The Husky Jack is, as the name suggests, a hybrid breed of dog that has brought together the Siberian Husky and the Jack Russell Terrier.
Of course, most people would never have thought about combining these two breeds, but what you end up having is a rather cool and interesting dog.
The information on the history of this breed is, rather understandably, quite limited.
That being said, it just means you need to be prepared to do some research before you go ahead and become the proud owner of a Husky Jack.
The good news is that this is where our complete guide is going to come into play.
We are going to look at each component that you should know about to make sure that you can provide your Husky Jack with the best possible life.
By the end, you will be better prepared than ever before, but before going into more details about the dog, we need to turn our attention to you, the potential owner.
Husky Jack Puppies – Before You Buy…
Before going ahead and buying your Husky Jack puppy, we want you to just spend some time thinking about a few things.
It will be important to look at yourself first and to be honest when it comes to your abilities to look after a dog.
In order to do this, you must be able to ask yourself a series of questions, and we recommend that you do this on a regular basis as you work your way through our complete guide.
By the end, you should be in a great position to then ascertain if this is indeed the correct breed of dog for you.
So, the kind of questions that you need to ask yourself are as follows:
- How much do you know about the breed?
- Do you understand their different needs?
- Are you in a position to provide them with what they need?
- Can you afford to pay for any treatment that they may require in their life?
- Have you ever trained a dog before?
There are so many other questions that will pop up into your head as you work through our guide, but the main thing is that you need to be honest with your abilities.
That is the only thing that is fair to the dog.
What Price are Husky Jack Puppies?
If we can begin by even just looking at the kind of price that you will probably end up paying for a Husky Jack puppy.
There are several contributing factors that have a direct impact on the price, but this applies to any breed and not just this one.
The pedigree of the dog is going to play a role.
The better the pedigree, then the higher the price. This will apply when you go to a breeder that has a good reputation as they will even be able to prove the pedigree to you.
The other main factor is the location. Some dogs are more popular than others in various areas, and this all has an impact on the price that you end up paying.
So, the general price that you should expect to pay in the United States would be in the region north of $1000. However, do note that it can be difficult to find breeders.
In the United Kingdom, then the price will be around £700 but, as with the US, breeders are tough to find, so you may have to pay a bit more.
How to Find Reputable Husky Jack Breeders?
As you should only really look at using reputable Husky Jack breeders, this then means that you need to be aware of how to find them in the first place. Thankfully, there are several options.
Checking in with the Dog Breeder’s Association for your country would be the best place to start.
Remember that this is not a pure breed, but that should not limit your ability to get the names of those breeders that are to be trusted.
Of course, you can also go ahead and search for Husky Jack groups and associations.
They will certainly want to help guide you towards the best breeders, and you have the added bonus of being able to ask them a bit more about the breed.
3 Little-Known Facts About Husky Jack Puppies
There are so many different facts that surround Husky Jack puppies, but we are only going to pick three of them at this point.
- It has been around for longer than you think
This mix has been around for somewhere in the region of 30 years, which is surprising when there is little information and very few breeders.
- They are unique in their appearance
The Husky Jack is seen as being unique in its appearance, which is understandable when you have these two breeds coming together.
They are strong but also have a rather goofy look about them, which just adds to their loveable nature.
- They need their nails cut twice a month
For some reason, this breed appears to be able to grow its nails quite quickly. This means you should be cutting them twice a month as that will help to keep their paws healthy.
Physical Traits of the Husky Jack
With any hybrid breed, there is just no way of knowing exactly how much of an influence one breed is going to have over the other with their physical traits.
However, with the Husky Jack, there are certainly some things that appear to be relatively common.
The first thing that you will notice is that they are rather muscular in their appearance. Their stance is also seen as being quite strong, and their back is often arched in nature.
Their feet are very padded and more oval in shape, with this being more closely linked to the Husky part of their breeding.
Their hindquarters are also well defined, which is another attribute that is linked to the Siberian Husky.
Do be warned that the Husky part means that they will shed twice a year, so regular grooming is going to prove to be rather important.
How Big is a Full-Grown Husky Jack?
The Husky Jack should perhaps be described as being a medium-sized dog.
The male will be slightly larger in both height and weight than the female, but there is not that much of a difference between the two.
In general, the height of the breed is around 17 to 19 inches while the weight will vary between 30 to 35lbs.
You can see that there is not much room for variation, but as we said, the male will be the larger of the two.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Husky Jack?
The Husky Jack does have a pretty good life expectancy, at least compared to other breeds.
You are looking at anywhere between 11 and 16 years with this dependent on so many factors, many of which you can help with.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Husky Jack
There is little doubting the intelligence of the Husky Jack. After all, the Siberian Husky is known for being very intelligent, so this is certainly something that is being passed down the genes.
They are very active, and also exceptionally social even with other dogs. The only problem with this is their desire to be the top dog, so best keep an eye out for that as best you can.
However, they are quite good at entertaining themselves, so there is certain independence about them.
They can be quite cheeky, and that can sometimes translate into a more stubborn side, especially when you are trying to train them.
If they do not want to learn at that point, then they will simply not do it.
They will be loyal, exceptionally loving, and will be wonderful around your family.
Do pay close attention if you have very young children though as they can become rather excited and there is a risk that they could hurt the child by accident.
The Husky Jack’s Diet
The diet for the Husky Jack is going to be quite precise, and you need to remember that this dog does have a higher level of energy.
In general, they should receive three cups of quality dry food daily, and the key there is the quality.
As they use up a lot of energy, it becomes even more important that they get all of the correct nutrients from their food.
Cheap food will fail to provide them with those nutrients, and that is only going to lead to problems.
You may also be tempted into providing them with some of your food, and while that can be fine you do need to be careful as to how much.
Meat, fish, and even some basic vegetables will be ok for their digestion, but not more than around 15% of their total diet should be made up in this way.
Finally, you have to be very careful with a puppy as their diet helps them to grow and develop normally.
A good breeder should have provided you with a feeding plan and also what to feed them, so do stick to it or else it could result in some digestive issues for them.
How Much Exercise Does a Husky Jack Need?
A Husky Jack is viewed as having an above-average energy level, so you best be prepared to help them to use up some of that energy.
You should be looking at providing them with somewhere in the region of 45 to 90 minutes of exercise per day, but that is not all. Instead, you will find that they require an outdoor space to explore whenever they want, and also where you can play with them even more.
Ideally, you should be looking at walks covering at least 12 miles over the course of a week.
Of course, as this is an intelligent dog, you need to keep them stimulated mentally as well. That is why taking them to different places with their walks is going to be so important to their health.
Husky Jack Health and Conditions
The Husky Jack can be prone to developing a number of different health conditions, and being made aware of this will prove to be helpful.
If you buy from a breeder, then they should be in a position to advise you as to whether or not the parents have been checked out. If they have, then they will be able to provide you with evidence.
That being said, the key conditions that you should be looking out for are as follows:
Also, they can still pick up infections and various illnesses, but those listed above are going to be the most important for you to check out.
My Final Thoughts on the Husky Jack
The Husky Jack is undoubtedly a fun-filled breed of dog that is certainly going to make you feel loved in an instant.
Intelligent, curious about everything, and with so much energy, you are never going to be bored having them around.
You do have to keep them entertained for most of the day, but do not allow the thought of providing them with a lot of exercise to put you off potentially owning this breed of dog.
Their wonderful character and loving nature are going to shine through anything else, and the fact that they are a good family dog is just a bonus.
They are relatively healthy dogs, as can be seen by the health section, and as long as you keep on top of their diet then there really should not be any problems.
Overall, you will just have a wonderful time as the owner of a Husky Jack.
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.
- Husky Jack Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Husky Jack
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Husky Jack
- The Husky Jack’s Diet
- Husky Jack Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Husky Jack