Hybrid Breed

Chihuahua + Papillon


Chihuahua and Papillon mix - a hybrid breed.

This little dog is a big personality in a small package! The Chihuahua-Papillon mix is a spirited and lively companion who loves to play and be the center of attention. This breed is intelligent and learns tricks quickly, so keep your training sessions short and sweet. Once you win their affection, they will become loyal and loving family members.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Chihuahua-Papillon mix has a small, compact body, weighs between 1-3 kg and is 20-30 cm tall. They have a long, silky coat that is white with black, brown or tan patches, and their ears are long and droopy. They have a long, thin tail that is often carried over their back.

Alternate Name -
Origin Mexico - France
Life expectancy 12 - 20 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level low - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Papillon mix - Such is probably his nature.

What to know about the Chihuahua-Papillon mix

The Chihuahua-Papillon mix - or Chipillon - is a small, lively dog with a big personality. As a mix, this puppy inherits the best (and sometimes the worst) traits from both parents. While the Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world, the Papillon is considered one of the most intelligent. So it's no surprise that the Chipillon is a quick learner and has an impressive repertoire of tricks.

But the Chipillon is not all fun and playful. This puppy can also be quite stubborn and willful. They tend to form strong bonds with their owners and can become jealous of other family members or animals. Due to its small size, the Chipillon is best suited for a home with older children who can be gentle with it. Due to their vocal nature, they may not be the best choice for an apartment.

With proper socialization and training, the Chipillon can be a loving, loyal companion for life. If you are thinking about adding one of these puppies to your family, here is what you should know.


The Chipillon is a relatively new crossbreed that first appeared in the United States in the 1990s. As designer dogs become more popular, it is likely that this puppy will become more common in the years to come.

The Chihuahua is believed to be descended from the Techichi, a small dog that was popular in ancient Mexico. The Techichi was said to have mystical powers, and was often kept as a companion by Aztec nobility. After the fall of the Aztec Empire, the Techichi nearly became extinct. But fortunately, some of these dogs were brought to Europe, where they eventually evolved into the Chihuahua as we know it today.

The Papillon, on the other hand, has a much longer history. It is believed that this breed originated in Italy or Spain during the Renaissance. The name Papillon is derived from the French word for "butterfly" and refers to the characteristic shape of the Papillon's ears. These dogs were very popular with the European nobility and were often depicted in portraits and tapestries.


The Chipillon inherited its lively character from the Chihuahua. These dogs are alert and active, always ready to play. They are also quite vocal and often bark or yelp when excited or upset.

Although the Chipillon enjoys spending time with their family, they can be very independent. They learn quickly and are not afraid to try new things. However, they can also be stubborn and bullheaded.

Because of their small size, the Chipillon is best suited for a home with older children who can be gentle with him. They may not do well with younger children who still need to learn to control their impulses. And because of their vocal nature, they may not be the best choice for apartment dwellers.

With proper socialization and training, the Chipillon can be a loving, loyal companion for life.

What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Papillon mix.

The Chihuahua-Papillon mix is a designer dog that is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Papillon. These dogs are small, active and make excellent companion dogs. They are bred for their loving and friendly nature. However, like all dogs, they are prone to certain health problems.

The most common health problems that occur in Chihuahua-Papillon mixes are patellar luxation, tracheal collapse, and epilepsy. Patellar luxation is when the kneecap slips out of position. This can be painful for the dog and may require surgery. Tracheal collapse is a problem with the windpipe that makes it difficult for the dog to breathe. This condition can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures in dogs. This condition can be controlled with medication, but it is important to get your dog to the vet as soon as possible if you notice signs of a seizure.

Chihuahua-Papillon mixes are also prone to some of the health problems that affect both Chihuahuas and Papillons. These include heart murmurs, dental problems and eye disease. Regular veterinary exams and steps to prevent these health problems are the best way to keep your Chihuahua-Papillon mix healthy and happy.

The coat of a Chihuahua-Papillon mix can be either short or long and is usually light brown or cream in color. The coat is soft and smooth and does not shed very much.

The body is compact and muscular, with a long, tapered tail. The coat is of medium length and may be straight or wavy. It is smooth and silky to the touch. Common coat colors are black, white, tan and brown.

Fur length medium - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail lang - rolled up
Anatomy slim, slim
Size ♀ 15 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 5 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 5 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Hypoglycemia

    If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • A Chihuahua-Papillon mix is a designer dog cross between a Chihuahua and a Papillon.

  • A Chihuahua-Papillon mix can take on the physical characteristics of either parent, but typically has a small, compact build with disproportionately large ears. The coat can be either long and silky or short and smooth, and it can be any color or combination of colors.

  • A Chihuahua-Papillon mix usually weighs between 1-3 kg and is 20-30 cm high.

  • A Chihuahua-Papillon mix needs moderate exercise and should be walked or run daily. The coat must be brushed regularly to prevent matting and the dog should be groomed every 4-6 weeks.

  • The most common health problems in a Chihuahua Papillon mix include patellar luxation, tracheal collapse, patent ductus arteriosus, and heart murmurs.

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