With its small stature, feisty behavior, and entertaining antics, the Jack Russell Terrier has been bred with other dog breeds, resulting in incredible Jack Russell Terrier mixes.
The wide variety of Jack Russell Terrier mixes also gives enthusiasts of this breed plenty of options in terms of appearance, size, color, and even behavior.
This article explores 53 of the most coveted hybrids of the Jack Russell Terrier, or JRT, including bits and pieces about their appearance, size, health, grooming, behavior, and other unique features.
53 Jack Russell Terrier Mixes
As you carefully select your new Jack Russell Terrier mix that is full of energy, enthusiasm, intelligence, and an insatiable prey drive, remember that each of them may have its own set of strengths and weaknesses.
No matter what designer breed you end up with, though, please be aware that they will not be recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) due to their status as hybrids.
Read along to learn more about the 53 Jack Russell Terrier mixed breeds.
Parent Breeds: Beagle & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jackabee, sometimes spelled as Jack-a-Bee, is a combination of two very energetic breeds, the Beagle and the Jack Russell Terrier. On average, this mix weighs around 15 to 30 pounds and stands up to about 15 inches.
Most Jackabees are observed to have the body type of the Jack Russell Terrier, but the markings or patterns of the Beagle, like its lemon or tricolor variants.
Their energetic and playful nature makes them a good match for young children at home. They are also very sweet, affectionate, and sensitive.
On the other hand, due to their inherent intelligence, very keen sense of smell, and high prey drive, it is difficult to keep them focused. Early socialization, obedience, and leash training are a must for this hybrid.
Parent Breeds: Poodle & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack-A-Poo is a type of Doodle, which is a mix between a Poodle and a Jack Russel Terrier. This hybrid’s best trait is its long life expectancy of up to about 16 to 18 years, which comes from both its Poodle and JRT parents.
Jack-A-Poos usually sport a white coat, which may also have tan markings. However, they can also acquire the JRT’s or the Poodle’s other dominant colors.
The size of this hybrid will highly depend on what type of Poodle is used for breeding. The Toy and Miniature versions will likely produce a smaller version of the Jack-A-poo compared to that of a Standard Poodle parent.
As an experienced dog handler, I have had many encounters with Jack-A-Poos, and my common observation with them is their loving, affectionate, and intelligent nature. This is something that I have also seen in their parent breeds, the Poodle and the JRT.
In fact, aside from me having an easier time training Jack-A-Poos, I have also observed that many of them take after their Poodle parent’s behavior and tend to form a close bond with their owners. This may also put them at risk for separation anxiety.
Parent Breeds: Pomeranian & Jack Russell Terrier
Also known as the Jack-Pom, the Jack-A-Ranian, otherwise spelled as Jackaranian, is a Pomeranian crossed with a Jack Russell Terrier.
The Jack-A-Ranian is also one of the smallest hybrids in this list, weighing only about 7 to 13 pounds and standing at shoulder height of 7 to 13 inches.
They mostly carry the fluffy coat of the Pomeranian, which is more pronounced if a rough coat Jack Russell was used for breeding.
The facial features of the Jack-Pom would depend on which parent has the more dominant genes, but if you wish to have a puppy with a shorter muzzle, look for one whose parent is a teddy bear Pomeranian.
Despite having a calmer demeanor than other JRT mixes, this little bundle of joy is still known for its spunky behavior, playful personality, and entertaining antics.
4. Jack Chi
Parent Breeds: Chihuahua & Jack Russell Terrier
Another tiny entry into this list is the feisty Jack Chi, which is a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the smallest dog breed, the Chihuahua.
Most Jack Chis look like the Chihuahua but with a stockier build like the Jack Russell Terrier. They measure about 10 to 15 inches tall and weigh around 8 to 15 pounds.
They usually carry the medium snout and triangular ears of the Jack Russell Terrier and the large, bulging eyes and slightly curved tail of the Chihuahua.
Due to its small size, you need to watch out for its food intake just like you do for its Chihuahua parent, who carries the same disposition to being fat.
Temperament-wise, the Jack Chi loves to be around its family. Expect this hybrid, though, to be a ball of limitless energy. It is also very courageous and carries a huge personality despite its small frame.
5. Jack-Rat Terrier
Parent Breeds: Rat Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack-Rat Terrier, or simply the Jack-Rat, is the mix between two very similar terrier types, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Rat Terrier.
On average, this designer breed may stand around 10 to 14 inches and weigh about 10 to 17 pounds. However, this may vary depending on whether a Decker Rat Terrier or a Toy Rat Terrier was used for breeding.
Jack-Rat Terriers fit owners with very active lifestyles due to their tremendous amount of energy. However, this can be easily controlled since they are also very intelligent and highly trainable.
These small dogs are well-suited for apartment living and do not require much space to move around. However, make sure to give them adequate daily physical and mental activities to keep their behaviors intact.
6. Jack Tzu
Parent Breeds: Shih Tzu & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Tzu is a designer breed produced when a Shih Tzu is mixed with a Jack Russell Terrier, resulting in a stubborn and independent dog, yet loving and affectionate at the same time.
The Jack Tzu would usually inherit the long coat of its Shih Tzu parent but with minimal shedding. It may also carry the different coat colors of both parents, which may include white and tan, black, and black and white.
This designer breed is well known for its friendly demeanor and tender nature, making it a good option for families with small children and even babies, much like the Shih Tzu.
Striking a balance between letting the Jack Tzu play outside more to release its high energy level and keeping it inside to protect it from harsh environmental conditions will depend on which parent breed it takes after.
