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Jack-A-Poo Characteristics

The Jack-A-Poo is a hybrid mix between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Toy Poodle. These dogs typically retain the best characteristics of each parent breed, resulting in a smart and loyal family companion. While they can make good hunting dogs, they're often chosen as household pets or apartment companions.

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

A breed with many, many names, the Jack-A-Poo is also known as the Jack-A-Doodle, Jackadoodle, Jackdoodle, Jackapoodle, Jack-A-Poo, Jackapoo, Jack-A-Poodle, Jackpoo, Poojack, and Poo-Jack. Standing anywhere between 10-16 inches and weighing between 13-25 pounds, the Jack-A-Poo is a newer breed, which means their size fluctuates more than purebred. These dogs require a moderate amount of exercise but are relatively good candidates for apartment living due to their size and low-shed coat.
 
Like many dogs crossbred with the Poodle, the Jack-A-Poo was originally bred as a companion dog for those who are allergic to animals. The Jack-A-Poo was also meant to be a small breed that did not suffer the same diseases as the Jack Russell Terrier or Poodle, both of which are prone to health problems as a result of poor breeding or overbreeding. 
 
Unfortunately, many experts agree that small dogs are at a higher risk for dental issues than large dogs. This is likely due to the smaller skulls and jaws, which can lead to overcrowding of the teeth. This overcrowding creates more spaces where food can get trapped and bacteria can grow. Taking your Jack-A-Poo to get regular checkups at the vet will ensure any dental disease is caught early.

How dog-friendly is Mississippi?

Mississippi has a ton of pet owners and dog lovers in the state! But a few factors consistently put Mississippi in the bottom or middle of the pack compared to the most pet-friendly states. The main issue is Mississippi’s somewhat lax approach to animal welfare laws. 


Animal advocacy and shelter group Pawsafe ranks Mississippi 48th overall for pet-friendliness. Definitely some room for improvement! 


They arrived at their state ranking through a study evaluating each of the 50 states by important factors like animal cruelty restrictions, pet services, pet-friendly accommodations, and more. As we mentioned, the main issue for Mississippi is its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.


A separate study by review site Safewise ranks Mississippi as 32nd. A little bit better! However, if we combine the two studies, Mississippi still ranks towards the bottom of the pack.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in Mississippi

Here’s a positive note: BringFido lists Mississippi as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 700 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Ocean Springs Beach and the Biloxi Shrimping Trip as popular dog-friendly attractions.


Another strength in the state is a ton of pet owners! Fifty-one percent of Mississippi residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%. 


What kinds of dogs do Mississippians love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Mississippi are Labradors, Beagles, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Basset Hounds, and Retrievers. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Mississippi

Mississippi saved 41,290 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 5,417 animals were killed over this same period. 


Nineteen out of 64 of the animal shelters within Mississippi are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is low, but the state has an above-average save rate of 80%. This is well short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. We hope to see some improvement in these numbers in the coming years!

 

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