The French Bull Jack is a sweet and intelligent hybrid dog breed that is created from two very different but equally wonderful breeds. The French Bulldog and Jack Russell Terrier are both small in size but have big hearts. One parent is known to be quite lazy while the other will be bouncing off the walls, and therefore the activity level of these dogs is hard to determine for sure. Keep your pet active but do not exercise them a lot in warm weather. Since this designer breed has the potential to be very energetic, they will need a big yard that is fenced in.
Not much can be said about the beginning of the French Bull Jack. They are a new hybrid breed that has only been around for a short period of time and is made from the French Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier. French Bulldogs are most likely closely related to a toy variety of the English Bulldog. These dogs were quite popular in England around the 1850s and 1860s, and could often be found as pets for lace makers in a region of the English midlands called Nottingham. When the English began to lose interest in the breed, many of these dogs were sent to France, where they were named the French Bulldog. After being crossed with a variety of dog breeds, they made a great impression on wealthy city women and rural landowners alike. The creation of the French Bulldog Club of America was in 1897, and in 1898 the organisation held a specialty show in the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom of New York, which drastically increased the popularity of the breed. 1902 was the founding year of the French Bulldog Club of England, and they held their first show in 1903. This breed lost its popularity after World War I and even more so during the Great Depression, but they got it back by the 1980s and 1990s. Devonshire, England is the birthplace of the Jack Russell Terrier, which is a breed that has existed since the 1800s. In 1819, a man named John Jack Russell came upon a female Terrier dog while wandering the campus of Oxford University. He adopted and named the dog Trump, who was thought to be a mix between a Black and Tan Terrier and a Fox Terrier. Mr. Russell graduated from Oxford and decided to breed Trump to create a Terrier type dog who was tall enough to hunt with his foxhounds, but still able to fit into fox dens. The mix is thought to include Beagles and Fox Terriers. Once Mr. Russell had passed away, the breed of dog that he created became very popular among sportsmen, and may have occasionally been crossed with Dachshunds, Corgis, some types of toy breeds and other Terriers. These mixes led to a variation in size, type and shape, which made them ineligible for acceptance in the Kennel Club. Competitive shows began when the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain was founded in 1974. In the 1980s, this club was eventually split into two groups with different goals. One group wanted to create a dog with a more stable size and appearance, while the other prioritized skill and temperament. The Jack Russell Terrier Club was created in 1976.
All aspects of the French Bull Jack will depend on those of the French Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier. French Bulldogs are described as small but sturdy dogs. They have very big and almost bat-like ears, with noses that resemble those of a pug, and flat heads. The foreheads are rounded and the teeth meet in an underbite. Their eyes are large and round, and the tails are either straight or corkscrew. These dogs have a square silhouette, since the height from ground to withers is proportional to the length from the withers to tail. From another angle, this breed is pear shaped, since the shoulders are wider than the rear end. Jack Russell Terriers are small and athletic, with a slightly tapering skull that is flat between the ears. Although the stop is not abrupt, it is well defined and their almond shaped eyes will be dark and not protruding. This breed will have forward folding v-shaped ears and scissor bite teeth. They have small chests and long forelegs, with strong and muscular hind legs and high set tails.
Personalities of designer breeds can also vary depending on which traits that the individual takes on from each parent. French Bulldogs are great companion pets that are not difficult to control and are well behaved around unknown people and animals alike. Although they can be clownish and have a mischievous streak, they are attention craving dogs that will need their owner’s affection at all times. They can develop social anxiety and should not be left for long periods of time on their lonesome. Their occasional stubbornness can make it a challenge to train this breed. The Jack Russell Terrier is a big dog that comes in a small package. They are an extremely intelligent breed that is also mischievous and have minds of their own. This breed is easy to train and will be good family dogs when raised with children.
The French Bulldog is fairly low maintenance when it comes to exercising, and will be content with a few short walks per day, along with some time to play in the yard. They can do well in houses and yards of any size, but should not be exercised much when it is hot out. The Jack Russell Terrier is a very energetic breed that should not be kept in an apartment, as they need large spaces to bound around in. If they feel too cooped up and energetic, they can become destructive. They are adventurous and like to dig, so they should be watched when out in the yard, even if it is fenced. This breed will need mental stimulation as well as physical.