If you are trying to purchase the best dog, then you will have to do your research, as some dog breeds can be as different as separate species entirely.
Of course, there are so many things to know about each dog breed that it can be a challenge to keep track of each one of them. It is for this reason that I’m here to help, particularly with the Bull Jack.
The Bull Jack, as you may have guessed from the name, is a mixed dog breed that is a combination of the Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier, two medium to small dog breeds that are very energetic.
There’s a lot to know about this breed, so I’ll try and keep the exposition to a minimum.
There’s a lot of info that you may want to learn about the Bull Jack, but most of it concerns the basics.
Bull Jack Puppies – Before You Buy…
There are some things that you will need to know before you decide that the Bull Jack is the right dog for you.
First off, you will want to consider the price of one of these dogs, but you’ll also want to know where to find the best breeder around.
Finally, we’ll be looking at some things that most people don’t know about Bull Jack pups.
What Price are Bull Jack Puppies?
The first thing that you will want to account for when you want a Bull Jack is the price of the puppies.
Many things can affect the price of Bull Jacks, including the purity of their parents, the size of the puppies, and so much more than that. So how much do these puppies cost?
While the rate may vary from region to region, you’ll find that most Bull Jack puppies will go for around 500 to 1000 dollars.
Purebred Bulldogs tend to be quite pricey, which greatly contributes to the increased cost of these dogs. Fortunately, the low cost of Jack Russell Terriers helps lower the price of these dogs.
How to Find Reputable Bull Jack Breeders?
Finding the right breeder is one of the most challenging parts of ensuring that you get the best dog around.
Nobody wants to support the monsters that run puppy mills, so you will have to be careful considering the signs that your breeder may not be on the up and up.
First off, you will want to find Bull Jack breeders in your local area through the internet.
Once you have found breeders nearby, you will want to figure out whether or not they have their dogs’ best interests at heart.
One of the ideal ways to determine whether or not you have the right breeder is to visit their home and see how they treat the puppies that they are raising.
3 Little Known Facts About Bull Jack Puppies
- Bull Jack puppies are some of the most energetic dogs that you will ever come across. The Jack Russell Terrier is infamously hyperactive, and the same is so for the Bull Jack, especially when these dogs are younger. Most Bull Jacks will be brimming with energy from the very minute that you bring them back home.
- The Bull Jack is almost a 50/50 split between ten Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier, which makes it a stocky dog that is still relatively powerful, especially when you consider its size. Bull Jack puppies are deceptively strong, and you may even find that they can bully larger dogs using their willpower.
- If you are looking to bring a Bull Jack into your home, you have to be ready to deal with a dog that has exceptionally high energy levels. Bull Jacks can run around the house for hours without tiring out, which also means that they won’t have to go out as often for exercise purposes.
Physical Traits of the Bull Jack
The Bull Jack is a short, stocky dog that is known for its extremely muscular appearance.
Both the Jack Russell Terrier and the Bulldog are exceptionally well-muscled breeds, so it comes as little surprise that the Bull Jack is a little ball of muscle.
In addition to making the dog athletic, this muscle mass makes it surprisingly heavy.
This dog breed inherits its fur from its two parents, both of which feature fur that is short and relatively coarse.
If you aren’t looking for a fluffy dog, then there are few problems with the Bull Jack’s fur, though it may rub you the wrong way (quite literally!) if you don’t pet it in the right direction.
The Bull Jack features a relatively unique head. This breed has a head shape that is influenced by both of the parent breeds.
Bull Jacks resemble Jack Russell Terriers with snouts that are more pushed-in due to the Bulldog genes that they possess.
There is also a distinctive bump on the Bull Jack’s snout that it gets from the Jack Russell Terrier.
How Big is a Full-Grown Bull Jack?
The Bull Jack is descended from two dogs that are average regarding size, though there is still some variation between larger and smaller ones.
Of course, the exact size of your Bull Jack will depend on its lineage, as the dog’s genes are the single most significant factor that affects size.
There is a vast weight range for Bull Jacks, as these dogs can typically weigh between 17 to 50 pounds.
This is much wider than the weight range for other medium-sized dogs. The height of this breed is a little more reasonable, with most examples weighing between 12 and 14 pounds.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Bull Jack?
One more thing to consider is how long your dog will live. While this may sound blunt, it is a simple fact of life.
Some dogs live longer than others, and while this may be sad, there isn’t much that we can do about it. The Bull Jack doesn’t live for much longer than other high-energy breeds, and it is quite unfortunate.
Most Bull Jacks will live from 10 to 12 years. This is a relatively short lifespan for a dog that is this small, but dog breeds that are continuously running at full power usually don’t live as long.
The key to enjoying your time with your Bull Jack is not to focus on their relatively short lifespan.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Bull Jack
The most recognizable characteristic of the Bull Jack is that this is a dog breed that has massive energy reserves.
If you like to play around with your dog, you’ll find that few dogs can keep up with you with as much ease as Jack Russell Terrier descendants like the Bull Jack.
Other than endless reserves of energy, the Bull Jack is an excellent family pet that will love everyone in the house.
Bull Jacks do not discriminate when it comes to people in the house, though they may take a little while to get used to strangers. Once they know them, however, they will quickly become the best of friends.
When it comes to other dogs, Bull Jacks can be a little suspicious, but they will never be so bold as to attack another dog unless you have a particularly brave Bull Jack.
Most of the time, Bull Jacks will shy away from confrontation, even though their attitude would suggest otherwise.
The Bull Jack’s Diet
The Bull Jack eats way more than you would expect for a dog of its size, but it makes sense when you consider just how energetic this breed is.
All of that energy has to come from somewhere, so your Bull Jack will eat enough food to ensure that it can run around wherever it pleases for as long as it wants to.
These dogs will usually eat around 3 cups of food per day, which is a massive amount for a breed that is so small.
You will find yourself paying about 50 dollars per month to keep your Bull Jack fed with food of the right quality.
How Much Exercise Does the Bull Jack Need?
I’m going to keep this section short, as I have already mentioned on multiple occasions that the Bull Jack is a high-energy dog.
Most of these pups will need about 14 miles of exercise per week, which is a significant amount.
Bull Jack Health and Conditions
The Bull Jack is a dog breed that is not necessarily unhealthy, but it is vulnerable to a few conditions; let’s see which ones.
- Patellar Luxation
- Hip Dysplasia
- Blood problems
- Heart murmur
My Final Thoughts on the Bull Jack
If you love affectionate dogs, then the Bull Jack is an ideal choice.
While this breed may have a little bit too much energy for some owners, it is still a charming dog that has quite a few positive aspects.
Thank you for taking the time to read this guide.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Bull Jack Puppies – Before You Buy…
- What Price are Bull Jack Puppies?
- How to Find Reputable Bull Jack Breeders?
- 3 Little Known Facts About Bull Jack Puppies
- Physical Traits of the Bull Jack
- How Big is a Full-Grown Bull Jack?
- What is the Life Expectancy of the Bull Jack?
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Bull Jack
- The Bull Jack’s Diet
- How Much Exercise Does the Bull Jack Need?
- Bull Jack Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Bull Jack