Are Teddy Bear Dogs Good with Small Children?

June 24, 2018

If you’re looking for a perfect dog for small children, the teddy bear dog may very likely fill the bill. Also known as zuchon, it’s not only small and snuggly but also very smart. These sweet dogs have only been around since the late 1990s and are a relatively new type of dog. They are a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise.

Having short noses, fluffy coats, and big eyes, teddy bear dogs are as cuddly and charming as their namesakes. Well known for its longevity, a teddy bear dog lives approximately 12 to 15 years, providing your child company for many years. At maturity, the teddy bear dog’s size will range from 8 to 12 inches in height and weigh between 8 and 16 pounds. Their size and weight make them ideal companion dogs for children and even elderly members of the family.

Like the stuffed toy they take their name after, they were bred to be adorable, loving, and comforting. Initially, they served as therapy dogs for handicapped children. A teddy bear dog is low maintenance and does not require a lot of exercise to keep it healthy and happy. It gets along with cats and other dogs. It’s also hypoallergenic and sheds very little, making it perfect for people who are allergic to dog hair. Plus, teddy bear dogs are well known for their temperaments. Unlike most small dog breeds, they’re not prone to excessive and unnecessary barking, neurotic behavior, or attention-seeking tactics. They are well-mannered and playful. They also make for good watchdogs and will bark to alert the owner of any danger.

Now that you know how great teddy bear dogs are, finding the right one for you should be easy. There are thousands of teddy bear puppies for sale online. Have a look at our website to learn all there is to know about teddy bear dogs!

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November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

cute photos you have posted

March 1, 2016 12:29 am

How much for each dog

May 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Love teacups…I am a first time owner. Thinking mix of maltese and shitzu…but not sure what to look for to make sure it is in good health. A breeder contacted me and had what I am looking for…but she said it was the runt…and will be tiny.

Your website impressed me…please contact me. How much too…curious on price.

Susan Murray
Susan Murray
June 30, 2016 10:57 am

So adorable! Do you have any available?

Rochelle jordan
August 30, 2016 5:09 am

Hello want buy look teddy bears picture send email xxxxxxxxxxx thank u

Connie Carrigg
November 23, 2015 12:18 am

I am interested in a teddy bear dog, I live in Barrie,Ont. Where can I find one in Ontario? How much do these dogs cost?I want a pup from a good breeder! i want a happy pup with no health issues,de-wormed,first shots and at least eight weeks with Mom. I read this is the right time to adopt!

Connie RN,

December 1, 2015 2:28 am

I’m looking to bye a Teddy bear puppy for Christmas

Mariana Darida
Mariana Darida
December 23, 2015 11:58 am

Can you please let us know where are you located I am very interested to have one of your puppies .I prefer a female. Please let us know .
We live in Chicago .

Mary Battle
Mary Battle
December 29, 2015 5:25 am

I am interested in a teddy bear puppy, I’d like some information and prices.

January 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I live in Englewood fl where can I get one