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What breed is a teddy bear puppy?

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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).

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The teddy bear puppy is so named because the fluffy coat resembles a stuffed animal or teddy bear. A feature of the teddy bear pup is the relatively allergy-free fur. Small, family-friendly and social, the life expectancy of the teddy bear dog is 12 to 16 years. Generally easy to train, the teddy bear breed is not highly active.

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    What breed of dog looks like a small teddy bear?

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    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.

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    How big do teddy bear puppies get?

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    Teddy bear puppies mature to 9 to 12 inches tall and 8 to 13 pounds. Teddy bear puppies, also called shichons, are a mix of the shih tzu and the bichon frise breeds. The teddy bears have a fluffy, medium-length coat. They do not shed much, if at all.

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    What is a teddy bear dog?

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    What is a Shih Tzu teddy bear cut?

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    The Shih Tzu teddy bear cut is a specific type of hair cut that highlights the face of the dog and makes it look like a stuffed teddy bear. This particular type of hair cut is one of several that pet owners can use on their dogs.

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