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JAMES

SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 9/3/2018
Gender Male
Current Weight 3lb 8oz
Est Adult Weight 12-18 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 10/31/2018

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: 1/5/2017
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: 1/7/2021
Name: Clyde
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Veronica Heffley
Loc: Newark, OH

We got this little boy on the 2nd of January and he has been a bundle of joy ever since. Clyde goes from being playful to cuddly throughout the day and fits right into the family. He was comfortable since the first day and we couldn’t of asked for a better dog. Smooth transition and very healthy so far. This is our third puppy from premier and we are very pleased once again with how everything turned out.

Date: 4/24/2018
Name: Benny
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Parvi
Loc: Morgan Hill, California

Premier pups was great in handling all the questions you have for your new puppy. Our pup came just today and he is so excited for his new journey at with his new family. Also he was quickly given to us at the Delta Cargo Facility. We can tell premier gave good care and attention to the dogs physically, and with the guidelines and instructions. Thanks premier for our new funny, excited little teddy bear pup.

Date: 7/20/2020
Name: Neuman
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Erwin Ancheta
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

We couldn’t be more happy with our fur baby! He truly is what a healthy puppy should be. Ozzie (formerly known as Neuman) is great with our kids and is loved by everyone. Our experience with Premierpups could not have been any better, they are a Five star company who genuinely cares about all there pups!

Date: 3/27/2018
Name: Aiden now Major
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Larry and Sonja Dixon
Loc: Southaven Ms

I begin my search online for a teddy bear puppy I ran across this site. I begin to do my research and I decided to go with this site after seeing all the great reviews. I can say it was the best decision hassle free everything was carefully explained easy pickup from the airport just simply amazing. Major is such a beautiful and very smart dog. Thanks Premier Pups!!!!

Date: 11/27/2020
Name: Charlie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Denise Amato
Loc: Westerville

I spent several months looking for the right fit for me and several times almost hit that button to just buy a puppy. It though never felt right until I saw the face of this little guy. He was the "one", I knew it and still shuddered at the fact of paying so much money for a dog! I closed my eye and hit the purchase key, and received an immediate response that he was mine. I remember the day I was to pick him up, wondering "what did I do" I like to sleep in, get up and meditate, have my coffee etc and now my world was about to change!! I cannot tell you how much I love this little guy, he is perfect and by 8pm every night, he is done for the day. I put him in his very comfy crate and he sleeps until I come and get him in the morning! Getting up and going out in the cold is not a big deal to me, he is my buddy, I am so happy with my purchase, and the service that came with him.

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: 7/19/2017
Name: Benz
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Elexia Reed
Loc: Dallas, Texas

We love him. His is such a good boy and very playful. I've recommended premier pups to friends and family already

Date: 11/29/2017
Name: Princess Hazel
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Lori Giles
Loc: Sheridan

Just want to say what a pleasant experience we had when purchasing princess Hazel our new teddy bear and addition to our family. The staff at premier We're very professional and the whole transaction went as planned. Princess Hazel has been everything we expected and much more I would recommend anybody who is looking for a new puppy look at Premier pups they won't leave the experience disappointed. Thanks again to your stuff for our wonderful addition to our family.

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!

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