43 Responses to Chipin Dog

  1. Justin says:

    My wife and I just picked up our 11 week old little girl Chipin. Her name is lulu, we have two full grown cats and two kids. So far so good with the house breaking. Our cats are starting to come around to her. She is very loving and very playful. I am wondering how hard it would be to train her to do comands

    • Bailey says:

      I have a 4 month old chipin, it has been really easy to train her to do tricks. She sits, lays down, paw and the best is she sticks her tongue out on command ‘stick it out’ :). Paper training her was also fairly easy, however I have a very large house and paper training her number 2 habits has been difficult and she is still learning. She 100% responds to positive attention and treats and loves to please. She doesn’t seem to respond to discipline well, I’m pretty sure she forgets why she is in trouble, so I’ve gone the correct the action and praise good behaviour route. Hope that helps.

  2. Oralia Mares says:

    I’m looking for a Chipin. I having a difficult time finding one. Does anyone know of any puppies available. In the fresno CA area.

    • Marianne Jacques says:

      Check your local shelters. I adopted my precious chipin for an emotional support dog and he has perfect behavior for that purpose. He is very loving and friendly, gets along very well with my 2 giant grandpuppies (both shelter dogs with dominant breed of Great Pyranese), as well as the 2 chihuahuas in my apartment building. He was found wandering in a New Mexico, a high-kill state, and was rescued by the shelter in MA where I adopted him. Good luck finding your new fur baby!

  3. Annie says:

    I got my chi pin in July he was living in a house with 20 other small dogs his owner was sick and needed all the dogs rescued. I only went with my friend to take pictures of all the dogs so they could get rescued. Lucas ended up choosing me. He is my love bug only problem is he barks like crazy when he sees other dogs and nips at my shihtzu when we walk . How can I control this?

    • admin says:

      Hi Annie,
      When you take your Chipin to walk on the leash, make sure you remain calm. Do not display any signs of aggression or over-excitement, as your Lucas will sense this and consider other dogs as a threat. If your dog starts barking at another dog, do not pull him back since the tension on the leash will make him pull harder. You may correct his behavior by either pulling up or by giving a sudden tug to his side. You may use your body and give him a gentle nudge with the leg to keep him from nipping at your Shih Tzu while walking.

  4. Becky Rosnack says:

    Help. I adopted a chipin 7 weeks ago he is 4 months old. I am having a difficult time house training him. I need him to use potty pads as I can’t take him out to do his business. I have even tried a doggy litter pan, but he eats the pellets. He takes the potty pads and destroys them or runs under the couch with the pad destroying it. My husband’s just gets mad at the dog and yells at him each time he pees or poops on the carpet and floor. What can I do to get this little boy to go on the pad?
    Thanks Becky

    • Charlie says:

      We have a Chipin. We found positive reinforcement to work, i.e. Praiseing the dog with tears when it toilets in the correct place. Shouting at a dog will make it shy and it will toilet in hidden places.

      If it toilets where you don’t want it to, then without fuss or acknowledge, clear it. Puppies will want to toilet 1hr after drinking and approx after food.

      When taking to the garden for toilet, have a trigger word and a separate praise word. Don’t play with it when taking out for toilet breaks, just walk around the garden. If no joy, wander in, no praise and try again in 10 mins

  5. Temple says:

    I have have a chipin dog his face is chihuahua and his body is mini pin. He is very energetic and so playful. He is chocolate in color

  6. Nancy says:

    I have one. Female,got from neighbor who was giving her to shelter. Have not had dogs for over 25 years due to work and always gone. Retired now she’s 2 and my love. Very smart. Going to dog nose training right now and she loves it. Never met a dig or person she didn’t like. Very good dog my 8 year old granddaughter takes care of her to. Great dog to have

  7. ANDRE R. CONAWAY SR. says:

    Hello my name is ANDRE R. CONAWAY SR.& my cell phone# number is 443 484 6501. I have a 8 yr. old chihuahua mix with mini pnshr that i would love to give to someone who would take care of.if anyone is interested please give me a call & i,ll tell you all about PACO.oh my dog name is PACO.I cant afford to take care of him.I want to see paco in a good home. thank you A.R.C.SR.

  8. Lorelie Falzerano-Barth says:

    Does anyone know of a dog breeder of Chihuahua Min Pin dogs?

