a Jackabee litter are screened for these and given a clean bill of health.
The Beagle parents might also be screened for hypothyroidism.
As Musladin-Leuke Syndrome is unique to Beagles and only inherited when both parents are carriers, Beagle Jack Russell mix puppies will automatically be protected.
Exercise Requirements for a Jack Russell Beagle Mix
All dogs need exercise, but some dogs need more exercise than others.
While your Jackabee crossbreed may be on the smaller side, don’t be fooled.
This little guy needs tons of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.
This is due to the fact that both his purebred parents were bred for hunting.
Highly energetic and full of zest, a Jack Russell Beagle mix who is not given enough exercise or training could become bored and destructive.
Hour-long walks each day or trips to the dog park will be excellent sources of exercise for this lively little hybrid.
He will also need lots of extra playtime at home, so having a securely fenced backyard would be best.
Training your Jack Russell Beagle mix
Luckily, Jackabee training is easy, as long as you utilize the positive reward system and lots of patience.
This intelligent crossbreed will enjoy pleasing you and learning new tricks, but he can be sensitive.
Be calm, and never scold him when he makes a mistake.
Due to their high prey drive, both the Jack Russell and the Beagle can easily be tempted to bolt after rabbits or squirrels.
So you’ll need a strong and reliable recall in place before you walk him off the leash.
Should I Get a Jack Russell Beagle Mix?
Jackabees are cute and intelligent, but are you ready to commit to one?
The Jack Russell Beagle mix’s ideal home type is one that has a securely fenced backyard where he can run and play freely to release any pent-up energy.
He will also do best with a family who offers him lots of love and attention.
He is a friendly, outgoing crossbreed who enjoys being a part of the family and joining in the fun, which means he won’t be happy just watching from afar.
If you have the time to train, exercise, and love your Jackabee dog, then he just might be the perfect pet for you!
Picking Out the Best Jack Russell Beagle Mix Puppy
Are you determined to check out Jack Russell Beagle mix puppies? We can’t blame you!
Still, while getting a new puppy is super fun and exciting, it’s important to exercise patience and do plenty of research.
Remember, going through a responsible and reputable source to get your Jackabee puppy could play a key role in your dog’s overall health and well-being down the road.
If you’re looking at purchasing Jackabee puppies through a breeder, you’ll want to consider the price.
Most breeders will typically charge around $500 to over $1000.
While that does seem steep, bear in mind it covers the cost of health screening for the parents, and early veterinary care for the puppy.
Good Jackabee breeders will offer you certificates proving their dogs are as healthy as possible.
But what if you want to go through a Jack A Bee Rescue?
Rescue a Jack a Bee
Choosing to rescue your dog is great for a number of reasons.
You’re giving an unlucky dog a second chance, and the price is often a fraction of what breeders’ charges.
On average, most shelters charge between $50 to $100. Their dogs should be vet-checked, up to date with vaccinations, and often neutered or spayed.
Just remember, whichever route you choose to take when finding your Jackabee pup, do your research and make sure you trust your source.
Other than that, have fun and enjoy your new Jack Russell Beagle mix!
Does your heart already belong to a Jackabee?
Tell us how you met the, and whether they’re more Beagle or Jack Russell in the comments box!
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Lorraine C says
After our collie mix rescue passed away after 3yrs, our house was so empty! We drove 6 hours downstate to get a small dog,, cause most up state are pits!! So we found a Jackabea at a shelter and rescued him. Milo, a 14yr old, he is true Jack head and tail, body is Beagle. 6 months now and he’s been great! All but one of our past dogs have been rescued. He’s a real escape artist!!! He’s gotten away 3 times now.. We’ve tried a collar GPS but we have too many trees that block the signal.. ANY other ideas anyone?💡 Rescue a dog, Adopt!!!
