The Jackapoo is a hybrid between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle. Erroneous Alias: Jack-A-Poo, Jackadoodle, Jack-A-Doodle Country of Origin: Jackapoos originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Jackapoo is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Jackapoos generally are very energetic, happy, outgoing, friendly, playful, curious, alert, and intelligent. Jackapoos tend to be well-behaved and social. Jackapoos come in any color combinations and markings. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Jackapoo is 10 - 13 years.