Jack Chi

USD 200-800 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



14-18 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 611
Origin United States
Other Names Cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua.,,Jackahuahua,,Jackhuahua
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 200-800
Size Small
Weight 8-15 pounds (4-7 kg)
Height 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Lifespan 14-18 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Chihuahua, Jack Russell Terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Medium, Smooth, Straight
Coat Colors Black, Chocolate, Coats are often a mix of two or rarely mix of three colors., Cream, Fawn, Golden, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Cream, Fawn, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Affectionate, Caring, Energetic, Friendly, Outgoing, Playful, Smart, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Collapsed Trachea, Heart Problems, Hypoglycemia, Patellar Luxation
Hypoallergenic Yes,,No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Jack Chi have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Jack Chi is a hybrid breed of dog that is a mix between the Chihuahua and the Jack Russell Terrier. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its small size, friendly personality, and adaptability. The Jack Chi is an ideal pet for those looking for a loyal companion that can fit into any lifestyle.

Appearance: The Jack Chi has a unique look that combines the features of both parent breeds. They have short legs and long bodies like Chihuahuas, but they also have the white fur and pointed ears of Jack Russells. Their coats come in a variety of colors including black, brown, tan, white, and even brindle. They typically weigh between 8-15 pounds and stand at around 10-15 inches tall at the shoulder.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of a Jack Chi is 12-15 years when properly cared for.

Size & Weight: As mentioned above, these dogs typically weigh between 8-15 pounds with males being slightly larger than females on average. They stand at around 10-15 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown.

Colors: The coat colors of this breed vary greatly depending on their parentage but some common colors include black, brown, tan, white, and brindle.

Personality: The Jack Chi is an intelligent breed with an outgoing personality that loves to be around people as well as other animals such as cats or other dogs if properly socialized from an early age. They are very loyal to their owners and make great companions for those looking for an affectionate pet who will always be by their side no matter what life throws their way!

Friendliness with Other Dogs & Animals: These dogs are generally friendly towards other animals if they are socialized from an early age but it’s important to remember that they may still exhibit some territorial behavior towards unfamiliar animals or people so it’s important to keep them supervised when introducing them to new situations or environments until you know how they will react in each situation specifically!

Temperament: The temperament of this breed can vary greatly depending on which parent breed they take after more closely but generally speaking these dogs are known for being alert yet gentle natured with plenty of energy which makes them great companions for active households!

Health: Generally speaking these dogs tend to be quite healthy however there are some health issues associated with this hybrid such as patellar luxation (slipping kneecaps), eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma as well as heart murmurs so it’s important to keep up regular vet checkups in order to catch any potential issues before they become serious problems!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: These dogs do best in homes where someone is home most days since they love attention from their owners however if you work full time then having another dog or animal companion may help keep your pup entertained while you’re away! Additionally these little guys do well living in apartments since they don’t require much space however regular walks/exercise should still be provided daily in order to keep them healthy both physically and mentally! Finally due to their small size these pups make great travel companions since you can easily take them along wherever you go without having too much extra baggage weighing you down!


The Jack Chi is a hybrid dog breed that is a cross between a purebred Chihuahua and a purebred Jack Russell Terrier. The Jack Chi first appeared in the United States in the early 1990s. The Jack Chi was bred to be a smaller version of the popular Chihuahua breed. The Jack Chi became popular because of its small size, friendly personality, and low maintenance coat. The Jack Chi breed almost became extinct in the late 1990s when the Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier breeds became popular. The Jack Chi was saved by a few dedicated breeders who continued to breed the Jack Chi despite the popularity of the other two breeds.

The ancestry of the Jack Chi can be traced back to Mexico and England. The Chihuahua is thought to be descended from the Techichi, a small dog that was revered by the ancient Aztecs. The Techichi was believed to have mystical powers and was often sacrificed as part of religious ceremonies. When the Spanish conquistadors invaded Mexico, they brought with them toy-sized dogs that were similar in appearance to the Techichi. These dogs eventually became known as Chihuahuas. The Jack Russell Terrier is thought to have originated in England in the 1800s. This breed was developed by Parson John Russell to hunt foxes. TheJack Russell Terrier is a descendant of the Fox Terrier and shares many physical and personality traits with this breed.

The Jack Chi is recognized as a breed by several major kennel clubs including the American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, and Canadian Kennel Club. This breed is not recognized by all kennel clubs due to its mixed ancestry.