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Teddy Bear
A sweet Poodle puppy sitting in a basket with a cute teddy bear, on a white background.


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.


With a strong and attentive demeanor this breed is very in tune with their owner’s emotions and attitudes and with their environment. They can be protective if necessary, though they are not known to be aggressive. They have active minds and bodies that need constant stimulation and play, without adequate activity they can become bored quickly, which may lead them to be destructive. This can be easily fixed with plenty of toys and room to run.

Training and Socialization

With their strong devotion they are easily trainable as they are eager to please their owner. It also helps that they inherit the intelligence of both parent breeds. Though, they show enthusiasm in learning new tricks, you must keep in mind that their curiosity can steal their attention. Reward based training will surely keep their focus! Because of their sociable nature and desire to meet new people and pets, regular socialization is recommended to let your puppy’s true personality really shine.

Appearance and Grooming

A perfect blend of both parent breeds, it has small black eyes that set above a medium size muzzle, like that of the Australian Shepherd and a soft and silky coat that can be straight, wavy or curly like the Poodle parent. Regular grooming should be scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain a healthy coat and clipped nails. This breed coat colors include white, blue, black, yellow, brown, red, silver and gray.

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