Parent Breeds: Dachshund & Jack Russell Terrier
The independent Jackshund is one of the many Dachshund mixes produced by crossing it with a Jack Russell Terrier. This is a low-maintenance hybrid, making it a popular choice for busy individuals.
Also called the Jackweenie, it displays the best features from both parents — affectionate, alert, intelligent, and playful. On the other hand, given its reserved disposition, it doesn’t mind just lounging on the couch all day.
Further, if it inherits the extreme loyalty of its Dachshund parent, it may have a tendency to be jealous and overprotective. Though this is good from a guarding perspective, it may lead to aggression if not handled well.
Appearance-wise, the variability of a Jackshund’s looks will mostly depend on whether they take after the Jack Russell or the Dachshund’s size, coat types, and colors.
Meanwhile, check this training video of a 10-week-old Jackshund puppy:
8. Foxy Russell
Parent Breeds: Toy Fox Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Sometimes called the Mini Foxy Jack, the Mini Foxy Russell, or the Toy Foxy Russell, the Foxy Russell is a cross between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier.
This cute hybrid looks like a smaller Jack Russell with its square fame and muscular build. It also usually sports a short, slim coat and erect ears, except when paired with a Jack Russell with a broken or rough coat.
In terms of coat colors, they can take on any of their parents’ dominant colors, such as fawn, white, red, brown, white and tan, black and white, or even white, black, and tan.
These dogs are quite small, reaching around just 12 pounds when fully grown, but they carry with them enormous amounts of energy.
Hence, ensure that they have enough toys and activities to do to keep them from being destructive, especially since these pooches also love digging.
9. Wire Foxy Russell
Parent Breeds: Wire Fox Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Another variant of the Fox Terrier that can be mixed with the Jack Russell Terrier is the Wire Fox Terrier, producing the Wire Foxy Russell.
One of the main differences between this type of Fox Terrier cross and the others is its coat type. It will most likely take after its Wire Fox Terrier parent, having a broken, dense, and wiry coat that has a tendency to twist.
They may even have an undercoat composed of finer and softer hair. This double-coat makes grooming a little bit tougher for Wire Foxy Russells.
Further, to achieve the best wire coat effect for this mix, a Jack Russell Terrier with a broken coat will be the best candidate for pairing with the Wire Fox Terrier.
Temperament-wise, they are also a ball of energy. Agile, active, and outgoing, expect these dogs to enjoy activities all day long, which should also keep them well-behaved.
10. Smooth Foxy Russell
Parent Breeds: Smooth Fox Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
One of the three possible variations of the Fox Terrier mixed with the Jack Russell is its combination with the Smooth Fox Terrier, creating the hybrid known as the Smooth Foxy Russell.
If paired with a short-coated Jack Russell Terrier, expect the coat of the Smooth Foxy Terrier to be, of course, short and smooth. It also mostly carries a short body, a narrow chest, a muscular neck, and a tapered head.
These hybrids are agile, alert, intelligent, independent, loving, and loyal. However, one must watch out for these canines being territorial and overly courageous, thinking they are big dogs.
This can get them into trouble, especially as they become aggressive and take on bigger dogs. Unfortunately, they can also be tricky to train because of their natural stubbornness.
Hence, early socialization and obedience training are necessary for the Smooth Foxy Terrier to keep its behavior under control.
Parent Breeds: Pug & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jug, or the Retro Pug, is the offspring when a Pug is mated with a Jack Russell Terrier. It closely resembles the physical features of the Pug while maintaining the fun and energetic personality of the Jack Russell Terrier.
Like many of the Pug’s mixes, the Jug has a high chance of inheriting the brachycephalic features of the Pug, as well as its facial and body folds. It would also usually carry its short but thick coat.
Such is the case of a neighbor’s Jug named Wily. He was as active as a Jack Russell Terrier but carried a short snout, though not as short as a purebred Pug. Due to this, Wily still had limited hours outside, especially when the temperature was higher than usual, to avoid heatstroke.
Wily’s owner also often cleaned his facial and body folds with a clean cloth and wiped them dry to prevent bacteria build-up on these spots.
Further, the coat colors of the Jug may either come from its Pug or Jack Russell parent, but the most common ones would be white, fawn, tan, or black.
Since the Jug carries the active lifestyle of its JRT parent, its owner also needs to monitor the amount of exercise it gets, especially outdoors, since it is prone to breathing problems brought about by its short snout.
Parent Breeds: Boston Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Being a mix of the “American gentleman” or the Boston Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier, the Bo-Jack is a very loving, intelligent, and good-natured pet but is also very playful and highly energetic.
These small- to medium-sized hybrids stand between 9 and 16 inches and weigh around 10 to 25 pounds.
Although both parents are terriers, they look more like Bulldogs or Boxers with their small rounded heads, pointed and triangular ears, stocky and muscular bodies, short legs, and long tails.
These dogs cherish the companionship of their owners and are incredibly loyal. However, they can also suffer from separation anxiety if they are left alone for long periods, especially if they are not crate-trained.
Another good aspect of owning a Bo-Jack is its long lifespan, which can be anywhere from 12 to 15 years. This translates to a long relationship between you and your dog.
13. Border Jack
Parent Breeds: Border Collie & Jack Russell Terrier
Taking after the high intelligence of its parent breeds, the smart and highly trainable Border Jack is the result of combining the Border Collie and the Jack Russell Terrier.
Appearance-wise, the Border Jack stands anywhere around 12 to 20 inches and weighs about 20 to 40 pounds.
