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JOE

SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 9/3/2018
Gender Male
Current Weight 5lb 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: 10/29/2019
Name: Harper
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Breno Lemos
Loc: St. John’s FL

Harper has being amazing! Healthy puppy and very smart. Would definitely buy again from premierpups. She’s a great addition to my family!

Date: 1/25/2018
Name: Ivy
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Schaefer Family
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio

Ivy is a cute, playful, and loving puppy.

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: 7/1/2018
Name: Mia
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jolie
Loc: Pickerington, Ohio

We brought our baby girl home 2 weeks ago. She is such a sweet girl. Very lovable and a great addition to our family. Thank you Premier Pups!

Date: 3/12/2019
Name: Tammy
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Kelly
Loc: Hamburg ny

I highly recommend premier pups. I just picked her up from the airport yesterday and she is an absolute doll. She had her first vet appt today and did amazing ... thank you premier pups doing such a great job with her and you were great with answering all my questions :) thank you again !! Highly recommend here

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!!

Date: 2/1/2020
Name: Carmen Barone
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Carmen Barone
Loc: Kearny, NJ

Premier Pups is an absolute lifesaver! I was able to buy a beautiful 8 week old female teddy bear puppy named Cyndi later named Snowball! We’ve had her now for a little over 2 weeks and she’s absolutely adorable! Snowball’s breed doesn’t shed, hardly ever barks, she’s extremely calm & very easy to train. I live in New Jersey which is part of the tri-state area obviously, all breeders in this area are either scam artists or so severely overly priced to the point that only rich people can afford a breed like this. My 5 & 6 year-olds both wanted a puppy. However, we live in an apartment and finding a breed that’s suitable for this type of lifestyle & home was not an easy task, after some research and a lot of reading, I discovered this breed. Unfortunately, we had a very hard time finding a reputable breeder that was able to work with my families budget & needs. Most importantly, take care of the puppy and get her to us safely with all of the love, care & medical attention that she would possibly need. Premier Pups was able to do all of this and more she arrived safely at the cargo unit at Newark international airport and we brought her home. She has been a loving part of our family ever since & an absolute dream to care for! I can’t thank Premier Pups enough they are a phenomenal amazing & Premier breeder who cares about the puppy’s & the new owner’s needs equally! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Date: 2/20/2019
Name: Valentino (Yogi)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Deanne Mobley
Loc: New Hampshire

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

Date: 9/10/2020
Name: Berit (formal Declan)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Gilbert Wynrib
Loc: Monroeville, PA

We were hesitant to buy a puppy online, but after reading the reviews and speaking with several members of the Premier Pups team, we felt assured that we are dealing with people you love and care for their pups. We have had Berit (Declan) for a little over a month now and love him more and more each day. We highly recommend Premier Pups to anyone looking for a loving puppy.

Date: 12/27/2017
Name: Rosie (was tonya)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Carolyn calhoun
Loc: Dunlap, IL

I was very sceptical buying a puppy off the internet and having them ship her by plane to us, but premier pups made the whole experience comfortable and exciting. When we got our little Rosie she fit into our crazy family perfectly. She is the most loving and energetic little puppy. We ended up buying the puppy palace and the playpen, but we only put her in there when no one is home, which isn’t very often. She is already so spoiled and we all enjoy her little personality so much. We will definitely buy from premier pups again.

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