Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesJack-a-bee
Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
Bred ForCompanion
Recognized ByIDCR, ACHC, DRA, DDKC
Life Span12-16 years
Ideal Weight18-35 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Heightaround 15 inches
Fur TypeThin, coarse or smooth
Common ColorsWhite, Black, Cream and Tan,
White and Tan
MarkingsRed spot
AvailabilityCommonly available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToJack Russell Terrier

Jack-a-bee is a medium-sized dog breed that is developed by crossing two purebreds: Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle. It is a designer breed that is probably created in the United States when designer breeds were on trend.

The Jack-a-bee is a mix of two dogs with a hunting background. Therefore, it is very likely to get a hunting instinct. The appearance may vary from the genes it inherits from both of its parents breed.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of a Jack-a-bee depends on the environment you have raised it in. They get mixed temperament from their parents. It can adopt the fearless and confident temperament from the Jack Russell and friendly, social from Beagle.

Behavior: Jack-a-bee can be very vocal like Jack Russell which has both good and bad side. It will warn you with the bark if it senses any unusual activity in the area. However, if you leave your dog for a long time, it can be destructive and bark loudly disturbing the neighbor.

Personality: The Personality of the Jack-a-bee is friendly, loving, and curious. It is very good with family and also with family children. They are loving and affectionate, which thrives on the attention and care of their family. Like a curious dog, it can go digging up your yard, run here and there searching for some pray. So, train your Jack-a-bee at an early age.

Jack-a-bee paying with a Cat.

Is Jack-a-bee Child-Friendly?

Jack-a-bee gets along with children very well as they are playful, fun, and does not get tired of playing with kids. Therefore, they make an excellent playmate for small kids. Children might play rough sometimes by biting or pinching, so proper supervision is necessary while they are interacting with each other.

A baby girl playing with Jack a bee
A baby girl playing with Jack a bee.
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Training Jack-a-bee is not a tough task to do as they are eager to please their owner. Although they can become stubborn sometime, so a firm training is necessary with patience and consistency. It tends to respond well to positive methods of training, so reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises. It will keep them motivated and encouraged to be focused on the training.


  • Jack-a-bee is a hybrid that is the result of the Jack Russell and Beagle cross.
  • Although it is a popular designer breed, it has not been recognized by any major Kennel Club.

Health Issues

Deafness: It is a condition that can be due to a hereditary problem. Although deafness does not affect your dog’s day to day life as it only could not hear properly but other body parts function well. However, there are many hearing aids in the market that make the life of your dog more convenient.

Glaucoma: It is caused by the group of disease that affects the optic nerves of your dog. If the condition goes bad, your dog might even get blind. It forms a painful pressure in the eye of your dog. Timely treatment after properly consulting a vet is necessary.


The Jack-a-bee comes in the combination of the following colors:

  • White
  • Black
  • Tan
  • White and Black
  • White and Tan
  • Cream
  • Red


Jack-a-bee Puppy
Jack-a-bee Puppy.
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Size: The average height of the Jack-a-bee is between 10-16 inches and the average weight is between 15-30 pounds.

Cost: The average weight of the Jack-a-bee is between $350-$700 USD.

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