I found Tipper at the Humane Society last year, a few weeks after my other Beagle mix died.( 15.5 yrs old) Who rescue who? Tip was 8 yrs old & I became his 3rd mom. His 1 st mom died, the 2nd man returned him after a month because he barked too much. Somewhere he was attached by another animal or left in a cage & has scars. He hates other dogs, people on the other side of the street from us, cars & extremely is protective of anyone that comes near me or comes into the house. He will bark for a while & bray if I leave. The women who were taking care of him at the rescue, cried when I took him home. He jumped into the car & wanted to sit on my lap while I drove. When it was time for bed he jump into my bed ,look at me as if to say I’m home. He has 5 blankets of his own & 4 we share. One of his favorite places to rest is between my legs in the recliner with a blanket. He put himself to bed by 9 pm. I wish I could walk him more but he has jump out of collars, halters, a screen door, while walking & becomes super dog! He has a good size backyard to play in. He doesn’t play with toys, balls or stuffed animals??? I wish I knew more of his history. He is definitely a beagle mix with a strong JR in him. He helped me get through last year mess. Tipper is spoiled rotten!!! and very loved.
We have met Ovie at the Fort McMurray SPCA and adopted him at 2 months. He is full of energy and loves to cuddle and play and is high in energy ❤️ We love him.
Jesse Rose Bailey says
My babygirl bella passed away from parvo and the girl I bought her from had another batch of fur babies and insisted that I take one to help with the grieving so I did. And hes such a hyper active crazy weird boy we named Micky and he makes us laugh all the time. Hes def got the jack Russell looks but additude and intelligents and his acting like a crazy boy to make pple laugh is def from both his parents lol.
Dickie Lambert says
I forgot to mention in previous comment that my neighbors said my now puppy started to use peepad , but when she went on floor “they” would put her nose in it and spank her. Now she won’t go near it. I’m house training her and she is learning fast! She comes and sits in front of me when she wants to go out. What do I do to get her to use it when I’m asleep? I don’t use a crate.
Dickie Lambert says
I got a 9 week old jack a bee from my neighbors like 5 days ago. She use to use the peepad, but when she went on floor they would put her nose in it and spank her. Now she refuses to use the peepad. I’ve been taking her outside and now she comes and sits in front of me when she has to go potty. How can I get her to use the pad again for when I’m sleeping or busy?
I have a 8 month old jackabee about 14 inch tall, and weigh about 21 lbs. very friendly dog. he loves to play tug, he is heavy chewer, he likes to chew on blankets. loves long walks( I walk him 3 times about 20minutes each) he barks rarely, he is crate trained, does sit, stay, lay down, roll, spin, and crawl – in short very easy to train..he eats too fast, hates to bathe, my only concern he sheds a lot.( he is on Good quality diet ) very friendly dog.
I have a jack a bee I found him at one year after my cat passed away he was a day before being put to sleep and he’s great but also a misery XD
Norine Rodriguez says
I was at a family dollar parking lot and seen her from a distance. She was running around trying to get food and when I saw her I immediately fell in love with her. I got of my truck and went and picked her up. She was skin and bones and her white coat was so dirty she looked brown, she’s white with black spots and black patches on her face. I took her home bathed her and fed her and posted her on fb. She was so scared and looked traumatized. I took her to the vet to check for chips, and she didn’t have any she was about 4 months old is what the vet said. She immediately bonded with me. I’ve had her for about two months now gave her shots, bought her clothes a big fluffy bed, even tho she sleeps with us in our bed. She’s the best thing that has happened to me in a long time I love her so much. And Nyla is so spoiled. I’m so mad that she had to suffer the first few months of her life, but I promised her I will always protect her and love her. That’s my baby, my little Nyla. She is a mix between a beagle and jack Russell terrier. The cutest baby girl ever
Spoil that baby girl and hug her tight. Our sweet old gal Milldud was a beagle mixed with most likely jack russell if not rat terrier. Black and white like Snoopy, velvet soft ears and heart-melting brown eyes. She was so in tune with peoples’ feelings and was a very happy girl, she was with us for 6 out of her 12 years. She started having terrible seizures due to some sort of tumor around her brain. She was a real fighter though. They are the most loyal and loving dogs, and so emotionally intelligent. Wish you and Nyla all the best.
We adopted a Jackabee from the SPCA when she was 8 weeks old. She is now almost 2.5 years old. Between 5 months and her first birthday was hell! But she grew out of that phase before we went completely nuts!!
She is generally a happy, energetic dog. She loves people (especially children) and other dogs….she chases squirrels & gophers like her life depends on it and she follows her nose everywhere!!
Right from day 1 we made sure to give her lots of walks (about 2 hours a day) and lots of positive reinforcement. She is super smart and trains quickly.
