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JESSIE

SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 9/3/2018
Gender Male
Current Weight 4lb 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: 1/26/2016
Name: Peanut Butter
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Kimberly Pinkston
Loc: Brentwood, TN

My daughter had asked for a puppy right around Christmas this year, so I started looking online at different breeds. I wasn't impressed with the selection of local breeders, so I expanded my view & stumbled across Premier Pups. I spent over two hours reviewing & reading the site details before deciding on the Teddy Bear breed. Once decided, I came across Ms. Perfect's picture... I showed it to my daughter, and she instantly feel in love. I was skeptical about the whole purchase process of a puppy online, but Premier Pups made it simple & put me at ease. They answered all my calls & questions regarding our puppy, and we she arrived at the airport, we were excited to meet her in person. Peanut Butter has been the sweetest puppy! She's incredibly healthy & smart. Premier Pups called & emailed a few times after she arrived to make sure the puppy was doing well... it was nice knowing they cared so much. I have recommended Premier Pups to several people and would look to them again if we decided to expand our family any more. We love our new family member & couldn't be more pleased!

Date: 10/13/2020
Name: Maci (Formally Gili)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Nick & Cheryl Rencich
Loc: Yorkvill

We picked up Maci (Gili) on 9/5. We love her so much!! We would recommend Premier Pups to anyone looking for a new fur baby to add to their family. Our local vet said she is a very healthy puppy & has even gained 3 lbs since we picked her up. We entered Maci in a dog show at our church & she won 1st place in the cutest puppy category....??????

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: 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: 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: 12/15/2018
Name: Zeke
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Craig Hopple
Loc: Pennsylvania

We are just coming up on the 1yr mark for acquiring our fur baby and can’t say enough praise to Premier Pups for adding him to our life. I routinely recommend Premier Pups. Keep in mind, these pups are very small when acquiring (roughly just over 2lbs). They must be fed from a syringe to supplement also the puppy food for the first few weeks. Was kinda daunting at first, but Premier Pups supplied all the necessary ingredients along with the medicines. Also provided the documentation and schedule. I wish my children were delivered with as much of an instruction manual.

Date: 7/24/2016
Name: Charlie Blue
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Leemor
Loc: New York, NY

I was so skeptical to buy a puppy online without even meeting him before the purchase. I researched the breeder and spoke to Premier Puppies over the phone. I also researched the breed to see if it would be a good fit for my lifestyle. After speaking with them over the phone and asking a lot of questions, I felt more comfortable with the purchase and decided to go through with it. I have had Charlie Blue for almost 4 months and I couldn't be happier. He is the sweetest, smartest, adaptable little thing, with great energy, and I get a lot of compliments all the time! Couldn't be happier with my purchase and couldn't imagine life now without him.

Date: 10/5/2017
Name: Enzo (formally Aiden)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Elizabeth Cabral
Loc: Lincoln RI

Enzo is our first puppy. I was apprehensive about having a puppy, but he is an absolute treasure! Extremely intelligent, and loads of fun. Premier pups made our lives just a little happier!

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: 6/22/2016
Name: Phoebe (purchased as Adele)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: The Buchanan Family
Loc: New Albany, Ohio

Phoebe "Adele" is the best little dog and we can't imagine our family without her. She is loving, affectionate, gentle, playful, and so good with kids. Our experience with Premier Pups was excellent from beginning to end, and we greatly appreciated all of the follow-up calls to see how she was doing. Thank you for giving us the best family dog!

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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.