Updated on 05/06/2021 by Sadie

The Jackapoo is the adorable result of a cross between a Poodle and a Jack Russel Terrier. These pups are as affectionate as they are cute and make absolutely wonderful family pets. This pooch can be anywhere between small to medium in size and is known to be very obedient. They are also great options for allergy sufferers due to the hypoallergenic nature of their coats.


Origin & History of Jackapoos

Due to the mixed nature of these pups, they don’t get as much attention from registered clubs as they deserve. There is a lack of documentation about this breed which means it is rather difficult to pinpoint the exact time and place of origin of these adorable, high-energy pups. They probably came onto the scene sometime after the 1980s since that is when the crazy for hybrid dogs took off. It is possible that this breed existed through accidental breeding long before any efforts to intentionally mate the Poodle with the Jack Russel Terrier began.

Personality and Temperament

These loving little dogs are some of the most gentle and affectionate breeds around. The Jackadoole is known to be rather level-headed and calm and rarely gets aggressive. It is because of their loving nature that they make such wonderful family pets. They are incredibly intelligent thanks to the Poodle genes and are easy to train because of it. The Jackapoo is an active pup and loves to get its daily dose of exercise. They need to release all their pent-up energy so that they do not resort to destructive behavior to get rid of boredom. They love a good cuddle session on the couch as much as they love a fun game of fetch in the yard or chasing after a frisbee. To get a fair idea of the kind of personality your Jackapoo puppy will grow up to have, spend some time around the Poodle and the Jack Russel Terrier parents. Usually, the personalities of the parent dogs are fairly good indicators of the kind of temperament your pup will grow up to have.

Jackapoo Size

Due to the mixed nature of this breed and the lack of set standards when it comes to breeding, the Jackapoo can come in a variety of sizes. However, in general, these pups grow up to be small dogs.

Jackapoo Health

The Jackapoo, when compared to both Poodle and Jack Russel Terrier breeds, is a relatively healthy pup. These dogs usually have some level of hybrid vigor due to their mixed nature since the gene pool for the puppy has greater variation. However, if the parent dogs suffer from certain genetic illnesses, the puppy may be likely to develop them as well. For this reason, it is always best to ask the breeder you are getting your puppy from to share the health clearances of both parent dogs. Never buy from a breeder that mates dogs that are younger than two years old since this is the age that most genetic illnesses start to surface and show symptoms. Scheduling regular appointments at your local vet’s clinic is also a great way to ensure that your Jackapoo pup is growing up happily and healthily. Any potential issues that the dog may be developing can be caught and treated early on.


Jackapoo Care and Training

Jackapoos may be small, but they are in no way low in energy. These are active pups that look forward to playtime every day. They enjoy a good active play session outdoors and will be happy to run around, go on long walks, or even play a fun game of fetch. These pups need an outlet for all their pent-up energy, and if they do not get what they need, they may resort to destructive behaviors. The Jackapoo loves to jump and can only be contained by the highest boundary walls. Be sure to exercise caution when playing with your pup outdoors. This pooch is also incredibly smart, which means that while it is easy to train, there is a clear need for mental stimulation to keep the boredom at bay. Give your Jackapoo lots of toys to keep it engaged and happy, and don’t forget to schedule the daily cuddle session!


Nutritional needs vary from one Jackapoo to the next, and it is best to speak to a professional when designing a meal plan for your pup. Steer clear of free or over-feeding so that your Jackapoo does not gain unnecessary weight.

Coat Color, Types, Shedding

Jackapoos come in a wide range of colors and are usually influenced by the Poodle parent. Due to this, they are also known to have low-shedding coats that are better suited for allergy sufferers. Their coat can be either short, medium, or long and comes in varying degrees of curliness.

Jackapoo Grooming

Regularly brushing your Jackapoo’s coat will ensure that it stays free of any tangles and matted fur and stays as healthy as possible. Do not bathe these pups too much, as the interaction with soap and water may dry out their skin and cause irritation. Brush their teeth regularly to maintain good oral hygiene, and make sure you check their ears regularly, making sure they stay clean and free of any dirt or debris.

Deciding on a Jackapoo

The Jackapoo is a right fit for you if:

  • You have children and want a family pet
  • You want a small dog
  • You want a dog with a coat that is low-shedding and easy to maintain

The Jackapoo is not a right fit for you if:

  • You want a guard dog
  • You want a dog that can accompany you on rigorous treks and hikes
  • You want a dog that can be kept outdoors or in a kennel

Getting a Jackapoo

How Much is a Jackapoo Puppy?

A Jackapoo puppy can cost anywhere between $250 to $800. 

Jackapoo Breeders

Rescue and Adoption

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