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Teddy Bear Puppies

Affectionate ~ Independent ~ Intelligent ~ Loving ~ Out-Going ~ Playful

Teddy Bear puppies are entertaining and outgoing, cuddly and affectionate, calm temperament and eager to please personality are just some of the many traits that make the Teddy Bear pup a truly wonderful addition to any family. Truly a teddy bear in appearance, the Teddy Bear’s hypoallergenic coat is soft and fluffy and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. Teddy Bear puppies are a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Maltese (Teddy Bear Mal-Shi) or a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise (Teddy Bear Shichon). A designer hybrid, the Teddy Bear dog embodies the small size of the Shih Tzu averaging in weight between 6-14 lbs and height between 9-12 in.

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BREED INFORMATION

TEDDY BEAR


Temperament

Affectionate, Independent, Intelligent, Loving, Out-Going, Playful

Adult Weight 6-14 lbs
Adult Height 9-12 in
Life Expectancy 12-14 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance
Low High
Training
Easy Hard
Shedding
Min Max
Adaptability
Easy Hard
Active
Low High

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Teddy bears are designer dogs, which are the result of two or more breeds. Most commonly, their parents are Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise’s, Shih Tzu and Maltese or Bichon-Poodle mixes.

The Teddy Bear breed includes the Zuchon, Pomeranian, Poochon, Shih Poo, Mini Goldendoodle, Maltipoo, MorkieSchnoodle, Cavapoo, Malshi , Cairnoodle, Cockapoo, Westiepoo, Shorkie, Pomapoo, Yorkipoo, Pomchi, Peekapoo and Cavachon.

Most Teddy Bear breeds measure between 8 and 12 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 9 to 16 lbs.

These pups have soft and fluffy coats that have minimal to no shedding. Their hair can be kept long or short depending on the style you are going for.

These breeds are friendly, loving, playful and devoted to their owners. They have the tendency to be needy and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time. They have an adventure seeking spirit and are always ready for a new adventure.

The average lifespan is between 12 to 18 years.

No, they’re not known as an aggressive breed.

The most common health concerns of the Teddy Bear Breed include epilepsy, eye issues, hypothyroidism and hip dysplasia.

Though they are small they still require a bit of exercise. Twice daily short walks in addition to active play like fetch or tug will be enough to keep these little ones healthy.

Potty training should be a fairly simple process as long as there is consistency with their training. They will need to be taken out often when they are puppies- even during the night.

They are a wonderful choice for a family pet. These attention seeking pups thrive on love and happiness and don’t like to be left alone. They will quickly attach to all members of the family.

They are registered under the American Canine Hybrid Club.

These dogs are very intelligent, which makes training fairly easy as they are eager to please and love to be rewarded for good behavior.

No. Currently, the American Kennel Club does not recognize hybrid breeds.

Yes. Teddy Bear’s will need regular scheduled professional grooming appointments every 6 to 8 weeks to keep their coats and skin clean and healthy and nails trimmed.

REVIEWS

TEDDY BEAR


Date: 7/19/2020
Name: Archie (formerly Adam)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Ann Samuel
Loc: Renton, WA

I was hesitant about buying a puppy online without getting a chance to see the little one first. And then the thought of a plane journey for a puppy was also scary. However premier pups really went out of the way to ensure us that this was perfectly fine. The response to queries at all times of the day have been prompt. Infact I once sent an email at midnight and heard back In 10 minutes. The customer service top notch. They have been following up everyday on him. It’s been a great experience so far. We have spoken to Denato, Chelsea, Michelle and Jacob FaceTimed is to see Archie the night before he flew home. Very grateful for this level of service. Especially for new owners like us. The extra reassurance Premier pups provides goes a long way. The only thing I would recommend is getting the peepoopalace before the pup arrives so that training is consistent. Right now he is ruling the house and is nothing short of a King.

Date: 6/4/2021
Name: Sammy
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jason and Deanne Clawson
Loc: Sumas, wa

Great experience working with Premier Pups! Excellent communication! Easy transitioning our Sammy into our home.

Date: 5/31/2021
Name: Lady (formerly Erin)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jill
Loc: Texas

We absolutely love our Teddy Bear pup. She’s incredibly healthy and the sweetest dog we have ever known. She loves playing with all my children and there’s not a mean bone in her body. Lady has truly been a blessing to our family and she makes us laugh on a daily basis. I highly recommend Premier Pups and plan to get another pup again in a year or so

Date: 8/13/2020
Name: Zoey ( aka Beth)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jacqueline M Lindsey
Loc: Waterford, Michigan

We are so happy with our new puppy Zoey! She is so sweet, smart, playful & loves other dogs! We love her so much! I can’t say enough good things about Premierpups!! They are the Best!! If your looking for a puppy Premierpups is the Best place around!

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: 1/27/2021
Name: Charlie Duke
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Sarah Roberts
Loc: San Antonio Texas

We got Charlie during COVID. Great experience. We were excited to get him off the plane. Great support and customer care. Used the emergency hotline once and was given great advice. I would use them again and have referred several families to Premier Pups. He tuned one yesterday! We are in love.

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: 4/17/2020
Name: Banji
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Ronda
Loc: Dougas, Ak

I had a wonderful experience with Premier Pups. I would recommend them to anyone. We have had Banji for going 2 1/2 years and he has been an amazing dog/ best friend. He has been there for me through the passing of our other fur baby. ?? Banji has been so fun and enjoyable. I wouldn’t trade him for anything. We hope to purchase a new friend for Banji very soon... thank you Premier Pups for a job well done!!!!!

Date: 1/12/2020
Name: Holly
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Deborah Powell
Loc: California

We absolutely love our little pup. She came home so healthy after the flight and they even had food and water in her kennel. Everything we needed was attached to her kennel and medicine to ensure her smooth transition. Detailed care instructions come a few days before so you’re really prepared. Thanks you so much Premier Pups for giving us our sweet little Holly. We got her yesterday and she has already become the light of our life.

Date: 12/3/2020
Name: Nipsey hussle
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Roslyn black
Loc: Stafford va

He is growing up big an so SPOILED HE EVEN HAS A CARSEAT he doesn’t even ride in it lol but he is my baby !

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