About the Breed: The Teddy Bear dog is a mix between the Shihtzu, Maltese, and Poodle. They make the best first time owner pet and are perfect for those who live in an apartment. They are pretty easy to train and learn very quickly. They are great around kids and other dogs as they are known to have very calm personalities.
Temperament: While Teddy Bear dogs are fairly calm, they will require training and consistency. Without training, puppies will pick up on bad habits and can be very noisy. They love to cuddle and spend time with those around them. Exercising should be implemented in their everyday schedule but not much is needed since they are small dogs.