Jack Chi Terriers are a mix between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Chihuahua.
Also known as Jackhuahuas, the mixed breed dog is a relatively new breed that is becoming more popular.
But while they are growing in popularity, they are still not as popular as other Jack Russell mix breeds.
Their relative newness and status as an under the radar mixed breed make Jack Chis more difficult to find.
How does this affect their price? Read on to find out.
Jack Chi Cost
First, don’t believe everything you read online (ironic, I know). There are multiple websites out there that claim that Jack Chi Terrier puppies can sell for as much as $15,000.
In my research, I have found that is simply not true.
The cost of a Jack Chi puppy is usually between $250 and $750.
Of course, the price will vary from breeder to breeder or from rescue to rescue. However, there doesn’t seem to be any truth to the astronomical numbers that are being reported.
In fact, the cost of a Jack Chi is significantly less than the cost of a purebred Jack Russell Terrier or Chihuahua.
Other Names for Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix Breed
Unlike more established mixed breed dogs, the official name for the Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua still seems to be up in the air.
If you are looking for a Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier, you may want to try searching by a few different terms including:
- Jack Chi
- Chi Jack Russell
- Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua
- Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier
Cost of Designer Dogs
Designer dogs are the offspring of two different dog breed parents whose DNA is intentionally mixed in hopes of getting the best qualities from each breed.
Exactly which breeds qualify as designer dogs (or hybrid dogs as they are sometimes called) and if Jack Chis are one of them is up for debate.
The price of some popular designer dogs like the Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle) and the Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever and Poodle) can easily run well into the thousands of dollars.
The world record price paid for a dog is almost $2 million for a Tibetan Mastiff said to have lion’s blood.
Make of that what you will, but $250 to $750 for a desirable mix breed like a Jack Chi seems pretty good in comparison.
I have a feeling that as Jack Chi Terriers become more popular, the price for a Jack Chi puppy will start to rise.