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.Read more
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)|
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.
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.
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.
I adopted Devon a little over a year ago, she is the best little thing to ever happen to our family. Working with Premier pups was great they were very friendly. One thing I would not do though is use the financing, it ended up costing way more money than it should have but that’s not premier pups fault. I would definitely get another dog from them.
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.
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!!
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Kelly has been with his for two weeks now and we are in love. She can fetch, is doing great with outside potty breaks and has been eating hard food since she arrived. Our only wish is that we could afford a second puppy so they cAn grow up together.
We got Loki ( formerly Sosa) in November 2020. Premier was amazing to work with from the start. They give you so much information from the very beginning which made it an easy transition for both pup and parents. Loki has been a blessing in our family! My boys love how playful he is and he has everyone in the house wrapped around his tiny paw!! I don’t know what I would do without this little mommas boy! Premier was so easy to work with and made sure even after we had Loki home that he was doing well with his new home! Thank you so much for bringing this small bundle of love to our home!
I purchased Maggie in March of 2020 from Premier Pups. I can't say enough about their customer service. I called them so many times asking questions and they were always patient and helpful and they really seemed to know everything about Maggie as if she was the only dog there. I decided to put a deposit on Maggie and an employee there said that he would meet me half way the following Saturday to deliver her to me so I didn't have to drive the entire 6 hours. To make a long story short I wound up in the hospital and was intubated for days. My family and friends didn't want me to wake up and not have my puppy so they contacted Premier and they went above and beyond for my friends and met half way them instead of me. They gave them all the meds, foods and instructions that I could possible need to take care of her when I got home. Maggie has been nothing but a joy since I've gotten her. She loves people and dogs and she is so sweet, lovable, playful and adorable! I mean look at those eyes! She was a great decision and Premier pets made it happen! Love them!
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 !
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
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.