Breed Info


Attached & Lively

  • Intelligent
  • Devoted
  • Playful and attention seeking
  • Friendly with children, other dogs and other pets
  • Sensitive
  • Snuggly


Small & Cute


  • Named for teddy bear look
  • Round head
  • Furry, floppy ears
  • Brown or hazel eyes
  • Flat, wide muzzles
  • Strong legs and paws

Coat Type and Color:

  • Long flowy fur
  • Curly or silky
  • Low shedding
  • White
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Rd
  • Fawn
  • Cream
  • Brown
  • Combinations like black and white


  • 5-15lbs
  • 6-12 inches tall


Low Activity

  • Enjoy daily playtime
  • Short walks are enough for daily activity
  • Teddy Bears love to swim
  • Well suited for apartment living
  • Toys and other mentally stimulating activities are important for mental wellbeing

We Recommend:

  • 30 minutes of daily activity
  • 6 miles of walking per week
  • Challenge their intellect daily

Teddy Bears are a combination of the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu. They were first bred in the 1990's.

The History of the Shih Tzu:

  • One of the oldest breeds
  • Favored by Chinese royals and can be traced back to the Tang dynasty- 618-907
  • During the Chinese Revolution, this breed was almost eradicated
  • Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1938

The History of the Bichon Frise:

  • Originated in the Mediterranean
  • Intelligence and charm made them great royal companions
  • Performers in circus shows and street acts
  • Breed introduced to United States in 1956


  • Comb daily to prevent tangles and mats
  • Bathe and trim every 3 months
  • Trim around eyes if needed in between cuts
  • Clip nails as necessary
  • Keep ears clean
  • Brush teeth 3 times per week


  • Easy to train
  • Eager to please and devoted to you, so use positive reinforcement and a gentle tone
  • Continue to keep them mentally stimulated for optimal behavior and health