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The Teddy Bear is a toy dog. It is not a breed per se but a collection of dogs that fit a certain bill of description. Teddy Bear dogs are known for their endearing faces and their wide enormous eyes. They have a soft teddy-bear coat. Their coats have a mix of colors that sit well with the eyes. They are the inspiration for the famous teddy bear stuffed animals. They are known as Zuchon or Tzu Frise. They are modern dogs with their journey beginning only at the turn of the 21st century. Discover more about our Teddy Bear puppies for sale below!

Breed History

Teddy Bear dogs are high end, designer dogs that are quite popular in America. Americans got to breeding designer dogs in the 90s. The Zuchon is a result of breeders crossing an oriental Shih Tzu and a Mediterranean Bichon Frise. Teddy Bears are increasing in popularity even though they are a relatively new breed. Their unique look and coat colors have made them somewhat luxurious toys famous among the rich.  

The Teddy Bear is not regarded as an official breed but a crossbred. There are, however, certain organizations that recognize this breed. These organizations include the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club. Teddy Bear dogs are very expensive. Some will set you back over two thousand dollars.

Temperament 

Of all toy dogs, the Teddy Bear is one of the most loyal breeds. They have a great personality, are lively and are noted for their good manners. They are good as family pets but they can be stubborn. However, if well trained, they are excellent to be around. 

Teddy Bears are well-mannered, they are known to be happy, very social and gentle. You’ll rarely see them go on barking rampages. Teddy Bears only bark when they need to alter their family of an approaching stranger. They are not only kept for their aesthetic values but as watchdogs too. They make excellent watchdogs.  Zuchons are good with other dogs, they play well with other dogs and you would rarely see them in a fight with another canine if socialized at an early age. 

Exercise

Teddy Bear dogs can be taken on walks that do not cover long distances daily. You can play fetch with this breed as they love to play, albeit, not too long. You can Teddy Bears swimming but do not keep them too long in the water and don’t force them in if they do not want to go.

Environment

Teddy Bear dogs are not outdoor prone so you needn’t worry about raising fences to keep them in. They hate being left alone so you might want to consider not adopting them if you are constantly busy with work. They are not high-energy canines so they are apartment fit. 

Grooming

They have a beautiful coat that requires some grooming efforts to make look good. You should expect to brush your Teddy bear dog about three times a week. Do this to avoid loose hair from falling over the house. Teddy Bears shed seasonally and they shed heavily. Their coat will extra attention during this period. Another benefit of constantly brushing their coat is to prevent any doggie smell.

Ensure you bathe them at least once every month. If your Teddy Bear is often outdoors playing in the dirt, then you should increase the number of times you bathe them. Brush your Teddy Bear’s teeth daily to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria and to prevent the buildup of tartar. Nails are to be trimmed once or twice a month too.

Our Teddy Bear puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Teddy Bear puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Teddy Bear puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Teddy Bear puppies.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Teddy Bear

How many times should I feed Teddy Bears daily? 

Feeding them twice a day should do.

Do Teddy Bears shed a lot? 

This toy breed is a seasonal shedder. During this period, you must pay extra attention to their coat.

Are Teddy Bears aggressive? 

They have the tendency to become easily aggressive if not well-trained at a young age.

Do Teddy Bears have health problems? 

Teddy Bear dogs have a great love for their family and when separated for too long, they tend to suffer from separation anxiety. Other hereditary diseases include epilepsy, eye issues, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia and more. 

Are Teddy Bears easy to potty train? 

It takes dedication and consistency to their training and with their training to get them housebroken. 

Are Teddy Bears a good fit for families? 

As mentioned earlier, Teddy Bear dogs are loyal to their families. Once they get used to you, it would be hard to get them to stay away from you. They are good with children and will love all members of the family.

Do Teddy Bears have common health problems? 

A lot of the health problems experienced by American bulldogs are mostly genetic and do not affect the entire breed. These ailments could range from the kidney to thyroid disorders and a lot more.  

What is Teddy Bears life expectancy? 

They have a life expectancy of 15-18 years.

Are Teddy Bears cheap to get? 

They are a very expensive breed.

How tall do Teddy Bears get? 

They grow to reach a height of about 12 inches.


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