The Jackshund, as a mix of two pure breeds, will exhibit much more variety in temperament and appearance than its purebred parents. Even within the same litter 2 puppies may not look or behave alike. Some individuals will inherit more Dachshund traits, while others will seem closer to the Jack Russell terrier. We recommend you read up on both parents before adopting or purchasing a Jackshund.
This breed is a mix of two working breeds and will therefore be lively, alert and intelligent. However, this hybrid is notoriously stubborn and difficult to train, especially for a first time owner. They are treat motivated and, combined with patience and repetition, it is not an impossible task. Once properly trained they make great home guardians and get along wonderfully with older kids and other pets.
The Jackshund is a breed that requires daily people interaction due to his loving, affectionate and social nature. He may develop separation anxiety and unwanted behaviors such as digging or incessant barking. Your pet will do OK while you do normal daily activities outside the home, especially if there are other pets or toys to interact with.
These guys are not intense exercise partners due to their small size but they do require daily outdoor playtime. A couple short walks, trips to the dog park, and playtime with toys will keep them healthy and happy. They don't necessarily require a yard but will definitely make good use of it. Just be sure not to leave them outdoors all day with no family time, you may come outside to find they have tunneled under the fence and scampered off after a squirrel.