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TEDDY BEAR PUPPY
Birth Date 4/29/2019
Gender Male
Current Weight 3lbs 9oz
Est Adult Weight 10-14 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 6/25/2019

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: 3/14/2020
Name: Devon
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Alisha
Loc: Michigan

I adopted Devon a little over a year ago, she is the best little thing to ever happen to our family. Working with Premier pups was great they were very friendly. One thing I would not do though is use the financing, it ended up costing way more money than it should have but that’s not premier pups fault. I would definitely get another dog from them.

Date: 6/18/2021
Name: Elsie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Stacie Blackledge
Loc: Detroit, MI

We got Elsie (formally Vivian) in November 2020. We made the drive from Detroit to Premier Pups to pick her up and it was a super easy experience. She is my first small breed dog and they called and checked on us numerous times as well as answered my calls when I had questions. Elsie is the sweetest dog, and loves every member of our family equally. She has been our bright spot during quarantine.

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: 11/16/2019
Name: Tucker (Sosa)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: A. M.
Loc: Niceville, FL

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!

Date: 3/4/2021
Name: Charlie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Denise Amato
Loc: Westerville

Charlie is almost 8 months old, he is an amazing dog, companion and protector (lol) He thinks he is the 'Mayor" of the neighborhood always looking out the front door, barking at anyone walking on the sidewalk, he has always slept thru the night and is a treat snob.....I am very pleased with my purchase, and making him a part of my life.

Date: 3/5/2019
Name: Roxy (zaza)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Rosita
Loc: New Britain CT

Love our new puppy. She is everything they said she would be and more. Thanks Premier Pups!!!

Date: 4/29/2018
Name: Pearl (Now Primrose)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Brittney Lewis
Loc: Columbus, OH

We have had Prim now for a month and we have completely fallen in love with her. Never thought I could love a puppy so much! She has been such a wonderful first pet and she has no issues at all. I loved the whole process with premier. It was quick and super easy. They were very friendly and informative! I would definitely recommend them and I will definitely purchase another pup with them!

Date: 1/6/2021
Name: Baxter (formally obrien)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Christine
Loc: Eugene, or

I adopted my teddy bear puppy Nov 23rd 2020. My puppy is healthy and happy. I am very happy with my the adoption from Premier Pups. My daughter came to visit on New Years and fell in love with Baxter. I told her how happy I was with my adoption from Premier pups that she adopted a teddy bear pup Ed from premier pups that will be available for her family on Jan 17th!

Date: 6/7/2018
Name: Louie (previously Salem)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Kelly Davis
Loc: Centerburg. OH

Hello, Louie has been a wonderful addition to our family. We have had him a year in May and he has been so easy to train. He is very eager to please, This is a picture of his first snowfall. He LOVES the snow! He is part of our family!

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!

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