12 – 14 inches
15 – 30 pounds
12 -15 years
White, brown, black and tan, black and white
Seasoned pet owners, singles, and couples
Affectionate, happy, active, and clingy
The Cocker Jack is a mixed breed that is created by mixing the Cocker Spaniel with the Jack Russell Terrier. This breed is a small to medium-sized dog that can resemble one parent more than the other. If they look more like the Spaniel, they will have long silky hair and floppy ears. If they take after the Terrier, they will have short, smooth hair with a pointed tail. They have large oval eyes, a rounded head, and a long muzzle.
The origin of the Cocker Jack is mostly unknown. There is little information regarding when or where the first breeders created it. However, it’s apparent it was bred to be active and friendly.
Cocker Jack Puppies – Before You Get One
3 Little-Known Facts About the Cocker Jack
1. He’s a known lap dog.
The Cocker Jack is one of the most lap-prone dog breeds we have reviewed.
2. The Cocker Jack is a force to be reckoned with.
The design of the Jack Russell Terrier parent combines speed with the ability to attack from a position low to the ground.
3. Became a household breed because of this famous movie.
The Cocker Spaniel saw a resurgence in popularity after the movie Lady and the Tramp.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Cocker Jack 🧠
The Cocker Jack is an affectionate animal that loves to play and be the center of attention, but it also likes to lay on your lap and watch television. We can’t think of another breed that likes to climb on you the way this one does. They can be stubborn and difficult to train if you don’t get them started very early, and even then, they are often determined to get their way. They are playful but don’t enjoy getting their hair or tail pulled, and they don’t like getting knocked around.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡
The Cocker Jack is not great with families that have small children because they can become snappy if their hair or tail gets pulled. Otherwise, they are friendly and good-natured and enjoy the company of humans. This breed will always stick to the feet of its owner.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽
The Cocker Jack gets along with almost all animals, including cats, and will often play with them if they are not getting enough attention from you. Their friendly nature and desire to play help them become fast friends with even the most discriminating dogs.
Things to Know When Owning a Cocker Jack
Here is a list of things to consider before you purchase your Cocker Jack. You’ll need to ask yourself if you can meet the demands of the animal for many years into the future.
Food and Diet Requirements 🦴
The fully grown Cocker Jack will require about one cup of food per day spread out over three meals a day. Foods that contain omega fatty acids can help improve your dog’s health, especially while they are still growing but ask your vet before using any specialized foods like grain-free, or senior. We urge you to look for foods that contain whole vegetables like broccoli and carrots, as well as foods with high-quality meat. The higher and ingredient I on the ingredients list, the more of that item is in the food. Avoid corn, sugars, and dangerous chemical preservatives.
Daily Exercise Requirements 🐕
The Cocker Jack is an energetic dog that requires a medium amount of activity per week. We recommend walking your dog for about 8 miles every week to make sure it is receiving enough exercise to stay happy and healthy.
The Cocker Jack is very difficult to train because it is a very stubborn dog, especially when it comes to this type of repetitive training. It can be housetrained without trouble and will learn certain commands over time, but to use a traditional training approach to get your pet to sit, speak, and roll over will be extremely challenging for most Cocker Jack owners. Patience and persistence are key, and you can never let your pet see you get agitated while training.
Most Cocker Jack will need little more than brushing twice a week to keep their fur free of debris and remove any loose hairs. Bathing will rarely be necessary, nor will professional grooming or hair trimming. The ears will need constant supervision to keep them clean and free of moisture. Regular tooth brushing is also required to prevent your Cocker Jack from experiencing tooth decay.
Health and Conditions ❤️
In this section, we’ll discuss some of the health conditions that can plague your Cocker Jack in its lifetime. We’ve divided them into major and minor conditions, but all health problems need serious and immediate attention.
Male vs Female
Male and female Cocker Jack differ slightly in appearance but are extremely similar otherwise. The female Cocker Jack is generally up to ten pounds lighter. Female Cocker Jacks also stand about an inch shorter, while male Cocker Jacks can be several inches longer from front to back.
The Cocker Jack breed is a fantastic pet to have if you live alone or have a family with grown children. These dogs have a personality that can be well developed, and they can stubbornly demand to get their way. They are not very easy to train, but they are very intelligent and make a great companion.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over this in-depth look at the Cocker Jack dog breed and have found it as interesting as we do. If we have got you interested in purchasing one of these fantastic animals, please share this guide to the Cocker Jack dog breed on Facebook and Twitter.
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