Day outing with the gang and puppies - They love to go on trips around our majestic west coast to roam free, run and swim, smell and explore our untouched nature paradise

Our Guarantees

Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon  - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada

If you enjoy an abundance of love and humour in your life, then our Zuchons are a perfect choice!

Our commitment to quality

We only bred multi-generational Zuchons to produce true Zuchons in appearance, health, temperament, personality etc. A true Zuchon's origins is 50/50 Bichon & Shih-Tzu cross. Adding anything "extra" is NOT a Zuchon and will have very different appearance, size, temperment, trainability etc. We have worked tirelessly on advancing the true standard of Zuchons for our true Zuchons to one day be accepted into the AKC & CKC.  We have been producing exceptionally healthy & happy puppies for over 16 years!

Our puppies are born from exceptionally healthy, extremely happy and remarkably stunning parents. Having zero genetic health issues in our dogs and their puppies in the last 16+ years of living our Zuchon dream, we can confidently guarantee our puppies and pass that amazing health and happiness on to you with our standard 5-year guarantee included with our puppies or our Lifetime guarantee upon request. 

Our Zuchons are kept in pristine condition and are in perfect health, as are our puppies. Our adults are health tested and always up to date on all check-ups and vaccinations.  We only breed the best of the best of our Zuchons. We would never produce a puppy from a parent of inferior genetics or genetic issues. If a proven issue were to arise, that parent(s) would not be bred again.  

Health & Genetic Guarantees

We also include with our puppies, among many other assets, a written health confirmation from us, and also from our vet that they are in excellent health.  All of our puppies come with our 5-year genetic guarantee OR our unprecedented Lifetime of your dog genetic guarantee is an extra available option upon request. In the event of death due to a genetic tragedy, you would be able to choose a replacement puppy. We do not cover vet costs or other ownership expenses, and ownership responsibilities must not play any part in the cause, propelling, or degeneration of a puppy/dog issue. 

We are dedicated beyond imagination! Our astounding guarantees are unmatched and unheard of!

Our astounding guarantees are unmatched and unheard of in the dog world. We are that dedicated to the Zuchon and the constant pursuit of knowledge on our dogs.  You won't find anyone else standing behind their puppies with such confidence enough to back them for 5-years or a lifetime as we do!
To provide these amazing guarantees, we must also take various precautions that we know to be of utmost importance. Therefore no puppy is scheduled to be viewed (for any reason) before being thoroughly vet checked and received their vaccines and all puppies waiting to be picked up by their families are home. This process begins at 8 to 9 weeks. This time frame is on a per litter basis if we think more time is needed. In this same regard, for obvious reasons, no puppy is guaranteed or able to leave our home until their vet check has taken place.  

Our Lifetime Return Policy

 As responsible companion creators that genuinely love the puppies we bring into the world we have designated ourselves as their lifetime guardians. We offer a lifetime return so that our puppies/dogs always have a loving home to count on if your situation ever became that you cannot keep your puppy/dog. We require that he/she be returned to us in the same manner, condition and pick up method in which your puppy/dog was received (this includes flight home if required). At your expense. Once home they will re-trained, settle back into our routine and go back to having a great time with their friends and family until we find the perfect new home for them. This policy is in place to protect our puppies/dogs from ending up in shelters, pet stores, puppy brokers or puppy mills and protect them from being a weekend novelty or a trial run at dog ownership.   

We provide lifetime support of your puppy!

Our dogs and their puppies are an extensive source of deep love and happiness that is truly fulfilling.  All of our love and an immense amount of laborious effort go into our puppies and their parents. This endeavour requires all of our time and an endless amount of finances to ensure our puppies and their parents are exceptionally cared for at all times with or without a current litter. This doesn't just start with the birth of a litter, a considerable misconception to those who don't know the time and costs involved. It takes years of preparation and commitment for each of our parent dog's entire lifetime. They are our lifetime companions and never for sale. It's an all-day every day 24/7, 365 days a year, 16+ year investment with no days off and no vacation time away that we are fully committed to. 

Zuchon Breed Information

The Teddy Bear Zuchon was introduced at the start of the new millennium, created to fill the need for a patient, cuddly, intelligent and highly trainable service and therapy dog that is flexible and can go with the flow with a happy go lucky attitude and content with being held for long periods. Also known as the Zuchon or Shichon, this dog has earned its place as one of the cutest companion dogs.  

We have been continuously working on and improving our Teddy Bears for over 16 years to create the ultimate Zuchon - mind - body - soul.

