The Jafox is a hybrid dog that is also referred to as being a designer toy dog.
It has been created by combining the Japanese Chin with the Toy Fox Terrier and is one of the many designer hybrids that were created from the 1990s onwards.
Both of the parent breeds are relatively well established and there is a reasonable chance that you already know some things about the two breeds.
However, your level of knowledge that is connected to the Jafox is probably going to be less extensive, but that is why we have sought to create this complete guide to the breed.
Throughout the guide, you will learn everything that there is to know about the breed from what they are like physically to the health conditions that they can potentially suffer from along with anything else.
By the end of it all, you are going to certainly be in a better position to then own this particular breed.
Before we go ahead and get into all of the information, we do want to begin by turning the attention onto you.
Jafox Puppies – Before You Buy…
It will be important to be fully aware of your ability to look after a dog before you take ownership.
This will involve you being honest with yourself and also spending some time thinking carefully about different aspects of the dog before you become an owner.
Questions such as the following should be some of the things that will be going through your mind.
- Have you ever cared for a small dog before?
- Have you owned either of the parent breeds?
- Are you aware of the level of training that they require?
- Do you have the time to dedicate to caring for them?
As you work your way through our complete guide there will be other questions that may very well come into your mind.
However, those questions listed above should certainly come back into your thoughts at different times.
What Price are Jafox Puppies?
Many different factors will go ahead and make a difference to the price that you eventually end up paying for a Jafox puppy.
Also, as there are different variables, it does mean we are unable to provide you with an exact price for this breed.
That being said, we can at least give you a rough guide as to what you may expect to pay.
First, the pedigree of the parents will be at the absolute root of the price that you pay.
The better the pedigree, then the higher the price that you pay as it does mean there is a tendency for you to get a better dog.
In addition, the price that you pay is linked to your location as the price does vary from place to place.
This is going to be due to the idea of supply and demand as that changes wherever you go. If the demand outstrips the supply in your area then you could be charged a higher rate.
This will all come down to the breeders and while they do have an idea of the market rate that they are working within.
Furthermore, if a breeder has built a reputation then they will also go ahead and often charge more simply because of the type of puppy that they are going to have for sale.
Even with all of that, you can expect to be paying somewhere in the region of $500 to $700 in the United States, but there can always be a degree of variation in the price due to the different factors.
In the United Kingdom, the price will often be around £700 but with the same variation degree included.
How to Find Reputable Jafox Breeders?
We mentioned the idea of a breeder with a good reputation but how do you even find them in the first place?
One thing that you must do is set aside time to carry out your research and even this is pretty easy to do.
Ideally, you are looking for associations or clubs where they have the future of this breed at the heart of what they are doing.
Often, you will discover that they are more than happy to just point you in the direction of those individuals that can help you out.
Also, you might want to contact both the Kennel Club and Dog Breeder’s Association to see if they are in a position to offer some assistance.
Ideally, you are looking at them either providing you with a registry of those breeders that you can contact or even other groups that could be of use.
3 Little-Known Facts About Jafox Puppies
Of course, you might know very little about the breed, but these three facts could manage to make things a bit clearer for you.
- We have no idea of its origins.
This may seem strange, but we have no idea when or where this hybrid breed originated.
People just guess that it came along in the rush of designer hybrids that emerged from the 1990s onwards.
- They are exceptionally low maintenance.
This may surprise you due to their appearance, but this breed is very low maintenance compared to the absolute majority of breeds that are out there.
Thanks to this, they can be perfect for individuals that just do not have the time to dedicate to the maintenance aspect
- They require little exercise.
This also makes them sound as if they are the perfect dog, but they also require little in the way of exercise.
You still need to take them out for a walk, but they are not going to ask for much from you.
Physical Traits of the Jafox
As we are combining two different breeds at this point, then it does mean that the Jafox is going to have physical traits from both breeds.
However, exactly how they are shared is certainly something that will vary from litter to litter.