    • Lisa Kearbey says:

      Hi I have DBR registered Chipin puppies I live in Florida mine come with shots wormed and Florida health certificate and toys a bag of food and collar

  9. Tracy Hardin says:

    We are getting ready to adopt a Chinpin from a rescue. She is 4 months old and 5 pounds. Real light tan all over her body and ears that stick straight up in the air. We both work and she will be left alone (with our cat) for up to 7 hours a day. Is it best to crate these type of dogs or will she be able to have the run of the house (which I would prefer)? I know that they don’t like being left alone, but not everyone adopting a dog can be stay at home moms or retired. And I think we are better than some families that could be gone like 12 hours a day. We have heard from the foster that she LOVES cats and sleeps with their cat. Our rescue cat was declawed when we got her, so no worries there. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi Tracy!
      Given the fact that your Chipin is only 4 months old, she is not yet ready to be offered with unsupervised freedom in the house. So before leaving your pup for about 7 hours a day, you should teach her how to enjoy her own company and amuse herself in her crate without becoming stressed.
      • Train her to settle down quietly alone with a stuffed chew toy while you are in the house. In the beginning, leave her for a few minutes and gradually increase the duration of isolation. Keep her busy with Kongs, puzzle toys, and antler chews.
      • Consider hiring a professional dog walker or sitter who could give your pet a midday break. Use someone who has been recommended by other dog owners. Make sure the person you hire has appropriate certification and insurance.

  10. roxy says:

    We rescued a little boy chipin four years ago. His name was Luke. Everything about him was wonderful. Everything everyone says about this breed is true. Unfortunately we lost our little boy just this last Tuesday morning. He had gotten into something and while we thought he had a belly ache, and were taking him to the vet when they opened, he declined in one hour and the vet could not save him. We are devastated. My husband has been inconsolable. We do not want to replace Luke, but I will have another one, one day.

    • Michelle Christopher says:

      Roxy,
      I’m so sorry about your Luke. Something about your message made me want to reach out to you. I started fostering a min-chi a little over 3 weeks ago. He was a stray and no one has come forward to claim him. He’s about 2 and the sweetest, most well behaved dog I’ve ever been around. I would love to keep him but I travel extensively with my job and feel it’s just not practical. Would you and your husband be interested in giving him a home?

  11. Catalina says:

    I Have A Black And Tan Chipin Named Adeline She Loves Me And She Likes To Bark At People She Doesn’t Know She Likes To Lay Down With Me She Doesn’t Shed She Is Super Fast And Fun I Even Naked A Dog Cake For Her Birthday She’s 2.

  12. Joy Sant says:

    I have had my Chipin for almost 2 months. He was rescued from a kill shelter. They were going to put him down because he had been attacked by a larger dog. He had a broken rib, needed stitches on his side and back of neck. He was in bad shape. I adopted him from the rescue shelter. He is very aggressive with other dogs, wants to attack them even from a distance. Except my chihuahua. He doesn’t try to harm him in anyway. My chihuahua is pure blooded and very intelligent. My chipin, (Rocky, named him because he looks like he has black eyes and he has scars all over him. Rocky Balboa, always fights but still is triumphant)watches my chihuahua and does as he does. Very smart dog.
    He has come a long way!

  13. Caroline says:

    My Black and Tan Chipin is called Ruby she is 4 I do Agility with her she absolutely loves it and is very fast I’m in the UK and the Chipin is not that common we also have two other dogs a Lab and Flat Coat and guess who’s the boss a real character love her to bits

  14. Dawn Harper says:

    I just got a DNA test back that shows my rescue puppy is a Chipin. Absolutely adorable and very smart, fast, obedient and loyal. I’m so happy to find out his ancestry. Dawn

  15. Ayrha says:

    I have a chippin, tan in color. He is already 4 years old. I got him from a petshop when he was 4 months old. My concern is that whenever he eats and someone would come near him, he would growl and behave harshly.. he cannot pee and poop in one place. He literally poops while walking. Also, when he walks, he always raise his leg and pee even though there is no urine coming out. Most of the time, his feces is soft to/or watery.

  16. Teresa Laquetta Hebron says:

    I am trying desperately to decide if i should get a chipin or a Chihuahua. I really would prefer to train my dog and keep it indoors and from what i am reading the chipin is not a good candidate for that. Heeeelp! I do have children ages 10, 6 and 5 that i want to bond with the dog.

    • admin says:

      Hello,
      Chipins and Chihuahuas are not well suited for small children. However, if you are too keen to get a Chipin then socialize it right from its puppy days. Supervise whenever your kids particularly the younger ones interact with your pet and make sure they are not rough in their handling.

    • Tom Daudelin says:

      Yes our chipin was the best rescue ,she adapted well into our family at 6 months old she was learning tricks,now at 5 she is very loyal and smart dosent want leave our sides great family member ,just wants to be included and yes a great watch dog !!!

