Bred in English courts especially for hunting, this vivacious dog gets even more speeded up when upgraded in one of the Jack Russell Mixes.
If you want a dog with JRT traits balanced with some characteristics of other breeds, then we’ve got what you’re looking for. We have singled out 27 interesting breeds with explanations plus 20 more.
There are so many to choose from! Hopefully this guide to mixed breed dogs will help you to decide. Let’s take a look.
30 Jack Russell Mixes Explained
1. Basset Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Basset Hound
The Basset Jack is a French-English combination. It grows 10 to 25 inches high, gains 17 to 65 pounds on average and has a lifespan between 10 and 15 years.
Its coat can be red, mahogany, blue, white, tan, brown, or black with short and silky hair. This dog wants attention and gives attention.
They are very loving and friendly with other dogs and people besides his owner.
2. Border Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Border Collie
This breed’s parents come from all over Great Britain – England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. It reaches up from 15 to 22 inches in height and 22 to 32 pounds in weight. The life expectancy of this dog is between 12 and 15 years.
It can be white or black colored or sometimes a tricolored black and white combination. A Border Jack may remind you of a sheepdog because of its agility, high energy and hyperactive independent behavior. This is a determined dog with a sporty body and high intelligence.
If you want this dog, you should prepare for some training because this breed needs plenty of exercise. Due to its intelligence it can quickly learn the rules of any sporting activity. Because of his nature this dog is more suitable if you have grown children.
3. Bull Jack Terrier
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Bull Terrier
This is a pure English mixed breed. Its average height is 12 to 22 inches. The weight is 12 to 40 pounds. The lifespan is 10 to 15 years.
This dog’s coat can be brown, tan, black or white with straight and short hair.
This dog is loyal, bold, and always ready to sniff out danger which makes it a real working dog and quality material for a guard. Out of all the Jack Russell mixes this dog has the strongest will so you need to be very determined to cope with it.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This breed came out of an English alliance since both of his parents were bred on the island. This designer dog grows up to 10 to 17 inches in height. It gains between 13 and 18 pounds of weight and lives up to 12 to 17 years.
This dog’s color is often a combination of brown and white, according to its parents’ genes and their combination. It is a dear, playful dog beloved by single old people. Its mischievousness brings cheer and joy to a place.
5. Cocker Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Cocker Spaniel
Both of this breed’s parents originate from England. This breed reaches 12 to 14 inches in height on average, 15 to 30 pounds in weight and can live up to 12 to 15 years.
It can be white, black and white, black and tan, or brown colored.
It is a perfect combination of calmness and boldness so it is very reserved and confident. It gets fond of its owner and shows a lot of true affection. This is a veryplayful, happy breed.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Pembroke Welsh Corgi
This dog’s original parents come from England, namely, a place called Pembrokeshire. This dog reaches 10 to 13 inches in height, attains18 to 28 pounds in weight and has an average lifespan of between 12 and 15 years.
Their coats can be black and tan, black and white, white and tan, white or black, while their hair is straight, dense, and medium-length.
This is a vivacious dog who requires a lot of activity and shows a lot of affection to its owner. It is best suited to single, active individuals.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and American Eskimo
The Eskijack is half American. It can reach a height of between 10 to 14 inches and an average weight of 25 to 30 pounds. Its average lifespan is from 12 to 15 years.
It can be brown, white or creamy with long wavy hair. The eyes and muzzle are dark.
Eskijack needs a lot of attention. They have a strong predator instinct and are distinctly smart.
8. French Bull Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and French Bulldog
This French and English combination produced a wiry breed that looks tough but is a real molly. Its average height ranges from 11 to 14 inches. The average weight is 13 to 28 pounds. You can expect this dog to live up to at least 9 to 16 years on average.
It is somewhat unique among Jack Russell mixes having black, brindle, white or fawn coats.
French Bull Jacks have an independent nature. This is one very smart puppy who gets protective when it senses menace towards his owner. This is one of the ways it shows its affection.. When you look at the dog, you can easily spot its impressive muscles which make it look tough. This dog demands time for training and socializing.
9. German Shepherd Jack Russell
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and German Shepherd
This breed sports a combination of German and English genes. Its growth and weight depend on its living conditions – with how much activity and food it is provided. It has an average lifespan of between 9 and 14 years.
