About Chunyo


About Chunyo (also called Chuny or Chun)

Chunyo (pronounced Choon-yo) came into our lives in the spring of 2009. Since then he has brought tons of love and laughter in our home. Chunyo is a suburban Boston Terrier with lots of personality!  He is curious, clever, dramatic and even a little moody sometimes. In fact, there is never a dull at our house. Chunyo loves to sit on the couch (which he has taken ownership of) and look out the window, insist that someone hold him before bed time (around 8:30 no fail), and play with the neighborhood kids (loves to show off his tricks). Chunyo is absolutely loved by everyone that meets him. He is quite the charmer; part of his appeal seems to those special eyes of his.   

How did Chunyo get his name?

People often ask us how Chunyo got his name.  When we brought him home we had a few ideas in mind including Blue, Rocky, and Chico. But none of them quite fit. While we sat there holding him contemplating which name fit best we looked a little closer at his face.  It occurred to us that the little wrinkles in his face reminded us of something quite familiar to us – a chuño!  Some of you might be wondering what in the world a chuño is. Well, a chuño is traditional dried potato prepared in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia (our families are from Bolivia). More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu%C3%B1o. They have lots of wrinkles like our little Chuny’s face.

But to avoid confusion at the vet’s office and anywhere else for that matter – we adjusted the spelling a bit so that people would get the pronunciation and that is how Chunyo got his name!  Cute story right!  We thought it fit and couldn’t imagine our little guy with any other name.


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