Jack-A-Bee 

15-30 lbs
10-16"
United States
Beagle
Jack Russell Terrier
Jackabee

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.

Purpose
Companionship, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
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
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Jack-A-Bee  nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Jack-A-Bee  coat
White
cream Jack-A-Bee  coat
Cream
black Jack-A-Bee  coat
Black
red Jack-A-Bee  coat
Red
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
Comb
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
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Jack-A-Bee  Owner Experiences

Brownie
8 Years
2 People
Condo
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Energy
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Brownie loves her family and just relaxing.
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Jace
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hugs
Cuddles
Car rides
Playtime with Cats
I became Jace's mother purely by chance and I could not have been luckier! Jace was severely neglected, underfed, exhausted, and was only subject to attention by the young kids and toddlers who abused him unknowingly. The woman who owned him left him for dead at her old apt. after being evicted.. and this little resilient dog lived off the land for over 2 years w/o human interaction!! After which,she ended up with him again (despite trying to drive him 30min away to leave him on the side of the road only to have him find his way back) and not once did Jace ever receive actual dog food (junk food scraps only), vet care, or even a bath. This vile woman asked my roommate to dog sit for Jace and a Chihuahua she owned for a couple weeks and from the moment he cowered thru my door,I knew he was going to be my world. I told her the next day that she was no longer Jace's owner and she's lucky I didn't call the police for animal abuse. Since that day he's saved me as much as I've saved him. I will never know how old he is and I will due my best to care for the health issues he's acquired by lack of care (I'm recently laid off and cannot afford the vet care I desperately need to give him) and I read stories of all your wonderful energetic Jackabees as I glance down at Jace curled up on/beside me and wonder if he was once the same way before life was cruel and exhausting to him. He's by far the most intelligent dog and I don't just mean in terms of repetitive tricks but truly brilliant and is eternally assessing, processing, and calculating every move he makes based on his surroundings. He is a lover and extremely affectionate but still slightly (& understandably) timid. He is only at peace & is able to fully relax with me and I cannot fault him for this. His only years on this planet were either complete loneliness or utter abuse/neglect.. So, the fact that he is able to show trust and love towards humans at all shows how pure and sweet this breed really is. Although I am unemployed, I always put Jace's care 1st and would sacrifice anything necessary. If you are able to bless your life with a Jackabees, I promise you wont be disappointed. The minds and hearts of this breed are unmatched.
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Corazon
3 Years
2 People
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Coro is a loving, cuddly dog with lots of energy. He loves walks through wooded areas so he can sniff out the squirrels and deer and other animals. He was house trained by 7 weeks and leash and command trained by 6 months. He does have some stubbornness with Heal and Come since everything catches his attention. He is tall at 15" and long at 20".
1 month ago
Bailey
9 Months
2 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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I rescued Bailey from Grand Baie She nearly got run over.There are many dogs in Mauritius that need help. Especially with neutering. Unfortunately the animal centre P.A.W.S has very little money. No one wanted her because she is female and they have many many litters. Flew her back with me to Malaga, Spain. She is a lovely dog and very happy!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Snoopy
3 Years
1 People
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best dog i could ever ask for... i feel incredibly lucky as she was a rescue
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Ellie
7 Years
3 People
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Energy
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Our little girl is so sweet and patient with our young son. They are the best of friends. She is however, a talented escape artist, especially if she is on the trail of another animal. We have to make sure to have her in a body harness for walks, otherwise she will slip right out her collar if she sees a rabbit or a squirrel or another dog. She is constantly with us, extremely loyal, and gets along well with our elderly cats (who are quite cranky). She is a great dog, wonderful with children, but beware, very fast and very determined to capture anything or everything she sniffs out.
3 months ago
Delilah aka Chewy
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Fetch
Wonderful! Affectionate, amusing, intelligent and all around fun. We just love her. Downsides: Runner, jumper, and digger. She's very mouthy (everything goes in her mouth - hence the nickname "Chewy). And she's very needy. Love her though!
3 months, 1 week ago
Patrick
5 Years
4 People
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Our beautiful boy is absolutely a pivotal part of our family along with our other dog Trevor (Jack Russell) (and my two children!). Love him to bits but will say the shedding.... lots and constant x
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Reed
4 Months
2 People
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Still in training process to keep from nipping and jumping on people. Otherwise he is very lovable and territorial.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Tiny
6 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with toys
Going to the Beach
snuggling on the couch
Going for car rides
Walking
Our girl has the best temperament. Always wants to cuddle or give you a kiss. Great with kids and other dogs, has never shown any aggression. A slight cough potato as she is overweight due to hypothyroidism. Loves going for walks and riding in the car. Very well behaved until she gets on the scent of something good then she becomes deaf!
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Diesal
6 Years
4 People
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Extremely smart. Loyal to his family. Does crazy things to keep us laughing. Loves a car ride. And walks
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Barkley
5 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Exploring/sniffing g
Car rides
Cuddling/chillin
Long walks/hiking
Digging/hunting
Barkley is my little best friend. He's always with me and by my side. He can run free n I can trust him to never run away. He's extremely loyal and a very good listener most of the time. Unless there's a rodent to chase.. so a bit of impulse control problems but he never goes too far. He's extremely smart, loving, LOYAL, loves playing and can handle anything children throw at him while still wagging his tail with joy! He's great w strangers or crowded places. He is territorial tho and even tho he's small he acts as alpha. He's also very protective and can bark often. But I think he's an angel and the best thing to happen to me! He keeps me feeling safe yet he's friendly n doesn't ever bite or show teeth unless someone were to attack me. Which has happened and he barked ran jumped up nbit onto their arm n didn't stop till they were gone. Great dog to have n highly recommend to anyone who has the time and desire.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Sophie
4 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Sleeping
Laying in the sun
Car rides
Playing
Our sweet Sophie was a rescue dog from the pound, she was only 4lbs when we got her. While she loves my husband, she really took up with me. Where ever I go she’s always beside me. She has became the perfect family dog, she’s super great with our toddler and babies. Sophie was VERY hyper when we first got her, now that she’s getting older she’s calming down a bunch. Ultimately I would recommend a Jack-A-Bee for anyone wanting a loving, loyal, playful companion. She has such a personality and is honestly the sweetest dog we have ever owned.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Mavis
5 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Running
swimming
Cuddling
Fetch
Tug-O-War
Hunting
She's an amazing dog, always loveable and enjoys playing with the kids, or going hiking or swimming with family.
7 months, 1 week ago
Jackie Russell
8 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Walks, tug of war
She is my best buddy, sleeps with me never leaves my side.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Paco
9 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hike
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.
8 months, 1 week ago
Chester
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Camping, cuddling at and playing.
We love to go camping and cuddle
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.
8 months, 2 weeks ago
otis
3 Years
1 People
House
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adopted him from animal shelter.....he does have food aggression so have to feed him and my female aussie shepherd seperate
8 months, 2 weeks ago
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