The Chi-Chon is a hybrid between the Chihuahua and the Bichon Frise. Country of Origin: The Chi-Chon originated in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Chi-Chon is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Chi-Chons generally are loving, outgoing, friendly towards people and other animals with proper socialization. Chi-Chons are a good and loyal companion dog. Most Chi-Chons are very athletic and require daily exercise. Chi-Chons can become very attached to their owners and need to be properly socialized. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for a Chi-Chon is 10 - 13 years.