Dogs have come a long way in evolution, from purebreds to crossbreeds, but more and more pups are starting to look less like dogs and more like teddy bears and toys. These teddy bear like pups have a special soft spot for dog lovers everywhere, but are they the right fit for you and your lifestyle? While they may be cute and cuddly, it is important to note that their temperament may vary, and some dogs require a lot more attention and time than others.
So, without any more fluff, (pun intended), here are 7 of the most adorable teddy bear pups for your consideration.
Teddy bear dogs that may be perfect for you
- The Pomeranian Pup tops this list with their cute cuddly appearance but their small time needed for maintenance. These pups have a fox like appearance because of their wedge-shaped heads and tiny ears. Their coats are relatively long, thick and fluffy looking but are actually coarse when touched. They range in colours from black, white, tan, grey-shaded, brown and orange.
This pup is popular for a variety of family types, from single persons to large families, and their vigilant unreserved and friendly personality packs quite the punch. These pups come in 3 varieties, but the one noted as the teddy bear face is the absolute cutest. While they are very outgoing and playful, short walks and playing inside are good enough for your cute little Pomeranian pup.
- Secondly are your Chow Chow puppies that are just absolutely adorable to look at. These dogs have a distinct look that is characterized and identified by their chunky bodies, triangular ears and lion like fur. They also have very bushy tails and come in a variety of colours including tan, black, cream, grey, blue and red.
An important factor of your Chow Chow puppy is that their eyes are almost covered by their fluffy fur. While these pups are not necessarily the best for cuddling, they make up for their individualistic personality with their fluffy fur and cute cuddly looks.
- The Goldendoodle is a cross-breed between the famous Golden Retriever and the Poodle. These pups range in sizes based on the dominant gene that is present, either the Poodle or Golden Retriever, but this cross-breed has gained popularity for its cute fluffy exterior. GoldenDoodles are very easily trained, very agile and highly social but they also need proper socialization in order to be friendly to strangers.
Their fur/outer coat varies in texture from being wavy like or straight like the Golden Retriever or they may have more tightly coiled and kinky fur like the poodle. They come in a variety of colours including apricot, cream, black or grey, and some may even come partly coloured with different dominant colours on their coats.
- The Poochon is actually a cross-breed between the Poodle and the Bichon Frise which also holds its own when it comes to cute and cuddly pups. Their small stature add to their designer like status, and their furry and fluffy outer coat will be sure to turn heads when heading down the street. They have a natural non-shedding wool coat which makes grooming a lot easier and their facial features are normally adopted from the Bichon Frise, meaning they have a naturally round skull and small floppy ears.
These dogs are naturally affectionate, caring and loving in nature, which make them highly intelligent and the best cuddle buddies. Their character also makes them a prime candidate to add to families with small children, or as a gift to your significant other.
- The fluffy white hair and tiny 18 inch structure are what makes the Bichon Frise your ideal powder puff pup. This teddy bear like pup normally has a variation of white in colours, appearing in stark white, white and cream, white and buff and white and apricot. They are small in stature, normally weighing between 7 and 12 pounds, and their eyes are normally very dark, along with their black button noses.
Bichon’s tend to shred but not in the normal way, instead their excessive shedded hairs are caught in their undercoat, which makes their grooming more frequent than other small dogs. They are normally very affectionate, playful and gentle, but thy also require a lot of time and maintenance.
- Descending from the Spitz group is the Samoyed Dog, named after its history as herding dogs for the Samoyedic Peoples of Siberia. This vigilant and agile pup has a broad wedge shaped head with distinguishable triangular ears and a black button nose. Their coat is a thick double layer of white fur, followed by a fluffy and curly tail. They range in colours from white, cream or biscuit.
This toy like pup is normally loyal, alert and friendly, and normally enjoys companionship with its owners. Their loyalty and protectiveness of their owners also make them suitable to be very great watch and guard dogs, and who would think this little teddy bear pup would cause them any harm?
- Take one look at the Australian Labradoodle and it’ll be very hard to tell if he’s a pup or teddy. These designer dogs originated as a mix between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. Their size ranges from small to relatively average, but their most attractive feature is their fluffy, corkscrew shaped curly coat. Their long ears also contribute to their bear like appearance, naturally making them look more adorable.
Most Australian Labradors need to be groomed regularly because of the texture of their fur, which causes it to to get matted relatively easily. This also makes them a lot more harder to maintain than many other dogs, but their cuteness will make every minute you spend with them worthwhile. Their colours range from a variety of apricot, red, cream and black, among others.
Teddy bear dogs are the biggest phenomenon and their cuteness makes them ideal for many family structures, but it is important to note that their temperament and maintenance are essential factors that must be taken into account before deciding which one is best for you. Teddy Bear Dogs are the gifts that keep on giving!