Its coat is usually long and wiry but will still depend on the coat type of the parents used in breeding. Meanwhile, it can also benefit from the wide array of coat colors it may inherit from the Jack Russell and Border Collie breeds.
The Border Jack, needless to say, requires a lot of mental stimulation activities to keep it satisfied. This is on top of the regular physical activity it needs, especially since it comes from herding and working dog parents.
Parent Breeds: Cairn Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jacairn is the cross between two terriers — the Jack Russell Terrier and the Cairn Terrier. It is also one of the best candidates for first-time pet owners in this list of JRT mixes.
This hybrid is a small dog, weighing only around 13 to 17 pounds and standing between 9.5 and 15 inches. It is a low-maintenance dog, requiring minimal upkeep and grooming.
The behavior of a Jacairn is also very easy to handle. It is very intelligent and highly trainable, so owners will find it easy for these dogs to follow commands.
As terriers, expect these dogs to be very active and playful, so ensure that they get their daily dose of playtime. Due to its small size, this can be achieved even inside the house.
Once outdoors, though, it is best if they are leash-trained to manage their tremendous prey drives.
15. Cocker Jack
Parent Breeds: Cocker Spaniel & Jack Russell Terrier
The Cocker Jack is an interesting mix between two parents of contrasting demeanors — the laid-back, calm, and quiet Cocker Spaniel and the bold, fearless, and energetic Jack Russell Terrier.
This hybrid may inherit the dominant physical traits of its parents, but it is usually 12 to 14 inches tall and weighs around 15 to 25 pounds. It also typically has a round head, a long muzzle, and a sturdy build.
Their coats may either be smooth and silky like the Cocker Spaniel or short, rough, and dense like the Jack Russell Terrier. No matter the coat type, expect the mix to be moderate to medium shedders like both parents.
Temperament-wise, it is quite difficult to predict exactly due to the disparity of the temperaments of the Cocker Jack’s parent breeds. However, they are observed to mostly be calm and reserved yet confident and playful.
16. French Bull Jack
Parent Breeds: French Bulldog & Jack Russell Terrier
The French Bull Jack is a French Bulldog crossed with a Jack Russell Terrier. This combination results in a sturdy hybrid with a thick, muscular body that is slung low to the ground due to its short legs.
It may also inherit the flat face and the upright bat ears of its French Bulldog parent, as well as its curly and short tail.
Their coat colors will depend on what they acquire from their parents, such as fawn, red, white with tan, and black and white.
This mix loves to play all day and is very goofy and entertaining. It clearly shadows the energetic and outgoing demeanor of its Jack Russell Terrier parent.
To fuel its energy for play, this hybrid has a very hearty appetite, just like its Frenchie and Jack Russell parents. So it is important to monitor their diets to keep them from being obese.
Parent Breeds: Basenji & Jack Russell Terrier
Another unlikely combination is the Jackenji, a mix of the “barkless” Basenji and the noisy and ever-alert Jack Russell Terrier. This difference in the parents’ disposition makes this hybrid difficult to predict.
The Basenji is a bit taller than the Jack Russell Terrier parent but is still relatively small. Hence, the Jackenji is also a small hybrid, standing between 10 and 17 inches and weighing around 13 to 24 pounds.
The Jackenji usually sports a short coat, especially if bred with a smooth coat JRT.
This designer dog is also highly energetic and agile, and efficient as a hunting companion, just like its parents. However, how silent its approach is will depend on whether it takes after the quiet Basenji or the loud JRT.
Regarding pricing, the Jackenji might cost more than other JRT mixes due to the branding of its Basenji parent as a barkless dog.
18. Golden Jack Retriever
Parent Breeds: Golden Retriever & Jack Russell Terrier
If you are looking for a mix that will accompany you anywhere without getting tired, then the Golden Jack Retriever is for you, which is the cross between a Golden Retriever and a Jack Russell Terrier.
This pooch is expected to weigh an average of 30 to 45 pounds and stand around 10 to 22 inches tall. Its coat is typically medium-length and can bear both parents’ colors, like red, golden, yellow, white, and black.
As a dog handler, I have had the opportunity to take care of a couple of Golden Jack Retrievers for a particular client, and I must say that you must love the outdoors to accommodate the active lifestyle of these dogs.
They are not just fond of the outdoors, but they love the warm weather, and when they do see a body of water, they automatically rush toward it and swim. I have foreseen this already, though, given the Golden Retriever’s roots as waterdogs.
At home, they can be definite goofballs like the Golden Retriever. You can even catch them bringing you random stuff to catch your attention. They are also very friendly with kids.
19. Jack Shepherd
Parent Breeds: German Shepherd Dog & Jack Russell Terrier
One of the most uncommon Jack Russell Terrier mixes is its cross with the German Shepherd or the Jack Shepherd. Its size falls in between its parent breeds, and it somehow looks like a smaller German Shepherd.
However, they will be larger than usual if they are born from a giant German Shepherd. Regardless of size, these dogs shadow the proud stance of their German Shepherd parents.
They may also inherit the dominant colors of either parent, such as sable, white, brown, black and tan, and white and tan. Watch out, though, as these dogs may change their colors as they grow, like the German Shepherd Dog.
Jack Shepherds may have an intimidating appearance, but they are very friendly, active, and loyal dogs, making them great family dogs. Due to their compact bodies, they can bode well with apartment living as well.
