About the Jack Chi
The Jack Chi is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Chihuahua and the Jack Russell Terrier. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Jack Chi is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Jack Chi can originate from a Chihuahua mixed with a Parsons Russell Terrier or a Jack Russell Terrier. The two terrier breeds are very similar and the Jack Chi will basically look the same either way. This breed is either smooth or broken coated (broken is a mix of smooth and rough). The Jack Chi is usually white but can have an additional color of black, brown or black and brown spots. This breed is normally 15 inches at the shoulder. The faces resembles either parent breed and the ears may be erect like that of the terrier. The eyes are almond shaped and usually dark brown or black.
The Jack Chi can have characteristics of either parent breed. The Jack Chi generally is very playful and is known to chew. It is a good idea to keep plenty of chew toys on hand. This breed is high energy and does not tire easily. They need daily exercise and mental stimulation. They are intelligent and house broken easily. Some may be overly nervous like the temperament of the Chihuahua. They strive to please and love to snuggle with their owners. They also do well with children if properly socialized from birth. They love to smell and will sometimes follow their nose. They have a medium prey drive and will chase birds and squirrels.
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This breed is suited for apartment living but requires plenty of daily exercise.
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