It’s not just your imagination, Teddy Bear dogs are real and are quickly becoming some of the most popular and sought after designer dogs all over the globe. Just like the Teddy Bears we grew up loving and cuddling, the real life Teddy Bears can be big, while others are small. With fuzzy faces, big brown eyes, short little muzzles, and a tiny frame it’s no wonder these little cuties are all of the rage.
Teddy Bear pups were originally introduced at the beginning of the millennium around the year 2000. Though they are not considered an official breed the term Teddy Bear has been used to describe this group of hybrid designer dogs that resemble their namesake. The original Teddy Bear was named after the mix between a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu, but over the last decade there are more and more Teddy Bear Mixes appearing on the dog scene. They are considered hypoallergenic, so they shed less than most purebred dogs and are great options for allergy sufferers.These pups can measure in 12 to 18 inches and weigh between 8 to 35 lbs. They have a long average life expectancy between 12 to 16 years.
They make for excellent companion dogs and are great for families with children as they are full of love and energy and love to play. It is important to supervise children during play, especially young children who may not understand the delicacy of such a small dog. Even though they are small, they still require plenty of daily exercise and maintenance. 2 to 3 brisk walks each day partnered with some active play will be plenty to keep these little ones happy and fit.
This breed is very sociable and loves the company of others, especially their human families. Unlike some of the more independent small dog breeds, the Teddy Bear breeds tend to be less vocal than other small dogs. They will let you know if you have a visitor or if something seems amiss, but they won’t make barking a sport.
They will need regular scheduled grooming appointments for clean and healthy coats, as well as regular teeth and ear cleaning and nail trimming. Most Teddy Bears also require brushing of their coats a few times per week. If you or someone you know is looking to bring one these little sweeties into your home, click on the breed links below for more information.
Popular Teddy Bear Dog Breeds
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