Husky Jack

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30-35 lbs
17-19"
United States
Siberian Husky
Jack Russell Terrier
The Husky Jack is an energetic combination of a Siberian Husky and a Jack Russell Terrier. These active pups are bold, loyal, and loving. They are medium-sized with an average life span of 11 to 16 years, weight of 30 to 40 pounds, and height of 17 to 19 inches. Their short and smooth coats are combinations or solid versions of white, black, gray, red, sable, and agouti with black, brown, tan, cream or tri-color markings. The Husky Jack is a well-known Husky mix that has likely been bred since the late 1900s. Still, this breed is not stabilized and, therefore, it is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) roster of purebreds.
Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Siberian Husky, Jack Russell Terrier

Husky Jack Health

Average Size
Male Husky Jack size stats
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 35-40 lbs
Female Husky Jack size stats
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 30-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemophilia
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
Minor Concerns
  • Urolithiasis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
  • Zinc Responsive Dermatosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ichthyosis
  • Leukodstrophies
Occasional Tests
  • Biochemistry Profile
  • Physical and Neurologic Examination
  • Urinalysis and Urine Culture
  • Clinical Symptoms And Various Diagnostic Tests
  • Coagulation Analysis
  • Throat Exam
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Ocular Exam
  • X-Rays
  • Orthopedic Exam
  • Blood Work
  • Skin Scrapings and Biopsies

Husky Jack Breed History

The name Husky Jack is a combination of the names of the dog’s two parent breeds: the Siberian Husky and the Jack Russell Terrier. Siberian Huskies were sled dogs in arctic regions of the world and were known for being companions and helpers to the Chukchi people thousands of years ago. Famous as well for a live saving expedition during an diphtheria epidemic in the early 1900’s, the sled pulling Huskies were heroes to all as they delivered serum to the sick through grueling circumstances. Later, they served in the United States Army’s search and rescue teams, and were recognized by the AKC in 1930. Today, the Siberian Husky is one of the most popular arctic breeds. The Husky Jack’s other parent, the Jack Russell Terrier, has a broad genetic makeup and was originally known as the “Fox Terrier”. Jack Russell Terriers were first bred from several small “working” dogs in England during the mid to late 1800s for hunting. The breed eventually migrated to the United States in the 1930s with a wave of immigration. During this time, disagreements between American and English breeders resulted in the evolution of two breed variations: the “English” version, which has longer legs and was renamed the “Parson Jack Russell Terrier” and the “American” version. Nonetheless, Jack Russell Terriers became very popular in North America during the mid-1900s. The breed experienced a renaissance in the 1990s when it starred in long running TV shows like “Frasier” and “Wishbone.” The hybrid combination of the Siberian Husky and the Jack Russell Terrier is relatively new and there is no known date of the Husky Jack’s origin. Still, this breed is likely to have been bred for decades and is loved for its lively personality by many.

Husky Jack Breed Appearance

Husky Jacks are unique looking dogs. They are medium-sized and muscular with erect or half pricked ears. They typically grow to be 17 to 19 inches tall and 30 to 40 pounds. Husky Jacks have arched necks and a sturdy stance, like that of a Jack Russell Terrier. Yet they also have powerful hind and forequarters and oval padded feet, like a Siberian Husky. Their coats are typically short and smooth with a soft undercoat and come in solid or multi-color variations of white, black, gray, red, sable, and agouti with black, brown, tan, cream or tri-color markings. Husky Jacks have brown or blue almond-shaped eyes and a friendly – almost goofy – expression. Overall, these dogs exude energy with their agile and bouncy gait.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Husky Jack eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Husky Jack nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Husky Jack coat
White
gray Husky Jack coat
Gray
black Husky Jack coat
Black
red Husky Jack coat
Red
sable Husky Jack coat
Sable
brown Husky Jack coat
Brown
cream Husky Jack coat
Cream
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Husky Jack straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Husky Jack Breed Maintenance

Husky Jacks are not hypoallergenic dogs and thus not suitable for owners with allergies. Their smooth and short coats do not require much grooming. Husky Jacks do, however, shed quite a bit – especially twice a year during seasonal changes. Owners can reduce shedding and keep their Husky Jack’s coat neat and shiny with weekly brushing sessions. This breed also needs to be bathed monthly and have its ears checked regularly for wax build up. Additionally, Husky Jacks should have their nails clipped or ground 1 to 2 times a month to prevent painful overgrowth or nail splitting. Like all breeds, Husky Jacks should have their teeth brushed daily.
Brushes for Husky Jack
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Husky Jack requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Husky Jack Temperament

Husky Jacks are high energy pups. They love being active and social. This breed is friendly with most other dogs, but is known to assert its dominance in groups. As such, it is best to supervise Husky Jacks around new furry friends. Luckily, Husky Jacks also value their independence and enjoy playing by themselves or in the company of their favorite chew toy. These pups are also very intelligent and mischievous by nature. As a result, they may be stubborn and more difficult to train than some other breeds. Owners can combat this to some extent with obedience training and socialization from an early age. Also note that, given their bold temperament, Husky Jacks may not be the best companion for new owners, young kids, and cats. Still, this spirited animal can be very loving and loyal toward its family members and will never miss a chance to give and receive a little love.

Husky Jack Activity Requirements

Husky Jacks have an above average energy level and need quite a bit of exercise. They love long runs, hikes, and walks and should get between 45 and 90 minutes of such exercise a day. They may even enjoy a trip to the dog park. As such, Husky Jacks do best when they have access to a yard in a rural or suburban area. Still, because they are medium-sized, Husky Jacks can acclimate to urban or apartment living if they get enough outdoor time. Husky Jacks also love toys and can entertain themselves for significant periods of time if they have something to chew on. Nonetheless, it’s important to note that spending quality time bonding with family is also an important part of this pup’s day.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Husky Jack Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Husky Jack Owner Experiences

Shadow
6 Months
5 People
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She is the perfect pup she loves my 3 teenage boys and gets along great with our cats and chickens she is super smart learns things very fast
3 months, 1 week ago
Blaze
18 Months
5 People
House
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Walks off the lead, fetch
Very loving and playful. Very good at escaping. Picks up tricks very quickly. Has a daft, goofy personality. Great with my children aged 11/9 but occasionally gets nervous around my 5 yr old
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Lady
2 Years
3 People
Apartment
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Energy
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Pastimes
Walking
Running
Lovely little dog. Barely barks, very good with children. Calm and awesome to cuddle with. So much fun to play with and almost always gets along well with other animals.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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