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Jack Chi Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Jack Chi so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Jack Chi have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua.JackahuahuaJackhuahua
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Jack Chi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Jack Chi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Jack Chi breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Jack Chi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Jack Chi price:
200-800

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Jack Chi size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Jack Chi weigh? Jack Chi weight:
8-15 pounds (4-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Jack Chi? Jack Chi average weight:
11.5 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Jack Chi? Jack Chi height:
12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Jack Chi average height:
13.5 inches (34 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Jack Chi have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseSmoothStraightMedium
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Jack Chi's coat?
BlackChocolateFawnGoldenCreamWhiteCoats are often a mix of two or rarely mix of three colors.
Grooming
How to groom the Jack Chi and how often?
Effortless: The Jack Chi requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Jack Chi is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Jack Chi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua.? Jack Chi shedding level:
Jack Chis are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Jack Chi have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FriendlyPlayfulEnergeticActiveSmartOutgoingAffectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Jack Chi? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Jack Chi's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Jack Chi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Jack Chis are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Jack Chi is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Jack Chi sensitivity:
Jack Chis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Jack Chis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua. need? Jack Chi social needs:
Jack Chis need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Jack Chi dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua. bark?
Low to Average: The Jack Chi rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Jack Chi good as a watchdog?
Jack Chis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Jack Chi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Jack Chis are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Jack Chi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Jack Chi? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Jack Chi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Jack Chi do?
Jack Chis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Jack Chis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Jack Chi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Jack Chi roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Chi is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Jack Chi have high prey drive?
Jack Chis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Jack Chis are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Jack Chi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Jack Chis are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Jack Chis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Jack Chi dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Jack Chis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Jack Chi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jack Chi and children:
Jack Chis are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Jack Chi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Jack Chis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Jack Chi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Jack Chi dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Jack Chis are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Jack Chi can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Jack Chis good office dogs? Do Jack Chis make good office friendly dogs? Can Jack Chis be office dogs?
Yes
Jack Chi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Jack Chi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua. temperament with senior people? Are Jack Chi dogs good for elderly owners?
Jack Chis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Jack Chi dogs get along with other pets? Are Jack Chi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Jack Chis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Jack Chi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Jack Chis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Jack Chi be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Jack Chi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Jack Chi be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Jack Chi is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Jack Chi be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Jack Chi is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Jack Chi be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Jack Chi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Jack Chi be a boat dog?
Not really
Jack Chi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Jack Chi be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Jack Chi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Jack Chi dogs have health problems?
Jack Chis are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Jack Chi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jack Chi breed? Health risks of Jack Chi:
Patellar LuxationCollapsed TracheaHeart ProblemsHypoglycemia
Life Expectancy
How long do Jack Chi dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Jack Chi be?
14-18 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Jack Chi breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Jack Chis do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Jack Chis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Jack Chi have?
Jack Chis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Jack Chi dogs require per day?
Jack Chis need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Jack Chis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Jack Chi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Jack Chi risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Jack Chi's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Jack Chi's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Jack Chi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Jack Chi drool?
The Jack Chi is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Jack Chi could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Jack Chi. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Jack Chi pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Jack Chi pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Jack Chi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Jack Chi have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Jack Chi have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Jack Chi

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Jack Chi's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Jack Chis are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Jack Chis do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Jack Chis are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Jack Chi requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Jack Chis are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Jack Chi is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Jack Chi has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Jack Chis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Jack Chis are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Jack Chis are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Jack Chi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Jack Chis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Jack Chis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Jack Chi is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Cat Friendly: Jack Chis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

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