Jackapoo is the name given to a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle. These dogs have been in existence since only 1990 and their origin is debatable, but we do know that they are increasing in popularity every year. Jackapoo rescue is all about adopting unwanted, mistreated or abandoned dogs rather than going out to buy news ones. There are so many in dogs homes and shelters that it doesn’t make sense to keep breeding pups when there are so many needing a loving home.
Introducing the Jackapoo
The Jackapoo is a charming, energetic dog who loves to play as well as relax and be loved by his owner. A Jackapoo will be a great addition to any family, but they may not work out if you live in an apartment or if you have other pets already.
If you want to adopt one of these lovable dogs here are some important things to consider before you do.
Before you Rescue a Jackapoo
Jackapoos are a good size dog, usually weighing in at between 20 and 35 pounds so they will not take up a lot of room, but they still need to be taken for long walks.
These dogs should be fed a high quality dog food.
The coat of the Jackapoo usually comes from their Jack Russell side and resembles wire wool. Grooming is not too difficult as the coat is quite short, but it will need brushing once a week to keep it tangle free. If you are not too handy with the grooming tools do not worry as most grooming shops will groom these dogs for you at an affordable price.
You should keep an eye out for their teeth and ears. If you notice them getting tarter or a bad smell coming from them you will need to take your dog to the vet as soon as possible.
Jackapoos are known to be excellent with children, but they may not be good with other small pets. Most Jackapoos are very friendly but they can be territorial so try and keep them on their own territory if possible.
This dog has a lot of energy and they can do a lot of damage to furniture if they are not properly trained or are bored. If you have something breakable in your house be careful.
Training is very important with this dog. They are very intelligent so they can learn quickly, but it will take a lot of effort for them to learn what is expected from them. They are great at learning tricks and skills and the best way to teach them is by repetition.
Jackapoos need love, affection, and socialization from their owners as well as plenty of exercise and routine. They bark quite a bit, so having a fence around where you live will help keep things quiet around the house.
Jackapoos can live between 10 and 15 years, so if you decide to adopt one of these cute dogs make sure you are ready to make a long term commitment.
If you have the time and money and resources to deal with a rescue dog, Jackapoo rescue may be for you. There are some excellent dog rescue charities here in the UK including Dogs Trust and RSPCA.