    • K says:

      dont do it!!! They can be a huge handful. and with small kids already being a handful….. I would recommend seriously getting a Miniture poodle not a toy and not a large. My mom has one and she has the best temperament!! so sweet and smart and mild when need be. or get a golden retriever. great family dog. worth it!!! I have two four month old chipins!!!! im telling you handfull

    • Memelyn says:

      Look at other breeds!!! I have young grandchildren that visit (or invade!) our house with their father every other weekend. My poor Chipin, Milton is a nervous wreck during those times. I am concerned for the children and my little Milton so he simply stays in my bedroom. As the children get older he becomes more comfortable. All that being said, one of my grandchildren was bitten by a gentle dog used to children at her Mom’s house and required 11 Staples. Needless to say, she has avoided dogs since then. Food for thought.

  17. KayKay says:

    I have a bby girl n i jus love her to pieces shs made my life happy again, love u bitty!! Love moma

  18. Megan says:

    I have a chippin! She has small tan eyebrows and is black with tan at her legs and her jaw, when she runs she looks like a total idiot but it’s adorable. She is extremely fast. She is actually very smart, she learns tricks easily and is great to cuddle with, she doesn’t bark unless someone she doesn’t know approaches and she makes a great watchdog.

  19. Donna says:

    I have a black and tan Chipin, she shivers often is tat normal?

    • admin says:

      Hello,
      There are several reasons why a dog may shiver. Chipins have their genes linked to the Chihuahua, and the latter is known to have bouts of shivering bouts when it is cold, feels nervous or excited, is frightened or even due to the result of an allergic reaction. Check to see if any of the following reasons are bothering your Chipin or not. If the shivering still persists have a word with the vet.

      • Joanetta says:

        My Chopin shivers often and more so when he is afraid. He’s still a puppy barely 6 months old. He’s the black persuasion with spits of white under his neck and brown and tan behind his ears. He’s full of energy, loves running fast, and loves to play with his toys. I’m concerned about him because he’s deathly afraid of noises. He shakes and shivers very hard and his heart beats very rapidly when he’s hears trucks, cars, making loud noises. Hell run in the house and run upstairs and cower under my bed. At times the sound of a trash frightens him and causes him to run backwards while barking at the bag. I was taking him out for walks and all was fine until the day the garbage trucks came and garbage cans lined the sidewalks. I haven’t been successful getting him back on the leash and walking again. Help!!!!

        • admin says:

          Hello,
          It seems that your dog might suffer from noise anxiety as a loud sound has a great impact on him. Among the several things you can do, one would be that of behavior modification. Try getting him acquainted to various noises by playing them on a CD, start from a low intensity and go to a higher one, so that he gets used to different types of sounds. You can even speak to your vet to try for massage or other therapies that would calm him down.

        • Sherry says:

          Our little girl went through the same thing. I read somewhere some puppies go through a fear stage at around 6 months. She eventually got over it. We just let her hide when she got freaked out. She’s fine now. She worked it out

  20. Jacqueline Wright says:

    We have a little female chi pin. She is our chocolate labs best buddy. We absolutely love watching our 100 pound baby, Nestle, play with our two pound little Cookie. Our lab really is gentle with her…she, on the other hand, cuts him no slack. I think they are the perfect pair. Anyone who wants a continuous three-ring circus should love having a chin pin.

  21. Mary J Overton says:

    I have a rescue dog, he was found wandering the streets and nearly starved. Poor thing was only skin and bones. He was turned over to a shelter , nursed back to health. I fell in love with him nearly at first sight but he really chose me. You could see he was doing his best to get to me. Naturally I adopted him and renamed him Max. I’ve had him for about a year now and he is one of the best decisions I ever made. He is such a sweet and loving little dog, I joke about naming him Velcro, he sticks so close to me and is very protective. I knew he was part chihuahua but was unsure of what breed he was mixed with. I am pretty sure he is a chi-pin, especially since I’ve read you article and have seen the photos. I love my Max, he has been a big help with my depression. I just take him fro a walk(which he loves) and we both feel better.

  22. Tim and Elbia Noonan says:

    We love our Chipin lady.she is a well-behaved Smart and active dog.. We have the tan and white variety. She is fast loyal and enjoys running in our yard she loves toys and plays with them consistently.my wife and I would recommend a Chipin to any adult home who want a personal companion. Lady wants nothing more than to be with us. Our chi pin gets excited seeing people but then calms down soon afterward and just enjoys herself..we’ve enjoyed spoiling our little girl.

  23. Chris and Rose says:

    The love of my life is a Chipin. She is fierce, protective, and loyal. Everything the person I got her from isn’t. She is the fastest thing, in the dog park. I love to see her run. She has the heart of a lioness. She will square off with dogs ten times her size. She cracks me up when she does this. She is better than any drug for my mental health. She has given me hope, I would’ve lost myself with this recent health drama, but because of her I am whole. I have something and someone to live for.

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