Jackshund

Crossbreed, Small

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Not many people realise but the Dachshund was developed to hunt the badger and follow them underground. The Jack Russell had foxes in his sights. So you've doubled up on digging - so be warned!

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Not a big dog but they've a huge personality. Probably not a great first dog as they will be out foxing you in minutes!

Not the best for ...

People who prefer their lawns without an extensive underground tunnel network.

Aliases

Jackawiener, Jackweenie

Origin

United States

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

variable (smooth, spikey)

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

No

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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Evening Standard
BBC
FT Sifted
BBC Radio 4

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