 We provide lifetime support of your puppy!  We adore the families we have chosen for our puppies and genuinely care about their success together. They are forever a part of our extended furry family. We are here for the support of our families and our puppies for their entire lifetime. We welcome their stop by's, visitation and their continued updates over the years. Our extensive amount of references with continued ongoing puppy updates including photos, videos, and comments compiled over the last 16 successful years speaks volumes about us, our dogs and their puppies. 

Building Puppy Skills! Our puppies love to play on their custom made play center and slide themselves down the slide

Just another day at the lake with the gang! Let's play!

Extensively Veterinarian Checked

Our puppies are the total package for health, temperament & beauty!

We always receive amazing comments from our veterinarian during our puppies vet check commonly being referred to as the total package for health, temperament & beauty.  Our puppies are always thoroughly veterinarian checked before leaving our care at eight weeks of age by our well-trusted veterinarian. During their wellness exam, the veterinarian spends about 10 to 15 min with each puppy and typically checks for the following:  

  • Weight is taken & recorded on exam pamphlet that will go home with the puppy
  • Puppy's temperature — 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit is normal.
  • Checks each puppies pulse and breathing rate.
  • Listens to the puppy's lungs with his Stethoscope for any lung abnormalities or harsh lung sounds. 
  • Listens to the puppy's heart with his Stethoscope to detect any heart murmurs, irregular heart rhythm.
  • Examines other internal organs by palpating or feeling them.
  • Gives the puppy's ears a going-over to ensure they not only look right but also smell right, ensuring there's no infections or parasites.
  • Checks the puppy's genitals to ensure two testicles are present in males, and there's no sign of discharge or infection in females.
  • Check eyes up close with his scope.
  • Checks nose.
  • Looks over the skin for any abnormalities.
  • Checks for fleas (We use Frontline flea & tick prevention on our dogs and puppies, to prevent heartworm disease, dermatitis ticks, chewing lice, fleas, flea eggs, ticks, mosquito bites etc).
  • Inspects the anal region to check for discharge or other signs of disease or parasites.
  • Examines the puppy's mouth to see that teeth and gums look as they should.
  • Checks the belly button for an umbilical hernia (although common, we typically have none due to our hand-delivering the pups).
  • Checks the puppy's joints for normal movement and the kneecaps will be checked to make sure they are not loose. 
  • Checks nails and trims if needed (we do this ourselves usually).
  • Gives the puppy the start of their vaccinations and provides proof of completion to pass along to the new family
  • De-worms each puppy and sends home a follow up dosage (will be either done for you or in your to-go bag).

Our dogs are our family. Our life partners. Our life companions. It would be fair to say they ARE our life! Our dogs are free to roam where they please. They have free run of the home and property, but they always choose to be right by our side on our laps or following along right at our heels. 

Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon  - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada
Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada

Our Location - The Majestic West Coast of B.C

Our magnificent puppies combined with our amazing guarantees make our puppies the total and complete

We are located just outside of Vancouver on the stunning West Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C, Canada. 

When we are not at our home of the last 16 years in the heart of the Cowichan Valley we can be found enjoying our remote North Island getaway. As you may have viewed through our hundreds of photos and videos, we embrace every opportunity to enjoy life with our dogs and family. The unlimited supply of untouched lakes, ocean inlets, beaches and forest trails to explore and other outdoor activities that our less-populated North Island area provides us to explore with our dogs by our side leash-free is truly an amazing experience. 

Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon  - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada
Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada

About Our Teddy Bear Zuchons

Our Teddy Bear Zuchon puppies are loving, smart, personable, calm, gentle, cuddly, super comical, playful and very easy to train and gorgeous inside and out. They are attentive, love to interact, make eye contact, nap and play with their loved ones and make uniquely individual bonds with everyone in their life. They adore children of all ages and socializing with other animals. Being so naturally patient, snuggly, and gentle in temperament without ever becoming irritated or nippy, they are an excellent choice for children and most therapy and service dog needs. They also have incredible search skills.   Every Tiny Teddies puppy comes loved and nurtured, having completed various levels of age-appropriate Tiny Teddies training, litter box trained, pee pad trained, safe place set up trained, expertly neurologically stimulated and socialized with a 5-year genetic guarantee, a copy of our "Caring for your Teddy Bear Zuchon Puppy guide" along with a health & immunization record, flight to Vancouver or Victoria, hard-sided crate, puppy care pack with a leash & harness set, with toys and blanket bearing parents and littermates scent and more to get you started. 

