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.
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?
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.|
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:
Jack Chi History
The Jack Chi, also known as the Jackhuahua, is a relatively newly developed designer dog breed, which is a result of crossing the Jack Russel Terrier with the Chihuahua. The Jack Chi was most likely created approximately during the middle of the 20th century. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds began around the middle of the 1900s, in North America and in Canada, with cross-breeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to develop new, designer breeds. These hybrid dogs were an instant success, for the reason that they usually inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of the parent breeds. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of these hybrid breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeders to develop these dogs.
With the intention of having a better and clearer understanding of why breeders choose to mix these two breeds and create the Jack Chi, we need to examine the two-parent breeds’ histories. Firstly, the Chihuahua’s exact ancestry is not clearly known, there are two major theories about its development. The first is that the breed is descended from the so-called Techichi dog indigenous to South America. Wall cravings portraying a dog resembling the Chihuahua from the Tolec people were also detected in South America. After the Aztecs conquered the Tolec tribes, they also took their dog, the Chihuahua, and started to develop them more in order to better suit their needs. According to Aztec mythology, the Chihuahua possessed special powers, with which they could accompany and guide their owners in the afterlife. After their owners passed, the dogs were buried or cremated with them, in order to keep their strong bond. The other theory suggests that the Chinese people brought the Chihuahua to Mexico during the late 1850s. Secondly, the Jack Russel Terrier can trace its origins back to England to 200 years ago. A man named Parson Russel is credited with the creation of the Jack Russel Terrier during the middle of the 19th century. He sought after a dog that is capable to keep pace with the bigger hounds during a hunt for foxes and other smaller prey. Later, during the early 1930s, the Jack Russel Terrier was brought to the United States of America, where it became popular among farmers, ranchers, and horseback hunters. Through the decades, the breed has also been used as very successful rat hunters, ensuring their prey drive remains high even today.
Both of Jack Chi’s parent breeds are well-recognized and established breeds, mostly kept as family companions. The Jack Chi is the perfect combination of these very popular two breeds. The Jack Chi combines the energetic, playful, agile, and feisty nature of the Jack Russel Terrier, while also having the confident, loyal, and affectionate traits of the Chihuahua. Even though most of the puppies born out of crossing purebreds, are very unpredictable, the majority of the Jack Chi puppies’ physical appearance is quite predictable and identical.
Nowadays, the Jack Chi is not the most popular hybrid breed, but it has a fair number of fanciers all around the world. Being the perfect combination of the Chihuahua and the Jack Russel Terrier, the Jack Chi is a loving, energetic, affectionate dog, all in all great family companion.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Jack Chi size:
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)|
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)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Jack Chi have? What does this canine coat look like?
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.|
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.
What kind of personality does the Jack Chi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
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.
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.
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? Are they affectionate?
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.
Do Jack Chi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? 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? Are they alert at night?
Jack Chis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Jack Chi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
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?
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.)
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?
Lakásbarát kutya Jack Chi fajta. Legjobb, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, , így komfortosan megoldható Jack Chi tartása lakásban.
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.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Jack Chi temperament with other people:
Jack Chis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Jack Chi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jack Chi temperament with 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? Can they be good 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?
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?
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 guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
|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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Jack Chi be an emotional support animal?
|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 Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Jack Chi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Jack Chis are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Jack Chi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jack Chi breed? Most common 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?
Is the Jack Chi breed hypoallergenic?
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? What is the activity level of the Jack Chi?
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.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity 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 / Prone to Obesity |
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|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
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.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 female 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 female’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?
Jack Chi Pros & Cons
- 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: Lakásbarát kutya Jack Chi fajta.
- 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.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: 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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Nov 8, 2021, 1:06:38 AM:
Affectionate, crafty bundle of laughs like little clowns. Excellent size and less prone to chi health issues. Both parent breeds are very vocal. The yaps will never stop. Never. Keep eyes on them always. They know how to steal and stash food from you.