20. Yorkie Jack
Parent Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Looking more like the Yorkshire Terrier, the Yorkie Jack is a beautiful combination of the Yorkie with the Jack Russell Terrier. Also known as the Jorkie, this dog weighs only 4 to 14 pounds and stands at 6 to 14 inches.
It usually has hair-like fur that is quite long and a little wiry. This type of coat does not shed but still needs regular trimming and brushing to keep the coat healthy and tangle-free.
More often than not, the Yorkie Jack carries the black and tan coloration of the Yorkie along with the compact and muscular body of the Jack Russell Terrier.
Yorkie Jacks are curious, smart, and loyal, and they also excel in problem-solving activities.
One of the best things about Yorkie Jacks is they can live from 12 to 16 years due to the long lifespans of both their Yorkie and Jack Russell parents. In fact, the Yorkie Jack of a friend of mine, named Cassie, has lived up to 17 years old, but this was not just mainly due to genetics alone.
Cassie’s owners did not expect that she would live that long, but they have never failed in giving her the best nutrition, level of physical activity, mental stimulation activities, and regular vet visits. This kept her sharp, active, and healthy even on her senior years.
21. Husky Jack
Parent Breeds: Siberian Husky & Jack Russell Terrier
Another unusual Jack Russell Terrier pairing is its combination with the Husky, resulting in the Husky Jack. This hybrid usually sports the compact and muscular body of the JRT but has the looks of the Siberian Husky.
They may wear the dominant coat colors of both parents, as well as the striking eye colors of the Siberian Husky.
As an offspring of two very active parent breeds, expect the Husky Jack to be very energetic, fast, and agile. Due to its high energy requirements, it is best for a home with an enclosed yard where it can freely run and play.
It is a good family dog, but it has a very high prey drive due to the hunting instinct of both parents. Hence, it would be great to keep it on a leash when outdoors.
Additionally, Husky Jacks are also vocal, which makes them good guard dogs.
Parent Breeds: Rottweiler & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jackweiler is a unique hybrid that is observed to have equal features from both its parent breeds, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Rottweiler. It is typically a medium-sized dog with a compact and sturdy body.
It may be smaller than usual if it has a miniature Rottweiler for a parent. Meanwhile, a Jackweiler’s coat is normally short, but it may grow longer if a rough-coat Jack Russell or a long-haired Rottie is used for breeding.
Jackweilers may also take after the different colors of their dominant parent. However, most of them sport the popular black and rust or black and tan color of their Rottweiler parents.
These hybrids are fiercely loyal and are confident guardians of their family and their homes. They are also reserved with strangers, making them ideal watchdogs.
Parent Breeds: Papillon & Jack Russell Terrier
The small and endearing Papijack is the cross between the Papillon and the Jack Russell Terrier. This hybrid can weigh anywhere from 5 to 17 pounds and stand 8 to 15 inches from the shoulders.
The Papijack’s coat can either be smooth or long depending on the more dominant parent, and it can also acquire the different coat colors of its Jack Russell and Papillon parent, but the most common one is black and white.
Further, if the Papijack takes after the Papillon’s shedding pattern, it will be light to moderate. However, weekly brushing must still be done to manage loose hairs and to remove tangles if your Paijack has long hair.
Papijacks are naturally curious, and they love getting the attention of their owners. With their high levels of energy, be prepared to spend a lot of playtime with them to keep them happy and satisfied.
Parent Breeds: Corgi & Jack Russell Terrier
With both parents having compact bodies and short legs, expect the CoJack to look exactly the same. This fusion of the Corgi and the Jack Russell Terrier also sports a thick butt and paws that turn outward.
Most Cojacks also carry a short double coat with light feathering on their ears, legs, and chest. If paired with a rough-coat JRT or a fluffy Corgi, expect their fur to be on the longer side.
Just like other Corgi mixes, the Cojack also has the cute tendency to sploot, making it a fun and entertaining companion.
Further, the Cojack is a natural herding dog that is full of energy. Hence, it is wise to monitor young children around them since they may also tend to herd them through nipping.
Cojacks are also very intelligent dogs, but they may display stubbornness if their owners are not firm in setting their boundaries.
Parent Breeds: Pit Bull & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Pit can be a cross of the Jack Russell Terrier with any Pit Bull type breed, but more notably, the American Pit Bull Terrier or the APBT. This hybrid weighs around 20 and 45 pounds and stands at 12 to 18 inches.
Jack Pits can carry the black and tan color of their Jack Russell Terrier parent or any dominant color of their Pitbull parent. Since both the JRT and the Pitbull are muscular, expect the same tough build from Jack Pits.
This designer breed is also very easy to groom due to its short and smooth coat. However, if it has the long hair of a rough coat JRT parent, daily brushing using a slicker brush is recommended.
Behavior-wise, these dogs are very curious, loyal, playful, and determined. They may also have stubborn streaks, so obedience training using positive reinforcement techniques is necessary for this cross.
26. Jackie Bichon
Parent Breeds: Bichon Frise & Jack Russell Terrier
Possibly the fluffiest in this list of Jack Russell Terrier mixes is its combination with the Bichon Frise, called the Jackie Bichon.
This hybrid would most likely take after the dense and voluminous wiry coat of the Bichon Frise and may require heavy grooming. However, if it follows the Bichon Frise’s shedding pattern, expect it to be light, almost negligible.
The coat would also most likely be white in color like the Bichon Frise but might also have slight markings of a secondary color, possibly tan, black, apricot, cream, or buff, depending on the parents’ genes.
Jackie Bichons have a sweet and calm disposition, but they crave a lot of attention, and they can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods. Hence, crate training is recommended for them.
