Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesJackweenie
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupGuard Dogs
Bred ForCompanion
Recognized ByNone
Life Span10-12 years
Ideal Weight15-28 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height8-23 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeShort, fine and straight
Common ColorsWhite, Tan, Wheaten, Black
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToDachshund

Jackshund is a designer breed that is developed by crossing Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund. Both of the parents are small in size and so the Jackshund also comes in a small size.

The combination of these two breeds is a fun, energetic Jackshund that does best in the house with active people. They are suitable for an apartment life too but need to be involved in regular exercise.

Jackshund appearance changes with each individual as some can be more of a Dachshund and some can be more of a Jack Russell Terrier. The ears mostly are long and wide which is similar to its parent, Dachshund. The face mostly goes to its Jack Russell Terrier parent.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Jackshund depends on the environment it has been raised on and on its parent. It has a mixed temperament where it obtains intelligence and energy from Jack Russell Terrier. It adopts the playful and affectionate temperament from Dachshund.

Behavior: The Jackshund craves for the love and attention of its people. They love being with them all day either playing or just sitting by their side. So, if they are left alone for a long time, it is obvious to encounter its destructive behavior like barking and chewing on things. So, it is not a great idea to leave your Jackshund all by itself for a long period of time.

Personality: The Jackshund have a friendly, happy and sometimes stubborn personality. They are outgoing, playful, and always curious, which can sometimes lead to trouble. They are likely to get along with other pets in the house if raised together from an early age.

Is Jackshund Child-Friendly?

Yes, Jackshund is a child-friendly dog that gets along with kids pretty well as they are playful and makes a great playmate for small kids. Children can play rough sometimes, which your Jackshund might not tolerate, so proper supervision is necessary. Also, teach your kids how to approach the dog and to behave around them.

Jackshund and a baby girl crawling on the floor
Jackshund and a baby girl crawling on the floor.
Image Source: Instagram-@woodyjackshund


Jackshund is a very intelligent dog breed but it can be stubborn sometimes. Therefore, establishing a firm leadership at an early age is necessary. Start obedience training when they are still young and slowly move to advance training once they master basic. Reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises as a source of motivation and encouragement.

Jackshund licking its owner
Jackshund licking its owner.
Image Source: Instagram_@colbyjackshund


  • Jackshund is a designer breed that is created somewhere in 2000 AD in the United States.
  • It is not yet recognized by any major Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesPatellar Luxation, Eye Problems,
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Leptospirosis, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 5%
Fish Oil

The Jackshund is a mixed breed, so it can inherit some of the genetic health problems from its parent breeds. It has a life expectancy of 11-13 years.

  • Obesity: It is caused due to overfeeding your dog. Exercise is needed regularly so that they burn some calories and do not gain weight. It will also cause other health problems like joints pain, diabetes. So, always feed your dog in the right amount and take them out for some exercise.
  • Hip Dysplasia: The condition where the joints of the hip are either underdeveloped or dislocated is called hip dysplasia. It is genetic that your dog inherits from its parents. It causes a sharp pain on the back of your dog making it difficult to move from one place to another.


The Jackshund comes in the mixed of the following colors:

  • White
  • Red
  • Wheaten
  • Black and Tan
  • Cream
  • Brown


Jackshund puppy
Cute little Jackshund puppy.
Image Source: Ridgewood Kennels

Cost: The average cost of the Jackshund puppy is between $400-$600 USD.


Height: The average height of the Jackshund is between 8-13 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Jackshund is between 15-28 inches.

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