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Jack-A-Poo Dog Registration

Breed Standard for Jack-a-poo:

General Appearance:

  • The Jack-a-poo is a small to medium-sized dog with a well-proportioned body and a sturdy build.

  • They should have a lively and alert expression, reflecting their intelligent and active nature.

  • The overall appearance should be balanced, with no exaggerated features.


  • The Jack-a-poo typically ranges in height from 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 cm) at the shoulder.

  • Weight can vary depending on the size of the Poodle parent, but generally falls between 10 to 25 pounds (4.5 to 11 kg).


  • The coat of the Jack-a-poo is usually a mix of the Jack Russell Terrier's smooth or broken coat and the Poodle's curly or wavy coat.

  • It may be of various colors, including white, black, brown, cream, or a combination of these colors.

  • The coat should be of medium length, dense, and may be low-shedding or hypoallergenic, like the Poodle parent.


  • The head should be proportionate to the body, with a slightly rounded skull.

  • Eyes are typically round or almond-shaped, expressing a bright and intelligent demeanor.

  • Ears may be drop or semi-prick in shape, and they should be set high on the head.


  • The body of the Jack-a-poo should be well-muscled and compact, with a level topline.

  • Chest should be deep and well-developed, providing ample room for lung capacity.

  • Legs are straight and sturdy, providing agility and grace in movement.


  • The tail may be docked or left natural, depending on individual preference and local regulations.

  • When undocked, the tail is typically of medium length and may be carried erect or slightly curved.


  • Jack-a-poos are known for their playful, affectionate, and outgoing nature.

  • They are intelligent dogs that thrive on mental stimulation and enjoy learning new tricks or participating in activities such as agility or obedience training.

  • Socialization from a young age is essential to ensure they develop into well-adjusted and friendly companions.


The Jack-a-poo, a delightful crossbreed resulting from the pairing of a Jack Russell Terrier with a Poodle, is gaining popularity among dog lovers worldwide. Known for their intelligence, playfulness, and affectionate nature, Jack-a-poos embody the best traits of their parent breeds, making them cherished companions in countless households. However, as this charming hybrid continues to capture hearts, there arises the question of registration and recognition within the canine community.


Understanding the Jack-a-poo:
The Jack-a-poo inherits traits from both the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle, resulting in a unique blend of characteristics. These dogs typically display a lively and alert demeanor, often accompanied by a keen intelligence that makes them quick learners. Their affectionate nature endears them to their human families, while their energetic disposition ensures they're always ready for adventure.


In terms of physical appearance, Jack-a-poos may vary widely depending on the traits inherited from their parents. They may possess the curly or wavy coat of the Poodle or the smooth or broken coat of the Jack Russell Terrier. Their coat colors can range from white, black, brown, cream, or a combination thereof, adding to their individuality and charm.


The Importance of Registration:
While the Jack-a-poo may not be recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs like the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the Kennel Club (UK), registration with the Designer Kennel Club (DKC) offers numerous benefits for both breeders and owners alike.


Breed Recognition: Registering your Jack-a-poo with the Designer Kennel Club provides official recognition of this beloved crossbreed. It acknowledges the unique qualities and characteristics that define the Jack-a-poo, contributing to its status as a recognized designer breed.

Pedigree Documentation: Registration with the Designer Kennel Club ensures that your Jack-a-poo's lineage is documented, offering valuable insight into its genetic background. This information can be beneficial for breeders seeking to make informed breeding decisions and for owners interested in understanding their dog's heritage.

Health Monitoring: The Designer Kennel Club maintains records of registered Jack-a-poos, allowing for the tracking of health information and genetic data within the breed. This helps identify potential health concerns and promotes responsible breeding practices aimed at preserving the well-being of Jack-a-poos.

Community Engagement: Registering your Jack-a-poo with the Designer Kennel Club facilitates connections with fellow enthusiasts and breeders within the Jack-a-poo community. It provides opportunities for networking, sharing knowledge, and participating in events and activities dedicated to celebrating this beloved crossbreed.

In summary, the Jack-a-poo represents a delightful fusion of the Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle breeds, embodying a winning combination of intelligence, affection, and playfulness. While not recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs, registering your Jack-a-poo with the Designer Kennel Club offers numerous advantages, including breed recognition, pedigree documentation, health monitoring, and community engagement.


By taking this important step, you contribute to the ongoing recognition and preservation of the Jack-a-poo breed, ensuring that these wonderful dogs continue to bring joy and companionship to families for years to come.

Question & Answer

Can You Register a Jackapoo?

Yes, you can register your puppy or dog with the Designer Kennel Club. The DKC is the best registry for the designer dog breed. 

Can I get Papers for a Jackapoo?

Yes, you can receive registration papers for your puppy or dog. Register your puppy or dog as a Foundation dog.

Can I register my Jackapoo puppy litter?

Litter registration is offered by the Designer Kennel Club. To register your puppy litter, you must register both parents as Foundation dog, then register your puppy litter. 

Can I register my dog without AKC papers? Yes, you can register your dog as a Foundation dog

How to prove my dog is purebred without papers? registration papers will show proof of breed & ownership. 

What is the best registration for a dog? DKC registration papers are the best for all designer dog breeds. 

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