Watch this video of a Jackie Bichon playing:
Parent Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog & Jack Russell Terrier
If you have a ranch or a farm and looking for a reliable working designer dog, the Cattlejack might be an excellent option for you. This is a mix of the Jack Russell Terrier and the Australian Cattle Dog or ACD.
The Cattlejack is a medium-sized dog that usually weighs 25 to 40 pounds and stands between 14 and 20 inches at the shoulders. It usually carries a short coat that is easy to groom.
This dog’s color is mostly white, tan, and brown, and it carries the mottled or speckled markings of the ACD. The marking’s colors will depend on whether the Jack Russell Terrier is crossed with the Blue Heeler or the Red Heeler.
These dogs are at their happiest when they are working in the field and releasing their boundless energy. Additionally, they are very loyal, intelligent, obedient, and highly trainable.
Parent Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Jack Russell Terrier
The Cavajack, sometimes spelled as Cav-A-Jack, is a well-balanced mix of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Jack Russell Terrier. This small hybrid measures about 12 to 14 inches tall and weighs around 13 to 18 pounds.
It would usually have the muscular and stocky body of the JRT and the facial features of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, most especially its rounded, long ears.
It also mostly carries a bi-color coat, such as black and white or white and tan. Further, since both Jack Russell and Cavalier parents shed moderately, expect the same shedding frequency from the Cavajack.
Additionally, Cavajacks may be playful, but they only have a moderate amount of energy compared to other JRT mixes. 30 to 45 minutes of light exercise is enough to keep them fit.
Cavajacks also love the companionship of their humans and do not mind just lounging with them all day.
Parent Breeds: Australian Kelpie & Jack Russell Terrier
One of the most energetic crosses of the Jack Russell Terrier is its combination with the Australian Kelpie, known as the Jackpie. This working dog measures between 20 and 40 pounds and stands 14 to 20 inches tall.
Combining the muscular physique of both parents, Jackpies have athletic builds that suit their highly active lifestyle. They also sport thick coats that are mostly colored white, tan, and black.
The Jackpie is also identified by its foxy-looking face and its long tail.
These dogs are suitable working companions in the field or the ranch. If they function as house pets, make sure to give them intensive daily physical activities for at least 90 minutes, along with mental stimulation exercises.
Further, Jackpies are highly alert and intelligent. However, ensure that they undergo early socialization and are leash-trained since they have high prey drives and may go for smaller pets if left untrained.
Parent Breeds: Patterdale Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
The Patterjack is the fusion between two very similar breeds from an appearance and temperament perspective, the Patterdale Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier. This makes the Patterjack a very predictable hybrid.
This tiny designer dog has a muscular and well-proportioned body. Weighing only around 12 to 15 pounds and standing between 11 and 15 inches, it is a good choice for small apartment dwellers.
Further, the Patterjack may inherit the Patterdale’s naturally short tail and long muzzle hair, which resembles a mustache.
Do not be misled by its small presence, though, since this small dog packs a ton of energy and requires about an hour daily of intensive exercise, coupled with mental stimulation activities.
It also reflects the high prey drive of both parents, so best to keep it on a leash if you are outdoors to prevent it from chasing after small animals.
31. Westie Jack
Parent Breeds: West Highland White Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
The Westie Jack is a designer dog formed by mating the Jack Russell Terrier with the West Highland White Terrier. Another small entry in this list, it only weighs between 14 and 18 pounds and stands 11 to 14 inches.
This cute hybrid takes after the light and fluffy coat of its Westie parent but will have splatters of tan, black, and brown streaks across its coat. To maintain its coat quality, brushing once or twice a week is recommended.
The cheerful disposition of the Westie Jack adds to the positive vibe of its owner’s home. Its affectionate, entertaining, and playful nature makes it an ideal family pet, even for homes with small children.
Allotting 30 minutes of exercise daily for its energy needs is enough to keep it healthy and happy, which can be done even at home due to its small size.
32. Rustralian Terrier
Parent Breeds: Australian Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Being a mix of the two terrier breeds, the Australian Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier, the Rustralian Terrier carries strong terrier blood that gives it its strong hunting instincts and spunky and mischievous attitude.
This hybrid is a small dog, with a height of only 10 to 12 inches and weighing up to just 15 pounds.
Rustralian Terriers can live an average of 12 to 14 years, but maybe longer if they are given the right provisions, similar to the upkeep needed for its Jack Russell Terrier parent.
These dogs have a tendency to form strong attachments to their families and are reserved with strangers, making them excellent protection or guard dogs.
Further, Rustralian Terriers are very intelligent and highly trainable, so it is best to take advantage of obedience training using positive reinforcement techniques to keep their strong will under control.
Parent Breeds: Labrador Retriever & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jackador is the cross of a Labrador Retriever with a Jack Russell Terrier. Given the size disparity between both parent breeds, its size is hard to predict, but it will most likely be a stocky and muscular medium-sized dog.
Most Jackadors have smooth, sleek coats that do not require too much grooming. They can also wear any coat dominant coat colors of their JRT or Labrador parent, such as white, tan, brown, yellow, and black.
This highly active crossbreed requires about 30 minutes to an hour of physical exercise, on top of mental stimulation activities, just like its Labrador parent.
Since they love the outdoors, tagging them along for activities like running, hiking, trekking, and swimming is a good idea.
Additionally, Jackadors are very loyal and friendly, even around other pets and strangers, so they might not be very effective as guard dogs.
