China Jack

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China Jack History

The Chinese Crested, or “China Jack”, is a hairless breed of cat. The coatless Jollycat is a variant of the Chinese Crested. The head is round, with large, wide-set, oval eyes, small ears, and a blunt nose. The legs are short and thick. The body is short and stocky, with the tail set high. The coat is very short and fine, with sparse, soft fur. The hair is fragile and lies flat. The skin lacks oil glands, so the coat does not repel dirt or water. The whiskers are long and thin. The origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown. The best-known legend about the origin of this cat is that a monk named Hai Tien was told by the Buddha to create a creature with four legs, two legs, and two heads. Hai Tien took four hairs from the Buddha, two hairs from a cow, and one hair from a dog, and created the China Cat.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

China Jack Physical Characteristics

The China Jack is a medium-to-large, short-coated, white and brown spotted, non-sporting breed that typically stands at between 15 and 19 inches at the shoulders and weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. They have a thick, muscular body and a compact build. Their head is broad, with a wrinkled forehead. The nose is large and black and they have large, round, dark-brown eyes. They have small, tight-fitting ears and a short, straight tail. The China Jack has strong jaws, powerful jaws, and a strong bite. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Black, Brown, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 13 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 13 – 17 lbs

Female Weight Range: 12 – 14 lbs

China Jack Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

China Jack Health Concerns

Cardiomyopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Lens Luxation, Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

China Jack Temperament and Behaviour

The Chinese Hat Breed is a friendly and sociable pet that makes a great companion for children. They are playful and energetic, but are also relaxed and easygoing. They do well living in apartments, but should have regular opportunities to run and play outside. Chinese Hats have a moderate level of activity, so they are not the best fit for very active households.

China Jack Activity Requirements

China Jacks were bred to be ratters, and today they make excellent companions. They are small, intelligent, and fun-loving. If you are planning to get a puppy, they can start out (on a leash) with brief walks. However, as they grow their adult teeth will need to be pulled. Once their adult teeth are in, they can start going on longer, off-leash walks. While they love walks, they are also equally happy to play indoors. They will do well in an apartment as long as they get regular play time. If you are thinking about adopting a rescue or an adult dog, be sure to find out if they can come for extended walks. Older dogs can sometimes have difficulty walking long distances.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

China Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

China Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

China Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

China Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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