Dog Breed Profile

Ja-Chon History

The Ja-Chon is a mixed-breed dog that is the result of breeding a Jack Russell Terrier and a Chihuahua. The origin of the Ja-Chon can be traced to the 1970s, when an American man named Harry Anderson began breeding the Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) and the Chihuahua. The hybrid offspring remained relatively unknown until the early 1990s, when interest in mixed-breed dogs increased. The Ja-Chon is a cross between a purebred JRT and a purebred Chihuahua. This cross-breeding endows the hybrid with different characteristics from both of its parents. The height of the Ja-Chon is between 5 and 5.5 inches (13 and 14 cm), and the adult weight is usually between 7 and 11 pounds (3 and 5 kg).

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Ja-Chon Physical Characteristics

The Ja-Chon is a medium sized, short-haired, non-shedding, hypoallergenic, zero dander, completely free of shedding and allergenic, non allergenic, no shedding, no problems with allergies, allergy free, very low maintenance, and very easy to care for.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Black, Red, Sable, Brindle, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 9 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 5 – 10 lbs

Ja-Chon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Ja-Chon Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Entropion, KCS, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Sensitive to Ivermectin, Bladder Stones and Infections,

Ja-Chon Temperament and Behaviour

The Ja-Chon is a calm, laid-back, and friendly breed of dog. They are very intelligent and are easy to train. They have a lot of energy, but are also very relaxed and cool. They are a very independent and family-oriented breed, and do very well with people and kids.

Ja-Chon Activity Requirements

The Ja-Chon is a skilled herding dog that originated in Spain. They are known for being intelligent, alert, and loyal. This rare breed is gaining popularity, but still considered a rare and unusual sight. Due to their size and herding background, Ja-Chons do require a fair amount of activity every day. They will need plenty of time to play and run around, preferably in a fenced-in area. They also make excellent jogging companions. While being a working dog, the Ja-Chon is also a loyal and devoted companion. They are good with small children and are generally even-tempered. If you are looking for a calm, quiet companion, a Ja-Chon may be right for you.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ja-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ja-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Ja-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ja-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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