The Jack Russell is a super energetic and sprightly breed that loves to chase other animals, especially the local mice and cats! Though he is small, he is feisty and not to be underestimated in terms of intelligence, need for speed, and constant playtime. This makes him a prime target to crossbreed for other traits, in an effort to find the perfect Jack Russell Terrier mix. This is great if you are an active family, maybe not so great if you are inactive or hardly spend time at home.
The Jack Russell was created in England in the 1800s to join his master on fox hunts, and as such he has a seriously high prey drive and will chase smaller animals until the sun goes down. All Jack Russell mixes will inherit a higher prey drive than most other breed mixes, and as such you should be careful about welcoming one into a multi-pet household.
Mixed breed dogs are a great option for those who cannot decide between two breeds or those that love a particular breed but want a more well-balanced dog. While a Jack Russell mix will always be energetic and feisty, by mixing him with a calmer breed you might find a Jack Russell who is more suited to your lifestyle.
Jack Russell Terrier Mixes
A Jack Russell will typically measure between 13 and 14 inches tall, from paw to shoulder, and weigh between 13 and 17 pounds. He is small, stocky and muscular, and he has a short coat that is either smooth or broken-coated, and white and tan in color, sometimes with a little black or brindle added to the mix. Mixing a Jack Russell can happen both as a result of intentional crossbreeding, but also accidental co-mingling of two breeds. When intentional, mixed breed pups do have a lower occurrence of genetic defects due to the expansion of their gene pool, which is a side benefit adopting a Jack Russell Terrier mix.
Mixed pups are usually an equal blend of both parents, sometimes leaning more towards one parent than the other. But whichever way his appearance and characteristics lean, you need to ensure that you love both of his parents, so be sure to research them both before you commit to a Jack Russell mix.
What you can expect from a Jack Russell mix, though, is that in some way he will be spunky, intelligent and an intense canine. We have found some of the most popular and adorable Jack Russell mixes around, so read on to find out if your next canine soulmate is a Jack Russell mix!
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Pug
The Jug will measure between 10 and 14 inches tall, and weigh between 13 to 18 pounds. He is slightly squatter than the Jack Russell, think more rolls than muscle here, this boy is adorably cute and will make a great hot water bottle. His coat will be thick, and take on the white, tan, fawn and black colors of both parents.
The Jug is a popular mixed breed, but one is likely to inherit the Brachycephalic breathing difficulties of the Pug. Because of this, and his seriously energetic nature, he needs serious observation during exercise. He is a curious and mischievous mix who will keep you on your toes, but after a long day of exploring he’ll happily snuggle up with his family.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie Jack crosses the Yorkie and the JRT. They will will usually look more like the Yorkie, so if you are after a Yorkie but with a feistier and more energetic personality then this is the breed for you. He will still be a curious canine and one who needs a surprising amount of exercise for a small pup, but one who is a little more laidback and happier to snooze with his family mid-afternoon. He is also very loyal, loving and affectionate with his family.
His hair will be much longer and a little wiry, with the black and tan colors and maybe a splattering of white. While he is a low shedder, his coat will need trimming and brushing often. Measuring 8 to 13 inches and weighing 10 to 14 pounds, he is a compact canine.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Chihuahua
He will often look like his Chihuahua parent, but with a stockier build like the Jack Russell. His legs will be short and paws turning outwards, with a curly tail and bulging eyes. He commonly has the large triangle Jack Russell ears which add to his charm. He will measure 10 to 15 inches tall and weigh between 8 and 15 pounds.
Chihuahua mixes are full of personality, so you can expect another compact canine whose fun personality is his shining quality! Full to the brim with charm and a love for life, he will also like a good snooze in the afternoon. This guy needs a firm leader who can steer him in the right direction to avoid overprotectiveness. The Jack Chi is a wonderful pup, that loves spending time with their family and will make a great family pet.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Border Collie
The Border Jack is a super-intelligent dog that mixes the Border Collie and the Jack Russell Terrier. This mix is going to need a lot of physical exercise, at least 60 minutes every day, so he must be placed with an active family. Because his Collie parent is the most intelligent dog breed in the world, he also needs a lot of mental stimulation, in the forms of brain games, training and interactive play. This combined with his Terrier personality, you can be sure that he will be destructive if he does not get what he needs.
He will measure between 12 and 20 inches in height and weigh between 20 and 40 pounds. His coat will be longer and a little wiry, and take the white, tan and black colors of his parents.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Siberian Husky
The Husky Jack is an unlikely pairing, but one that creates a fun-loving and outgoing pup that loves to be the center of attention. This breed mixes the lovable husky with the Jack Russell terrier, giving them plenty of personality. If you are after a canine clown then the Husky Jack is the breed for you. This guy is quick on his feet and will love to chase every animal in sight, so he might be best kept on a leash. He will need at least 60 minutes of intense exercise every day.
