Toy Jafox

5-7 lbs
Japanese Chin
Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Jafox is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Japanese Chin and the Toy Fox Terrier.He will be a very small dog, weighing under ten pounds at maturity. He requires little in the way of maintenance, and he sheds only minimally. He is happy, energetic, and very playful. He loves to be the center of attention and wants to be wherever his family is at the moment. He does not require a great deal of exercise; in fact, he is a great choice for families who are not able to devote a lot of time to maintaining a dog.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Japanese Chin, Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Jafox Health

Average Size
Male Toy Jafox size stats
Height: 11-11 inches Weight: 5-7 lbs
Female Toy Jafox size stats
Height: 11-11 inches Weight: 5-7 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Arthritis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None – generally a healthy small dog
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints
  • Angiocardiogram
  • DNA for VWD

Toy Jafox Breed History

The Toy Jafox is a relatively rare hybrid breed, and little is known about his exact origins. In order to learn more about the Toy Jafox, a study of his parent breeds is in order. Originally known as the Japanese Spaniel, the Japanese Chin is thought to have been developed some time between 520 A.D. and 1000 A.D. Some historians have linked the Japanese Chin to the Pekingese and claim that the Chin was brought to Japan by Buddhist teachers. Others hold that the Chin was a gift from the Chinese emperor to the Emperor of Japan. Regardless of how he was brought to Japan, he quickly became a popular breed. Japanese nobility had great affection for the dog. Eventually, the Chin made his way to Europe via merchants. It is believed that Portuguese traders gifted a Japanese Chin to Princess Catherine of Braganza. In 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry brought the Chin to Europe. Queen Victoria was gifted a pair, and she would later gift another pair to the president of the United States. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed as the Japanese Spaniel in the late 1800s. However, in 1977, the AKC officially deemed the dog the Japanese Chin. The Toy Fox Terrier itself is a fairly recent breed, but the history of Terriers as a whole dates back to the 1500s. The Fox Terrier was developed to flush foxes from the deep dens. A typical Fox Terrier could be a variety of sizes, with the largest variation weighing roughly twenty pounds. However, hunters noticed the small Fox Terriers seemed more courageous than their larger counterparts. In 1936, the United Kennel Club agreed to grant the smaller Fox Terrier its own breed status, designating the breed the Toy Fox Terrier. It was not until 2003 that the American Kennel Club officially registered the Toy Fox Terrier. 

Toy Jafox Breed Appearance

The Toy Jafox is a very small dog. At maturity, he will likely weigh five to seven pounds. He is generally white with black markings. However, he may also be a tan or fawn color, or he may be black all over. He may also have a few tan markings particularly on his face. His coat is most often short, straight, and fine. He generally has floppy ears which will require weekly maintenance. He may inherit the longer coat of the Japanese Chin, or certain areas of his body may have long hair while other areas have the short coat described above. His ears and tail especially may have feathering. Speaking of his tail, his tail may curl up over his back, much like the Japanese Chin parent breed. His legs will be short, and he may appear somewhat stocky. The legs and body will generally have the shorter coat. Again, he may have medium-length fine hair all over his body. This will depend on the more dominant parent breed. Also one should keep in mind that the Toy Jafox may also inherit the brachycephalic snout of the Japanese Chin parent breed. If so, he will need extra care when exercising.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Toy Jafox eyes
brown Toy Jafox eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Toy Jafox nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Toy Jafox coat
white Toy Jafox coat
fawn Toy Jafox coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Toy Jafox straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Toy Jafox Breed Maintenance

The Toy Jafox generally does not require a great deal of maintenance, but the actual level of care he will require depends upon the coat type that he inherits. Should he inherit the short, fine coat of the Toy Fox Terrier, grooming will likely be very minimal. He will need brushing once a week just to loosen and remove dead hair. Should he inherit a longer coat, you will need to brush him daily. If he has the erect ears of the Toy Fox Terrier, you will simply clean his ears once a month. If he inherits the floppy ears of the Chin parent breed, you will need to clean his ears weekly. Using a damp cotton ball, gently wipe any excess dirt from inside his ears. At this time, check for redness or any foul odor. These symptoms are indicative of an ear infection. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent tartar build-up and bad breath; however, if you want to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails every two weeks unless he wears them down naturally.
Brushes for Toy Jafox
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Toy Jafox requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Toy Jafox Temperament

The Toy Jafox is a sweet, lovable, and smart dog. He loves to play, but he is also a great cuddle-buddy as well. He is especially good with children, although he will be a great companion for young and older singles. Couples find him to be a loving addition to a budding family. He requires a little more work to train than some other breeds. This is because he is somewhat independent. He will want to know exactly why he needs to do whatever it is you are asking of him. However, if you practice patience and persistence, you will be well-pleased with the behavior of your Toy Jafox.

Toy Jafox Activity Requirements

The Toy Jafox loves to play, and he has boundless energy. However, he is just as happy sitting in your lap on the couch as he is playing alongside you in the yard. He will also enjoy trips to the dog park.The Toy Jafox will enjoy short, brisk walks through the neighborhood with you. Note: The Toy Jafox may inherit the brachycephalic snout of the Japanese Chin parent breed. If so, you will need to be careful not to let him get overheated or overexerted. Take along a bottle of water to re-hydrate him. Allow him to exercise only during early morning or evening hours. Should he become overexerted or hot, his short snout could hinder him from breathing properly. He will enjoy time in a fenced-in area as well. However, he will need to be supervised.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Toy Jafox Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $32.00
food bag monthly cost

Toy Jafox Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Toy Jafox size stats at six months
Height: 5.0 inches Weight: 2.5 lbs
Female Toy Jafox size stats at six months
Height: 5.0 inches Weight: 2.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Toy Jafox size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 3.5 lbs
Female Toy Jafox size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 3.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Toy Jafox size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 4.5 lbs
Female Toy Jafox size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 4.5 lbs

Toy Jafox Owner Experiences

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