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Jarkie History

The Jarkie is a medium-to-large-sized toy fox terrier that originated in Barbados, where it was known as the “Barbados Terrier”. The dog was recognized by the AKC in 2011. The Jarkie is a medium-sized, compact, sturdy, and agile terrier. The head is broad and square, with a broad skull and rounded cheeks. The ears are triangular, set high and close to the head, and stand erect. The eyes are small, dark and piercing. The nose is black. The neck is of moderate length, strong and muscular. The chest is deep, with well-sprung ribs. The tail is of moderate length and is carried in a slight curve. The back is strong and level. The forequarters are straight, muscular and powerful, with strong bone. The hindquarters are strong, powerful and well muscled. The feet are round, cat-like and tight. The coat is short, dense, soft, and glossy. The colors are white with tan markings, black and tan, or red and white. The hair on the face, legs, and shoulders is longer and forms a fringe. The coat is slightly longer on the neck and on the tail. The coat color can be solid, parti-colored, or brindle.

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Jarkie Physical Characteristics

The Jarkie is a small, long-haired breed of domestic cat. They are unusual among domestic cats as they have unusually large ears, resembling those of a monkey or bat. They have short, blunt muzzles, and almond-shaped eyes. They have thick, bushy tails. They are docile, playful, and affectionate.

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Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Blue, White, Sable, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 10 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 10 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 4 – 7 lbs

Female Weight Range: 4 – 7 lbs

Jarkie Health

Description of breed health.


11-15 yrs

Jarkie Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Retinal Dysplasia, Tracheal Collapse, Entropion, Ectropion, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Portosystemic Shunt, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Cushing’s Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease

Jarkie Temperament and Behaviour

The Jarkie is a cheerful and outgoing breed that is always ready to play. They are very social, and get along well with children, other dogs and cats. They are gentle, loving, and devoted, and make excellent companions.

Jarkie Activity Requirements

The Jarkies are a small, fluffy, hypoallergenic, and low-maintenance dog. They are a popular companion for allergy sufferers. They also make quiet house companions, as they are generally happy to sleep most of the day. A daily walk or indoor play session is a good way to keep a Jarkie healthy. They don’t need to be walked for hours, but they do enjoy some outdoor time. If you are looking for a dog that doesn’t require a lot of exercise and grooming, a Jarkie might just be the perfect pet for you. This is a gentle, laid-back, and affectionate breed that enjoys nothing more than being with their family.

Miles Per Day

2 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

0.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Jarkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Jarkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Jarkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Jarkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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