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NATALIE

SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 9/21/2019
Gender Female
Current Weight 2lb 3oz
Est Adult Weight 8-12 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 11/19/2019

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: 1/7/2018
Name: Cici
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Cynthia DeWeese
Loc: San Antonio

I was looking for a Christmas present (for myself) when saw Cici! They had a puppy that shared my name LOL! I had to have her! She is the sweetest little thing. Extremely adaptable and LOVES her big brother Wicket (shih tzu/Maltese mix) and all 5 of my kids! She is extremely healthy and all the accessories sent with her are great. Can't wait until we "need" another puppy!

Date: 2/14/2016
Name: Leah
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Betty Carlyle
Loc: Longwood

Leah is a sweet and loving little pup ..she's know as the Teddy Bear Pup She loves to play,snuggle and she loves to follow you were ever you may go.. She also loves to ride..she's really good about potty training .shes in training she can ,come,sit and stay..she loves to sleep on her back..I couldn't imagine my life without her..she's just as sweet as can be .she has really made my family complete...thanks again Premierpups...you rock ....

Date: 3/1/2016
Name: Pandora formerly Becky
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Brooke Valdovinos
Loc: Elkhart, IN

Pandora is an amazing addition to our family. She is so loving and great with the kids. She wakes me up every morning by nibbling on my nose when she needs to go potty. I would recommend a Teddy Bear breed to anyone looking for a smaller dog. Thank you Premier Pups!

Date: 9/15/2019
Name: Azorah
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Roseta Young
Loc: Capitol heights, Maryland

I am so happy I got my Teddy Bear Pup from Premier Pups. I absolutely love her, I drove 6.5 hours to pick her up and it was well worth it. Azorah is the name I chose but Kelly was what they named her. She is playful and so adorable. I definitely will recommend them to all my friends and family. I even posted them on my social media sights. Thanks Premier Pups!

Date: 3/5/2018
Name: Izzy (Laurie)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: GayeLynne Boudrie
Loc: Maybee, Michigan

Very highly recommend Premier pups if you are purchasing a fur baby! Excellent service from day 1. They are very caring to both the pups and to myself. Thank you to all at Premier but, especially Kacee and Matt. I will always recommend Premier.

Date: 11/26/2017
Name: Casey Belcher
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Casey & Jessica
Loc: Harlan, KY

We welcomed Barry, formerly known as Bernard, nearly a year ago in January 2017! Working with staff at Premier Pups went smoothly and were so friendly and helpful from start to finish. They even called to check on Barry on the way home and days after! Barry has brought so much joy and happiness to our lives and we have considered adding a little sister in the upcoming future! He is well-mannered, friendly, loves chasing after sticks and leaves, along with sticking his head out the window during car rides! We love our little guy and can't imagine life without. Big thanks to Premier Pups for Barry!

Date: 2/6/2021
Name: Hewy
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Heather DeMasi
Loc: Wayland, Ma

Hewy just celebrated his 1st Birthday! We had an amazing experience with Premier Pups. The adoption process was seamless and his flight was uneventful. They were fantastic in keeping us up to date on his arrival and called us to check in on him once he got home. He is the apple of our eye and we couldn’t imagine life without him! Hewy is the second puppy we have adopted from Premier Pups!

Date: 1/5/2017
Name: Blu (F.K.A. Theo)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Matt & Bry Friend
Loc: Indiana

We could not be happier with our little Blu! At 4 mts old now he is smart and well behaved. He is so sweet and adores us as much as we adore him. Premiere Pups was fantastic to work with, we were very pleased at the attention given to us and to Blu.

Date: 1/26/2020
Name: Ripley
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jack Gordon
Loc: Shepherdsville, KY

This is our sweet little boy Ripley. Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout the process from Premier. He is the best.

Date: 1/19/2017
Name: Matilda
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Cindy DuPree
Loc: Booneville , Ar

We are in love with this baby and very happy with primer pups and how everything from purchasing to getting her home was handled! She is perfect and so full of spunk! So loving and affectionate and has settled right into her new home! Thank you primier pups!!!!? They follow up on their puppy's and make sure you have everything you need to a good start! And always are there with any questions you have!

Puppies with a

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The health of your new family member is our primary concern. We take all necessary precautions from vet inspection of our pups to their parents requirement to pass annual exams. If there’s something undiscoverable at 8 weeks of age that later comes up as hereditary or congenital, you’re covered. We stand behind our pups with up to a 10 year guanrantee.

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INTEGRITY

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COMMITMENT

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.