Parent Breeds: Chinese Shar-Pei & Jack Russell Terrier
Coming from two parent breeds that are distinctly different in appearance — the Chinese Shar-Pei and the Jack Russell Terrier — the Rus-A-Pei has a look that is quite difficult to predict.
Most Rus-A-Peis inherit the short and compact bodies of the Jack Russell Terrier, but their actual size may fall in between that of the JRT and the Shar-Pei.
They also usually carry the thick and dense medium-length coat of the Shar-Pei. However, if one of the parents is a bear coat Shar-Pei, expect their coats to be longer, softer, and fluffier.
Behavior-wise, the Rus-A-Pei is generally well-balanced but may have streaks of aggression and stubbornness from its Shar-Pei parent. Hence, obedience training and early socialization are recommended for this mix.
Further, the Rus-A-Pei also has lower energy requirements than other JRT mixes, but it still needs at least 30 minutes of exercise daily for its overall well-being.
35. Minnie Jack
Parent Breeds: Miniature Pinscher & Jack Russell Terrier
One of the smallest entries into this list of Jack Russell Terrier mixes is its combination with the Miniature Pinscher, called the Minnie Jack. This tiny designer dog is only about 8 to 17 pounds and around 10 to 15 inches tall.
As a smaller version of the Jack Russell Terrier, it still carries its muscular and compact body, with the long snout of the Mini Pinscher. It also typically has the short, smooth coat and the dominant colors of both parent breeds.
Moreover, its owner may also decide to dock the Minnie Jack’s tail or crop its ears, just like how it is done for its Miniature Pinscher parent. However, this is highly optional and would depend on the preference of the owner.
Additionally, this tiny hybrid may possess the small dog syndrome, resulting in possible aggression. Proper treatment and obedience training is highly recommended to control its behavior.
36. Silky Jack
Parent Breeds: Silky Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
This combination of the Silky Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier results in the very small hybrid known as the Silky Jack, whose appearance surprisingly looks very similar to its Silky Terrier parent.
The Silky Terrier usually has a long body, medium-length coat, and short legs. It may inherit the more common colors of its parents, such as brown, tan, white & tan, or white, black, and tan.
Being a terrier, it is highly energetic, agile, courageous, determined, and has a high prey drive. Hence, in order for it not to dash after small animals, ensure that it has undergone early socialization and leash training.
Further, these small critters are very affectionate and loving, and they love to please their owners, making them highly trainable. They also love snuggling and spending quiet time with their owners.
37. Basset Jack
Parent Breeds: Basset Hound & Jack Russell Terrier
If you prefer your Jack Russell Terrier mix to be low, a bit rounded, with a long body, droopy ears, and somber eyes, then mix it with a Bassett Hound, producing a Bassett Jack that has all these physical features.
This Bassett Hound mix may be on the heavier side, as it inherits the solid bones and the healthy frame of the Bassett Hound. It usually carries a short coat that is easy to maintain.
Further, Bassett Jacks may sport a wide variety of coat colors that they inherit from their JRT or Bassett Hound parent, but will most likely be bi-colored or tri-colored ones.
Behavior-wise, if they take after the JRT, expect them to be energetic, friendly, and intelligent. On the other hand, they will likely be patient, laid-back, and a bit stubborn if they get the Bassett Hound’s temperament.
38. China Jack
Parent Breeds: Chinese Crested & Jack Russell Terrier
As one of the most uncommon Jack Russell Terrier mixes in this list, the China Jack is difficult to source due to its other parent’s rarity, the Chinese Crested. Nevertheless, it is still sought-after by many dog enthusiasts.
This small hybrid stands between 10 and 15 inches and weighs around 8 to 17 pounds.
If a hairless Chinese Crested is used for breeding, the offspring might be bald on most parts of its body, with some tufts of hair on its head, tail, and ankles.
On the other hand, if the Chinese Crested parent is of the coated variety, expect the puppy to be fully covered with a soft, silky coat with short to medium-length hair.
Further, China Jacks are energetic yet easy-going at the same time. Securing one may be a bit in the higher range, though, and might match that of its unique Chinese Crested parent.
Parent Breeds: American Eskimo Dog & Jack Russell Terrier
The highly energetic Eskijack is the cross between an American Eskimo Dog and a Jack Russell Terrier. Its size would depend on the size of its American Eskimo Dog parent but may range between small and medium.
This hybrid usually has medium-length hair that may be smooth or rough to the touch, depending on the JRT parent’s coat. It also mostly wears a predominantly white coat with brown or black markings on its face or body.
As with other JRT mixes, Eskijacks are known for their active, agile, intelligent, and mischievous nature. They are also very loving and affectionate with their families, not to mention being very kid-friendly.
Their eagerness to please their owners makes these dogs highly trainable as well.
However, given their close ties with their families, they do not bode well with being neglected, so crate training is necessary to prevent this from escalating to destructive behavior.
Parent Breeds: Norfolk Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Being the cross of a Norfolk Terrier and a Jack Russell Terrier, the Norjack bears an uncanny resemblance to the Norfolk Terrier but is a bit stockier and taller.
Like its Norfolk Terrier parent, it is notable for its short, wiry coat and floppy, folded ears. Its coat color also takes mostly after the Norfolk’s brown or red shade, with white markings coming from the JRT parent.
The Norjack is a very sweet, loyal, and affectionate dog. They love to please their owners and develop close relationships with them, to the point of displaying jealousy at times.
Even with their small bodies, these dogs love the outdoors and do not mind tagging along with their owners during trips.
When you do so, though, make sure they have undergone leash and socialization training since these dogs have high prey drives, given their terrier background.
