Hybrid Breed

Fox Terrier + Japanese Chin


What is a Jafox?

The "Jafox" breed, a lovely mix of (Toy) Fox Terrier and Japan Chin, is known for its distinct personality and lovable temperament. This small, energetic four-legged friend is the perfect companion for active families.

Origin and history

The Jafox is a so-called designer dog that comes from the mating between the Fox Terrier, a traditional dog breed from Great Britain and the exotic Japan Chin. This dog breed was created in the USA with the aim of breeding a small, sociable and playful companion.

Alternate Name -
Origin UK - Japan
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character traits of the Jafox

The Jafox combines the best characteristics of its parent breeds. He is an energetic, lively and sociable dog who loves to play with people and other dogs. He is also intelligent and curious, loving to learn new things and overcome challenges.

Despite his energy, Jafox is also a very loving and affectionate dog. He loves to spend time with his humans and is often referred to as a "lap dog". However, he can also be somewhat independent and stubborn, as is typical of terriers. This sometimes makes him a challenge to raise.

Attitude and Suitability

The Jafox's strong character makes him an ideal dog for active families or individuals who have the time and energy to meet his needs. He is an extremely friendly, easy-going, and adaptable dog that can be kept well in apartments as long as he receives regular exercise and mental stimulation. With their laid-back and friendly nature, these dogs are ideal for families and seniors.

Although the Jafox makes an excellent family dog, his temperament and stubbornness may not make him the best dog for first-time dog owners. He needs consistent training and plenty of socialization to foster his friendly and even-tempered nature.

Health concerns with the Jafox

When caring for Jafox dogs, it is important to pay attention to their health. They tend to inherit some health issues from their parent breeds, such as patellar luxation and tracheal collapse. Regular vet visits will help identify and treat potential health problems early.

Care of the Jafox

Although the Jafox's grooming requirements are not particularly high, he will need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting and hair loss. Baths should only be given when necessary, as too frequent baths can dry out the skin. It is also important to pay attention to the Jafox's dental hygiene, as smaller dog breeds are often bothered by dental problems.

Breeding information about the Jafox

As a mixed breed dog, it is difficult to make accurate predictions about the puppies. Breeders should try to achieve the best mix of temperament and appearance of each parent breed. However, since both parent breeds are small and have similar personalities, Jafox owners can typically expect a moderately active, friendly, and loyal personality.

The Jafox inherits a mixture of the physical characteristics of its parent breeds. The head may have the shape of the Fox Terrier or the Japan Chin, and the ears may also be either drooping or erect. It usually has short legs and a compact body. The eyes are often large and round, giving the Jafox an alert and intelligent expression.

Fur length short - long
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Floppy Ear
Tail short - rolled up
Anatomy muscular, square, slim
Size ♀ 20 - 39 cm
Weight ♀ 1 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 39 cm
Weight ♂ 1 - 10 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • Bone Cancer

    May occur with age.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cataract

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

  • 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.

  • Since the coat care needs differ based on the parents, it can be assumed that the grooming needs are medium. It is advisable to brush the puppy regularly.

  • A Jafox is usually very loyal, affectionate, lively and energetic. They like a lot of attention and are eager to please their family. They make an excellent family dog.

  • Since a Jafox does not come from just one breed, it can be difficult to predict what health risk it has. Common health problems are respiratory problems and problems with the eyes or bones, especially in old age.

  • Yes, these mixed breeds can usually get along well with other dogs. They have a distinctly friendly character and enjoy meeting and playing with other dogs. However, it is recommended that the puppy be properly socialized from the beginning.

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