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15-30 lbs
United States
Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack-A-Bee is a fairly new hybrid which was the result of breeding a Jack Russell Terrier with a Beagle.  Since this is a fairly new hybrid, there really isn’t a great deal of history available on the hybrid itself but there is plenty of information and history available on the two parent breeds, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Beagle.  The Jack-A-Bee hybrid originated in the United States though the approximate date or time of origin is unknown.  The parent breeds, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Beagle, both originated in the United Kingdom and they share many of the same personality traits of alertness, friendliness, gentleness, independence, intelligence, loyalty and sweetness.  The Jack-A-Bee hybrid ranks low on the maintenance scale, though the parent breeds rank moderate to constant in the shedding arena.  The Jack-A-Bee is described as a medium sized canine whose body resembles the Terrier side while the face resembles the Beagle side.

Companionship, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Jack Russell Terrier, Beagle

Jack-A-Bee  Health

Average Size
Male Jack-A-Bee  size stats
Height: 10-16 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Female Jack-A-Bee  size stats
Height: 10-16 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Deafness
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Anemia
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Lens Luxation
  • Narcolepsy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
  • Hypochondroplasia (short, bowed legs)
Occasional Tests
  • Various Blood Testing Modalities
  • X-rays of various skeletal areas
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)

Jack-A-Bee  Breed History

Your Jack-A-Bee hybrid is the result of the breeding of a Jack Russell Terrier and a Beagle and is a fairly new hybrid from the United States.  Since it is a fairly new breed of canine, there is little history available on the hybrid itself beyond that it was developed in the United States.  The approximate date or time of origin of the hybrid is unknown.  While there is little known about the hybrid, there is plenty of information known about the parent breeds, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Beagle.  Both of the parent breeds originated in the United Kingdom and both breeds were developed in the early to mid 1800’s for hunting activities, their small size being perfect for routing foxes from their dens.  The Beagle was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and the Parson Jack Russell Terrier, one of two Jack Russell breeds which were developed in the United Kingdom, was recognized in 1997 and by The Kennel Club (England) in 1989..   The other Jack Russell Terrier breed is still today not recognized by the American Kennel Club or The Kennel Club (England).  The two parent breeds are also recognized by: Australian National Kennel Council, American Rare Breed Association, American Russell Terrier Club, Irish Kennel Club and the FCI.  Today, the parent breeds of Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle are still used for hunting activities as well as for companionship.  Their noses never seem to stop working and searching.  They make great family pets and, when bred together, they resulting Jack-A-Bee hybrid is also a great family dog.  

Jack-A-Bee  Breed Appearance

Your Jack-A-Bee will likely range in height from 10 to 16 inches, averaging about 15 inches.  He will likely weigh in somewhere between 15 to 35 pounds and his body will likely resemble the Jack Russell breed parent with a face that resembles the Beagle breed parent.  His head will be of normal size like both parent breeds with a nose that never seems to stopping sniffing and investigating. He has big brown eyes and ears that are floppy and medium to long in length.  His body will be of medium build with muscular hindquarters that give him the strength to jump high and he has a long tail.  His coat will be thin, coarse and smooth without an undercoat.  The available colors for this frisky furry friend can be cream with tan spots, white with light beige patches or tricolor (tan, brown and white).  There also could be spots on the skin, a trait inherited from the Jack Russell breed parent. It is important to note that these are traits described by breeders and owners of the hybrid, but, ultimately, your hybrid could inherit any appearance trait or combination of traits from either or both breed parents.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Jack-A-Bee  eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Jack-A-Bee  nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Jack-A-Bee  coat
cream Jack-A-Bee  coat
black Jack-A-Bee  coat
red Jack-A-Bee  coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Jack-A-Bee  straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Jack-A-Bee  Breed Maintenance

Your Jack-A-Bee is considered hypoallergenic but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t shed - and he is said to do so constantly.  He will require low grooming maintenance - weekly brushing and monthly bathing.  He will require regular checkups and cleaning of his ears to keep them clean and infection-free.  As with many purebreds as well as hybrids, dental examinations and teeth cleaning should also be done regularly to prevent periodontal disease from developing, which can cause the loss of teeth over time.  Eye checkups are also in his best interests as there are a number of eye conditions to which he is predisposed by his parent breeds and these will need to be monitored regularly to keep him happy and healthy.

