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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Jarkie Build Information

The Jarkie is a hybrid dog created though the crossing of the Japanese Chin and Yorkshire Terrier. These tiny dogs reach no more than 11 inches and weigh up to 20 pounds. Their fine, sooth, silky coats come in many different colors, including black, tan, white, and blue color mixtures.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Jarkie dogs are known to be loving, affectionate, and very family oriented, enjoying best the time they spend with their owners. Their protective and alert natures can make them good watchdogs, though owners may wish to train them to bark less. Somewhat stubborn, training of a Jarkie requires patience and persistence. Although most of their exercise needs can be met with indoor activities, these dogs enjoy daily walks.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Guardian Skills:Yes
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Jarkie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train