Animal Stories - Chion

Animal-World Information about: Chion

  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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Renee Dickinson - 2013-01-28
My family and I inherited a chion last year from one of my husbands friend who could no longer keep her. What a blessing! She has been an absolute joy to have and is just the sweetest little thing ever. She loves everyone, including children. She adjusted really well to our home with three animals already living here....two cats and a lab/beagle mix. She wasn't fond of them at first, but it only took her a short while to get used to them and she adores her canine sister. I would reccommend softer food for this breed though, because they have such small teeth and they tend to have issues with their teeth and gums. She happens to love snuggling under blankets too, so you need to make sure before you sit doen on a crumpled up blanket, she isn't all hunkered down taking a nap.

Bob - 2013-01-28
We have a 4 year old female that is the sweetest little dog that thinks everyone is here to be her friend. She ignores other animals on our walks but wants to meet everyone, especially children. She is a little barky even at noises she should know. All in all she is 4.5 pounds of happiness.

amy - 2012-08-23
Just adopted 4 year old Chion. He hates being alone. When we leave we put him in kennle is this ok? He barks alot and shakes! Do they need hair cuts?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-23
    Many don't like being alone.  Try leaving an unwashed t-shirt and socks in the kennel with him.  They don't need hair cuts but they do need grooming - which in some cases is a hair cut.  If you don't keep them brushed regularly, they mat and it gets hard to get the mats out.  Shaking is part of the nature of a chihauhua - which is 50% of the Chion mixure.
  • Cara - 2012-09-06
    I have a chion girl that just tuened 3 yesturday she is such the spoiled little runt in my family I am trying to get over I have a Scottie and she is 10 so I am going to miss her alot she is such a great dog if u don't know this is really hard for me beacuse she was I think the 5-10 thing I saw when I was born
Bobbi Muncy - 2011-04-27
I have a 5.5 yr old Chion. He is a rescue dog. I am not sure about his previous home life. He is the sweetest little guy I have ever seen. He loves to snuggle. He hardly ever barks. When he does he always looks at me like "did you hear that?" He gets along with my cat sometimes and other times he would rather rip her head off. It actually kind of funny to watch. They will be snuggled up together, then he will realize she is there and growl and snap at her. I give Bianca lots of credit for trying to be friends with him LOL! He is ok with the grandkids, but most of the time he would rather avoid kids. I feel really blessed to have found him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-28
    Sounds like you're having fun and enjoying your Chion. They have such unique personalities. I am happy for you.
  • Bovid - 2012-01-20
    I have a 6 month old Chion that I bought from a reputable breeder. I love her so much... She is very active, intelligent and sleeps all night! She does not bark excessively,but does not like to be left behind. She follows me everywhere I go... She weighs 7lbs...
    Wonderful company, she is! x
  • john - 2012-06-22
    I have a dog to hes got a funny personality. He gets spoiled allmost every day. He has abandon issues. He was the last one to get bought (by us) I just hope he is happy. We got him at petland fluffey is protective when my mother touches my father he gets protective. But he's very lovable to and super cute. He is only over 2 years now I think. We got him when he was 6 months. great ever since
Deborah - 2012-06-16
I have a seven week old chion bitch. She is absolutely adorable, fitted straight in with my other two dogs. She is toilet trained to her mats already and comes when called. She does feel the cold but a little jumper does the trick. She was picked from birth from a litter of five my friends papillion had, all completely different markings. She's a beautiful little dog, full of confidence and very loving. I would recommend this breed to anyone.

aroha adkisson - 2012-05-09
I have a chion but even though i have read that they are very sociable. She growls at my husband everytime he tries to touch her. One day she bit him on the lip when he was just trying to kiss her by her nose. But when i do it she doesn't bite or growl, shes use to me im aroudn more often but when it omes to my husband she is very protective but on the other hand she also protects him when he is around people. Intersting. How do I get my chion to be comfortable with my husband.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-11
    WOW difficult one. Sounds like she is most protective of you and then protective of the family. Have your hubby give the chion little treats with commands. Sit, Stay, Pet, Hug etc -- I like to use turkey hotdogs sliced and then quartered and just in a bag in my pocket. Your hubby without realizing it may have done something that scared the pup - so he maybe just has to get the pup used to him and you might as welll use it as training time also,.
  • Dawn - 2012-05-12
    Hi, I also have a female chion. She growls and bites anyone who tries to move her if she is resting, she snaps at children who try to stroke her. She is remorseful afterwards and knows she has done something wrong. She is very loveable and playful but when she doesn't want to be bothered, she makes it known. When she does attack, she is very quick and quite aggressive. She is very protective of me but she will even snarl at me if she doesn't want touching.
jess - 2012-03-14
I had a chion named Betsy for about two, three years. Had a nasty break up and she went with the ex. She was a very social dog that loved everybody. Very rarely did she ever growl at somebody or snip at them. She played well with my daughter, even when Emma would pull her tail or play too rough. She was long haired everywhere. Adorable and loving. She was easy to train and easy to spoil. She weighed maybe eight pounds max. Kinda hard to take care of during the summer but didnt matter to me .

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  • tam - 2012-03-30
    What sort of training did you use? Crate, apartment style, litterbox.?
Teresa Joudrey - 2010-01-27
I have a Chion that was rescued from a Puppy mill when he was 2 years old. He was kept in a cage all his life. He is a lovely and affectionate dog despite all the problems caused by these terrible people.

Be warned...these dogs do bark at lot. They are very protective. And PLEASE make sure you are not supporting a puppy mill when you purchase your dogs. This breed can be found at shelters and rescues around the world!.

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  • Solange Wilbanks - 2010-07-08
    I also rescue a Chion from a shelter, and she is very lovable four months puppy. We feel very luck in adopting her. Until now she doesn't bark a lot, but is very active.
  • Pamela Jo Resler - 2011-01-10
    Just rescued a Chion and he is very, very shy. Not with me anymore...I took 2 whole days to bond with him. It's only been 3 days now and already he's let my OLDER children pet him. Yes, he barks...but not continuously and is a real sweetheart and snuggler. I think this is a wonderful breed! And I adopted him! Didn't buy him! There are alot of these wonderful little dogs out there that need homes.