41. American Bull-Jack
Parent Breeds: American Bulldog & Jack Russell Terrier
The American Bull-Jack is a mix of the American Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier. This dog may be small- to medium-sized, weighing between 17 and 50 pounds and standing around 10 to 25 inches.
It is an even fusion of the features of both parents, carrying a muscular body with the smooth coat and the signature colors and markings of the American Bulldog or the JRT.
They also usually have eye patches, slightly broad heads, medium-length muzzles, dark eyes, and V-shaped erect ears that may fall forward if uncropped.
This dog is of moderate energy but can be playful and feisty, too. It is also very loyal and intelligent but has episodes of being stubborn if not trained well.
42. Bull Jack
Parent Breeds: English Bulldog & Jack Russell Terrier
What do you get when you breed an English Bulldog with a Jack Russell Terrier? You got a sturdy, feisty, and lively hybrid known as the Bull Jack.
This short and stout English Bulldog mix only stands around 12 to 14 inches but may weigh anywhere between 17 and 55 pounds.
This designer breed is said to have been developed in the United States 20 years ago as fighting dogs but eventually transitioned into becoming loving and affectionate companion pets.
It usually carries a smooth coat, which may be a bi-color or tri-color combination of white, tan, black, or brown, depending on the color of its parent JRT or English Bulldog.
Bull Jacks are quite stubborn, so patience, early socialization, and consistent leadership are necessary to make this dog follow your commands.
Further, they are also known to suffer from separation anxiety, so crate training is recommended for them.
Parent Breeds: Havanese & Jack Russell Terrier
This mixed breed between the Havanese and the Jack Russell Terrier, known as the Havajack, looks like a slightly bigger and taller version of the purebred Havanese but with the oval body of the Jack Russell Terrier.
The Havajack mostly displays the soft, light, and fluffy coat of the Havanese and may take after the wide color variations of both parents, with the tricolor of white, brown, and black being a common one.
This Havanese mix thrives on getting the attention of its owners, whose company they can enjoy for a long time due to the long lifespan of both its Havanese and JRT parents.
Further, Havajacks are a ball of energy. Along with their inherited prey drive from the JRT, Havajack owners must ensure that they have an enclosed yard to keep these escape artists from wandering off to chase little critters.
44. Bully Jack Terrier
Parent Breeds: Bull Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
The Bully Jack Terrier is a combination of the Bull Terrier or BT and the Jack Russell Terrier. This designer breed’s appearance leans mostly towards the side of its Bull Terrier parent but is slightly smaller, just like the JRT.
It also typically has the distinct long snout, erect, long ears, small, triangular eyes, and short coat of the Bull Terrier. It even usually carries the BT’s white color, but it can also take after any of the dominant colors of both parents.
Due to Bully Jack Terriers’ high energy requirements, they need to be provided with at least an hour of physical activities and mental stimulation exercises to prevent boredom or destructive behaviors from occurring.
Further, these dogs might also have streaks of stubbornness or aggressiveness.
However, checking for a Bully Jack Terrier from reputable Bull Terrier or Jack Russell Terrier breeders may increase your chances of getting a well-mannered pup.
Parent Breeds: Dalmatian & Jack Russell Terrier
The Jackmatian is a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the famously spotted Dalmatian, resulting in a small- to medium-sized dog that looks like a smaller version of the Dalmatian.
Their bodies tend to be short but stocky and muscular. They are also very agile and would have powerful hindquarters giving them a smooth gait, thanks to their working breed parents.
To set expectations properly, not all Jackmatians may inherit the black or liver polka dot-like spots of the Dalmatian, and it will depend on the more dominant parent gene.
On the other hand, Jackmatians are very intelligent crossbreeds. They are also one of the easiest to train due to their eagerness to please their owners.
However, make sure that they are given enough physical and mental exercise on a daily basis to prevent them from being stubborn.
46. Aussie Jack
Parent Breeds: Australian Shepherd & Jack Russell Terrier
Being a combination of a working and a herding dog, the Aussie Jack is a highly energetic and reliable dog produced out of the Jack Russell Terrier and the Australian Shepherd.
These mixes may weigh between 17 and 40 pounds and have a height of 15 to 18 inches. Depending on the more dominant parent gene, they may also carry a smooth double coat with short to medium fur length.
If their coats are on the longer side, they may be groomed similarly to their Aussie parents.
In terms of color, they can possibly inherit the black or blue merle pattern of the Australian Shepherd and the bi-color or tri-color patterns of the Jack Russell Terrier.
Behavior-wise, these hybrids are loyal, affectionate, loving, and dependable working dogs. They also love being active, so ensure that they get about an hour of intense physical activities, with mental stimulation exercises as well.
47. Boxer Jack
Parent Breeds: Boxer & Jack Russell Terrier
As an offspring of a Boxer and a Jack Russell Terrier, one might wonder right away if the Boxer Jack displays aggressive tendencies, given the notion that its Boxer parent is mean and dangerous.
The good news is that these family pets are as intelligent, kind, and gentle as their Boxer parent yet are as active and playful as their JRT parent.
They usually sport small- to medium-sized bodies with short coats that are easy to groom. Depending on the more dominant parent breed, their colors may include brindle, white, tan & brown, and white with brown markings.
Based on the owner’s preference, they may also be tail docked, similar to both parents, or ear cropped, like how it is done for the Boxer.
With the right training support and level of exercise, and mental stimulation, Boxer Jacks may even work for first-time owners, given their loving and affectionate disposition.
