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).
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.Learn More
A Cairn terrier mixed with a Chihuahua is known as a Toxirn by the American Canine Hybrid Club. The Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry refer to this hybrid breed as a Cairn-chi or Cairnchi.Full Answer >
Yorkies, or Yorkshire Terriers, are small, energetic dogs, and there are many names that either emphasize or ironically contradict these common Yorkie qualities. Some cute Yorkie names, such as Munchkin and Peanut, refer to their small size, while others, like Boomer and Grizzly, allude to their disproportionately big personalities. Other names make references to celebrities or characters in popular culture, such as Sea World's Shamu and Paris Hilton's Yorkie, Cinderella.Full Answer >
A dog with one husky parent and one Rottweiler parent is called a "Rottsky." The Designer Breed Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry both recognize this mixed breed.Full Answer >
A dog can be in labor from two to 12 hours, states K9PuppyDogs.com. For first-time mothers, however, labor can last up to 36 hours. The birth of the first puppy generally takes the longest.Full Answer >