The Ja-Chon is a hybrid between the Bichon Frise and the Japanese Chin. Country of Origin: The Ja-Chon originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Ja-Chon is a designer breed created to make a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: The Ja-Chon is affectionate, alert, cheerful, and loyal. They are intelligent and easy to train. The Ja-Chon is very friendly and gets along well with people and other pets. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Ja-Chon is 10 - 13 years.