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Jack Russell Greyhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Jack Russell Greyhound so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Jack Russell Terrier and Greyhound mix

Jack Russell Greyhound Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Jack Russell Greyhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Jack Russell Greyhound in the United States? How much money is a Jack Russell Greyhound?

Where to buy a Jack Russell Greyhound with a good pedigree?

$500-$800
If you choose to purchase the Jack Russell Greyhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Jack Russell Greyhound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Jack Russell Greyhound gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Jack Russell Greyhound? How many Jack Russell Greyhound are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Jack Russell Greyhound is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Jack Russell Greyhound Size

Size
Is a Jack Russell Greyhound small, medium or large dog?

How big do Jack Russell Greyhound get?

What is the average size of a Jack Russell Greyhound?

LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Jack Russell Greyhound weigh? How much should a Jack Russell Greyhound weight? What is the normal weight of a Jack Russell Greyhound? How much does a full-grown Jack Russell Greyhound weight?
20-75 pounds (9-34 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Jack Russell Greyhound?
47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Jack Russell Greyhound? Jack Russell Greyhound height:
15-25 inches (38-64 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Jack Russell Greyhound?
20 inches (51 cm)

Jack Russell Greyhound Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Jack Russell Greyhound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Jack Russell Greyhound coats?
BlackGrayTan Red Blue White
Grooming
How to groom the Jack Russell Greyhound and how often? How often should I take my Jack Russell Greyhound to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Greyhound doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Jack Russell Greyhound is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Jack Russell Greyhound? Do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs shed a lot?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Jack Russell Greyhound breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Jack Russell Greyhound need a bath? How often should you give a Jack Russell Greyhound a bath? Can I bathe my Jack Russell Greyhound every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Jack Russell Greyhound Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Jack Russell Greyhound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
StubbornIndependentEnergeticAlertCourageousIntelligentAffectionateGentleOutrightTemperedCheerfulQuietAthletic
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Jack Russell Greyhound? Is the Jack Russell Greyhound breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Jack Russell Greyhound is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Jack Russell Greyhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Jack Russell Greyhound?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Jack Russell Greyhound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Jack Russell Greyhound sensitivity:
Sensitive: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Jack Russell Greyhound a good family dog?
High: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Jack Russell Greyhound need? Jack Russell Greyhound social needs:
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Jack Russell Greyhound bark?
Average: The Jack Russell Greyhound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Jack Russell Greyhound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Jack Russell Greyhound dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Jack Russell Greyhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Jack Russell Greyhound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Jack Russell Greyhound? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Jack Russell Greyhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Jack Russell Greyhound has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Jack Russell Greyhound? How much bite force does a Jack Russell Greyhound have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Jack Russell Greyhound bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Jack Russell Greyhound do?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Jack Russell Greyhound dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Jack Russell Greyhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Jack Russell Greyhound roam?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Jack Russell Greyhound have high prey drive?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Jack Russell Greyhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Jack Russell Greyhound in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Jack Russell Greyhound indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Jack Russell Greyhound be left alone? How long can you leave a Jack Russell Greyhound alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Jack Russell Greyhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Jack Russell Greyhound temperament with other people:
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs get along with other pets? Are Jack Russell Greyhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Jack Russell Greyhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jack Russell Greyhound temperament with children:
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Jack Russell Greyhound breed live with a cat?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Jack Russell Greyhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs get along with other dogs?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Jack Russell Greyhound can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Jack Russell Greyhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Jack Russell Greyhound breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Jack Russell Greyhound dogs good office canines? Do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Jack Russell Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Jack Russell Greyhound temperament with senior people? Are Jack Russell Greyhound dogs good for elderly owners?
Jack Russell Greyhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.

Jack Russell Greyhound Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Jack Russell Greyhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Jack Russell Greyhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jack Russell Greyhound breed? Most common health risks of Jack Russell Greyhound:
CataractsHeart MurmursHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)BloatDeafnessOsteoarthritisGlaucomaSensitivity To AnesthesiaLens LuxationOsteosarcomaAlopeciaCold IntolerancePannusMusculoskeletal InjuriesVitreous Degeneration
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Jack Russell Greyhound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Jack Russell Greyhound see the vet?
Average
The Jack Russell Greyhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs live? How old can a Jack Russell Greyhound be? What is the age limit of the Jack Russell Greyhound? How many years can the oldest Jack Russell Greyhound live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Jack Russell Greyhound?

How long is the lifespan of a Jack Russell Greyhound?

12-16 years
The average lifespan of Jack Russell Greyhound: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Jack Russell Greyhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Jack Russell Greyhound have? What is the activity level of the Jack Russell Greyhound?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Jack Russell Greyhound need? How much exercise do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs require per day?

Do Jack Russell Greyhound dogs need a lot of exercises?

Jack Russell Greyhound dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Jack Russell Greyhound breed need?
Jack Russell Greyhound dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Jack Russell Greyhound need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Jack Russell Greyhound breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Jack Russell Greyhound? How much food should I feed my Jack Russell Greyhound?
Males: 2.5 to 4 cups; Females: 1.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Jack Russell Greyhound risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Jack Russell Greyhound's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Jack Russell Greyhound weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Jack Russell Greyhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Jack Russell Greyhound drool?
The Jack Russell Greyhound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Jack Russell Greyhound could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Jack Russell Greyhound.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Jack Russell Greyhound As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Jack Russell Greyhound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Jack Russell Greyhound is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Jack Russell Greyhound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Jack Russell Greyhound be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Jack Russell Greyhound breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Jack Russell Greyhound be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Jack Russell Greyhound is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Jack Russell Greyhound be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Jack Russell Greyhound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Jack Russell Greyhound be a boat dog?

Yes

Jack Russell Greyhound breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Jack Russell Greyhound be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Jack Russell Greyhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Jack Russell Greyhound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Jack Russell Greyhound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Jack Russell Greyhound pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Jack Russell Greyhound breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Jack Russell Greyhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Jack Russell Greyhound have in a litter? How many puppies can the Jack Russell Greyhound breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Jack Russell Greyhound have? How many puppies can a Jack Russell Greyhound give birth to?
1-12 puppies

Jack Russell Greyhound Recognition

AKC Group
Is Jack Russell Greyhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Jack Russell Greyhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Jack Russell Greyhound Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Greyhound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Jack Russell Greyhound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Jack Russell Greyhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Jack Russell Greyhound breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Shedding Level: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Jack Russell Greyhound's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Jack Russell Greyhound dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Jack Russell Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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