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What Exactly is a Teddy Bear Puppy?

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Teddy Bear puppies happen to be a quite recent type of dog, having only existed since the late 1990's. The specific label “Teddy Bear” doesn’t formally relate to one specific particular breed, but is most frequently deployed in descriptions of the cross breed of a Bichon Frise with a Shih Tzu. At the same time, the term “Teddy Bear” is actually frequently used to refer to a number of hybrids within breeds including: Toy Poodles, Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, Yorkshire Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, and Schnauzer's.

The Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise cross is also popularly known as a Tzu Frise, Shichon, or Zuchon. This unique version of designer dog has obtained the label “Teddy Bear” due to their small overall size, dainty features, fuzzy hair, sizeable eyes, and general similarity to a teddy bear.

Buddy the Teddy Bear Puppy
Teddy Bears are certainly not a officially recognized breed of canine within the AKC. Interestingly however, it is possible that with a handful of additional generations of breeding they are going to receive that worldwide recognition under the name: Zuchon.

Teddy Bear dogs can potentially grow to be nearly 20 lbs., but commonly weigh somewhere between 11-16 after fully grown. They may be a combination of unique colors consisting of white, black, as well as several different hues of brown. This coloring adds to their attractiveness amidst puppy owners simply because two Teddy Bears very rarely look completely alike.

Teddy's are extremely loyal dogs and love physical contact. It is absolutely not abnormal for any Teddy to take a midday snooze in your lap, or at your feet. They generally get along perfectly with other household pets, particularly any other dogs, and are also wonderful for young children. Not surprisingly, they started out actually being carefully bred to be therapy dogs for individuals with handicaps. Their modest disposition ensures they are an excellent pet for almost everyone. They usually do not typically bark, although they definitely will bark whenever they sense danger, and also when someone new enters into their home for the first time.

Most teddy bears are also hypo-allergenic, making them perfect for a person with an allergy problem. They have typically been bred to produce almost no dander, for this reason even if you're sensitive to most dogs, a Teddy might be ideal for you!

Mini Teddy Bear Puppies

Mini Teddy Bear puppies are an even more recent form of cross breed coming from a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. They are very similar to the full sized Teddy's regarding their attitude, appearance, and temperament, and have also been selectively bred to be hypo-allergenic to boot. Similar to their normal sized cousins, they're wonderful with additional pets and children.

Mini Teddy Bears typically only weigh at maturity approximately 9-12 lbs. and continue to retain their puppy qualities during their whole entire lives. They could be the ideal dog for anyone who never wants their puppy to appear like they have grown up!

Mini Teddy bear’s have a smaller sized physique, big floppy ears, a mashed in face and big deep set eyes. They come in many different colors, and just like the traditionally sized Teddy’s they characteristically have numerous colors in their coat, rendering each Mini Teddy completely unique.


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