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.