Smooth Jafox:Smooth Fox Terrier and Japanese Chin Mix

Hybrid Breed

Smooth Fox Terrier + Japanese Chin


Origin and history of the Smooth Jafox

The Smooth Jafox is a relatively new hybrid breed created by crossing a smooth-haired fox terrier and a Japan Chin. The All-American Canine Designer Registry officially recognized this mixed breed.

Both the Smooth Haired Fox Terrier and the Japan Chin have a rich history that contributes to the Smooth Jafox's personality and physical characteristics.

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

Character and behavior

About the Smooth Jafox's character: this unique mix inherits the best qualities of both breeds. He is known for his alertness, energy and affection.

Because of their intelligent nature, they are relatively easy to train, which makes them a great companion for first-time owners. They get along well with children and other pets, making them an excellent choice for families. However, their high energy levels require regular exercise and mental stimulation to ensure a healthy and balanced life.

As a combination of Smooth Fox Terrier and Japan Chin, the Smooth Jafox inherits intelligence and a willingness to learn. They learn quickly when properly trained, making them great dogs for first-time owners. However, they also have high energy needs, which means they need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

Kids and other pets

The Smooth Jafox is known for his outgoing and friendly nature, which makes him a great family dog. He gets along well with children and other pets, but is also good on his own. They are excellent watchdogs and tend to be protective of their families.

Care of the Smooth Jafox

Because the Smooth Jafox may have the short coat texture of the Smooth Fox Terrier and the slightly longer coat of the Japan Chin, it requires regular coat care. It is recommended that the coat be brushed weekly to keep it clean and free of tangles.

In addition, the Smooth Jafox needs regular dental cleaning, as small-breed dogs are more prone to dental problems.

Health of the Smooth Jafox

As with all mixed breeds, the Smooth Jafox can be prone to certain health problems that are common in the parent breeds. For example, both breeds can be prone to eye disease, so regular eye exams should be done by a veterinarian. Furthermore, screening for heart disease, joint disease, and respiratory disease should be performed, as these conditions can occur sporadically in both breeds.

Breeding the Smooth Jafox

When breeding mixed breeds, it is always important to make responsible breeding choices. Only healthy parents with a good temperament should be used for breeding to ensure the welfare of future generations. It is recommended to choose a breeder who attaches importance to well socialized and health tested breeding.

This dog scores with its charming appearance and lively temperament. Visually, the Smooth Jafox impresses with its compact and robust stature.

The Smooth Jafox is a small to medium sized dog whose appearance depends heavily on the genetic makeup of its parents. Typically, they have the fine coat texture of the Smooth Fox Terrier and the variety-specific facial features of the Japan Chin. Their coat color can vary, including white, black, brown and mixtures thereof.

Fur length short - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Floppy Ear
Tail lang - rolled up
Anatomy slim, sporty, slim
Size ♀ 20 - 38 cm
Weight ♀ 1 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 40 cm
Weight ♂ 1 - 10 kg
Suitable For Children, Beginner, Children, Seniors
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • 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.

  • The Smooth Jafox has a friendly and enterprising nature and is quite energetic.

  • The care of a JSmooth Jafox is not too complex. They need to be brushed regularly.

  • Yes, this mongrel is a very good family dog. He is intelligent, playful, loyal and very affectionate. He learns quickly and is generally easy to train.

  • Yes, a Smooth Jafox is prone to some health problems such as patellar luxation, hypothyroidism, allergies, heart disease and eye disease. Therefore, it is important to take the dog to the vet on a regular basis to detect and treat any potential problems early.

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