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Question about Chihuahua-Jack Russell Mix (some calls it Jackhuahua or Jack-Chi)?

I’ve been thinking of buying this Chihuahua-Jack Russell Mix puppy (some calls it Jackhuahua or Jack-Chi). Can any owner of this breed provide me with some information as to temperament, behavioral traits, size, life expectancy, etc?

His father is a Chihuahua and mother is a Jack Russell. Owner tells me the full grown dog can is about 7lbs but from what I know they are about 12 to 15 lbs. This pup has dirty white coat and with green/gray eyes.

Also, is there a dominant part to this breed if dad is a JRT or a Chi? And does any owner have pictures of the breed — Father Chi, Mother JRT; versus Father JRT, Mother Chi. And pictures of the breed as a pup and a grown up?

I used to have a Chihuahua and he was such a good dog, he never barks, and is low maintenance. I hear that this breed is HIGH in energy — apparently that’s a given… true?

I hope I can get some quality answers from owners of such breed before I make this big step. Thanks a bunch!

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  • My Jack chi is 7 months old and i love her! We had a full blood lab and she died at 12 yrs old but let me tell you our jack chi is way way Smarter than our lab was. Easy to potty train. She plays fetch like a pro. She sits, shakes and listens. She is full of energy but it’s tolerable. She loves to sit on your lap. We had to teach her early that she would be left alone a few hours a day so she didn’t develop separation anxiety like most small breeds. She likes to chew but spraying cords, blinds etc with vinegar helped that. She’s an absolutely wonderful dog. Bigger dogs get frustrated with her because she loves to play and jump on them. But she’s also smarter than them too. She is our first small lap dog and i wish i would have always got a small dog instead of the big full breeds. Never again. Our Jack chi is wonderful!!

  • I am buying a Jackhua or Jack-Chi in January, I want him for a friend for my Jack Russell, sadly my other dog past away in July, I had never heard of this breed, but he is so adorable, my dog will love him, he’s going to a wonderful loving home, calling him Bailey.

  • Hii just recently bout a jackchi the owner lied and told me she was a chihuahua looks mostly like the chihuahua but mixed with jrt so i dont no wat i realy have so dissatisfied can anyone tell me if she will stay small or get huge lord knows i do not want a big dog please help before she gets to big

  • My jackchi I very very hyper active. Very picky with food. Water has to be fresh. He loves to chew and o mean chew on everything. He loves the ourdoors and love to run. They aren’t hard potty training as long as you remember to take them out twice a day at minimum.

  • I have a Jackhuahua (mother JRT / father Chi), she is tiny but as a BIG personality ! She is 5 month old so she wants to play all the time and does need a good (very good!) run everyday to get her a bit tired (high energy indeed just like JRT). She is super smart but as just with any puppies sometimes doesn’t listen.
    She loves everyones, kids, adults, dog, cats, birds ..always wants to play with everyone she is meeting and wanting to say ‘hi’ and to give kisses.
    She never barks or cry – unless if I leave..

    She is my first small dog and I was at first a little bit dubious at first but I have no regrets at all since then!

  • I think mine is a jack chi mix, definitely the chi part. He looks like a mini Pitty actually. Highly energy, willful, loving. I had him professionally trained and socialized so he loves other pets cat or dogs etc. He doesn’t even try to catch reptiles or frogs. Flies are his nemesis though. These dogs need to be trained and they need exercise daily or they will get really inventive in your house!! They listen with food. You need to be the boss and correct them firmly. They need your attention because they want to be doing something fun with your or a companion. They’re very smart, mine knows how to answer my iPhone and I didn’t teach him that.

  • I just recently lost my 4 year old jack chi. She was the best dog I ever had. She had a good mix of traits from each breed. She was mainly calm, but would occasionally get to where she wanted to run aND play. She was super smart, but had moments where she just didn’t want to listen. She wasn’t scared of anything except thunder. I had to watch her because she would chase larger dogs. I told my fiance that when we do get another dog I want another jack chi.

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