About Our Breed


This is the Breed Info site for the Habibi Bear.  For details on waiting lists and adoption, please refer to our main site.
Our breed is the descendant of the Bichon Family, believed to originate from the Mediterranean.  They were the result of natural hybridization by local dogs breeding with little dogs brought to the area by sailors.  Over the centuries, the Bichon Family has grown to include many breeds with a similar story and background.  The Habibi Bear is  also a descendant of these little dogs, and the only line that has been carefully maintained without ANY inbreeding or line breeding to destroy it's genetic diversity.  The Habibi is the result of mindful hybridization, unlike it's distant ancestors with somewhat unknown history.  Arabic is the most common language of the Mediterranean Region, and where the breed's name originates!  "Habibi", a term of endearment that means, "my beloved", and "Bear" for it's  fluffy, teddy bear-like look. 

​The Habibi Bear is a beautiful  dog that is non-shedding, allergy-friendly and comes in a kaleidoscope of colors; bred in two sizes Mini & Standard.  For over a quarter of a century, our beautiful lines have been painstakingly developed with a small handful of litters each year to closely monitor and record what we have produced. This unique breeding of exceptional quality dogs has been shared only amongst close friends and family members, and available to select homes
You will not find our exclusive line of  Habibi  in local newspapers or sold to brokers or outsiders wishing to breed them. Habibi Bears are carefully designed to remain a viable and healthy breed for years to come.   We remain dedicated to continuing the line and maintaining it as it has been for  a quarter of a century.

Today, we are still small, exclusive and family run. We place our puppies with discriminating families, catering to those expecting nothing less than a well bred puppy. 

We consistently produce sound, intelligent, puppies with strong bonding instincts. Each pup we raise has the essential elements and instincts to make them loving family companions. To us, proper breeding is much like creating a rare and unique piece of art. This is a purposeful pursuit out of love for the unique characteristics found in our line of Habibi Bears.

We welcome you to browse the pages of our site, where you will begin to understand why the Habibi Bear is so different. Live with one and you will most certainly appreciate everything they are, and the people who began this line, one carefully bred litter at a time........