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Teddy Bear Puppies

Affectionate ~ Independent ~ Intelligent ~ Loving ~ Out-Going ~ Playful

Teddy Bear puppies are entertaining and outgoing, cuddly and affectionate, calm temperament and eager to please personality are just some of the many traits that make the Teddy Bear pup a truly wonderful addition to any family. Truly a teddy bear in appearance, the Teddy Bear’s hypoallergenic coat is soft and fluffy and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. Teddy Bear puppies are a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Maltese (Teddy Bear Mal-Shi) or a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise (Teddy Bear Shichon). A designer hybrid, the Teddy Bear dog embodies the small size of the Shih Tzu averaging in weight between 6-14 lbs and height between 9-12 in.

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BREED INFORMATION

TEDDY BEAR


Temperament

Affectionate, Independent, Intelligent, Loving, Out-Going, Playful

Adult Weight 6-14 lbs
Adult Height 9-12 in
Life Expectancy 12-14 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance
Low High
Training
Easy Hard
Shedding
Min Max
Adaptability
Easy Hard
Active
Low High

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.

Temperament

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.

Exercise

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.

REVIEWS

TEDDY BEAR


Date: 6/14/2021
Name: Beth now “Joy”
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Susie Cardoso
Loc: Brighton Colorado

The service with Premiere pups was outstanding, because it took me several months to decide on a puppy. Ryan and the entire staff were always friendly and ready to answer all my questions. My heart is so happy, I just love my little “Joy” she is good medicine for me. Thank you so much, Susie

Date: 2/1/2020
Name: Carmen Barone
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Carmen Barone
Loc: Kearny, NJ

Premier Pups is an absolute lifesaver! I was able to buy a beautiful 8 week old female teddy bear puppy named Cyndi later named Snowball! We’ve had her now for a little over 2 weeks and she’s absolutely adorable! Snowball’s breed doesn’t shed, hardly ever barks, she’s extremely calm & very easy to train. I live in New Jersey which is part of the tri-state area obviously, all breeders in this area are either scam artists or so severely overly priced to the point that only rich people can afford a breed like this. My 5 & 6 year-olds both wanted a puppy. However, we live in an apartment and finding a breed that’s suitable for this type of lifestyle & home was not an easy task, after some research and a lot of reading, I discovered this breed. Unfortunately, we had a very hard time finding a reputable breeder that was able to work with my families budget & needs. Most importantly, take care of the puppy and get her to us safely with all of the love, care & medical attention that she would possibly need. Premier Pups was able to do all of this and more she arrived safely at the cargo unit at Newark international airport and we brought her home. She has been a loving part of our family ever since & an absolute dream to care for! I can’t thank Premier Pups enough they are a phenomenal amazing & affordable breeder who cares about the puppy’s & the new owner’s needs equally! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Date: 5/28/2020
Name: Marcus Miller (formely Marty)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Rita Corbinook
Loc: Bay Point, California

Discovered PremierPups (PP) & the Teddy Bear breed. Several conversations offered assurance to me from PP of their knowledge, expertise and care. Shipping my pup to CA and their follow up care was excellent. He had a long flight day. When I reached out with questions and requested assistance someone immediately addressed my pup's needs. Marcus Miller is a vivacious and sweet pup. We're practicing social distancing due to COVID 19 so most family and friends have only met him virtually. Most folks are unfamiliar with Teddy Bears so he is a novelty and show stopper. While Marcus requires a lot of TLC because he is a puppy, now only 4 months old, I find him smart & easily trainable. Commands he's mastered are: Sit, Down & Dance. We're working on Stay, High Five and Roll over. He loves to play fetch ball. Recently completed his vaccinations we now walk to our neighborhood park where he runs to his heart's content. I'm in love with my Teddy Bear. He goes hiking and cycling with me in a backpack. We go everywhere together. He is a good little traveler. Although puppy excitable Marcus has been good with kids and adults. My experience with Premier Pups has been exceptional. I highly recommend Premier Pups. They stand behind their word with customer service truly caring for the health and well being of the puppies. THANK YOU Premier Pups!

Date: 12/6/2020
Name: Shiloh previously milo
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Karishma
Loc: Bellingham, WA

We were looking for a small puppy, and came across premierpups.com. I was worried that it could be a scam, but as I read the reviews from other buyers and watched all the videos posted on the site showing how the pups are cared for and delivered, I took my chances. I went through the ordering process and Shiloh was flown to us in less than a week. We picked him up at the airport cargo area and he came with all the paperwork and everything needed to take care of a 6 week old puppy. We have had Shiloh since June of 2019, and he is spoiled and loved so much. I would recommend premier pups to anyone looking for a puppy. The service we received was amazing and beyond our expectation.

Date: 4/13/2021
Name: Pogi
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Ana Barbee
Loc: Rochester Hills Michigan

After years and years of my kids asking for a puppy July 2020 is when I finally gave in! The process of looking for the perfect one and where to get it was very difficult until we came across Premier Pups. We were worried that it would be a scam because that is common amongst lots of sites but Premier pups was reliable and their communication from making the first deposit to the first week of having him was amazing. I would recommend them to anybody looking for a new pup to join their family! Our Pogi is awesome he is an 11th month Bichon Frise/Shitzu who loves playing outside and taking long walks!

Date: 3/3/2021
Name: Misty (Deb)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Phil and Maria Oehler
Loc: Grass Valley, CA

From the moment Misty arrived at Sacramento Airport and attendant exclaimed she was the cutest puppy he had ever seen, we have never stopped feeling so blessed. My son Des who accompanied me was still trying to get her out of her crate, and she was managing to kiss him. Most of our large family has met her, played with her and fallen in love with Misty. Premier Pets, we can't thank you enough for this bundle of love and energy.

Date: 12/28/2021
Name: Lucy ( previously Melissa)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Melissa Harris
Loc: Milford Ohio

We haven’t had a dog in about 7 years. I have been wanting one for awhile. Starting looking on line and came across Premier Pups. After looking at a few puppies , I kept coming back to the same one . From the time we arrived to pick her up , the staff was great. Puppy was clean and happy ! Staff followed up several times when we got home . Lucy is a great puppy ! I would definitely refer all my friends to Premiere Pups!

Date: 8/9/2020
Name: Louie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Angie Kitchen
Loc: Delaware, Ohio

We got our Teddy Bear over two years ago from Premier Pups and it has honestly been one of the best decisions we ever made. This company made the process very easy and we were really impressed with the follow up and after care support. Louie has brought so much love and joy to our home that we cannot imagine life without him. We are so excited to be adding a little sister Teddy Bear puppy to our family which we can't wait to bring home from Premier Pups in just a few short weeks.

Date: 11/11/2020
Name: Keaton
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jason Gormley
Loc: Milford, Pa

Puppy is happy and healthy it’s only been 3 days but don’t have a complaint yet. He is very playful, social and smart. Staff does check up on puppy and respond to questions ??

Date: 12/30/2020
Name: Formerly Serenity (Layla)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Rui & Elizabeth Azevedo
Loc: Cumberland, RI

Premier Pups is amazing! I was very hesitant to This whole thing,but a friend highly recommended premier pups and you guys by far exceeded my expectations! Thanks for always being there to answer my questions, the amazing smooth transition and for checking in! Layla (Serenity) completes our family and we couldn't be happier.

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