Welcome to our guide to the Bull Jack.
The Bull Jack is a mix of two different breeds, the Bulldog and the Jack Russell Terrier.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Bull Jack breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Bull Jack you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Bull Jack – then see our list of Bull Jack breeders.
Why Choose a Bull Jack?
What type of owners buy a Bull Jack?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Bull Jack breed?
Why do you think the Bull Jack is special?
What are your favourite things about the Bull Jack?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Bull Jack and not another breed?
How would you describe the Bull Jack temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Bull Jack over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Bull Jack?
About The Breed
What colors of Bull Jack are most popular?
What does the Bull Jack look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Bull Jack breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Bull Jack and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Bull Jack have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Bull Jack?
What is the breed standard/description for the Bull Jack?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Bull Jack that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Bull Jack breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Bull Jack?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Bull Jack breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Bull Jack match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Bull Jack – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Bull Jack puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Bull Jack home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Bull Jack, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Bull Jack weigh?
When the Bull Jack is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Bull Jack ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Bull Jack smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Bull Jack growth chart?
What breed group does the Bull Jack come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Bull Jack is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Bull Jack with children?
Do you think the Bull Jack is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Bull Jack get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Bull Jack owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Bull Jack or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Bull Jack be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Bull Jack during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Bull Jack?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Bull Jack breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Bull Jack puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Bull Jack?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Bull Jack cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Bull Jack and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Bull Jack owners?
What types of people are buying the Bull Jack and why?
Where can I buy Bull Jack rescue dogs or find a Bull Jack for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Bull Jack can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Bull Jack puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Bull Jack?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Bull Jack?
As a Bull Jack breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Bull Jack?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Bull Jack’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Bull Jack puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Bull Jack have popular names?
If my Bull Jack is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Bull Jack be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Bull Jack biting?
How do you prevent a Bull Jack chewing?
How do you stop a Bull Jack jumping up?
Does the Bull Jack have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Bull Jack keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Bull Jack dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Bull Jack and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Bull Jack owners?
As a breeder of the Bull Jack , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Bull Jack breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Bull Jack owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Bull Jack?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Bull Jack compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Bull Jack owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Bull Jack?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Bull Jack shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Bull Jack a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Bull Jack?
Can you offer new Bull Jack owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Bull Jack?
What started your interest in showing the Bull Jack?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Bull Jack – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Bull Jack and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Bull Jack?
What official organisations are there for the new Bull Jack owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Bull Jack, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Bull Jack out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Bull Jack special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Bull Jack and do you have any tips or advice for new Bull Jack owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Bull Jack home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Bull Jack to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Bull Jack sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Bull Jack owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Bull Jack?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Bull Jack have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Bull Jack have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Bull Jack vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Bull Jack for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Bull Jack be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Bull Jack spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Bull Jack is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Bull Jack not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Bull Jack?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Bull Jack dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Bull Jack?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Bull Jack?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Bull Jack – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Bull Jack dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Bull Jack or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Bull Jack.