Brushes for Jack-A-Bee 
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Jack-A-Bee  requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Jack-A-Bee  Temperament

Your Jack-A-Bee hybrid, being the result of the breeding of a Jack Russell Terrier with a Beagle, will be a great family dog.  He will need to be socialized as early in life as possible so that he learns to adapt well to children of all ages and other animals.  The Jack-A-Bee hybrid is described as being a sweet, loving, affectionate happy dog who may be a bit skittish around strangers unless he is properly socialized at a young age.  He will bond with his human family and is a generally sweet animal who is said to sometimes display signs of aggression when scared. He is intelligent and easy to train using positive reinforcement techniques but beware that he is easily distracted from the task at hand.  He is a high energy canine who requires a fair amount of exercise and, for those living in apartments, frequent long daily walks are a must to keep that energy under control.  This hybrid loves its human family and suffers from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time.  This anxiety can cause him to become some destructive and unacceptable behaviors.

Jack-A-Bee  Activity Requirements

Your Jack-A-Bee hybrid loves to walk and run.  He doesn’t mind being tied outside to sniff and investigate.  He loves games of fetch and frisbee and, since he is a natural digger, getting him involved with “Earth Dog” activities in which he can dig for rodents will be a great way to satisfy the urge to dig.  A note worthy of mention: he is a digger whose natural instincts are to “go to ground” and “dig for prey” - this means that your garden is not likely to be spared from his investigations.  Since he is such an active canine, he really will do much better in a home where there is a fenced yard when he can romp and roam.  He is quite the escape artist and, no, that electric fence simply won’t work to contain him.  He will need lots of exercise activities to expend all of that energy, enabling him (and likely everyone else in the house) to sleep through the night.  He needs mental challenges as well as physical ones to avoid some of the mischievous activities will be likely resort to when he’s bored.  He can live in urban as well as rural settings and can tolerate most climates, though he needs extract protection from the colder temperatures and ample water and shade in the hotter ones.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Jack-A-Bee  Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Jack-A-Bee  Owner Experiences

9 Years
2 People
Great dog overall when it recieves enough attention and exercise. Adopted him (paco) at about 7 years of age with a list of bad habits. Some habits were trained out and some remain. Doesnt do well left alone, which i believe to be a common breed trait that was enhanced by the environment of his first home. SEventually accepted some of his troublesome traits overtime as i realized hes well into his middle-ages and hes put in plenty of years of work already and earned his rank of an elder. I hope to make his second half of life to be similar to retirement, full of whatever his heart desires. My biggest hurdles caring for this dog are 1: We live in very cold weather for large part of the year and so finding good, durable, and functioning cold weather protection. 2: Reducing his separation anxiety, never met or hrard of a dog the crys as much as paco. 3: curving his barking at what seems sometimes to be nothing at all, and his agressive attitude when introduced to new dogs. He always acts tough even with animals he has met before or known for awhile. Tends to act out more to breeds larger than him.
1 week, 3 days ago
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
We love to go camping and cuddle
Camping, cuddling at and playing.
He is very stubborn and very, very smart. He has learned things by watching us such as opening doors! He loves to chew, so we have to put everything up. He's like having a perpetual 2 year old. He does have separation anxiety, although he is getting better unless we are late.
2 weeks, 2 days ago
3 Years
1 People
adopted him from animal shelter.....he does have food aggression so have to feed him and my female aussie shepherd seperate
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Book me a walkiee?
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