Their coats can be brown and black with dense, smooth, straight hair which is a medium length. It requires at least weekly grooming. This dog has beautiful brown eyes.
10. Golden Jack Retriever
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Golden Retriever
This is an all- generations favorite dog breed. The Golden Retriever comes from Scotland and England. Its crossbreed grandson, the Golden Jack Retriever, has a similar reputation. It can grow 17 to 22 inches tall and weigh pretty heavy. It can attain 30 to 45 pounds. This breed’s lifespan is usually between 12 to 15 years. Its hair is medium length, straight and dense, and can be brown, white, black, gray or gold. The eyes and muzzle are black.
This breed is highly trainable and a good partner if you like sports because Golden Jack Retrievers need a lot of exercise. They are very fond of water. A very smart and devoted dog which can be goofy but also very disciplined if you call for it.
11. Husky Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Siberian Husky
It may seem like a strange mix of Siberian and English genes but this combination worked surprisingly well for this breed. This dog gets 17 to 22 inches tall and 30 to 40 pounds heavy. It can live up to 12 to 16 years.
They come in white, gray, sable, cream, black, brown, tan, and red colors with medium length, straight, dense hair.
This combination of parent breeds has provided us with a brave, smart, and loyal dog full of energy. This breed probably is not a great choice if you and your family live in an apartment because this dog needs a lot of space to expend its almost unlimited energy. It is a delight to have this dog around.
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Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Cairn Terrier
On the Cairn Terrier side, this dog carries Scottish genes.Itcan hit an average height from 9 to 15 inches and an average weight of 14 to 18 pounds. The average lifespan is from 12 to 15 years.
This breed can be multicolored, gray, brown, white, white-red, white-tan, black, and tan coloured.
They are intelligent, obedient, easy to train, very bold and very easy to maintain without much grooming to be done. All this makes this dog perfect if you live in an apartment. Also, do not get surprised by the vocal abilities of this little dog.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle
Being of anglo-saxon origin, this beagle mix shows some real manners. It is indeed a sweet and endearing dog that’s perfect for families. The Jack-A-Bee will grow from 10 to 15 inches in height and attain an average weight from 13 to 30 pounds. Life expectancy is up from 10 to 15 years.
It has a low-maintenance coat with medium hair length. The hair is mostly black and brown.
Due to its beagle genes, this one is a hunter with a high prey drive so you should keep an eye on it near cats. Also, be careful near strangers and independent explorers. If you like hiking and going into nature, a Jack-a-Bee will make the perfect companion.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle
The Jack-A-Poo breed has German, French, and English ancestors. On average, they are 12 to 16 inches tall, 13 to 25 pounds in weight and have an average lifespan of between 12 and 15 years.
Their coats can be black, tan, white, blue, gray, and brown with dense, wavy hair that needs regular grooming. This poodle mix has a lot of energy and likes to cooperate with its owners, learning new tricks and being really active. Due to their excessive energy, you should provide them with a lot of space. Surely, your children will be delighted with this smart and loyal pooch.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Pomeranian
The Jack-A-Ranian breed is a combination of German-Polish dogs and English JRT. It is also known as a Jack-Pom. If you want a small family pet then this is one of the best dogs for you.
They reach heights of 6 to 10 inches and gain 6 to 14 pounds of weight during their lifetime of 13 to 15 years. Their coats can be gray, brindle, white, off-white, or black with medium length straight hair. Be prepared for a lot of cleaning because this dog sheds a lot.
This breed is one of the playful, fun, and calm kind of Jack Russell mixes. Best of all, it is easiest to train if we compare it to other JRT breeds which is very important information, especially if you are a first-time dog owner. If you have a high energy level like this dog, then you two are a perfect match.
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Parents: Jack Russell and Labrador
This one is a combination of purebred Labrador and JRT. It grows up to 16 to 20 inches, weighs 20 to 50 pounds and lives up to 10 to 14 years.
Their coats are white, brown, cream or black. Their hair is short, silky, and straight.
This dog demands mental stimulation. It is considered a working dog. You need to provide it with space and time to consume its high energy.
17. Jack Chi
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua
The Mexican roots of his Chihuahua ancestor make this dog ardent and fiery, but at the same time sweet and endearing. Its average height reaches up to 12 to 15 inches, while its weight hits between 8 and 18 pounds. The Lifespan of this Chihuahua mix is about 13 to 18 years which is above average for a Jack Terrier mix breed.
