Q:

What breed of dog looks like a small teddy bear?

A:

Teddy bear dogs are crossbred designer dogs that are usually the result of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise parents. Other breeds that are sometimes used include Poodles and Schnauzers.

The common Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross is called a Zuchon and originated in the United States. Teddy bear dogs are small and usually weigh less than 15 pounds even as adults. The dogs are healthy and long-lived with smart, affectionate personalities. Depending on the cross, some teddy bear dogs shed little and produce less dander than standard dogs, making them good options for those with allergies. Due to being a crossbreed, these dogs have a variety of different coat colors including black, white, tan and combinations of multiple colors.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is a teddy bear dog?

    A:

    A teddy bear dog is a breed that combines a shih tzu and either a bichon frise or a toy poodle. The teddy bear dog, so called because its appearance resembles that of a child's teddy bear, is a hybrid or mixed breed dog that's not recognized as a purebred.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the proper name for the teddy bear dog breed?

    A:

    The teddy bear breed is a designer breed also known as the shichon or zuchon. The breed was first introduced at the start of the millennium and is gaining in popularity.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some small dogs that don't shed?

    A:

    The All Small Dog Breeds website explains that there are several small dogs that do not shed, including the Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Miniature Schnauzer, Maltese, Havanese, West Highland White Terrier, Bichon Frise, Cairn Terrier, Chinese Crested, Brussels Griffon and Border Terrier. Other breeds include the Silky Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Cesky Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Australian Terrier, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Bedlington Terrier, Affenpinscher, Lowchen and Puli.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What breed is a teddy bear puppy?

    A:

    Bred for looks, the teddy bear puppy is not a pure breed. It is a mix of the Shih Tzu and the poodle (shi poo), the bichon frise and the poochon (toy poodle), or the Shiz Tzu and the bichon frise (zuchon).

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore