Teddy Bear Puppies For Sale
Affectionate, Alert, Independent, Intelligent, Loving, Out-Going, Playful, Quiet, Social
|Adult Weight||6-14 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-12 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-14 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 (119 reviews)|
The Teddy Bear is a designer hybrid that was first bred in the year 2000, from crossing a Shih Tzu and a Maltese (Mal-Shi) or in some cases from crossing a Shih Tzu and a Bichon (Shichon). They are quite popular in the United States and are highly sought after from dog breeders.
Appearance and Grooming
They have round faces with big eyes, small and flat noses, long and droopy ears and a puffy short tail. Partnered with fluffy coats, they resemble little bears. Their fur has different colors, making each of their patterns unique. The colors most common are white, brown, black, grey and yellow. Their fluffy hypoallergenic coats need to be brushed, washed and trimmed periodically.
One of the most loyal dog breeds; they are highly affectionate with high levels of obedience. They are recognized for their gentle nature and bark only when they feel the need to alert their owner. This attribute makes them a great selection for a watch dog.
Family and Companionship
This dog will share its love and affection with each member of its family, equally. Its sociable and friendly nature makes it a great companion for both people and other pets. These are the perfect pet for a family who always has someone around as they do not like to be left alone for long periods of time- they thrive in the company of others.
The Teddy Bear is not a highly active dog therefore a small daily walk along with some indoor play is adequate for their overall health.
Training and Socialization
This designer breed, although sporty and playful shows traits of stubbornness. They do extremely well at following commands and learning new tricks, as long as the owner is gentle and patient. Like many small breeds they need extra attention when it comes to potty training. Socializing your new puppy at an early age and continuing through adolescence will assure good behavior and maturity into adulthood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Teddy bears are designer dogs, which are the result of two or more breeds. Most commonly, their parents are Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise’s, Shih Tzu and Maltese or Bichon-Poodle mixes.
The Teddy Bear breed includes the Zuchon, Pomeranian, Poochon, Shih Poo, Mini Goldendoodle, Maltipoo, MorkieSchnoodle, Cavapoo, Malshi , Cairnoodle, Cockapoo, Westiepoo, Shorkie, Pomapoo, Yorkipoo, Pomchi, Peekapoo and Cavachon.
Most Teddy Bear breeds measure between 8 and 12 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 9 to 16 lbs.
These pups have soft and fluffy coats that have minimal to no shedding. Their hair can be kept long or short depending on the style you are going for.
These breeds are friendly, loving, playful and devoted to their owners. They have the tendency to be needy and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time. They have an adventure seeking spirit and are always ready for a new adventure.
The average lifespan is between 12 to 18 years.
No, they’re not known as an aggressive breed.
The most common health concerns of the Teddy Bear Breed include epilepsy, eye issues, hypothyroidism and hip dysplasia.
Though they are small they still require a bit of exercise. Twice daily short walks in addition to active play like fetch or tug will be enough to keep these little ones healthy.
Potty training should be a fairly simple process as long as there is consistency with their training. They will need to be taken out often when they are puppies- even during the night.
They are a wonderful choice for a family pet. These attention seeking pups thrive on love and happiness and don’t like to be left alone. They will quickly attach to all members of the family.
They are registered under the American Canine Hybrid Club.
These dogs are very intelligent, which makes training fairly easy as they are eager to please and love to be rewarded for good behavior.
No. Currently, the American Kennel Club does not recognize hybrid breeds.
Yes. Teddy Bear’s will need regular scheduled professional grooming appointments every 6 to 8 weeks to keep their coats and skin clean and healthy and nails trimmed.
We couldn’t be more happy with our fur baby! He truly is what a healthy puppy should be. Ozzie (formerly known as Neuman) is great with our kids and is loved by everyone. Our experience with Premierpups could not have been any better, they are a Five star company who genuinely cares about all there pups!
what a doll Tucker is! he has added SO MUCH FUN to our family! buying online seemed so strange and scary, but every contact we had with Premier increased our confidence a little bit - then when we finally went for it we were scared all over again. HOWEVER, it ended up being a FANTASTIC experience. I was kept informed all day on his "fly home" day. He showed up on his plane and was safely packed into his little carrier. He came supplied with tons of stuff to help ensure he got settled easily and stayed healthy. Premier reached out multiple times during that first week+ to check on him and see if we had any questions or concerns. He was well taken care of before we got him and has the sweetest temperament and the cutest personality. He looked just like his profile pic from the site (THAT was a big fear of ours -- ordering just based on a picture -- but he was just the same as his picture showed. yay!!) He was a surprise for our 9 yr old. After having him for a day or so, she declared that her "life is now complete!". lol. Now, after going through the process, I would CONFIDENTLY RECOMMEND Premier and we would ABSOLUTELY use them again if we decided to add another baby to our family!
