Teddy bear dogs are also raised for their temperament as they are very affectionate. They make great companion dogs and most are easy to train, though some do need firm handling. They are usually good with children. Grooming needs will vary depending on the breed mix. These dogs can weigh from seven to seventy seven pounds and stand nine to twenty one inches. Teddy Bear dogs are small, cute looking doll like dogs who bark less and are apt for all dog shows and apartment life.
Teddy bears were originally bred for handicapped children, so they could hug and squeeze them with out getting a nip and struggle and instead get licks and love in return. Their hairs are smooth, silky and straight. Thus many beautiful hair styles can be tried on them specially for dog shows. Teddy Bear dogs also like wearing beautiful cute looking dresses and do not mind them. They are very good with all types of games like swimming, catching games etc. and they learn all sorts of tricks easily. They adore their owners very much and love to play with them. They are quite sturdy, quite comfortable and happy to play with young children. Teddy bear puppies can be further designed to form more cute looking dogs with the use of Euro linage. Euro linage is the genetic coding in dog breeds with preferred features, such as size in our case the imperial bloodlines, hair coloring in our case selected standard bloodline, and structure in our case the Mediterranean bloodline. The lineages are carefully selected for this purpose and there is no need of altering its breed. The shichon is not high strung like most small dogs and has a rag doll feel to it, when picked up or cuddled.
Teddy bear puppies are small in stature, and remain small even into adulthood, growing to a height of approximately 12 inches. They weight a light 12 to 14 pounds as adult dogs.
The breed sports a soft, fluffy coat that doesn't shed like most dog breeds. It can be clipped short into a "puppy cut" or left long.
These dogs have round faces with squashed muzzles and large, endearing eyes, earning them their namesake. They also have medium length droopy ears and short, fluffy tails.
Their coat can come in virtually any colour, giving each dog its own uniqueness that isn't usually seen in other companion breeds such as theBichon Frise.
It is said that a dog is a man's best friend. We are familiar with different types of dogs, some of them have been with us for hundreds of years. Every breed of dog is admired for its characteristics or traits. Dogs of collie breed are famous for their magnificent coat, the greyhound for their speed and the German shepherds as police dogs. The latest trend, which for some time remained restricted to Hollywood celebrities is now sweeping the United States off its feet. Many individuals are paying big money to acquire a teddy bear dog for their family. This small and cute dog has managed to win many hearts. On the other hand, American Kennel Club, which is a registry of purebred dogs such as, Chihuahua dogs, Bichon Frise, greyhound dogs, bulldogs in the United States, counts this breed as a designer breed. Some people refer to them as 'mutts' to emphasize their mix breeding; however at present, dog lovers are not interested in this kind of branding. What is the reason behind this sudden popularity of teddy bear dog breed?