Facts & Origin
Jarkie - The mixture of Japan Chin and Yorkshire Terrier
The Jarkie is an adorable mix of the elegant Japan Chin and the lively Yorkshire Terrier. This breed is the result of purposeful breeding to combine the best qualities of both breeds. Although the exact origin story is unknown, the Jarkie likely originated in the United States or Great Britain.
Suitability and Attitude
The Jarkie is a lovable, playful and intelligent companion dog. With his charming nature, he is suitable for families, singles, and seniors alike. He is known for his adaptability and friendly demeanor. The Jarkie is an attentive dog who loves to spend time with his people, giving them lots of love and affection.
|Origin||Japan - UK|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Jarkie
The Jarkie is a delightful mix of Japan Chin and Yorkshire Terrier. With his lovable character and adaptability, he is a perfect companion dog for various life situations. The silky, long coat and charming appearance make him an eye-catcher. Regular grooming and veterinary care are important to maintain his health and well-being. If you are looking for a loyal and playful companion, the Jarkie could be the right choice for you.
Care and health maintenance
The Jarkie may have some health problems that are common in the source breeds. These include dental problems, eye problems, and joint problems. Regular veterinary exams are important to catch potential health problems early. Regular coat brushing and ear care are also important to prevent infections.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Jarkie often combines the characteristic features of the Japan Chin and the Yorkshire Terrier. It often has the flat face and large eyes of the Japan Chin and the silky, long coat of the Yorkshire Terrier. The coat can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white, and dyed. It requires regular grooming, including regular brushing to prevent tangles, and occasional trimming.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.
Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.
These mixed breeds are an intelligent, energetic and loving breed. They are very loyal family dogs that love to play and should be socialized.
These hybrids usually reach a shoulder height of about 20-25 cm. They also have a weight of about 5-8 kg.
These mixed breeds usually have a longer, thicker and underwool coat. The color varies between different color combinations such as black, white, cream and some vivts.
It is important that mixed breeds are started early to be trained and socialized. Positive reinforcement is the key to success when training with such a puppy, as they are very sensitive to negative stimulation.
Yes, these mixed breeds need a lot of attention. They are very intelligent and energetic, so it is important to spend a lot of time keeping them busy and teaching them new things.