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The adorable Chion is a small and delicate little dog. Like it's parentage this is a lively little dog that is quite loveable.
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We got our PapiChi or Chion about five years ago. Still seems like just yesterday. When we called the ad in our local paper the lady selling him said he had freakishly big ears. But she forgot to mention how cute and soft they were! Lol. We got him from a breeder that lived on a farm. He was a litter of two, him and his sister. He had been kept in the chicken coup in her barn all alone. When we got him he had some sort of ear infection, but it was an easy fix. He seemed so timid and lethargic. And a little scared. But didn't nip or bark. He slept the whole car ride home and when we got home he was like a brand new dog. Running and wanted to play. It has been fun and cute watching him grow up. Discovering his own bark and the stairs. And his allergies to certain vaccinations. Due to my mom's lack of discipline, though, he has become a bit of a liability. He is very skittish of strangers outside the home and even worse inside. He howls constantly unless he is being held. Lately it's gotten worse. He used to just lunge after people walking away and wouldn't do anything else, but a few times he's actually gotten their pant leg. He even bit my dad awhile back, but I have to admit my dad had it coming. He was kind of intimidating the dog. He has been extremely good with potty training though. And he has learned lots of words, knows how to sit and shake and the word off. I'd say he's been a pretty good purchase for $100 bucks. But make sure like it says to start early in their discipline and keep on it throughout their life or you will definitely wind up with a dog like ours.
Our rescued Chion is the sweetest little guy. He's skiddish around strangers and barks as a protective measure. Learns super fast and is eager to please. High energy, loves walks and car rides.
We got our Chion from our local hs a few years ago..on her form they stated she was untrainable and barked a lot...but two years later she is the sweetest dog I have ever had, she is sweet, loving, and she loves people. Ironically, she is attatched to both my fiancee and I. The only little quirk is that she is picky about food, but otherwise easy to train. Potty training was a little work, but she hasn't had an accident in a while. And she is the BIGGEST baby I have had. She loves attention and knows how to get our attention in varying creative ways. She is hands down the best dog I have ever had.
We lucked out and new a friend that needed to get rid of some puppies. What a blessing. Couldnt ask for a sweeter, smarter dog. Professor Fiona Bacon. We love our Chion.
My 4 year old female chihuahua, Bella, is due with chion pups at the end of march! :) It's her 2nd litter. We are super excited! :) Can't wait!
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How much would you sell a Chion for?
Hi Amanda would you please let me know if you're going to sell your pup and how much?
David Brough -
I lost my Doxie, a rescue, after 13 years, to cancer and thought I would never get another dog....wrong! 3 months later my granddaughter made me go to the local KILL shelter, 'just to look at the dogs' and we came away with what turned out to be a Chion. He was on 'special', it was his last day before euthanasia and since I am a senior I only paid $25 for him. OMG! He won my heart immediately. It's now been 6 months and I can't believe how much joy he has brought to me....and my granddaughter, of course!
My little girl pipi is going potty in the house what can I do to train her?
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Clarice Brough -
You could try crate training her. It can help as dogs won't soil their crate because that's where they sleep. Crate training can be used to help teach them control.
I rescued my chion from the SPCA when he was eight months old. His previous owners decided he was 'untrainable' after abusing him. He is now 18 months and the best dog I've ever had. Within a month he was fully pad-trained, walks without a leash, hardly barks. He is the sweetest, most spoiled little puppy I've met and my favourite cuddler. However, due to his past, he is terrified of most men and all strangers. He also has serious abandonment issues and cries when left alone. A dog, especially a small one, needs a lot of time and love. Please don't get a chion if you don't plan to treat it with the sweet caring heart that he/she will treat you with.
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Hi I just adopted a female dog. That appears to be a long haired chihuahua. But I suspect she may have some papillion cause her ears are more angles than straight like a chihuahua. My email is email@example.com I can email pictures of her I just would like to know if I have one of these wonderful babies also. She weighs about 10 lbs but is a little overweight.
I bought my Chion, Cozmo-Tiny a year ago for 100 dollars. Best money I ever spent. She was trained to go outside in 2 months. She has never had a bad day or been aggressive with other animals, people or children. I take her to my work where I am a teacher and she walks around my room greeting all the students. I plan on training her to become a therapy dog as she has a lot to offer. Wonderful animal, kind, caring, loving and smart!
I bought my Chion, Tiny a year ago. She was wonderful from day 1. She is NOT aggressive at all. I can put her in her cage when I go to work and she is just fine. She has learned a lot of tricks and is always willing to please. She was trained to use the bathroom outside at 2 months old. She would go to the door and cry. Very smart!