Jack Chi

Jack Chi:Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Chihuahua + Jack Russell Terrier


Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix - a hybrid breed.

The best of both worlds! The Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix is a loyal and loving companion that is also full of energy and mischief. They are sure to keep you on your toes!

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix has a compact body and a short, smooth coat. They usually weigh between 3-6 kg and are 20-30 cm tall. They have large, erect ears and round, dark eyes. Their tail is long and tapered, and their legs are muscular and strong.

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Origin Mexico / England
Life expectancy 12 - 20 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level low - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix - Such is probably his nature.

Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed and are known for their big personalities. Jack Russell Terriers are a medium sized dog breed known for being active and friendly. When these two breeds are mixed, the result is a small dog with a big personality that is bursting with energy.

The Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix has a lot of energy and loves to play. They are also very loving and loyal to their owners. This breed is a good choice for families with children as they often try to protect their family members.

This breed needs some exercise as they have a lot of energy. A daily walk or run will help them stay healthy and happy. They are also known to bark. So if you are looking for a quiet dog, this is not the breed for you.

The Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix is a good choice for those looking for a small dog with a big personality. They are loving, loyal and full of energy. If you are looking for a family pet, this is a good choice.


  • awake
  • attentive
  • barking
  • active
  • dedicated
  • sociable
  • alive
  • brave
  • athletic
  • energetic
  • fearless
  • intelligent
  • loud
  • stubborn


  • Companion Dog
  • Family Dog
  • Hunting Dog
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What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix.

The Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix breed is known to be prone to a number of health disorders. Some of the most common diseases that these dogs suffer from include disc disease, patellar luxation, and heart defects. There is also an increased risk of obesity and joint problems in these dogs.

  • Disc disease affects the discs that cushion the vertebrae of the spine. When these discs degenerate or rupture, they can put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, causing pain, weakness and even paralysis.
  • Patellar luxation is a condition in which the kneecap slips out of place, and is a particularly common problem in small breeds such as the Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix.
  • Heart defects are relatively common in all dogs, but some breeds, like the Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix, are at increased risk. These defective heart valves can cause arrhythmias and eventually lead to heart failure.
  • Obesity is a major health problem in dogs, and the Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix is no exception. These dogs tend to overeat, and their small size means they don't need much food to maintain their weight. This can lead to a number of problems, including joint problems, respiratory problems, and even diabetes.
  • Joint problems are also common in Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mixes. These dogs are especially prone to hip dysplasia, a condition in which the hip joint does not develop properly. This can lead to pain and lameness and eventually arthritis.

Although the Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix is known to be prone to a number of health conditions, with proper care, it can still be a happy and healthy dog. These dogs should be fed high-quality food and brought up to a healthy weight. They should also be exercised regularly, and their joints should be kept healthy with regular checkups at the vet.


The coat of a Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix is usually short and smooth, with a brown or black coat and white markings. The coloring can vary depending on the specific mix of the two breeds.

Fur length medium - short
Fur flat coated - rough-haired
Ear shape Standing Ears - Tilt-ear
Tail lang
Anatomy slim, sporty
Size ♀ 15 - 38 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 38 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 9 kg
Suitable For -
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  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Hypoglycemia

    If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Atopy

    Canine atopic dermatitis or environmental allergy is characterized by itching with scratching, biting, and rubbing of the face, paws, and belly

  • Dermatophytosis

    Dermatophytosis (synonym dermatophytosis, from ancient Greek τὸ δέρμα derma, German 'skin' and ancient Greek φυτόν phyton, German 'plant') or tinea (Latin for 'woodworm', 'moth') is a skin fungal disease caused by specific fungi (dermatophytes).

  • extreme whiteness

    May be associated with some other diseases.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes

    Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (aseptic femoral head necrosis) is a growth disorder of the femoral head.

  • Dislocations

    Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.

  • Myelopathy

    Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • The life expectancy of a Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix is about 12 to 15 years.

  • The weight range for a Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix is 6 to 8 pounds.

  • A Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix can be brown, black, tan or white.

  • The average size of a Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier mix is about 9 to 11 inches.

  • A Chihuahua and a Jack Russell Terrier mix have high energy levels.

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