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.
Most teddy bears are white, but they can also come in any of the colors that shih tzus come in. They are playful, spunky, highly affectionate dogs. They tend to get along well with other dogs and children. They are easy to train and do well in apartments. They need regular brushing and occasional walks.