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Jack-A-Bee Breed Summary

Sweet, Loving, Affectionate, Intelligent

The Jack-A-Bee is a small to medium sized pooch that’s the result of crossing a Jack Russell Terrier and a Beagle. Although their appearance can change from one dog to another, it usually resembles its Terrier parent but with a Beagle face!

This dog is a great family dog and is often described as being a sweet, loving and happy dog but who can be a bit wary of strangers unless properly socialized from a young age.

The Jack-A-Bee is intelligent and therefore easy to train (just be aware that they can be easily distracted, too!). High on energy, this doggo requires a fair amount of exercise to keep them happy and their energy under control.

Because this dog loves being around their family and having plenty of human interaction, they can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time which can result in some destructive behavior.

Fun Fact: Some Jack-A-Bees bark loudly, resembling the characteristic howl of a Beagle.

Lifespan 10 – 15 Years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females: 10 - 16in
Weight Males and Females: 15 - 30lb
Coat Thin, coarse, smooth with no undercoat
Color White, Cream, Black, Red
Eye color Brown
Common health issues Intervertebral Disc Disease, Deafness, Glaucoma, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Cerebellar Ataxia, Anemia
Other Names Jack Russel Terrier-Beagle Mix, Jackabee
These energetic pooches are full of beans! Active and fast-paced, the Jack-A-Bee can put even the sportiest owner to the test. If you’re looking for a dog with a warm, good hearted nature then look no further – these dogs often form close bonds with their family and love playing with children for hours and hours. Extremely loving, once they’ve burned up all their energy for the day, they enjoy nothing more than cuddling up to their ‘hoomans’ and relaxing.

Sometimes wary of new people and new situations, it’s wise to socialize this breed early to help develop their social skills. As this pooch can also be prone to barking, the Jack-A-Bee requires firm training, especially as those which are spoiled or mollycoddled may be at risk of developing ‘small dog syndrome’ and be snappy with strangers.

Due to their active and alert nature, the Jack-A-Bee makes a great watchdog to alert its owners of strange activities. They have a keen sense of smell and are always sniffing to follow the source of the scent!

This fairly new hybrid pooch is the result of crossing a Jack Russel Terrier and a Beagle. Since the Jack-A-Bee hasn’t been around for a long time, there is little history available on this breed, apart from the fact they were developed in the United States – the exact date and time of the origin is a mystery!

However, despite little being known about the Jack-A-Bee, there’s plenty of information known about its parent breeds – the Jack Russel Terrier and the Beagle. Both of the parent breeds were developed in the early to mid 1800s in the UK, with the intention to use them for hunting activities, their small size being perfect for chasing foxes out of their dens.

The Beagle was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and the Parson Jack Russel Terrier was recognized in 1997 by The Kennel Club (England). The other Jack Russel Terrier breed is still not recognized by the American Kennel Club or The Kennel Club (England).

Today, Jack Russel Terriers and Beagles are still used for hunting activities as well as for companionship. They make wonderful family pets and, when bred together, the resulting Jack-A-Bee hybrid is also a great family dog.