The dog’s coat can be black, golden, white, cream, fawn, orchocolate. Sometimes it is tricolored.
It is a very quiet dog, adjustable to all kinds of surroundings, very friendly, and likes to play. It does not get easily scared and will bark at anyone no matter its size. His independent nature and intelligence make it hard to train, so the tip is to start with training and socialization as early as possible.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Bichon Frise
English and Belgium genes have provided us with this cute little thing that falls into the group of i family dogs. This is a great choice if you are about to get your first dog, because this one is affectionate and loves playing.
It is a small dog and will reach an average height between 10 to 15 inches and an average weight from 10 to 12 pounds. The average lifespan is between 12 to 15 years.
19. Jack Pit
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier
Half of the Jack Pit kin lives in the USA, while the other half are from England. It grows up to 15 inches tall, weighing 30 to 50 pounds and lives 10 to 15 years.
Their coats are white, brown, or black short hair. Their eyes are hazel.
This breed is very demanding and sensitive. It is not recommended to have another dog at the same time and you should take care that this dog has a lot of space to let out his energy.
20. Jack-Rat Terrier
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Rat Terrier
The Jack-Rat Terrier comes partly from the USA. Its average height reaches up to 13 to 18 inches, while its weight range is between 20 to 26 pounds. The lifespan of this breed is somewhere between 12 and 16 years.
They can be colored tan, blue, white, brown, or black.
This dog is family-friendly, especially if you are into outdoor activities. They havea strong character and expresses prey instinct.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Dachshund
The Jackshund is a combination of German and English genes. It grows up to 8 to 23 inches tall. It easily gains weight, but on average attains15 to 35 pounds. Thelifespan is between 12 and 15 years.
These dogs can be brown, white, cream or black.
It is not a very active dog which can sometimes cause it to become overweight so as an owner, you must keep track of food intake. It has a stubborn nature and may be a challenge if this is your first dog. Firm training will do it with this goofy dog. On the plus side, this dog is low-maintenance and loyal.
22. Jack Tzu
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Shih Tzu
The Jack Tzu is another JRT Chinese and English combination. This breed hits 10 to 11 inches high and 14 to 22 pounds in weight. It can live between 13 and 16 years.
The coat can be light brown, white, golden brown, brown, and a mix of those. Their hair is long and dense and they have dark eyes.
It is an intelligent and active dog who can be very affectionate and real molly. It is a good choice for people who like to stay active.
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Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Rottweiler
In this one, breeders have mixed some German and English genes. A Jackweiler doggy can reach 14 to 22 inches in height and 35 to 65 pounds in weight. The average lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.
They come in brown and white, patchwork, black with tan markings, black and tan, and tricolored. Their noses and eyes are black. The hair is silky and short.
It is an athletic, bold but loyal breed, suitable for families with children that have spacious homes. A Jackweiler is always on alert which makes it an effective guard dog.
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Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Pug
This one is an interesting mix of China and England. Due to its Chinese genes, this breed of Jack Russell Terrier mixes tends to have breathing issues in hot weather and has a hard time cooling down.
The average size of this dog reaches 11 to 14 inches and up to 13 to 18 pounds in weight.
This medium-sized breed comes in black, white, caramel, fawn, brown, silver, and tan.
You can expect it to live from 12 to 15 years.
This dog’s funny face reveals his playful, energetic, and curious nature, but at the same time, this dog is calm and easygoing. This gentle dog will give you all the affection you need.
25. Mini Foxy Russell
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Mini Fox Terrier
Half of the Mini Foxy Russell kin lives in the USA, while the other half is from England. It grows up to 13 to 14 inches, weighing 7 to 11 pounds and lives up to 12 to 15 years.
Their coats are white, red, cream, brown, or pied with straight dense hair.
This intelligent and stubborn dog is hardly trainable but it has other delightful qualities such as an affiliation with kids and high energy levels.
26. Mini Schnauzer Jack
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Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer
This is a dog with a German and English genetic pool. It reaches 10 to 15 inches in height, 12 to 20 pounds in weight, and has an average lifespan between 12 and 16 years.
Their coats can be white, black, white with orange, salt and pepper, black and silver, or fawn.
