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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

Chion Build Information

The chion is a small mixed dog breed that is a cross between the chihuahua and the papillon. Chions are small active dogs that require daily exercise and play to stay healthy, but they are also very delicate due to their size.

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

Behaviour and Personality

They are affectionate towards their owners, but they may be distrustful of strangers and aggressive towards other dogs. They are very intelligent, and with training they can be taught to get along with other pets. Like other small dog breeds, chions should be monitored for joint problems as well as issues with the eyes and gums. Chions may also have a fontanel, or a soft spot in the skull.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & White, Chocolate, Cream, Fawn, Gold, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Wiry

Chion 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

Dutiful Watchdog:No