Your Jack-A-Poo family member is the product of the breeding of two purebreds, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle, most often the Miniature or Toy version of the Poodle. The hybrid Jack-A-Poo itself originated in the United States, most likely in the latter decades of the 1900’s. The original purpose of mixing the breeds appears to have been to create a dog with blended appearance and personality traits of sweetness and lovingness to be adored by any family who chooses to own them. The Jack Russell Terrier parent breed originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1800’s and was utilized for hunting and tracking activities. The smaller size of the Jack Russell Terrier made him perfect for activities related to seeking and routing foxes from their dens. The Poodle’s exact origin is unknown but they have been known to have been used in France and Germany, as far back as the 1400’s, as hunting and retrieving dogs, water dogs and companions. Today, the Poodle is one of the most popular house, companion and family dogs because they possess a companionable temperament and high levels of intelligence. These traits of the Poodle are also similarly mirrored in the temperament and intelligence levels of the Jack Russell Terrier, making this combination of purebreds a great family companion for any type of family. The Jack Russell breed parent adds lots of energy and playfulness to the bio mix, which further enhances this hybrid’s attraction for families who are looking for a loyal, sweet, loving and entertaining furry family member. This hybrid is recognized by: American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc.and International Designer Canine Registry.