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Jack Russell Terrier / Poodle Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A grey with white Jackapoo is sitting on concrete  wearing a blue bandana

Beauregard the Jackapoo at 9 months old—"He weighs in at a hefty 16 lbs., and boy does he like to throw his weight around! He's very smart, so we can't put anything over on him...and has learned to "talk". He vocalizes distinctive "words" (mama, out, play ball). While it's not quite English, he can definitely communicate what he wants. We call it "Beau speak.""

Other Names
  • Jack-A-Doodle
  • Jackadoodle
  • Jackdoodle
  • Jackapoodle
  • Jack A Poo
  • Jackapoo
  • Jack-A-Poodle
  • Jackpoo
  • Poojack
  • Poo-Jack

The Jack-A-Poo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Jack Russell and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Jack-A-Poo
  • Designer Breed Registry = Jack A Poo
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Jack-A-Poo
  • International Designer Canine Registry ® = Jackapoo
View from above - A white with black and gray Jackapoo is standing on a driveway next to grass. Its mouth is open and tongue is out

Oreo the Jackapoo at about 3 years old—"This is the big man himself, Oreo Von Kirkland. Here he is on a walk. I had stopped to see how he'd react to the many distractions of the park (a small herd of deer had run by, causing many of the dogs in their gardens to go crazy!). But instead of straining to meet the other dogs are chase the deer (which would make any JRT huntsman proud), he stops and looks up at me! I was worried about him being too feisty or energetic but he seems to be very Poodle-ly in personality (rare for this mix by what I've been reading) and quickly accepts others as alpha. He does okay with young children, opting for the "You guys have fun, I'll just sit back and watch." approach when dealing with those noisy little humans. He enjoys walks, belly and ear scratching sessions, and chilling with the Neapolitan Mastiff next door (although I think their friendship is pretty one sided...). "

A white with tan Jackapoo is play bowing on a couch with a tennis ball in its mouth. The dog is all white with only the ears being tan.

Duncan the Jack-A-Poo at 5½ months old—"He appears innocent, but if you know anything about Jack-A-Poos, then you know better!"

A black and white with tan Jackapoo is sitting on a tan carpet in front of a sliding door

"This is my 8-month-old Jackadoodle Louis. He is 3-quarters Poodle and a quarter Jack Russell. Very clever and easily picks up tricks. He doesn’t shed, but makes plenty of mess chewing things up! He’s a high energy pooch, very sociable and needs lots of exercise despite him only being small."

A grey with white Jack-a-Poo puppy is sitting on a couch that is covered in a light green blanket. It is wearing a pink ribbon

Pasquina, a Jack-a-Poo (Jack Russell / Poodle mix) puppy at 3 1/2 months old, weighing 4 pounds

A black with white and a brown with white Jack-A-Poo is laying on a white and black couch

Jack and Moses, 2½-year-old, 12-pound Jack-A-Poo brothers

A black with tan Jackapoo puppy is wearing a bandana sitting on concrete in front of a doorway

Hidie the Jackapoo as a puppy at 5 months old wearing a bandana

A white with black Jack-A-Poo puppy is standing outside in grass and one of its paws is on a rawhide bone

Lexy the female Jackapoo puppy at 3 months old—"Her mom is a purebred Jack Russell and her dad is a purebred Toy Poodle."

A white with black Jack-A-Poo puppy is sitting on a carpet and looking back

Abby the tricolor Jack-A-Poo at 5½ months old—"Abby only weighs 6 pounds, but she thinks and acts like she's a BIG dog!!! Mother was a shortie Jack Russell (tan/white) and dad was a Poodle (black/white). Abby is Lexy's sister." (Lexy is shown above.)

A fluffy white Jack-A-Poo puppy is wearing a purple collar laying in the lap of a person sitting in a lawn chair

J.J. the Jack-a-Poo puppy at 5 months old—"He loves to relax in our laps and in small spaces (i.e., under the couch or chair, in between the mattress and headboard on the bed)."

Side view - A tan with white Jack-a-poo is standing in grass

Sparky the white and tan Jack-a-poo at 7 months old standing in the grass

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