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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: 7/20/2020
Name: Neuman
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Erwin Ancheta
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

We couldn’t be more happy with our fur baby! He truly is what a healthy puppy should be. Ozzie (formerly known as Neuman) is great with our kids and is loved by everyone. Our experience with Premierpups could not have been any better, they are a Five star company who genuinely cares about all there pups!

Date: 1/26/2020
Name: Ripley
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jack Gordon
Loc: Shepherdsville, KY

This is our sweet little boy Ripley. Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout the process from Premier. He is the best.

Date: 4/29/2018
Name: Pearl (Now Primrose)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Brittney Lewis
Loc: Columbus, OH

We have had Prim now for a month and we have completely fallen in love with her. Never thought I could love a puppy so much! She has been such a wonderful first pet and she has no issues at all. I loved the whole process with premier. It was quick and super easy. They were very friendly and informative! I would definitely recommend them and I will definitely purchase another pup with them!

Date: 6/30/2021
Name: Capri
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Patricia Whitehouse
Loc: South Plainfield NJ

Capri arrived on June 20, 2021. I am over the moon in love with my Teddy Bear baby. I am also thankful and grateful that I got her through Premier Pups. (PP) PP stayed in contact with me every step of way from the moment I purchased my little girl through her adjustment period in her new home. Capri is the sweetest pup with a great disposition. The experts at PP answered all of my questions and they were always available to answer any and all questions I had. I recommend Premier Pups without hesitation.

Date: 7/24/2016
Name: Charlie Blue
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Leemor
Loc: New York, NY

I was so skeptical to buy a puppy online without even meeting him before the purchase. I researched the breeder and spoke to Premier Puppies over the phone. I also researched the breed to see if it would be a good fit for my lifestyle. After speaking with them over the phone and asking a lot of questions, I felt more comfortable with the purchase and decided to go through with it. I have had Charlie Blue for almost 4 months and I couldn't be happier. He is the sweetest, smartest, adaptable little thing, with great energy, and I get a lot of compliments all the time! Couldn't be happier with my purchase and couldn't imagine life now without him.

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: 11/11/2020
Name: Keaton
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Jason Gormley
Loc: Milford, Pa

Puppy is happy and healthy it’s only been 3 days but don’t have a complaint yet. He is very playful, social and smart. Staff does check up on puppy and respond to questions ??

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: 11/11/2020
Name: Tucker (formerly Sosa)
Breed: Teddy Bear
Client: Alexa
Loc: Niceville, FL

we've had Tucker for over a year now (Oct, 2019) and he gets more precious every day. He is SUCH a perfect part of our family. Every step of picking him out and flying him to us here in Florida went so smoothly. He was healthy and adjusted easily to his new life with us. Premier was great to follow up with us multiple times the first few weeks to check in him. Tucker is a GREAT pup and i would 100% buy from Premier again!

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!

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