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TEDDY BEAR PUPPY
Birth Date 3/11/2019
Gender Female
Current Weight 2lb 9oz
Est Adult Weight 9-12 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 5/8/2019

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: 7/27/2020
Name: Delilah
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Lynette
Loc: Dallas, TX

We purchased our little Delilah (formerly “Gili”) the day her pic was posted! I was extremely hesitant about purchasing a puppy online! Especially 3.5 weeks before she was actually available! I did a lot of research on Teddy Bear breeds prior to the purchase, and I asked a lot of questions! For instance, I asked what specific breeds were mixed, and I requested pictures of the parents. Our Teddy Bear pup is a Maltese/Shih tzu mix (Malshi). In my opinion, I would expect more information to be automatically given from Premier Pups... especially since a “Teddy Bear” breed is a vague category that includes many mixes... and especially for the price. I asked for an updated video or picture before she was flown out. I was extremely happy to get an adorable video! We ran into a few glitches with her microchip number, and I never received an initial email after purchasing her, only an automatic receipt. The issues were resolved quickly and politely! The employees I spoke to throughout the process were very kind and helpful! I really liked that I could text a question also. Her flight went smoothly, and we immediately fell in love with her! Premier Pups called 2-3 times after we received her to check in! She is now 13 weeks old, has been to the vet twice for check ups, and she is a healthy, happy, growing little puppy! We love our little Malshi! Overall, we’d do it all again to get Delilah! She’s pure joy! My advice to anyone making a puppy purchase is to be proactive in gathering as much information as you can, set up a vet appointment as Premier Pups recommends, evaluate the preventive meds and the needs of your specific pup, and don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions! Thank you Premier Pups!

Date: 6/13/2018
Name: Nazra (formerly Raquel)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Devin Hinzo
Loc: Cleveland Heights, OH

Our experience with Premier Pups was pretty fantastic. Nazra is a healthy, energetic, adorable Shih-Poo puppy and we are thankful that PP made her a part of our family! If you are buying a pup and are considering using PP, do it. They offer an amazing level of service. They are not sketchy and are honest and approachable. The instructions for giving medication overwhelmed me a bit, but they talked to me several times on the phone to walk me through the process. She was a hit at the Vet's office, and the doc commented on how healthy she was. Although I want our next dog to be a rescue, PP does such an amazing job with their pups and level of service I'm tempted to get another puppy through them! Thank you to PP, and to the breeder of this Shih-Poo. We are so happy to have her in our lives.

Date: 6/6/2018
Name: Edison
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Anna-Grace Lavy
Loc: fayetteville, AR

I searched everywhere for my ideal puppy and somewhere I felt comfortable enough to make such an important purchase and finally I found Premier Pups. I knew the second a saw Edison that he was the perfect dog and without hesitation decided to buy him. The process was extremely efficient and smooth! Edison is my hiking, swimming, golfing, and napping buddy and he truly could not be more perfect. Forever grateful to Premier Pups for giving my my very best friend!

Date: 10/2/2016
Name: Alex
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Denise O'Connor
Loc: Mooresville, NC

We are so in love with our Teddy Bear dog. He is super smart, sweet, and loving. We named him Alexander, after Axelander Hamilton. It's a big name for a small dog, but he lives up to it. Alexander is now seven months old. He was super easy to house train.

Date: 3/2/2020
Name: Maddie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Della Spencer
Loc: Princeton, WV

As a first time pet owner, I was nervous and unsure what to expect. The process and follow up was extremely helpful. Now, I can’t imagine life without Maddie. She is so friendly and affectionate! She is almost 8 months old and still as sweet as she was on day 1. If you are on the fence, I would definitely recommend the addition of one of these little ones! Thank you Premier Pups, my life has been greatly enriched by Maddie Rose! ??

Date: 7/4/2016
Name: Lucky(previously Toby)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jennifer Parungao
Loc: Jupiter, FL

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!

Date: 1/3/2018
Name: Rylee (formerly Ashley)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Melissa
Loc: Fontana, California

I could not be happier that we got our girl here! They sent us with detailed care instructions and even checked in regularly to see how she was doing. We are so in love with her and I can’t imagine going anywhere else if we should decide to get another!

Date: 5/2/2021
Name: Cannoli (formerly known as Abbott)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Elizabeth Capobianco
Loc: Connecticut

Cannoli just celebrated his birthday and our family is beyond thankful for this amazing pup! He is the sweetest, cutest dog, and we are so glad that we were able to get him from a great company. Premier pups really cares about their puppies. I would definitely recommend finding a perfect addition to your family here!

Date: 1/20/2019
Name: Andy
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Celina Doucette
Loc: Boston, MA

Andy is a little joy!! The flight process was seamless. Andy is a great little dog so happy I chose premier pups!

Date: 5/3/2017
Name: Scarlett Lily (formerly Bailey)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Renee
Loc: Henrico, VA

Scarlett has been has an awesome addition to our family! It had been quite a while since we had a dog but working with the professionals at Premier and follow up calls put my mind at ease! I have already shared your site with others!!

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