She is not a snuggling dog. She likes to play, but doesn’t like to cuddle, sit on the lap, be hugged, etc. She prefers to curl up just out of arm’s reach to nap and she will run & hid in her kennel if you get too physically affectionate with her. But she loves having her tummy scratched and she gives kisses when you come home from being away.
Overall, one could not ask for a better companion!
Lately I have noticed that she has begun to sulk a little and has become quite stubborn. If she doesn’t want to obey, she goes & hides in her kennel. Also she has begun to really drop her head when she is ordered to “come”. We do not tell at her and have never swatted or used negative reinforcement with her, so we are a bit confused when she is “sulky”. I actually came online today looking for advice on how to put the “happy go lucky” back into her step.
Please. I am looking for a Jack-A-Bee.
My Jace was given to me and he saved me as much as I saved him. He was severely abused, had never had a bath, been indoors, or even given dog food, just scraps. He’s beyond intelligent and the best companion. I was in a dark place in life fueled by addiction and he kept me responsible. Honestly I feel like he understands every word I say and I’ve never had to “train”, he just knew or quickly picked it up. For a time I didnt have funds to feed myself but always made sure he was fed, when I was homeless he slept on my lap in a wooden kitchen chair for 2 weeks, he’s been with me thru the best & worst days and was always happy to do it. Hes like a boomerang, I can let him loose anywhere and he comes right back to me. If you’re looking for an intelligent, highly loyal, cuddly and compassionate pet then look no further. Our lives are 100% better now and hes grown to be almost an extra limb to me. I’m never without him. I believe both of us would not be alive if it weren’t for the other one so I thank him and God everyday for waltzing into my life and heart. Please be aware that this breed thrives on attention and affection so if you’re looking for a dog to leave alone the majority of the day, this is def not the breed for you. Hes also weary of newcomers (poss from the abuse), terrified of storms/fireworks/etc, and loves to chase wildlife. So please take all of this into consideration prior. But the abundance of positives def outweighs the minimal negatives and I could not love this breed or him more.
We just adopted a Jackabee senior rescue. Over 10 yrs old. He is a love bug so far. Smart! Crate trained and house trained. Tears up stuffed toys but I will keep buying them. No food aggressions. Got a little irritated at the thought of sharing me and the loveseat with our other dog. But corrected well. Love laps and naps. I put his crate in my bedroom no issues. Let’s you sleep and goes right to the door in the morning. We don’t know much about his background. Our other dog, such an angel boy, a lab mix, is good with him too. Our lab is loose in the house 24/7. Wondering how long it will take or will it ever be that I can leave my Jackabee loose too. He has done nothing wrong with someone being home at all. He has interesting habits like he scratches where ever he is going to lay three times then lays down. He also will demand scratches when you stop by lifting his paw up at you from any direction. Our other dog is not vocal at all. This Jackabee barked at our neighbor across the street through the window but didn’t care about the landscapers. He seems to love our other neighbors, their dogs and kids. No other barking at noises etc. snores! Tugs a little on a leash but not bad. Gets around well, although I know the senior will set in eventually much more. He needed a remaining forever home and he is warm, fed, comfy and loved.
My Jackabee was given to us .. my son and I as he was just a pup. We were not actually looking for a dog at that time. Not sure what we were getting into, we were happy to bring him home. Now, 15 1/2 years later, I couldn’t imagine a dog being any better for my son. My son is 21 and our dog being over 15 is a odd thought lol. The jackabee is a bit stubburn, but is extremely smart and an excellent guard dog. Barked only when it was absolutely necessary. Played fetch, often. The only thing I can say bad was he was a bit restless and a bit hyper .. hunting intsticts on walks. Overall I would not have picked a better, well behaved dog. Oh, yes he was hydini he hated wearing a tee shirt, diffinitly not that kind of dog.
T chiseri says
My jack/beagle Is the smartest ,most sensitive ,and most wonderful animal I have ever owned in my entire life. He was not an easy dog in the sense that he requires a great deal of attention, he does not do well when he is admonished in a harsh voice, and he needs lots of activity. if anyone is willing to give the time and energy to this cross breed you will not be disappointed in the rewards of owning this wonderful hybrid.
Paula Jonack says
Does anyone know of any litters coming up?