He will measure between 14 and 20 inches in height, and weigh between 20 and 40 pounds. Typically, he will look a lot like the Husky, but with the shorter and squatter body of the Jack Russell. He will usually inherit the Husky mask, patterns and fluffier coat.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Beagle
The Jackabee typically weighs between 15 and 30 pounds and will measure up to 15 inches in height. There are 2 Beagle sizes, the pocket Beagle and the standard Beagle, so be sure to see his Beagle parent if size is important to you. His colors will be white, tan and black, and he will probably inherit the large floppy ears of the Beagle too. The Jackabee is a very inquisitive crossbreed, that loves spending time with their family.
This happy-go-lucky pooch will be happy to adventure with his family, and with his hunting nose and love (or hate!) of vermin, this guy will be off quicker than you can say Jackabee, so he would probably be better kept on the leash too. He is a sweetie pie who adores his family, and this guy will love a snack, or three!
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & French Bulldog
The French Jack is another spunky little blend of the French Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier who loves nothing more than to play with his family all day long. Equally, if there is no one around he is also partial to duvet day, and you’ll certainly know when he’s sleeping with his bear snores! Despite his goofy nature, he is quite intelligent and stubborn, so he might be a little tough to train.
He will measure between 11 and 14 inches tall and weigh between 18 and 28 pounds. He is the same height as a Jack Russell, but much thicker like his French parent, and he’ll have a few rolls around that cute body of his. His tail will likely be curly, his face flatter, but his ears will be larger than life!
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & American Pitbull Terrier
The Jackpit is a Pit mix that’s a true Terrier, so if you are seeking a playful, tenacious and curious canine with boundless energy, then this is the guy for you. While he is stubbornly persistent in everything he does (mainly terrorizing your neighbor’s cat!), he is also very loyal to his master and as such quite the dream to train.
The Jackpit will usually take on the white and tan colors of the Jack Russell but with any color of the Pitbull parent, so he could be quite the mix. With a short and slick coat he will be easy to groom, and he will be very muscular in his appearance too, measuring between 12 to 18 inches and weighing between 20 and 45 pounds. As with all Pitbull type mixes, be sure to check your local laws and tenancy rules.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Bichon Frise
The Jackie Bichon measures between 10 and 13 inches, and weighs between 13 to 17 pounds, similar to his Jack Russell parent, with the difference being his coat! Much more voluminous and fluffier, it will look a little wiry and will need regular grooming.
This guy is a pleasant mix of energy and curiosity, and a sweet and gentle calm, this guy makes a fantastic little canine companion. He will need around 45 minutes of exercise a day, nothing too strenuous is needed, but you’ll need to spend a lot of your time with him as he doesn’t like to be left alone for too long. He is great with children and loves plenty of cuddles and attention.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Shih Tzu
The Jack Tzu is another popular cross that crosses the Shih Tzu and the Jack Russell Terrier. This pup measures a little shorter between 9 and 12 inches and weighs between 9 and 16 pounds. His coat will be very long and will need regular trimming and grooming to keep his appearance smart.
He has a high prey drive and is very quick on his feet despite his smaller stature. This guy would make a fantastic guard dog and will be the first to let you know when there is something, or someone, untoward around. So, if it is a pocket guard dog that you are after then the Jack Tzu would make a great option. When he is finished patrolling, he loves to put his paws up on the sofa and soak up all the belly rubs.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Poodle
The Jackapoo’s parent is typically the miniature Poodle, and as such he will weigh between 11 to 16 pounds and measure 11 to 14 inches in height. However, just to be sure you should always ask to meet the Poodle parent, otherwise you could be in for a huge surprise! It is very likely that his hair will be curly, soft and white and tan in color, and this teddy bear lookalike is bound to turn heads for sure!
He is an energetic little poodle mix who needs a lot of exercise for a small pup, and it should consist of 60 minutes of intense, and varied, exercise every day. He is a trainable little guy who is loyal, and very proud in his demeanor.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Corgi
The Cojack, typically, has the face of the Jack Russell with the body of his Corgi parent, with paws that turn outwards and a thick butt. His face is still smiley, but he is much more Terrier-like in his face, giving him a happy appearance that many Corgi crossbreeds will have. He will stand 10 to 12 inches tall, and weigh between 15 and 25 pounds.
He is an energetic mix who loves to run around chasing everything in his path, either to herd or to catch his victim. If you have children in the house, make sure that he does not try to herd them with his nipping technique, but aside from that he makes a wonderful and affectionate family pet.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Australian Cattle Dog
The Cattlejack is a cool canine who is full of beans, and nothing would make this guy happier than having a job to do on a ranch. If not worked, this guy will need between 60 and 90 minutes of intense exercise every day. He is very intelligent, and very loyal, which makes him obedient, trainable and quick to learn. Both of his parents are curious, so the Cattlejack might be doubly so!
