The Jackie Bichon is not a purebred dog. The Jackie-Bichon is small sized dog, a cross between an Bichon Frise and a Jack Russell Terrier.
Jack Russell Terrier X Bichon Frise = Jackie-Bichon
Jack-Chon being a mixed breed their appearance and personality may vary greatly, even within the same litter at times.
A Jackie-Bichon is a small dog with a sturdy and well-built body like the Jack Russell Terrier. An adult Jackie Bichon may grow upto 9-13 inches in height and weigh about 10-20 pounds.
They have a thin and fine coat that most resembles that of the Jack Russell Terrier. Their coat color may vary from white, cream or pied. He has round black or dark brown eyes, his ears are folded into small triangles, and a well formed black muzzle.
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Quick Information and Facts
|Color||Cream, White, Pied|
|Coat||Short, fine, thin, and Wavy|
|Breed Group||Companion Dog, Designer Dog|
|Life Span/Life Expentancy||12-15 Years|
|Temperament||Happy, loving, intelligent, affectionate, and energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes (Supervision required for young kids)|
|Good with Other Dogs||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA|
The Jackie-Bichon is an active and playful little dog. They have a loving nature which makes them great family pets and are good with children and other pets. However with very small kids, adult supervision is advised due to the dog’s high energetic temperament.
It is important to remember that because both parent breeds are fairly active and have a lot of energy, you can expect that your Jackie-Bichon will also be active.
This breed has a thin coat and does best in warmer climates and tends to get cold quite easily. This breed is a great choice for first time dog owners who are looking for an active companion.
Care ~ Exercise
Owing to their parent’s lineage of Bichon Frise and the Jack Russell Terrier who are hyper active dogs, the Jackie Bichon is playful dog who won’t just cuddle around with you.
It is important for them to burn their energies and go out for walks, jogging, playing a few times a day. This will help them to be active and less temperamental. They are playful pooches and love playing catch and fetch and other games in the park.
The Jackie-Bichon is a low shedding dog and do not need much maintenance. However they need to be brushed twice or thrice a week to keep their thin fur from matting and getting tangled. To keep their white and beautiful coat clean and tidy you can bathe them in 2-3 months.
Since this canine breed has folded ears, you should clean his ears regularly to avoid any infection in and around the ears. Besides this the basic grooming needs like trimming his nails every few week, brushing his teeth should be done to keep him near and tidy.
This is generally a healthy breed with a average lifespan of 12-15 years. However all dogs are prone to some health issues, Jackie-Bichon may also suffer from the following diseases.
- Patellar Luxation
- Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
- Coonhound Paralysis
- Progressive Cerebellar
Its recommended to check its papers with the breeder and visit a vet once a while for a check-up.
This is a very intelligent breed of dogs and will grow up to be lovely companions if trained properly from their puppy days. They require early socialization so that they do not turn shy, scared or restless when they meet strangers or other pets.
Obidience training and teaching them proper manners and commands is always recommended for the pup to grow up in an obedient pooch.
A balanced and nutritious diet is recommended for them as per their size and energy.
Video: Jackie-Bichon Puppies Playing
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