Laura Newhall says
My Rascals was a birthday gift he is chestnut and white. He has been a life saver. I am prone to seizures. He was never trained as a service dog yet one day I had a seizure and Rascals apparently went and got my best friend and neighbor. Please note I don’t have a doggy door so when he got my friend she knew from his behavior something was wrong. He is so smart he understands commands in 3 different languages English, Yiddish and Lakota. He also understands certain hand signals. I love my sweet Rascals so much. So if you the reader are considering one. I strongly recommend.
Kathy Cochran says
Help we rescued a 1-1/2 year old 2 weeks ago. The vet said she’s a Jack Russell Beagle mix. She’s very, very scared. She hates the tether and still cowers down when I call her. Please help. What can I do
When you say she hates the tether, are you meaning that you have her tethered to a stake in the ground or are you meaning what you use to walk her?
If you have her tethered to a stake in the ground, she’s probably bored. These dogs have SO much energy. When my Jackabee was that age, I was taking him for walks totalling about 4-5 miles a day plus playtime.
If she doesn’t like to be on a leash for walks, have you tried taking her to a dog park? Sounds like she’d need one that was not crowded. Someplace where she could get a little energy out without being on a leash.
As for being scared of you, that will just take time. Get some training treats (little tiny, pea-sized ones) that you can keep with you all the time. When she comes to you naturally, calmly give her a treat and tell her she’s a good girl. Just keep doing this until she warms up to you.
I got my Jackabee when he was about 9-months old and he was scared at first too because he’d been a stray and then stayed in some foster homes. But he turned into the best little cuddler and the funniest dog I’ve ever had or met. I love him so freaking much!
Good luck with your pup!
Just be patient .these mixes are the. Biggest reward an entertainment once they trust u and , they do like to know where ur at an will find u .they are very smart an routine 4 sure, an set in there ways .but also need consistantacy routined, an there time out side,an inside they become the. Boss an .smart enough an tough 2 let u know what they want.,,,they r stiburn .sometimes what like jacks ,ur house an surroundings are there’s .they even monitor neighbors.yes they tend to be nosey an mine use 2 keep the labs aChris road street. in line from marking territory .no fights she just had 2 be.,in charge an alert 2 what belongs an don’t,,..they love to. BE in ur life in all ways included,, at supper ,lol she would glance in my groc bags coming home..an all outdoor activities,, too…they do hve a quiet predictable personality,so when there quiet.as in where is she.,lol.. an dissapear out side just know there prob. Will be found in fields or wood stalking easy prey 2 pic on, they are sassy but the most loyal dog .I’ve ever had.I had my patches 17 an half years.,only reason I had 2 put her down she damaged her neck jump ditch, showing off to my other retriever black lab. She tantlized him..like look I’m loose it was a way letting themselves know they was an like 2 be alpha,,lol.. ..they are like loving an cuddle.. but can be very spoiled an expect 2 an addiment in there way of reminding u what they want an how 2 get it..my patches was born an bread by accident frm my fathers hobby of beagles,his hunting buddy borrowed one his beagles to hunt with.an his wife’s jack got to his so he kept her then, at 6 months she was given to me ..he had kept one the pups to see how she’d do run on trips with his trained beagles he was good at,but she was smart an every time..lol he said the little stuburn Buzz is..lol would turn his dogs completely around off track they was on .then to them following her.,lol she had them chase an corner rabbit an wait ,she sat then after beagles did the running it out briar patches.and.thicket an then she would be the one to lol take it to him.,lol she was a hand full an sneaky smart,loved her .my most happiest pet I’ve ever had,,so after my long story..hope u u,understand they are truly treasures.an mine was born 20 + years back .before they named them.. she’s been gone since around 2015..I loved her dearly ..I can send u a pic of patches if u like .that how they look even when bread. BY accident. ,good luck, ch.
Looking for a Jack-A-Bee puppy. Does anyone know of a breeder? Preferably in California.
We are thinking about getting one of these dogs. We live in an apartment in town. Do they make good inside pets?
We rescued our Jackabee, Sophie, when she was seven months old and let me tell you, she was a handful but smart. She accepted crate training very well and seemed to actually need it to settle down at night, until she got a little older. She’s pretty smart and is able to “tell” us what she needs. She rings a bell on the door when she needs to go out, stands by the pantry when she wants a treat, will bring you a shoe when she wants a walk, etc. She is inside most of the time but really likes and needs her walks. I think she’s all of the good things from each breed–the beagle mellows out the hyperness of the Jack Russell, the Jack Russell takes some of the wander out of the beagle (we can walk her off leash), no beagle howling but no excessive Jack Russell barking. She’s not nippy and usually obeys (although sometimes sulks in the process), she’s very affectionate and loves to cuddle on the couch. I say go for it!