48. Irish Jack Terrier
Parent Breeds: Irish Terrier & Jack Russell Terrier
Not to be confused with the Irish Jack Terrier, which refers to the strain of JRTs bred for shorter legs and calmer temperament, this discussion focuses on the mix of the Jack Russell Terrier and the Irish Terrier.
Like other mixed breeds, the Irish Jack Terrier has no set breed standard, but expect it to weigh anywhere between 13 and 27 pounds and stand at around 10 to 18 inches tall.
It may display a single wiry coat or a smooth double coat depending on the more dominant parent. It may also carry the bi-color or tri-color patterns of the JRT or the red and wheaten shades of the Irish Terrier.
As terriers, expect no less from Irish Jack Terriers but boundless amounts of energy and high prey drives. Hence, training and regular exercise must be a part of their regular daily routine.
49. Lhasa Jack
Parent Breeds: Lhasa Apso & Jack Russell Terrier
The Lhasa Jack is the cross between the small and fluffy Lhasa Apso and the energetic and agile Jack Russell Terrier. This results in a hybrid that measures around 9 to 15 inches tall and 12 to 17 pounds heavy.
These tiny dogs usually inherit the double coat structure of the Lhasa Apso, with long and straight fur. Do not worry about loose hairs, though, as they shed very minimally, much like their Lhasa Apso parents.
On the other hand, regular brushing is still recommended to keep their long hair tangle-free. This mix may also enjoy a very wide variety of coat colors and patterns from both parents.
The Lhasa Jack naturally has a happy disposition and is very loving and affectionate but is also not too fond of strangers. You can address this through proper socialization or leave it as is to function as a cute guard dog.
50. Mini Schnauzer Jack
Parent Breeds: Miniature Schnauzer & Jack Russell Terrier
The Mini Schnauzer Jack is the fusion of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Jack Russell Terrier, resulting in a hybrid that has a lot of positive traits and is suitable for first-time dog owners.
To begin, the Mini Schnauzer Jack may either have a smooth or double coat, with short to medium hair, and minimal to an almost negligible amount of shedding if it takes after its Mini Schnauzer parent.
It may also wear the Mini Schnauzer’s black, black and silver, or salt and pepper colors, or the JRT’s white and tan, white and black, and tricolor patterns.
These designer dogs are not difficult to feed since they have hearty appetites, just like their Mini Schnauzer and JRT parents.
They also only have moderate energy requirements, as compared to other JRT mixes. Just ensure they are socialized early and leash trained, as they tend to chase after small animals.
Parent Breeds: Pekingese & Jack Russell Terrier
The charming Pekingese may be mated with the intelligent Jack Russell Terrier, producing the Peke-A-Jack — a designer dog that merges the best characteristics of both its parent breeds.
Weighing only 7 to 17 pounds and standing around 6 to 15 inches, this compact dog may either inherit the short, smooth coat of the JRT or the long, silky fur of the Pekingese, as well as the diverse coat colors of both.
Their faces may sport flat to medium-length muzzles and large, rounded, dark eyes. They have excellent rolling gaits that are already natural with the Pekingese but improved more with their strong hindquarters from the JRT.
Peke-A-Jacks are very intelligent, loyal, confident, and independent to a certain degree. Their alert nature also makes them excellent watchdogs.
On the other hand, they may be tolerant of small kids but are sensitive to roughhousing, so best to monitor them during playtime.
Parent Breeds: Maltese & Jack Russell Terrier
Having two parent breeds of opposite personalities, the Jacktese makes an interesting mix between the Maltese and the Jack Russell Terrier. These dogs measure only 10 to 18 pounds and stand at 8 to 15 inches.
The Jacktese’s compact appearance is brought about by the Maltese parent’s smaller structure, but it also carries the muscular and stocky build of the JRT.
It also usually has a medium-length muzzle and tail, round, button eyes, and small, triangular ears that fold forward.
Further, its coat may be anywhere from short to long, depending on the genes of the parents. Its most common colors would be white, white and black, white and tan, and white with black and tan markings.
These dogs are sweet, affectionate, gentle, and courageous. The Maltese is more trusting, though, while the JRT is more alert and reserved. Hence, the Jacktese may be either of the two.
53. Italian Greyhound Jack Russell Terrier Mix
Parent Breeds: Italian Greyhound & Jack Russell Terrier
The Italian Greyhound Jack Russell Terrier mix is developed out of the need to create a designer breed that merges the Italian Greyhound’s personality with the Jack Russell Terrier’s compact body and higher energy.
This resulted in a small dog with a sleek body, smooth fur, thin face, and longer legs than a Jack Russell Terrier. This mix usually bears the standard white and tan coloring of the JRT, too.
Behavior-wise, this hybrid is a good blend of both parents. It has the independence of a Jack Russell, so it is fine being left alone for some time.
However, once you are around, it catches up on lost time by being very affectionate, which it gets from the Italian Greyhound.
The only things that need to be addressed with this mix are its tendency to bark constantly and its high prey drive, which training and early socialization can effectively address.
With the wide variety of looks and behaviors that Jack Russell Terrier mixes can have, you will never run out of options that would fit the bill as your trusted and energetic companion, whether at home or out in the field.
However, before purchasing one, please be guided by the knowledge you have learned from this article to see what would be the best JRT hybrid for you, especially its compatibility with your lifestyle and living environment.
Further, even with the ease of looking for a Jack Russell Terrier mix, do not take for granted the huge benefits and the peace of mind you can get from dealing only with reputable sites and breeders of these designer dogs.
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