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VITO

SHIH POO PUPPY
Birth Date 1/17/2020
Gender Male
Current Weight 4lb 6oz
Est Adult Weight 12-16 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 3/17/2020
Notes

Vito's testicles have not descended at this time.

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: 4/16/2020
Name: Lili
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Karen Cornish
Loc: Birmingham

We bought this dog on Thursday, April 16 th and my daughter loves her

Date: 6/10/2018
Name: Dex (Aladdin)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Christina
Loc: East Liverpool, OH

Premier Pups has been amazing. If you have any questions they take the time to help you anyway that they can. They also check i. On your puppies progress weeks after he comes homes. Dex is doing great and could not be happier. I recommend them to all of my friends. Thank you Premier Pups for being so wonderful!!

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: 5/26/2021
Name: Gizmo
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Bryle Mintz
Loc: Dallas, Texas

My sweet pup Gizmo arrived on May 20th. He was so scared and frightened. By the 3rd day, you would never know that Gizmo was new to my home!! He runs this place as if this has been his home since birth!! LOL! I introduced him to the rest of the family, my Sister and Nephews, and though he was a bit reluctant, it wasn't long before he was playing with them as if he's known them all his life. Gizmo is a small Bundle of energy and joy!! I Love him soooo much!! He is my precious baby boy forever!!

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: 2/26/2017
Name: Paris
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Katherine Walters
Loc: Indianapolis, Indiana

Paris is a total blessing to our family, we celebrated her birthday just a month ago. She is the best. She was easy to potty train and teach. Paris is always a delight. We had a great experience at Premier Pups and it was definitely the right place to purchase a puppy. Premier Pups is the BEST place to purchase a dog! The staff were kind and very helpful. I wouldn't change a thing! It was a great experience!

Date: 3/7/2021
Name: Gracie (Valerie)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Marcia Casey
Loc: Pittsburgh

My wonderful faculty presented me with a check for a puppy when I retired. What wonderful colleagues and friends ! I had been searching several sites and watching for the 'perfect pup' to adopt. When Covid hit, I knew it was time to decide. I chose Premier Pups for their location (about 2 hours from our home) and based on the wonderful reviews of past customers. I was not disappointed. Gracie has been the ray of sunshine during the pandemic. My granddaughter is being taught remotely - which is stressful and isolating. Having a gentle pup to snuggle has been wonderful for her. The process was easy. The staff we worked with were patient, accommodating and so very kind. (And yes - she did become a huge Steelers fan !) Thank you, Premier Pups !! We love our Gracie!

Date: 11/16/2019
Name: Tucker (Sosa)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: A. M.
Loc: Niceville, FL

what a doll Tucker is! he has added SO MUCH FUN to our family! buying online seemed so strange and scary, but every contact we had with Premier increased our confidence a little bit - then when we finally went for it we were scared all over again. HOWEVER, it ended up being a FANTASTIC experience. I was kept informed all day on his "fly home" day. He showed up on his plane and was safely packed into his little carrier. He came supplied with tons of stuff to help ensure he got settled easily and stayed healthy. Premier reached out multiple times during that first week+ to check on him and see if we had any questions or concerns. He was well taken care of before we got him and has the sweetest temperament and the cutest personality. He looked just like his profile pic from the site (THAT was a big fear of ours -- ordering just based on a picture -- but he was just the same as his picture showed. yay!!) He was a surprise for our 9 yr old. After having him for a day or so, she declared that her "life is now complete!". lol. Now, after going through the process, I would CONFIDENTLY RECOMMEND Premier and we would ABSOLUTELY use them again if we decided to add another baby to our family!

Date: 2/6/2021
Name: Hewy
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Heather DeMasi
Loc: Wayland, Ma

Hewy just celebrated his 1st Birthday! We had an amazing experience with Premier Pups. The adoption process was seamless and his flight was uneventful. They were fantastic in keeping us up to date on his arrival and called us to check in on him once he got home. He is the apple of our eye and we couldn’t imagine life without him! Hewy is the second puppy we have adopted from Premier Pups!

Date: 6/15/2019
Name: was Kenny but now Charlie
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Lexie
Loc: Maysville, MO

I originally got Charlie so I could have a companion while my boyfriend was away. But as soon as he arrived he soon became much more than a companion, he became my very best friend. He is the sweetest, funniest, and craziest dog I have ever owned and stole my heart immediately upon meeting him. He is so laid back and easy to train. I wouldn’t rather have any other dog.

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