Facts & Origin
Golden Jack Retriever (Golden Retriever and Jack Russell Terrier mix).
The Golden Jack Retriever is a fascinating mix of the friendly and reliable Golden Retriever and the energetic and intelligent Jack Russell Terrier. This hybrid breed is relatively new and has evolved over the past few decades to create a dog with the adaptability, energy and intelligence of these two popular breeds.
Suitability and attitude
The Golden Jack Retriever is an excellent choice for active families who enjoy being outside and playing with their dog. These dogs are very adaptable and are comfortable in a variety of environments, including homes, as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation. They are also well suited for individuals or couples looking for an energetic and loyal companion.
|Origin||UK - England|
|Life expectancy||10 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Character-wise, the Golden Jack Retriever inherits the best traits of both parent breeds. He is intelligent, lively and friendly and can be a good choice for families with children. From the Golden Retriever side, he inherits a loving and loyal nature, while the Jack Russell Terrier contributes his energy and adventurous spirit.
Overall, the Golden Jack Retriever is a friendly, adaptable and energetic breed that is well suited for both individuals and families. With proper care and affection, this lively and loving dog will make a valuable companion.
Grooming and health
Grooming a Golden Jack Retriever includes regular brushing to keep their coat clean and healthy, as well as regular physical and mental activities to keep their energetic and intelligent minds busy. Like all dogs, they should receive regular health checks at the vet to ensure they are in good physical condition. Potential health problems that can occur in this breed include hip and elbow dysplasia, heart disease, and eye problems that are common in parent breeds.
What does this mixed breed look like?
In general, the Golden Jack Retriever can inherit a variety of characteristics from both parent breeds . This medium-sized dog can reach a weight between 14 and 30 kg and have a height between 35 and 60 cm. The coat can vary depending on the dominant breed, but it is common for these mixed breeds to inherit the dense, water-repellent coat of the Golden Retriever and the colors of the Jack Russell Terrier. The most common colors are white, black, brown and cream.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
Often occurs in old age.
Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.
Canine atopic dermatitis or environmental allergy is characterized by itching with scratching, biting, and rubbing of the face, paws, and belly
Dermatophytosis (synonym dermatophytosis, from ancient Greek τὸ δέρμα derma, German 'skin' and ancient Greek φυτόν phyton, German 'plant') or tinea (Latin for 'woodworm', 'moth') is a skin fungal disease caused by specific fungi (dermatophytes).
May be associated with some other diseases.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (aseptic femoral head necrosis) is a growth disorder of the femoral head.
Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.
Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.
The size can vary, but there is a wide range of sizes, as they can be from 35 to 60 cm high.
Both breeds have their own strengths and weaknesses in terms of intelligence and temperament. However, both breeds are Intelligent and well trainable.
The common Golden Jack Retriever is a friendly and affectionate dog that is playful and energetic. They can be very energetic and need a lot of exercise and attention.
The coat of this hybrid breed requires regular brushing, with the Jack Russell Terrier needing more care than the Golden Retriever. It is also important to clean their ears regularly and brush their teeth two to three times a week.
Yes, when properly trained, Golden Jack Retrievers can do well with children. However, they should remain under constant supervision.