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9-18 lbs
United States
Bichon Frise
Jack Russell Terrier
The Jackie-Bichon is a hybrid that combines the traits of two unique parent breeds; the Jack Russell Terrier and the Bichon Frise. This is a small breed that tends to resemble the Jack Russell Terrier much more than the Bichon when he is full grown. There is no trademark perfectly groomed white coat, however, the classic white color of the Bichon Frise can still be seen in the average color pattern of the Jackie-Bichon. Because he is a hybrid breed, the appearance and personality for the Jackie-Bichon can vary greatly, even within the same litter at times. Despite this fact, there is a typical standard for the breed that can be followed. The Jackie-Bichon, or Jack-Chon as some like to call him, is an active and playful dog who does great with children and other animals. 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 doesn't mean that he won't be loving and gentle, just that a decent amount of exercise and training will be required to keep him well-behaved. Thankfully, this dog is relatively easy to train (with patience) and more than willing to learn what you have to teach him; but he does have a slight stubborn and independent streak thanks to the Jack Russell Terrier side, so be sure to train consistently and with a firm yet gentle hand. Overall, if you are looking for an excellent companion dog who has a good balance between energetic and gentle, then the Jackie-Bichon may be the perfect fit for you.
Date of Origin
Bichon Frise and Jack Russell Terrier

Jackie-Bichon Health

Average Size
Male Jackie-Bichon size stats
Height: 9-12 inches Weight: 9-18 lbs
Female Jackie-Bichon size stats
Height: 9-12 inches Weight: 9-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Coonhound Paralysis
  • Progressive Cerebellar Ataxia
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Urolithiasis
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens Luxation
  • Hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Shaker Dog Syndrome
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Atopy Dermatitis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • Knee
  • Hearing
  • Heart
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Dna For Pra
  • Eye Examinations
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

Jackie-Bichon Breed History

Due to the fact that the Jackie-Bichon is a newer hybrid breed, he hasn't had the chance to build up a well-detailed origin story for himself just yet. Thankfully, we do know a lot about his parent breeds, the Jack Russell Terrier and the Bichon Frise, that allow us to capture a glimpse into the Jackie-Bichon's past. Let's start with the Jack Russell Terrier. This breed of dog was dreamed up by an Oxford student who absolutely loved fox hunting. His name was Jack Russell and when he purchased his first Terrier, by the name of Trump, he new that he was hooked. Using Trump, Russell created a new line of Fox Terrier that was created with the sole purpose of diving down fox holes with lots of flexibility and agility. That is why the Jack Russell Terrier has an extremely flexible chest and an excellent nose. His long body is decorated with short and weather resistant fur in a patchwork color pattern of white and tan. Initially, this was a very popular breed who was adopted by the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America. They had high standards for their beloved breed, and when the American Kennel Club wanted to recognize the breed in 1997, it wasn't well received. Despite the opposition against it, the AKC recognized the Jack Russell Terrier and called it the "Parson Russell Terrier" as Jack Russell Terrier was already trademarked. This breed is now used today as a hunting companion and family dog all over the United States. The Bichon Frise is one of those dogs who has always been around. It is thought that the first Bichon Frise were created some 2,000 years ago in the Mediterranean and were able to travel throughout the world by being used as trade goods.  Although the Bichon was extremely popular due to his appearance and lovable personality, by the 19th century he had slowly gone down the list of top loved dogs. No longer did they occupy the courts of France, and instead were found most commonly accompanying street performers and and organ grinders. Although this may seem sad, due to the Bichon's happy and clown-like personality, he was probably just as happy being a performer as he once was a court animal. Finally, in the 20th century, the Bichon Frise once again became a popular family dog and made their way to America in the arms of a French family who moved to Michigan in the year 1965. The Bichon Frise Club of America was founded not long after and the breed was then recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1973. The dogs are now used as show animals and companions all over the world. When these two interesting breeds are combined, we end up with the Jackie-Bichon; a lovable little dog who has a very big personality. He is extremely intelligent, high energy, and upbeat, yet he also makes a wonderful cuddle companion and does well with children and other animals. There is no doubt that the Jackie-Bichon is out to steal the show wherever he goes! 