Laura Newhall says
Yes I have a small mobile home. Get some toys and a ball one intended for indoor play. They are very good at fetch
I got my jacka-bee as a puppy a small town in Ohio. Her mom was a beagle, and dad a jack russell terrier. She has the body of a beagle, but a lot of coloring and patterns of a jack russell terrier. Her sister had curly hair, which wad inherited from her dad probably. Some jack russells end up with curly hair I know. It is considered a fault in their breed when they are born that way. Mine is named Paris. She most likely has hypothyroidism. She is very overweight. She also has artheritis. She is very playful and energetic at times though. She loves to roll and rub on the carpet to build up static electricity, and then she will put her nose to your skin and shock you. She actually likes the shocking feeling, haha. She is very sweet and loving, but very protective over us. If someone she doesn’t know comes to the door, she will get in a defensive state by growling and barking. She does the same with unknown dogs. She is great with my other two dogs that she knows. She does great with our cats too. Our cats are very comfortable around her, and one of them loves her. He will actually touch noses with her, and rub against her. She doesn’t mind at all. She hasn’t had any vision problems, and she is 8. She does get antsy around strange dogs sniffing her butt. Not a fan of introducing herself to other dogs. She loves her peanut butter. She is great around little kids. She will take lovings from anyone once she gets to know them. She gets scared by thunderstorms, and fireworks. She hides under my parents’ bedroom end table and bed when this happens. She would be a great emotional support animal if she were in good health. She LOVES going on car rides. We ask her is she wants to go bye bye, and she will perk up and run straight to the front door, go outside, and run right over to the van waiting for us to pick her up, and put her in the back. Anyways, if you are looking for a family dog, a jacka-bee is the perfect canditate.
Dennis groves says
Have interest in a beagle jack Russell cross small female puppy asap.
We rescued an adorable little mixed breed puppy 5 years ago. We are pretty sure she’s mostly jack russell and beagle, but probably a couple of other things mixed in. She’s chestnut and white and her ears are a perfect mix between the 2. She weighs 16-17 pounds. She’s a wonderful house dog. She loves our other dog and the cats, too. (Well, I think the cats like her more than she likes them, but she’s very patient with them.) She will stay in a lap as long as one is available to her, but also loves to run and play outside. She chases squirrels and loves squeaky plush toys that she can shake to death. She also enjoys hunting for toads when it’s wet or raining. She’s very affectionate and does not get into anything in the house. She does bark at people and other animals through our front window, but settles fairly easily. Her mix of breeds is just perfect. She’s a great dog.
Ronda L greene says
My Jack bee will be 10 years old this September and he is the most loving and devoted fur baby i have ever own Rookie is my first fur baby and i now have 11 dogs can’t picture my life without any of my fur babies i have notice tho Rookie shakes alot
Belinda Swallow says
Did you train your puppy from young age? Also did you ever have problem with your jack russel beagle getting into things as a puppy or chewing things? I am having a hard time trying to stop my puppy from getting into things and chewing my furniture and chewing his pee pads. He is 15 weeks old.
Carolyn Pfanz says
We have 3 jackabee siblings – age 6 1/2 years. They are excellent housedogs!! No inside pottying. Very loving! Very intelligent! Lots of fun!! They seem to be aging fast; faces are getting pretty white. Is this normal for this breed?
Mine is 5 and already starting to gray on her snout.
Karin Larson says
Hi. My Jackabee had to be put down unexpectedly last week. We are devastated as she was the best dog and we did everything with her. I have been searching the internet to find a breeder for when we feel ready for a new addition. We absolutely want a Jackabee. I have not found anything. Where did your babies come from and can you share any information with me. Thank you
Donene McBee says
We rescued a 2 1/2 year old Beagle mix and he looks and acts like a Jackabee. But I can tell he was abused. I’m wondering how to socialize him at this age. He is smart and headstrong but I fell in love with him from the picture and drove 2 hours one way to adopt him not knowing what his mix is