Jackahuahua Breed Summary
High-Spirited, Playful, Friendly and Loving
A mix between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Chihuahua, the Jackahuahua is a small dog, with a large amount of energy! For this reason, they need lots of exercise, walks and playtime! However, they are also excellent snuggle dogs as well.
Due to the fact they have Terrier in them, these guys can be a bit of a challenge as pets, especially when trying to train them. For this reason, they need to be with someone who has the time and patience to bring the best out in them!
Fun Fact: Smaller dogs tend to have a lot longer lifespan than their larger counterparts, so you can be sure to spend lots of years together with this new family addition!
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 35cm - 38cm|
|Weight||Males and Females 3.5kg - 8kg|
|Coat||Short and Dense|
|Colour||Brown, Red, Fawn, Cream and Blue|
|Common health issues||Patella luxation, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Hypoglycemia, Eye infections and injuries to the eye, Ear problems, Puppies are born with a molera, Deafness, Late Onset Ataxia, Primary Lens Luxation (PLL), Canine Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Posterior luxation, Anterior luxation, Patellar luxation, Arthritis, Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome, Cataracts|
|Other Names||Jack-Chi, Jack Russell x Chihuahua|
Like their parents, Jackahuahua's are extremely high-spirited and playful. They also make friends very easily, whether that be with a cat, child or stranger -so probably not the best guard dog! They absolutely love their ‘hoomans’ owners, enjoying lots of attention and cuddles. One thing to watch out for though is that they can become extremely hyper or overly nervous, a trait found in Chihuahua’s as well. Additionally, this breed can be a very strange eater, ranging from eating everything in their path to turning their noses up at the slightest inconvenience. Overall though, they are normally a very happy and lively pet, sure to brighten up your day in the simplest way!
These little dogs, also known as ‘Jack Chi's’, are fairly new on the scene and it’s thought the development of the breed began around the 1980s-1990s. The breed itself is a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and the Chihuahua. Much of their physical characteristics will vary from dog-to-dog. For example, their ears can either be erect, like that of its Chihuahua ancestors or with a curl-over like a terrier. However, because of the size of the breeds involved in creating this new doggy, the result is often a teeny-weeny pooch! Due to their small size and often very thin, short coats, Jackahuahua's do not like cold weather, so it may be worth investing in a jumper of jacket your little guy can wear during the chillier months!