The curious, athletic and energetic Minnie Jack is a hybrid cross of the Jack Russel Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. These hybrids are highly energetic dogs that will require a lot more exercise than your average small dog. In fact, some owners describe the Minnie Jack as a big dog trapped in a little dog's body. In terms of grooming, the Minnie Jack is low maintenance, requiring very little extra coat care. These hybrids do well with other dogs their size but may not be suited to homes with small children or other pets. The Minnie Jack is a curious, vocal companion that is well suited to homes where they will have plenty of space to run and play.
The curious Minnie Jack is a new hybrid created through the crossing of the Miniature Pinscher with the Jack Russell Terrier. As these hybrids have only recently emerged, not much information is out there on the history of these dogs. Currently, the Minnie Jack is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry. Based on its recognition with various hybrid clubs it can be speculated that the breed has come to be in the 21st century, possibly within the United States. The Miniature Pinscher parent breed is believed to have originated in Germany, most likely between the 1600s and 1800s. Although these purebreds resemble the great and fearless Doberman Pinscher, they actually share no common known ancestry with them. Rather, it is believed that the Minature Pinscher may have been created through the crossbreeding of the Italian Greyhound, the Dachshund and the Short-haired Terrier. The Jack Russell Terrier was a strong-willed working class dog that originated in England during the 1800s. It's commonly accepted that the Jack Russell Terrier was created by a man named John Russell who crossed his Terrier dog with the Fox Terrier and the Black and Tan Terrier. Despite their small size, both parent breeds are very excellent little hunters. The Jack Russell Terrier was often used to chase foxes out of dens and the Miniature Pinscher was used to hunt small vermin. The American Kennel Club lists the Jack Russell Terrier as the Parson Russell Terrier, registered in 1997, while the Miniature Pinscher joined the club in 1925.
The Minnie Jack is a lean, strong and compact little dog with a very athletic physique. These hybrids often have a short coat that can be flat or dense, depending on which parent they take after more. Their coats can be quite rough and wiry if they inherit more of the Terrier genes. In terms of coat color, the Minnie Jack is rarely seen as a solid color. Coats are often bi- or tri-colored and can range from white and black with tan markings and can include red and fawn. In terms of general appearance, a Minnie Jack will have a medium length muzzle, and bright oval-shaped eyes that are often only dark brown. Ears can be fully up-right or semi-flopped. The legs can be long and almost cat-like. Alert and ready for action, the Minnie Jack is an attractive, spritely little dog.