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New Dog Breed Blends Chihuahua and Jack Russell

Meet the New Breed on the Block: Jackahuahua

My pal Giggle is always on the ball! Flipping through the pages of this month's InTouch magazine, she came across these pics of this adorable new dog breed and alerted me ASAP! Crossed between a Jack Russell and Chihuahua, this little pint sized Jackahuahua is more lap dog than ball of energy, says breeder Suzy Mainprice:

"The Chihuahua takes out a lot of the natural instincts of the others, so you get more of a pet."

I think these little mutts are super cute, and their coloring reminds me of a certain closely clipped pup belonging to another Sugar Staffer!

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cmurrc cmurrc 6 years
P.S I looked into rescue dogs first however, none of them suited my family. All of the jacks and chis and crosses had either one of both of these conditions - not to be in a home with other pets or dogs not to be in a home with small children I always wanted to give a rescue dog a home but as for people like me who need to consider their families first, buying one of these is not a crime.
cmurrc cmurrc 6 years
I own and bought a jackhuahua. YES I did and for a very good reason too. The traits of this breed (although some of you deny this as a breed) are a perfect match for my family. We love him loads. Pedigree breeders are in the industry for profit too, HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICES??? Surely it is much worse to desire a dog such as the British bull dog (for example) as you are supporting the suffering of these creatures! They endure breathing problems in warm weather and the bitches require a c-section as they are unable to give birth naturally. FACT - a result of selective breeding form their pedigree breeders. However, many pedigrees are fine, as are cross breeds. If you think about it, you would not say that a person is less desirable if they are mixed race. Why wouldn't I pay good money for my perfect dog even if it is a cross? I do not agree with puppy mills however, these are not designer dogs...they are just dogs...great ones which provided a mixed of wonderful features (to me, other dogs will for others). So yes, they do have a purpose. Not a working purposes to the person who said this (don't get me started on guard dogs), but as: A manageable family pet, who can go on short walks but is not overly demanding. They love a good old cuddle and have a cheeky playful side too; which is always a good thing. They are extremely friendly when socialized properly. They have the added bonus of chihuahua fur which is less smelly than a jack russels'. They do not have the breathing problems that a chihuahua has, and do not demand three long walks each day like a jack russel. SORRY BUT, the add is right...they do make a great pet...as they are wonderful companians. They look more like a jack russel but the chihuahua takes out the difficult parts. I love jack russels' and was brought up with one. They seriously are very demanding and it would be unfair for someone to get one if they can not cater for this! So in a way I still get all of the good parts of a jack, but have a more suitable pet. A pet must suit you.
chiluvr chiluvr 8 years
While they are very cute, there is nothing rare about a "Mix Breed". They have been around for centuries. I agree with the majority of the posters. If you want a mix, rescue one. wakeuppandora, you rock! Wonderful post.
LOVE-MY-DOGGIE LOVE-MY-DOGGIE 8 years
THEY ARE SO CUTE EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY BE CONSIDERED A MUTT. I WANT ONE JUST LIKE YOU SEE IN THE "IN TOUCH" MAGAZINE THAT IS TINY, SHORT HAIRED AND PARTY COLORED !!
Milly-the-ninja Milly-the-ninja 8 years
those are adorable!i want one!
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
It irks me that people charge hundreds or thousands of dollars for dogs that have been coming into shelters for years, but nobody wanted...until pets became "in fashion".
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I agree with everyone else who thinks the whole "designer" dog breed thing is getting out of control. I really get ticked when I see ads in the paper for "Chi-poms" or "Labradoodles" or "Puggles" and they want like $800 a pup for a mutt. According to that philosophy, my dog is a Rottenlab. It's so much better to go to a reputable breeder where you'll get a purebred that has been health-screened and that's got a pedigree and if you want a mutt, go to a rescue organization or the humane society.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Chi-Weenie, chiweiners, close enough. There's actually a guy that wrote a childrens book about his mix called "Adventures of the Great Chiweenie" It's super cute. Besides, I think weenie is better that weiner. Just sounds nicer haha
cubadog cubadog 8 years
Wow, great another new over-priced mutt. A cute mutt but still a mutt.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Renee, they're actually called Chiweiners. I know because I've had a whole BUNCH of chihuahua owners want to breed my doxies with their chihuahuas. I asked them what they were going to do with them, and was told, "Do you KNOW how much I can get for those?" At which point he got an EARFUL from me. Jerk wad.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I agree with the previous posters about shelter dogs and cats. I've had four Persian cats, all "used." Oliver, my current sweetie, was found on petfinder.com. Great site!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Oh boy! Can you imagine the attitude of a Chihuahau combined with the energy of a Jack Russell? Dynamite on a stick! :)
missyd missyd 8 years
cute!!!!!!!!!
Pets Pets 8 years
By posting this article from In Touch, at no point did I endorse their purchase, I was simply seeking to inform you about their existence.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
I agree with all of the above comments.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
exactly, they are mutts even if they are adorable.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
My dog Rocco is the same mix - it isn't anything new. He actually doesn't look anything like those pups though he actually looks more like a Jack Russell but is tiny and skinny like a chihuahua.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Those puppies are super cute, All puppies are! Like others said, I've seen these sorts at the pound all the time. There's a pet store down the street where I live and they sell "designer" dogs for THOUSANDS of dollars. If you ask whats the difference between them and a mutt they get very flustered and angry. Also I've known a few chihuahuas and doxie mixes, they're usually called chi-weenies or chi-doxies. Easier to say that daucshahuahua or whatever.
smhooper smhooper 8 years
awwww, they are so adorable!!!
foxie foxie 8 years
Awesome site, j4ever! Also, if you MUST have a certain breed, try adopting it from a rescue organization!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
if "new" breeds are created for a purpose, like a work related purpose or guarding instinct, then great. If breeds are created solely for aesthetic purposes, I think we as humans should be ashamed of abusing our 'power' over the animals. There are SO MANY existing breeds. and SO MANY responsible breeders. and SO MANY dogs in shelters and rescues. why needlessly create more? and what happens to dogs cross bred into designer breeds that don't come out as cute as expected?
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 8 years
Or 1-800-saveapet.com, which is connected to North Shore Animal League where I got my Kasey.
j4everlasting j4everlasting 8 years
I agree with everyone who's said that it's sad. A mix breed is a mutt, and all these mixed breeds do is cause more pets to end up in shelters. If you want a mixed breed, please just go rescue one. Do your research on this Pet, I bet you'll find some surprises. Instead of supporting byb and puppymills, you should look at supporting more rescues and shelters. Maybe throw a shout out to www.petfinder.com.
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