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KEENE

SHIH TZU PUPPY
Birth Date 5/4/2019
Gender Male
Current Weight 2lb 3oz
Est Adult Weight 8-12 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 7/2/2019
Notes

*Keene has an overbite, please call for details.

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: 5/18/2021
Name: Lola
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Claudia Morales
Loc: San Jose,Ca

After searching and searching for a puppy we found our little teddy bear! Lola (formerly Bianca) is just a happy puppy! She adjusted so well to our home and our family. She loves playing outside and also loves to paint! She quickly found a special place in our hearts and on our couch! She loves taking long naps on there! We are so happy we found Premier Pups and are extremely happy with our little LolaBear Premier Pups made the process so easy, always answered all of my questions (of course we were hesitant because it was all done online from across the country!) Im am so glad they were very attentive and checked up on her even after she was home to make sure she was safe, healthy and happy! 10/10 recommended to anyone searching for a new Love Pup!!!

Date: 9/15/2019
Name: Azorah
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Roseta Young
Loc: Capitol heights, Maryland

I am so happy I got my Teddy Bear Pup from Premier Pups. I absolutely love her, I drove 6.5 hours to pick her up and it was well worth it. Azorah is the name I chose but Kelly was what they named her. She is playful and so adorable. I definitely will recommend them to all my friends and family. I even posted them on my social media sights. Thanks Premier Pups!

Date: 1/1/2021
Name: Devin
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Alisha
Loc: Michigan

This is Devin and I got her almost 2 years ago and she is the best dog I could ever ask for! I would get another dog from premierpups again! She is the best addition to our family and the best fur sister to my son ?? We absolutely love her!!

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: 12/30/2020
Name: Formerly Serenity (Layla)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Rui & Elizabeth Azevedo
Loc: Cumberland, RI

Premier Pups is amazing! I was very hesitant to This whole thing,but a friend highly recommended premier pups and you guys by far exceeded my expectations! Thanks for always being there to answer my questions, the amazing smooth transition and for checking in! Layla (Serenity) completes our family and we couldn't be happier.

Date: 9/21/2018
Name: Piper (fka Arielle)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Michelle Cunningham
Loc: Louisville, KY

We picked up Piper (fka Arielle) on 7/7/2018. She is the sweetest puppy and has become the center of our family. Our experience with Premier Pups was fantastic. The website was easy to navigate and made it easy for me to fall in love with my little puppy. I made an offer and received a text within 20 minutes to discuss it over the phone. I’m a first-time dog owner and Premier Pups made it so easy to arrange the purchase and pick-up. Piper is healthy and happy. I’ve referred friends to this site because I was so pleased with my puppy and the service we received.

Date: 3/29/2021
Name: Maggie Mae ( formerly Emily)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: LuAnn Bunting
Loc: Mantoloking NJ

Our Maltipoo 17 years old , crossed the rainbow bridge almost 2 years ago. We weren’t sure if we ever wanted another puppy. We searched all over and came upon Premier Pups. We picked up Maggie Mae , a teddy bear, last night from Roger and we are all getting adjusted to each other. Of course she missed her much mama and siblings but hoping every night gets a little easier for her !

Date: 7/23/2016
Name: Maisie (Lindsay)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Melissa & Brian O'Rourke
Loc: Columbus, Ohio

Our little Maisie is the best puppy ever! She is full of energy, extremely well behaved and we swear she is already potty trained at 10 weeks! She has enjoyed having a big sister in the house - they are quickly becoming besties! Follow her on Instagram to see all her puppy adventures (ms_maisie_bear). She is having a blast in her new home! The team at Premier Pups was amazing to work with from the start. Not only did they spend hours with us answering questions about the different breeds we were considering, they continue to follow up with us to ensure Maisie has adjusted and is doing well. She was obviously in good hands at Premier Pups and it shows in her demeanor and behavior now that we have her home. We couldn't love her more ?? and can't say enough about Premier Pups!

Date: 8/9/2018
Name: Weema (aka. Selena)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Barb Carifa
Loc: Grove City, Ohio

I picked my little fur baby (Weema) about a year ago. My entire experience from beginning to end was 100% positive. I’ve been considering adopting another puppy every since I’ve gotten Weema. I can tell you for sure that I wouldn’t hesitate to come back to Premier Pups. I would never adopt from any other puppy adoption sites or stores. My Weema is happy, healthy, full of energy and very much spoiled. I love her so much! Thanks for all you do Premier Pups!

Date: 10/26/2019
Name: Bailey
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Carla Fletcher
Loc: Lawrenceville Ga

I purchased Cassandra, now Bailey 4 months ago. My experience with Premier pups was amazing. Bailey is a happy rambunctious little puppy and love her!

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