Jackie-Bichon Breed Appearance

As the Jackie-Bichon is a hybrid breed, his appearance is going to vary quite a lot depending on which parent breed's traits are the most prominent. Typically, the Jackie-Bichon is a small dog with a very fine and thin coat that most resembles that of the Jack Russell Terrier. Due to this thinner coat, the Jackie-Bichon does best in warmer climates and tends to get cold quite easily. To accentuate the face, his ears are folded into small triangles that fall just below the eyes, which are a very dark brown or black and full of intelligence. The nose is always black, regardless of the coat color, and sets delicately on the end of a well-formed muzzle. While the Jackie-Bichon is small, he is not delicate, as his structure is sturdy and well-built like the Jack Russell Terrier.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Jackie-Bichon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Jackie-Bichon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Jackie-Bichon coat
white Jackie-Bichon coat
pied Jackie-Bichon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Jackie-Bichon wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Jackie-Bichon Breed Maintenance

Although this breed does not tend to shed often, it is important to brush your Jackie-Bichon weekly in order to keep his fur from matting up. He has very fine and thin fur that can tangle easily, so using a simple comb and bristle brush a few times a week should be more than enough to keep his fur knot free and beautiful. Bathing will need to occur every few weeks or so in order to keep the white fur of this dog nice and clean. If you do not have a fully white version of the Jackie-Bichon, bathing only needs to occur when your dog get's especially dirty as this breed does not have a bad doggy odor in any way. Besides brushing and bathing, there are two other steps that are a must for this breed. It is important to clean your dog's ears often and to thoroughly dry them after swimming or bathing. This is because the Jackie-Bichon has folded over ears that can trap left over moisture easily, thus leading to irritation and ear infections. By cleaning the ears often, you can decrease the chance of these issues happening. Lastly, be sure to trim your dog's nails every few weeks or so in order to keep the paws healthy, and decrease the amount of scratching that will occur if your dog jumps up on anyone.
Brushes for Jackie-Bichon
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Jackie-Bichon requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Jackie-Bichon Temperament

The Jackie-Bichon is a high energy, happy dog that loves to be in the spotlight. He is easy to train and loves to please, yet due to his hyper activity, it can be a challenge at times to get him to focus properly. If you have patience and a firm, but gentle hand you should have no problem teaching your Jackie-Bichon the behavior you are looking for. Thanks to his loving nature, this breed is great with children and other pets, although when it comes to very young children he should always be supervised considering his high energy can be a bit too much for small children to handle. He should never be aggressive and doesn't bark often, even when among strangers. This makes the Jackie-Bichon a great choice for anyone who may be looking for their first dog or wants a companion that is active, yet not overwhelming.

Jackie-Bichon Activity Requirements

Because both the Bichon Frise and the Jack Russell Terrier are rather hyper and active dogs, it is important to remember that your Jackie-Bichon isn't going to want to cuddle all day long. A few times a day, you will need to take him outside to burn off his energy; whether that is with a jog, a long walk, training, playing fetch, or running around the park. Training is going to be a key feature during your interactive time due to the fact that this is a very intelligent breed. The Bichon Frise performed in circuses while the Jack Russell Terrier knew exactly where a fox was and how to flush it out. It is not hard to believe that the Jackie-Bichon will have some of that keen instinct passed down to him as well. So, in order to teach him proper manners and wear him out mentally, training is vital. Although this is an active breed, the small size and loving demeanor of the Jackie-Bichon provides him with the ability to live in any sized home, as long as he has an area where he can use his energy productively.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Jackie-Bichon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Jackie-Bichon Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Jackie-Bichon size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female Jackie-Bichon size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Male Jackie-Bichon size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Jackie-Bichon size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 8 lbs
18 Months
Male Jackie-Bichon size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Jackie-Bichon size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs

Jackie-Bichon Owner Experiences

18 Months
5 People
House & Yard
We adopted ours as a rescue and we are so happy we did! Rugby is a quick learner and highly motivated by treats. He gets a little ADD when distractions are in play so consistency is key. He loves people and other dogs, rarely barks and loves to run in super fast loops in and outdoors when it's play time. He has a lot of energy but enjoys naps and cuddles too.
1 day, 9 hours ago
15 Months
4 People
Walking and playing fetch
She is adorable but has recently started to dislike strangers coming into our home, she seems ok to let them in but gets a little nippy and worked up when they try to leave
6 days, 13 hours ago
8 Years
2 People
Tended to be quite stressed as a puppy and would poo and wee when left alone. He does still wee occasionally if left now. Very attached to his mummy (human). Very fussy when it comes to dog food, doesn’t like wet food only dry and only certain types. Chases scooters, bikes and skateboards. Doesn’t like it when little children run near him, he will chase them.
1 month ago
3 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Besides being quite stubborn, this breed isn’t too hard to train. Once you keep the dog active throughout the day he should be happy.
1 month, 1 week ago
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