Shih Tzu-Coton de Tulear

Meet our Shih Tzu/Coton de Tulear cross puppies! One of the fantastic qualities of these wonderful companions is their non shedding coats which are a gentle flowing coat of ultra soft waves which are generally kept relatively short, “puppy cut” style, but can also be left long. This mix is in the family of the Teddy Bear puppies, with just a bit more class. They have a wonderful sense of playfulness & a great love of toys as the Cotons do as well as a snuggly side from both sides. They are friendly, highly social, kid friendly, sturdy, calm dog which are truly a great mix. You will enjoy the length of nose that the Coton brings to the mix as the Teddy Bears will not have the snort & sinus problems that some Shih Tzus can. Their noses and faces are not extremely long on the other hand either, giving them a plump, full teddy bear appearance.

Our parents are well within the breed standards for weight and height. Our Shih Tzu adults are 9-11 pounds and stand 8-10 inches at the shoulder. They have a lifespan of 10-16 years. Coton de Tulears are 9.5 to 13 inches at the withers and have a weight of less than 18 pounds. Many of ours are in the 13-14 pound range. These dogs do not shed and have low dander, therefore are great for people with allergies.Cotons have a lifespan of 12-16 years. 

Coton de Tulear/Shih Tzu Teddy Bears do not shed. They average 13-14 pounds as adults.

Mom and Dad are pictures of health, always doing well on their yearly health exams – never needing anything other than routine care in between check ups. Of course we would expect their babies to follow suit. I am sure you would be pleased with them.

We do not sell puppies to pet stores, brokers or breeders. Only to pet homes such as yours and mine!

All puppies are current on dewormings and vaccinations. They each have an AVID microchip inserted between the shoulder blades for positive identification.

What Our Clients are Saying!

What a great experience working with Barb and Heartland Classics! I live 1100 miles away so I bought my SCWT online. My "Bear" made 2 flights to arrive in Boston happy and healthy - he is a...

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We have had our little"Riley" for 6 months and he has been wonderful from the first day! He was easy to house train and loves meeting people and other dogs. Barb and her husband sent us pictures...

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We got our SCWT a little over a month ago and he has fit into our little family so well. He knows he is the cutest little boy and is the center of attention any where we go. Working with barb on...

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We picked up our, sweeter than pie, Goldendoodle just four months ago and could not be more in love!!! Teddy is the smartest, kindest, cutest, and sweetest dog we have ever had-easy to train knew to...

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We got our soft coated wheaten terrier from Barb and her crew at the end of January, he is such a good little boy. He is obviously in that puppy phase where he likes to play fight and chew on you and...

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I so recommend Barb and Heartland Classics! We've had our Coton de Tulear for almost 4 weeks and he has been so much fun! My husband who was not a fan of small dogs is so taken with him that he...

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