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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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