  • Upgrade from a 5-year guarantee to Lifetime guarantee available, contact us for a quote.

Litter box trained! - We start their litter box training at four weeks, and it works like a dream for long-term use, house training, travelling etc. The litter we use is earth-friendly and biodegradable and doesn't resemble anything else in your home, discouraging accidents. So when your puppy arrives home, your free to enjoy him or her, rather than clean up messes. Our puppies are also familiar with pee pads for use in carrying bags, crate training, during flights and road trips etc.  Our adults and puppies are fed top of the line locally made holistic dog food along with real meats, fruit and veggies, homemade cookies, and homemade dehydrated treats. Made from a variety of fish, meats, fruits, and veggies that contain natural benefits. We always have an abundance available, so we also have homemade goodie bags containing a variety of cookies & dehydrated snacks available upon request to our Teddy Bear Zuchon families only in $50, $100 or $200 packages (shipping not included)

Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon  - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada
Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada

Pricing & Details

Our Puppies are -  $4500.00 and up -  For reservations on a  future litter  & available puppies 8 to 10 weeks old

$5000 for River or Louie NOW AVAILABLE & PUPPY TRAINED!! 

  • Includes our standard 5-year genetic guarantee FREE
  • Includes FREE flight to  Vancouver YVR or Victoria YYJ and hard-sided airline approved travel carrier  (provided for flight option only).
  • Includes FREE personal delivery within a 4hr radius.
  • Includes starter gifts like food or treats, harness & leash set - blanket & toys bearing parents & litter mates scent and more
  • Flight to additional locations beyond Vancouver YVR available upon request
  • Upgrade  to Lifetime of your dog guarantee available - Contact us for a quote

Advanced Puppies start at - $5500 and up  for our more advanced available puppies with various age appropriate training included - (currently unavailable) 

  • Includes our standard 5-year genetic guarantee FREE
  • Includes FREE flight to  Vancouver YVR or Victoria YYJ and hard-sided  airline approved travel carrier  (provided for flight option only).
  • Includes FREE personal delivery within a 4hr radius.
  • Includes starter gifts like food or treats, harness & leash set - blanket & toys bearing parents & litter mates scent and more
  • Flight to additional locations beyond Vancouver YVR - within Canada available upon request 
  • Upgrade  to Lifetime of your dog guarantee available - Contact us for a quote

  Deposit - $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your chosen puppy or for placement on a future litter

  • Deposits are applied to the final purchase price
  • Deposits are non-refundable
  • Deposits are transferable to another litter up until the time a puppy has been chosen
  • For puppies currently available to go home. We provide 5 days to prepare and arrange for his/her pick up once a deposit is accepted
  • For puppies not yet born or of age to go home. You will be provided with a pre-arranged pick up date shortly after their vet check-up and vaccines have been completed(proof of vaccination from our vet is always included). This date is supplied usually within 2 weeks from their birth so you have plenty of time to make arrangements
  • Additional time can be provided for an additional fee depending on our availability (see puppy sitting page for details)
  • Remainder owing will be due on or before pick up

Non-Deposit Wait-List

  • Our non -deposit wait is currently full (closed)
  • When our non- deposit wait-list is open we add approved applicants to then contact when we have an available puppy. 

Additional Details

  • Prices are firm
  • Taxes are included in the price
  • Price not adjustable if FREE flight option or FREE personal delivery option is unused
  • PayPal is available for deposit (+ 3% Pay Pal fees added)
  • E-transfer is available for deposit & final payment.
  • USA residents we accept payment in CAD funds using PayPal (+ 3% Pay Pal fees added)
  • We do not hold any puppy or position to choose without a deposit.
  • Our litters are typically reserved in advance via deposit
  • Puppy sitting and or puppy sitting & training charges apply on puppies being held past their available date or pre-arranged pick up date (training charges depend on age of puppy) 
  • Each placement is accepted in the order it was received
  • We reserve the right to choose first to further our breeding program in any situation.
  •  We reserve the right to choose what puppies are made available and when

Our Advanced & Trained Puppies

These very special puppies we have kept for a longer period of time to love, nurture and train so the hard work of housetraining, crate training, basic command training, sleeping at night (hahaha) is all done for you, before making them available. 

They will be marked as a - Trained Puppy - on our Available Puppies page complete with details provided per puppies accomplishments and various levels of Tiny Teddies training. If none are currently ready for availability please "Contact Us" to see if we have puppies in the process of training.  

Upgrade to our unprecedented Lifetime Guarantee is also available upon request - Contact us for a quote

Ask us about our 30-days extended stay puppy  sitting  & puppy  training services for cost and details!

Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon  - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada
Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada

Bringing your puppy home

Our puppies FLY FREE to Vancouver (YVR) & Victoria (YYJ) including FREE HARD-SIDED CRATE !

  •  FREE flight to  Vancouver YVR or Victoria YYJ and hard-sided  airline approved travel carrier  (provided for flight option only). 
  • OR  FREE personal delivery within a 4hr radius. 
  • Flights are on a stand-by basis 
  • Flight & delivery subject to weather conditions, flight time & distance 
  • Flight to the interior of B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba may be possible upon request. 
  • Flight to further destinations may be possible 

Flying your puppy home – A flight home for your puppy as sometimes it is the preferred route in most circumstances. Over the years a quick flight has proven to be a reliably smooth, stress-free, comfortable and quicker method of travel than a long and exhausting twisty B.C car ride home. It also allows for more time and energy to interact and settle into their new homes and family.    


We are also experienced in long-distance relationships –  We are always happy to help our fur parents to be that live further away in parts of Canada, or crossing the border into the USA. Our puppies have been picked up from as far as Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick, Italy, UK, Singapore, Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Miami, Toronto, Montreal and more. 

  • Meeting in person is available for approved families.
  • We are also able to meet part way depending on the destination when possible. 
  • With our lengthy and successful history, we find our puppies are usually reserved by our repeat families and their referrals that we have already met.
  • Our application and screening process is required before we will consider anyone for one our precious puppies. This is also required before we will consider to meet partway or invite anyone we do not already know into our personal space.


Additional pick-up options 

  • Cowichan Valley – We are available to meet in person in town or at the ferry. Alternatively, approved visitors are welcome to come by our easily accessible Cowichan home where we have hosted open houses for puppy and parent viewing for the last 16+ years.
  • North Island - While our North Island place is not as easily accessible by your average visitor. We are willing to drive a few hours to meet in person closer to town. 


We provide 16 years of personally documented history –   We share through our website hundreds of photos & videos of our adults (the parents) and our puppies playing, swimming, running, exploring, fetching, camping, boating, napping and more. As you will notice, the majority of our photos and videos contain our adults as a group. In fact, it will be hard to spot one of our dogs alone in a photo without at least a wagging tail photo bomb. Our pictures and videos provide amazing insight into our dog's incredible life we share together. We have always enjoyed the fun, companionship, love and enjoyment that comes with being a multi-dog home and meshes well with our passion for the dog training field. Our dogs and their puppies truly reflect the happiness of fulfilling our life long dream.  Our parent dogs are best friends. They share everything from their favourite toys, food and people. They snuggle and nap together and sleep together in our master. They go for walks with us around town. They run free together on our property. They can come and go inside and out as they please, and have free off-leash roaming at our Vancouver Island lakes, rivers and ocean when they are not on road trips or out boating that is. There is no better life than the one we provide them. Our videos and photos provide a fantastic chance for areal-life visuals into their marvellous life as best friends and our adored companions. It's easy to see the abundance of love, friendship, togetherness and comradery they enjoy in life. Not just one photo or video but hundreds! Along with that, we provide ten pages of references and testimonials complete with ongoing photos and updates over the years. Copious amounts of information and specifics regarding us, our adult companion parents and their puppies, how we raise them and more. A proven timeline that requires over 16 years and over 20 pages to compile to cover. All provided upfront in writing before contacting us directly.
We provide this to help undoubtedly learn about us and our adorable little companions - 2 of whom will be the parents of your new puppy. Every one of our puppies is 100% home-raised by our hands personally, on-lap and underfoot alongside both parents, who are our personal snuggly companions. Being home raised right in the heart of our home also means we do not have a “facility,” “farm,” or “kennel” to show separately from our private home.  

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Our Bakery - Treats & Toppers

Our homemade goodie bags containing a variety of our homemade cookies, dehydrated treats and kibble

Variety goodie bag of our cookies & treats for your puppy come in $50, $100 or $200 packages. 

Our pure protein toppers are $25 

Free shipping if included with puppies flight

Shipping extra if sent separately 

Our puppies are fed top quality holistic all natural food, daily probiotics, all natural homemade cookies, homemade dehydrated treats made from various meats, fish, fruits and veggies and other health building ingredients. Sourced fresh from farms, fishing and our garden, local markets. 

Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon  - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada
Tiny Teddies - Teddy Bear Zuchon puppy Shichon - Bichon Shih Tzu dog B.C Canada

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