With larger than life ears and a cheeky smile, this guy is gorgeous! He will measure between 14 and 20 inches tall, and weigh between 25 and 40 pounds. His coat will be short, and be white, tan, brown and blue in color, with the sporadic markings of his Australian parent.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavajack is a well-balanced pooch who is both energetic and graceful, often suiting many types of families. He needs between 30 and 45 minutes of exercise, not needing to be too intense, and will quite happily snooze around the house for the rest of the day. He is a little mischievous on his walks, but not too curious that he will leave your side, because he likes the security of his master. He is very affectionate and craves attention and companionship throughout the day.
He measures between 12 and 14 inches tall and weighs between 13 and 18 pounds. He will almost certainly be tan and white in color, with the longer hair and ears of the Cavalier, but the stockier body of the Jack Russell.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Kelpie
The Jackpie is one of the most energetic on this list, and he is a working dog through and through. He would love to be placed with a working ranch family who can offer him employment, and if not then he needs at least 90 minutes of exercise every day to keep his body and mind happy and healthy. He is very alert, intelligent, and is likely to have a very high prey drive.
He measures between 14 and 20 inches tall, and weighs between 20 and 40 pounds. He will be very muscular and athletic in appearance, with a thick coat that is likely to be white, tan and black in color. His tail will be long, and his face a little foxy looking.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Dachshund
The Jackshund takes his job as a spunky and inquisitive pooch very seriously! He is also likely to be quite the guard dog who does not like anyone to get too near to his master, and as such he can get a little overprotective. He needs a firm leader who will discourage his feisty and diva tendencies but if this is managed, he is a delightful and characterful dog to have around.
He will measure only 9 to 13 inches in height, maybe smaller if his Dachshund parent is a miniature sized and weighs between 15 to 25 pounds. His body will be longer than it is high, and his big paddle paws will probably point outwards. His colors will typically be darker compared to the usual white and tan coat.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Rottweiler
The Jackweiler is one of the most unlikely mixes on this list, and one that makes a fantastic guard dog, just not as large as his Rottie parent. He will stand 14 to 22 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 30 and 80 pounds. As with most Rottweiler mixes, this mix will be fiercely loyal to their family.
He is a confident guardian of the family and estate and will not be the most welcoming to strangers. However, once introduced to family friends he will welcome them into the home with a waggy tail. He is very loyal and intelligent, a little stubborn at times, and it is also likely that he will have a high prey drive. He will need a firm leader who will show him how to be a polite doggy, and he needs plenty of outdoor space.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Pomeranian
The Jackaranian is a popular Jack Russell Terrier mix, that combines the Pomeranian with the JRT. This pup is one of the smallest on this list, measuring only 7 to 13 inches tall, and weighing only 7 to 13 pounds. He would happily live in an apartment just as long as his family exercised him regularly. His coat will be fluffy, and typically white and tan in color, with the chance of the other Pomeranian colors thrown into the mix.
Another bright and spunky Jack Russell mix, he is a livewire that loves to be the center of attention and takes his role as family clown very seriously indeed. There is never a dull moment with the Jackaranian around, and he’ll need around 45 minutes of exciting exercise every day.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & Patterdale Terrier
The Patterjack is a rarer Jack Russell Terrier mix on this list, but one whose parents are so similar to one another that you can almost guarantee that this little guy will have an extremely high prey drive, will have boundless energy, and he will keep you on your toes all day long. He will need at least 60 minutes of intense and varied exercise, and if you can wear this boy out then you may just win an affectionate cuddle on the sofa.
He will measure between 11 and 15 inches tall, and weigh between 12 and 15 pounds. He is a muscular yet proportionate looking dog with a short-ish tail and it is likely that he will have the longer muzzle hair of the Patterdale, resembling a little moustache.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier & West Highland Terrier
The Westie Jack is a cheery pooch who will bring sunshine into the dullest of days. He is fun and energetic, but not overbearingly so, being a well-balanced and polite pooch who would be happy in most family environments. He will need around 30 minutes of exercise a day, becoming a little curious on his walks. He would be suited to a family with young children and is super chilled in the home.
He will measure between 11 and 14 inches tall, and weigh between 14 and 18 pounds. His coat will be light and fluffy, often being mostly white from his westie parent, with tan, black or brown colors splattered across his coat. His coat will need brushing once or twice a week to stay smooth and tangle-free.
So there you have it, 20 of our favorite, and sometimes curious, Jack Russell mixes around. Whether you are seeking a Jack Russell Terrier mix with a twist that is just as energetic, or a calmer mix that doesn’t need as much exercise, you are bound to find what you are looking for with these energetic crossbreeds. We always recommend adopting before you shop, when looking for the perfect pup.