It is a very affectionate dog that keeps its ground guarded. Like any other JRT, they are also very playful and active.
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Papillon
The Papijack parents come from Germany, Belgium, Spain and England. It grows 8 to 15 inches high, gains 8 to 18 pounds on average and has a lifespan between 12 and 14 years.
The coat can be red, blue, white, fawn,or black with short, smooth hair.
This is one of the most intelligent dogs among the Jack Russell mixes, with a very curious and energetic nature which makes it suitable for houses with big yards. Even though it is a stubborn dog, it is easily trainable and shows guardian traits toward itsowner.
28. Rustralian Terrier
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Australian Terrier
The Rustralian Terrier has a mix of Australian and English genes, but despite its northern descendants, the southern genes took over. That is why these dogs arenot so fond of winter weather so make sure you keep them warm. A cute coat will do the job, both practical and aesthetically.
This mix grows 10 to 12 inches on average and weighs from 10 to 15 pounds. Its life expectancy reaches 11 to 15 years.
You need to regularly brush the coat which can be white, sable, blue, red, black, brown, and fawn.
This small dog is an extremely active and playful creature. You will easily fall in love with its intelligent nature. Get in shape because this dog is full of energy and very curious. It is also very affectionate and adorable which makes it the perfect choice for families with children.
29. Yorkie Russell
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier
This breed is also known as the Yorkie Jack. Both parent breeds come from the same place – England. This designer dog grows up to 6 to 14 inches which makes ita medium-sized dog. It gains between 4 and 14 pounds of weight and lives up to 15 years.
It can be black and white, red and white, tan and black, multicolored, or tan and white with longer, dense, straight hair. The eyes and muzzle are black.
It is an affectionate dog that can get very noisy. It has a bold, independent personality and is suitable for families with bigger children.
30. Westie Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Westie
This dog reaches 10 to 13 inches in height, 13 to 21 pounds in weight and has an average lifespan of between 11 and 13 years.
Their coats can be white, black, tan, or a combination of these three. The nose is black and the eyes are brown; the ears are turned up.
This breed is adaptable and can live in houses or apartments. It gets along with children, elderly people, families, or couples.
20 More Jack Russell Mixes + Their Parents
1. Aussie Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Boston Terrier
3. Border Stack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Border Collie and Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4. Boxer Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Boxer
5. Bull Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Bulldog
6. China Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Chinese Crested
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Havanese
8. Irish Jack Terrier
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Irish Terrier
9.Jack Highland Terrier
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and West Highland White Terrier
10. Jack Russell Greyhound
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Greyhound
11. Lhasa Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Lhasa Apso
12. Minnie Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Miniature Pinscher
13. Mountain Jack Cur
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Mountain Cur
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Norfolk Terrier
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Pekingese
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Chinese Shar Pei
17. Silky Jack
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Silky Terrier
18. Smooth Foxy Russell
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Smooth Fox Terrier
19. Toy Foxy Russell
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Toy Fox Terrier
20. Wire Foxy Russell
Parents: Jack Russell Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier Characteristics
The JRT is a small dog but do not let itssize deceive you. Good things come in small packages!
This dog breed is famous for its hunting skills. It is a fast creature, full of energy and boldness.
Its intelligence helps it to quickly learn new skills. This makes it good at dog sports competitions.
It is a temperamental breed and makes a good guardian. It was used as a hunting dog because of its distinctive preying drive for prey like rabbits, cats, and birds. This dog needs a lot of attention and physical activity.
It is the perfect dog choice for families with children since this is a breed that makes strong bonds with owners and likes to give affection and receive it. They are fond of spending some quality family time.
Generally speaking, they are easy to maintain because most of them have low-shedding coats, however, Jack Russel Terriers are not hypoallergenic due to the dander they produce.
Most of the mixes get along pretty well with other dogs.
They can be very loud when barking and some of them really like to bark.
Due to all these traits, it is no wonder that Jack Russell mixes are such beloved dogs.
Having any kind of dog requires a lot of attention and commitment, but even more if your dog is an energized little running machine with a stubborn character which is hard to tame and train.
However, for all the same reasons, we really like these intelligent little creatures. All Jack Russell Mixes surely make great companions and are such a joy to have around.
We are sure that everyone can choose a suitable dog from this list, whether you are an active, full of energy person or more laid-back. Which one do you like the most?