Chihuahua x Papillon crosses are very small dogs that usually fall into the 5-10 pound range and are unlikely to be more than 11 inches tall at the shoulder. It's difficult to generalize the appearance of a hybrid breed since even puppies from the same litter can differ from one to the next. They usually have lively round eyes and large triangular ears with wispy hair like the Papi. The coat is most often straight, medium-long and bi-or multi-colored; color possibilities are numerous due to the multitude of Chihuahua coat colors.
1. Intelligence- Chions are actually pretty smart and eager to learn, so training shouldn't be difficult for a first time owner. They are naturally agile and can benefit from agility toys and training. They may need extra training not to become overly excited every time someone approaches. Training your Chion to understand their place as a pet and you as the leader of the home will help prevent the dreaded Small Dog Syndrome.
2. Kids, Pets, Strangers- This is not the breed for you if you plan on being away from home frequently--this doesn't include normal work, school, etc. Chions are very versatile and can accompany you on many of your daily activities and even occasional traveling! They are good with older, careful kids, most other pets and usually strangers too...once they warm up.
3. Exercise- Members of this breed are very easy to exercise. A few short walks and some playtime with toys will be good for them. Agility training is also recommended and a good way to keep their minds and bodies stimulated.