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Jack A Bee Dog Breed

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The Jack-A-Bee is bred by crossing a Jack Russel Terrier with a Beagle. As a hybrid breed, the dog will inherit physical and behavioral traits of both the Jack Russel Terrier and the Beagle. Members of this breed are known for being energetic, bold, and highly intelligent; they are easy to train and quick to learn commands and tricks. These dogs are very active and playful. Their personality meshes well with a family or an owner able to match their energetic spirit. Jack-A-Bees are loving companions who will form a strong bong with their owners.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with both the Jack Russel Terrier and Beagle if you are planning to adopt a Jack-A-Bee as each individual can exhibit more characteristics of one parent breed than the other.

Jack A Bee Breed Details

Below are the details and specs on the Jack a Bee dog breed.

10 - 15 yrs.
10 - 16 in.
15 - 30 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

Jack A Bee Breed Description

Since both parent breeds are small dogs, the Jack-A-Bee will also be a small sized dog. Adults generally weigh anywhere from 15 - 30 pounds and will reach a height of 10 - 16 inches.

They do best with children and pets if introduced to them at a younger age. Adult Jack-A-Bees may be apprehensive towards strangers and may chase small animals due to their hunting ancestry. Pets of this breed who are socialized with children and pets make fantastic household companions, and they respond exceptionally well to training.

This dog requires a moderate amount of maintenance. Their coat will need to be brushed at least three times per week and their nails may need to be clipped regularly. Their Jack Russell Terrier roots make these dogs very energetic. They need daily exercise in the form of a long walk or extended playtime, and they are happiest when they have access to a large yard or park in which to frolic.

Jack A Bee Breed History

The breeds that make up the Jack-A-Bee have centuries of history, but the Jack-A-Bee itself is fairly new as a breed and because of this does not have a very detailed history. The Jack-A-Bee has seen tremendous gains in popularity in the last few decades as designer breeds have become highly desired.

Jack A Bee Appearance

As a crossbreed, the Jack-A-Bee will inherit physical traits from both parent breeds. Not all Jack-A-Bees will inherit the same traits which means some Jack A Bees may have more Beagle characteristics, others may have more Jack Russell Terrier characteristics, and some may exhibit a mix of both parent breeds. It is likely, however, that the majority of Jack-A-Bees will have traits common in both the Jack Russell Terrier and the Beagle.

Jack-A-Bees are athletic, compact dogs. The Jack-A-Bee looks like a slightly bigger, rounder version of the Jack Russell Terrier. It has soft, floppy ears that are inclined to fall forward onto the cheek. The coat of the Jack-A-Bee is tight and sleek to the touch.

Jack A Bee Colors

The images below represent the coat colors and patterns associated with Jack A Bees.

White and Black
White and Black
White and Red
White and Red
White and Tan
White and Tan
White, Black, and Tan
White, Black, and Tan

Jack A Bee Temperament

The temperament of this breed is dependent on the behavioral traits inherited from its parents. Some Jack-A-Bees will inherit a majority of traits from the Jack Russel Terrier, others the Beagle, and some will have a roughly equal mix of both parent breeds.

You should expect the Jack-A-Bee to have behavioral characteristics common in both the Beagle and Jack Russel Terrier. They are notoriously energetic and will liven any atmosphere with their animated and bouncy disposition. Coming from two intellectual breeds, they is easy to train and teach tricks. They have an excellent attitude towards adults and children, although with strangers they might act protective, though not aggressive. Full of energy, the Jack-A-Bee brings a peppy, spirited personality into any home. However, these dogs do tend to suffer from separation anxiety--try not to leave them alone for long periods, as they might get rambunctious. Adopt a dog of this breed and you'll have a fantastic companion with abundant intellect and tremendous energy.

Jack A Bee Maintenance

This is a medium maintenance dog breed. They need a good deal of daily exercise to burn their ample stores of energy, and their coats require regular brushing in order to stay healthy.

Grooming Requirements

Jack-A-Bees should be brushed with a stiff brush on a regular basis--at least 3 times a week is recommended. They are light to average shedders, so not much clean-up should be required. It is important to trim the dog's nails if they begin to get long (especially important for dogs with limited outdoor time) and to bathe it occasionally.

Exercise Requirements

This is an energetic breed and should be exercised daily to prevent their excess energy from being used to fuel unwanted habits. They do best with an active owner who is willing to go on walks, hikes, or to parks on a regular basis. A large yard will give the Jack-A-Bee extra space to play and burn energy, but may not be absolutely necessary.

Living Requirements

The Jack-A-Bee's living environment tolerance depends who you ask. Some owners, citing the dog's abundant energy, suggest that keeping a Jack-A-Bee in an apartment is a no-no. Others argue these are ideal apartment pets due to their small size. Apartment dwellers who adopt a pet of this breed should expect to devote at least an hour a day to exercising their dog outside.

Jack A Bee Health

The Jack-A-Bee's lifespan is usually around 15 years, and owing to its hybrid genetics it is considered a healthy breed and is not particularly prone to any ailments. Still, it is important to regularly inspect the ears, feet and eyes for signs of infection. Regular cleansing and grooming can help prevent these issues from arising.

Below are common health issues with the jack a bee dog breed.

Jack A Bee Health Concerns

Below are potential health concerns associated with Jack A Bees.

Patellar luxation

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Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:August 30, 2016