In general, this breed is going to be primarily black with some white markings. Their coat will also generally be quite straight, short and relatively fine hair.
You may also discover that parts of their body will have tufts of longer hair due to the Chin influence.
Their ears are quite floppy, and you need to look after them carefully. Their tail will be short and often curl up onto their back.
Their body is small, but also quite stocky and stronger than you would expect. His legs are going to be short with small feet at the end.
How Big is a Full-Grown Jafox?
A full-grown Jafox is not exactly going to be the biggest dog that you will ever come across.
There is a slight difference between the male and female, but when you are dealing with such a small dog then there cannot be too big a difference.
In general, the male is going to grow to anywhere from 8 to 11 inches in height. The female will also be anywhere from 7 to 10 inches in height.
For their weight, then the male weighs between 7 to 10lbs while the female is between 6 to 9lbs.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Jafox?
The life expectancy of the Jafox is not exactly out of the ordinary.
If they can maintain good health throughout their life then life expectancy is going to be in the region of 12 to 14 years.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Jafox
The breed is certainly intelligent, and they are also quite independent. This ultimately leads to them potentially being quite difficult to train thanks to a slightly stubborn side to their nature.
Also, they do love snuggling up to you and are very loyal and loving to their owners. They do love to play, and thoroughly enjoy that sense of interaction with you.
They are regarded as being a wonderful addition to the household as they are an absolute joy to have around the home.
The Jafox’s Diet
This is a small dog, so their diet will then be along similarly small lines. You are looking at just one cup of food per day and even this can be split between two meals and not just all at the one time.
You must always remember that the quality of the food that you give them is important since you want to provide them with the best food possible.
They need to have the correct nutrients for their size, which is why you should look at dry food that is designed for a small dog.
While you may be tempted into giving them cheaper food, this is going to largely serve no purpose due to the lack of nutrients in the cheaper brands.
They do use filler ingredients to boost things but they can be tricky for your dog to digest. You may also want to offer them some treats at various times, but that has to be done at random times.
You will never want to go ahead and give them snacks regularly or they will look for it all of the time.
For table food, then you are looking at such small amounts that it will not be worth giving them any food from your table as it should certainly not form any real part of their diet.
How Much Exercise Does a Jafox Need?
A Jafox has a medium activity level, and this does then turn into them requiring around 60 minutes of exercise per day.
This will take the form of taking them on a walk, but thanks to their size, they can also have a lot of their exercise from even running around in an apartment.
However, if you do own an apartment, then you still want to go ahead and take them outside each day.
They will love agility and obedience training, so that can certainly help them to burn off a lot of that energy that has been building up.
You will also need to give them mental exercises as well since they will get bored and this can lead to destructive behavior including them starting to bark and make a bit too much noise.
Jafox Health and Conditions
Compared to many other hybrid breeds that are out there, the Jafox is relatively healthy.
However, even though the list of conditions is quite short, there is still a real need for you to pay close attention to their health to identify issues as early as possible.
Also, if you are buying a puppy, then do ask the breeder about the health of the parents before you take ownership.
A good breeder should be able to provide you with confirmation from a vet that will then put your mind at ease.
That being said, the main health conditions that you need to be aware of include:
- Patellar Luxation
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
- Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
- Lens Luxation
In addition, they can also suffer from allergies and other illnesses throughout their life, so you have to be aware of this at all times.
My Final Thoughts on the Jafox
The Jafox is a diminutive dog that has a big personality and is going to be a wonderful breed to own.
They are very loyal and loving to their family and will love cuddling up to you and having a nap.
You do need to be quite patient with them when it comes to training the breed as they are very inquisitive and almost need it explained to them as to why you want them to do a certain action.
As long as you can overcome that potential hurdle, it then stands to reason that you are going to develop a wonderfully warm relationship with your new puppy.
With a very good life expectancy, it also means you can expect this relationship to develop and last for a considerable length of time.
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- Jafox Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Jafox
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Jafox
- The Jafox’s Diet
- Jafox Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Jafox