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JOANN

SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 10/12/2019
Gender Female
Current Weight 2lb 2oz
Est Adult Weight 10-14 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 12/9/2019

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.

Temperament

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
Maintenance
Low High
Training
Easy Hard
Shedding
Min Max
Adaptability
Easy Hard
Active
Low High

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REVIEWS

TEDDY BEAR


Date: 1/11/2017
Name: Brutus and Bruno
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Mary Sommers
Loc: Bay City MI

I received my puppies on 1/9/17 I am already in love with them. They are eating the hard food and drinking water after first night. They are both semi potty trained already. They are a joy to watch ( brothers play). Premier pups are great to work with and I have already referred several co-workers to their site. Thank you so much

Date: 5/4/2021
Name: Hela (formerly Erin)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Kimberly Goldmeier
Loc: Medina ohio

Hela has been the best dog we've ever had. We looked for over a year before getting her from Premeire Pups. She has the funniest personality and has been so smart and easy to train. Working with Premeire Pups even through covid was super easy and they were there for us if we had any questions at all. In the future i would definitely get my next family member from them.

Date: 6/13/2019
Name: Lexi (Formerly Tonya)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Brenda & Michael Perales
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia

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!

Date: 9/18/2017
Name: Bonita now Dixie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Joan teese
Loc: Sunbury, ohio

Dixie is the most wonderful pup. She is so smart and good. She is very healthy. She is my best buddy. Thank you premier for such a wonderful experience. love her to pieces

Date: 3/7/2021
Name: Gracie (Valerie)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Marcia Casey
Loc: Pittsburgh

My wonderful faculty presented me with a check for a puppy when I retired. What wonderful colleagues and friends ! I had been searching several sites and watching for the 'perfect pup' to adopt. When Covid hit, I knew it was time to decide. I chose Premier Pups for their location (about 2 hours from our home) and based on the wonderful reviews of past customers. I was not disappointed. Gracie has been the ray of sunshine during the pandemic. My granddaughter is being taught remotely - which is stressful and isolating. Having a gentle pup to snuggle has been wonderful for her. The process was easy. The staff we worked with were patient, accommodating and so very kind. (And yes - she did become a huge Steelers fan !) Thank you, Premier Pups !! We love our Gracie!

Date: 9/1/2019
Name: Theo
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Melissa
Loc: Buffalo, NY

My family was very nervous about ordering a puppy online but were very pleasantly relieved when we arrived at the facility. It was clean and welcoming and the staff took the time to meet with us to explain the puppy care tips we would need. Now that we have had Theo home for 3 weeks none of us can imagine life without him. He is such a happy and loving puppy! Thank you, premier pups.

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: 7/23/2016
Name: Maisie (Lindsay)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Melissa & Brian O'Rourke
Loc: Columbus, Ohio

Our little Maisie is the best puppy ever! She is full of energy, extremely well behaved and we swear she is already potty trained at 10 weeks! She has enjoyed having a big sister in the house - they are quickly becoming besties! Follow her on Instagram to see all her puppy adventures (ms_maisie_bear). She is having a blast in her new home! The team at Premier Pups was amazing to work with from the start. Not only did they spend hours with us answering questions about the different breeds we were considering, they continue to follow up with us to ensure Maisie has adjusted and is doing well. She was obviously in good hands at Premier Pups and it shows in her demeanor and behavior now that we have her home. We couldn't love her more ?? and can't say enough about Premier Pups!

Date: 5/26/2021
Name: Gizmo
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Bryle Mintz
Loc: Dallas, Texas

My sweet pup Gizmo arrived on May 20th. He was so scared and frightened. By the 3rd day, you would never know that Gizmo was new to my home!! He runs this place as if this has been his home since birth!! LOL! I introduced him to the rest of the family, my Sister and Nephews, and though he was a bit reluctant, it wasn't long before he was playing with them as if he's known them all his life. Gizmo is a small Bundle of energy and joy!! I Love him soooo much!! He is my precious baby boy forever!!

Date: 2/14/2020
Name: Anezka Letang
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Kim Salazar
Loc: Pembina nd

We had been looking online at a lot of breeders and just happened to come across Premier Pups and we seen this little girl and we instantly fell in love. Everyone at Premier Pups were wonderful and caring and answering all our questions, we live in ND, so we were concerned about the airplane ride in our cold weather. But they made sure to check the forecast every day before they booked the flight. And once she arrived they called and texted to see how she was doing. We've told all our friends and family about Premier Pups and how awesome they are. So from us and Anezka Letang THANK YOU!!!

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Developing long-term, personal relationships with breeders means we can work closely with the people, who raise the puppies we provide. We frequently visit our breeders to ensure our puppies and the practices used to raise them are always improving. With our breeders, their pets and pups are their main focus and priority.