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SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 1/17/2020
Gender Male
Current Weight 2lb 5oz
Est Adult Weight 12-16 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 3/17/2020

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: 12/12/2016
Name: Lacie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Monique
Loc: Ellington, ct

We picked Lacey up yesterday at the airport. What Joy when we finally saw her. She was A Christmas Surprise to our children wjo were Beyond excited when we brought her home. Last night was our first night and it went really well. Lacie seems to know her name at 8 weeks old and is very well behaved. Look forward to getting to know her better. Monique

Date: 7/12/2020
Name: Cannoli (formerly known as Abbott)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Elizabeth Capobianco
Loc: Connecticut

We were apprehensive about buying a puppy without meeting him first. When we called Premier Pups, they answered all of our questions and were super helpful. The drivers delivering him were in contact to let us know when they would be at the parking lot. Cannoli fit in with the family immediately. He was sent with food and preventative medications. Premier Pups called us several times to check in on him, see if we had questions, and make sure he is healthy, which our vet said he is! This company seems to truly care about their puppies. My family would DEFINITELY recommend this website for anyone who is looking to get a new addition to their family!

Date: 8/24/2017
Name: Leah
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Christine Dodds
Loc: OH

We found premierpups online. When we found the dogs we wanted to see we made an appointment. When we got there we asked to see the pups and they brought out 3 and we picked Leah. The facility is very clean the owner took us to the main house and we sat and talked. Never was he in a hurry. They sent us home with detailed instructions and meds for her. We got emails asking about her the first day and a call from the owner the next day. I would recommend anyone looking for a puppy to get one here. She is the cutest puppy ever!

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: 12/9/2020
Name: Winnie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Melissa Caligiuri
Loc: Winter Park

We couldn’t be happier with our sweet Winnie Bear! She is now a year old and just the best pup. Our experience with Premier Pups was excellent. So grateful to have Winnie in our family!

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: 3/29/2020
Name: Sky
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Mona Krifca
Loc: Staten Island NY

I received my little teddy bear right before Christmas. She is absolutely amazing. The whole process of bringing her from Ohio to NY was great. My family loves having a pup in the house. She adorable and so loving all she wants to do is have someone rub her belly and give her kisses. I was a little worried about getting a pup without seeing her in my hands. But it was the best choice I ever made. Thanks

Date: 7/12/2016
Name: Tucker
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jerry Roach
Loc: Pearisburg Va

Hello: I usually don't do reviews but we are really happy with tucker. Over the last year we lost our three Poodles of 16 plus years. We were really missing them and came across Premier Pups. My wife and I were very apprehensive about buying a dog online without seeing them other than a picture. I have to say Tucker is a very loving intelligent dog and we are so happy that we bought him From Premier Pups. I was very impressed that they called several times to make sure he was doing OK and to see if we had any questions or concerns. I would not hesitate recommending this company to anyone that is looking for a puppy. Thank you For the great addition to our family.

Date: 9/28/2019
Name: Nikko
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Nick
Loc: Tampa, FL

This has been the best experience. I could not have asked for a more healthier puppy. Nikko even came pre-loaded with fetch and can wink! The customer service was exceptional. They've checked in on me more times since Nikko has arrived then my family has. The vet said their health protocol was overly protective, but really appreciated the precautions they took. Thank you so so much for everything. You made my life so much happier!

Date: 6/14/2021
Name: Beth now “Joy”
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Susie Cardoso
Loc: Brighton Colorado

The service with Premiere pups was outstanding, because it took me several months to decide on a puppy. Ryan and the entire staff were always friendly and ready to answer all my questions. My heart is so happy, I just love my little “Joy” she is good medicine for me. Thank you so much, Susie

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