The Chion is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Chihuahua and Papillon dog breeds. Small, playful and loyal, these puppies have inherited some of their parents’ best qualities. Despite their unfortunate designer breed status, you can find these mixed breed dogs in breed-specific shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. These adorable pups make excellent flat dogs for active metropolitan dwellers, although they are best suited to small or single-person households. They also have a tendency to be very affectionate. If you are looking for a silly little dog with a big personality that will keep you on your toes, act as a warning dog and stick to you like glue, this may be the dog for you!


Chiones are mixed breed dogs. The main colours of the chion are white, fawn, cream, dark golden brown and black. The main colours of the Chion are white, cream, dark golden brown and black. There are also Chions with longer coats, although they may not be as suitable for allergies. Both coats are easy to brush. One brushing a week is sufficient. Make sure your dog gets at least one good half to one hour walk a day, with some active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in.Chions can be stubborn and difficult to housebreak, but for a patient and consistent owner, the Chion is happy to do whatever it takes to please you.As the Chion is a small dog, it can easily be hurt by children eager to play. The Chion prefers to be around adults or older children who know how to play gently.the Chion can get along well with other pets if introduced to them slowly and calmly. However, it may prefer to be the only animal in the house.


Chiones have existed naturally for years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Chihuahuas and Papillons in the late 1990s, probably in North America. Breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to create a new, adorable little puppy with the Papillon’s distinctive coat. Although the Chion breed began as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. If you decide this is the breed for you, consider adoption. Check local shelters, look for Chion rescues, or check with breed-specific Papillon or Chihuahua rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed-breed dogs and find homes for them.

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Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 5 to 11 inches
Weight: 4 to 11 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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