Jackahuahua

Small Size

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

The Jackahuahua was created as a pet for modern times. Predominantly a companion, the Jackahuahua is a fairly low-maintenance breed but watch out for that terrier prey drive!

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Busy people who want the companionship of a lively dog that will slot into their lives with relative ease.

Not the best for ...

People who are looking for a lazy lapdog. Jackhuahuas need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to prevent them becoming bored.

Aliases

Mexican Jack, Jack Chi

Cross between

Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)
Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua (Long Coat)

Origin

United States

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

Yes

HOW IT WORKS

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