We have had our Teddy Bear for over a month now and I would like to say this has been such an amazing experience. The pick up the purchasing the after help the potty training I could go on for days but everything was absolutely amazing. Blu is doing amazing he’s pee pad trained and just a ball of joy my family is absolutely in love.
We got Moose (previously known as Abbott) from a friend who actually got him from Premier Pups. Moose is such a good boy, he is very sweet and adorable. He is also a healthy dog, we are really pleased with his health conditions. That’s one of the reasons we got another puppy from Premier Pups (which I will post a review soon as well)
Hello: I usually don't do reviews but we are really happy with tucker. Over the last year we lost our three Poodles of 16 plus years. We were really missing them and came across Premier Pups. My wife and I were very apprehensive about buying a dog online without seeing them other than a picture. I have to say Tucker is a very loving intelligent dog and we are so happy that we bought him From Premier Pups. I was very impressed that they called several times to make sure he was doing OK and to see if we had any questions or concerns. I would not hesitate recommending this company to anyone that is looking for a puppy. Thank you For the great addition to our family.
I highly recommend premier pups. I just picked her up from the airport yesterday and she is an absolute doll. She had her first vet appt today and did amazing ... thank you premier pups doing such a great job with her and you were great with answering all my questions :) thank you again !! Highly recommend here
We were apprehensive about buying a puppy without meeting him first. When we called Premier Pups, they answered all of our questions and were super helpful. The drivers delivering him were in contact to let us know when they would be at the parking lot. Cannoli fit in with the family immediately. He was sent with food and preventative medications. Premier Pups called us several times to check in on him, see if we had questions, and make sure he is healthy, which our vet said he is! This company seems to truly care about their puppies. My family would DEFINITELY recommend this website for anyone who is looking to get a new addition to their family!
Premier pups has been beyond helpful from our initial researching phase to post purchase once we had Lucky home. Their kind check ins after the pup arrives is truly exceptional. Not only has Premier Pups proactively reached out via phone or text but they have also been very fast and responsive when we called them with questions. It is a huge adjustment for pups this tiny to fly on a plane and come to their new home and the AP team truly makes the experience smooth and happy for puppy and owner alike. We have even had many interactions throughout our experience w/ the CEO of AP who is knowledgable and compassionate like his staff. This sweet little pup is healthy and well adjusted. He fits right in to our family and our 11 and 8 year old just adore him. We all do! Thank you AP for the experience and top notch customer service!
We lost our sweet cavalier Elvis in January and I did not think I would be ready for a long time to get another dog. Just doing research I found Premier Pups and the Teddy Bear breed and I was hooked. Never have I ever just picked a pet from a picture and I was very nervous. But her face just spoke to me and we took a chance. Everything went very smoothly, all questions answered right away. The only downside was not being able to get updated photos between 6 and 8 week period, but after it was explained why I reluctantly understood and they sent pics as soon as she got to their facility . Pick up was just as smooth! Lexi is amazing, she did great on the 7 hour car ride home, sleeps through the night, has the best personality, she is so smart, she learned sit and down the first week home! She is everything we never knew we needed and we are in love! She goes everywhere and is so well behaved! I think Elvis would approve for sure!
I spent several months looking for the right fit for me and several times almost hit that button to just buy a puppy. It though never felt right until I saw the face of this little guy. He was the "one", I knew it and still shuddered at the fact of paying so much money for a dog! I closed my eye and hit the purchase key, and received an immediate response that he was mine. I remember the day I was to pick him up, wondering "what did I do" I like to sleep in, get up and meditate, have my coffee etc and now my world was about to change!! I cannot tell you how much I love this little guy, he is perfect and by 8pm every night, he is done for the day. I put him in his very comfy crate and he sleeps until I come and get him in the morning! Getting up and going out in the cold is not a big deal to me, he is my buddy, I am so happy with my purchase, and the service that came with him.