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Chihuahua / Papillon Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A small thin tan and black dog with a saddle back pattern, large ears that stand straight up with bulging black eyes sitting on a person's bed

Fiona the Papillon / Chihuahua mix (Chion) at 8 years old and weighing 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg)—"She is very active, still loves to go for runs and is a very intelligent diva!"

Other Names
  • Chi Pap
  • Pap Chi
  • Papchi
  • Pap-Wa

The Chion is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Papillon. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Close Up head shot - Nada the long haired black with white Chion is laying against a cork wall and looking forward

Nada the Papillon / Chihuahua mix (Chion) at 1 year and 2 months old and weighing 4.409 pounds (2 kg)—her owners refer to her as a Papihuahua. Nada is from New Zealand.

Taco the Chion is play bowing at the edge of a bed with a toy and a red shirt behind him and a TV on the other side of the room

Taco the Chion (Chihuahua / Papillon mix breed dog) at 11 months old and a whopping 6 lbs. "He loves to be called "Mommy's good Chihuahua" and will howl for you if you say that to him, but will turn away if you call him a good Papillon. He's great with the kids, cats and our other dog. Taco was a rescue from our local shelter so I think that makes him much more appreciative. He just recently got registered as a Therapy Dog and is going to start visiting the local hospitals and nursing homes."

Close Up - Romeo the white, black and brown Chion Puppy is laying on a red blanket and looking forward

Romeo the Chion (Chihuahua / Papillon mix breed dog) at 9 weeks old

Max the white, black and brown Chion puppy is being held in the air by a persons hand in a kitchen. The Word - MAX - is overlayed

Max the F1b Chion puppy at 17 weeks old (Papillon / Chihuahua mix)—"His Mommy is a Papillon and his Daddy is a Chion (Chihuahua / Papillon mix). His owners nicknamed him "Mad" Max because he goes nonstop and thinks he's a big dog."

A long coated red colored dog with longer fringe hair coming from his stand up ears down to his neck laying down

Beau the Chion (Chihuahua / Papillon mix breed dog) at 3 years old—"Beau is the sweetest dog we have ever had. He is very submissive and quiet. When he does bark, you can tell he hasn't had much practice! He curls up into a ball and will cuddle with you all day. Beau loves to play with his Chihuaha x Rat Terrier sister Penny and tries to get Lucy (Chihuahua x Terrier) to join in, too."

A fawn colored small dog with a brown nose and brown eyes layng down

Beau the Chion (Chihuahua / Papillon mix breed dog) at 3 years old