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A litter of Habibi's

​​{Fun Facts About the darling Habibi Bear}  ​

These are the common traits that are typical of OUR unique line of  puppies. They all have very similar and definable traits that are consistent from litter to litter, and what we feel to be the standard of the IDEAL Habibi Bear:
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  • Extremely intelligent and intuitive. Our puppies always graduate head of the class in their puppy kindergarten classes! (Which we highly recommend to all new families!)​

  • ​Mellow and non-barky. Our Habibi's tend to be quiet and most families report that their dog is so quiet they rarely hear them bark. (Although without training and in certain environments ANY dog can learn bad habits. This is easily corrected with consistency in your training.)

  • They make great watch dogs and will alert you of new guests at the door.​

  • They are extremely friendly with other dogs and people. Many families have told us that they are afraid their puppy will be stolen as they make friends with strangers everywhere they go. ​

  • They use their paws as hands to hold and play with objects, even petting their owners. We have many pictures of our Habibi Bears holding their stuffed toys to sleep with. Ahhh, so sweet! ​

  • Our puppies love cats! This is a consistent report I hear back, and believe this is inherited from our original sire. He used to pet them and can jump and pounce like a cat. I bet your Habibi Bear will too!

  • Easily house broken with consistency. Fun loving family dogs! Our Habibi Bears are wonderful for families with young children, they are extremely gentle and loving with small children.

  • A lively burst of energy at one point in the day referred to as the "Habibi 500" wherein the dog will run around the house at high speeds. Very funny to see, and a show of the Habibi's happiness.

  • A great consideration for families with allergies; non-shedding and low maintenance coats.

  • Habibi's love to perform and play games like fetch. I hear from many families who have taught their Habibi Bear tricks that their dog will bring the toys to them as if asking to run through their repertoire.

  • Excel at agility sports and make wonderful Therapy Dogs. We even have a stunt dog in Los Angeles that can surf!

  • Many Habibi's love the water and will enjoy a dip in the lake or a run through the sprinkler at home.

  • They are very intelligent and require stimulation. A bored or lonely Habibi can resort to digging or other destructive behavior. This is easily resolved with stimulating toys and companionship.

A guaranteed loyal and loving friend for many years. These little dogs are truly a joy for many families.

Habibi Bear Breed Info

​What is a Habibi Bear?​

​The Habibi Bear is a beautiful small to miniature breed dog that is non-shedding, allergy-friendly and comes in a kaleidoscope of colors.  For over 20 years, 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.

​​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 spoken language of the Mediterranean region, and thus the Habibi Bear found it's name!  Habibi--meaning my beloved, and Bear for it's beautiful fluffy 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

​​"Our line of puppies are their own breed with a unique look that is all their own: Meet the Habibi​ Bear!

 

The Habibi Bear is not the typical puppy found from other breeders, it is a NEW line created exclusively by our breeding program.  The ordinary F1 hybrids look too much like either parent breed, and we feel our dogs deserve to have a look and standard all it's own! 

We have combined the very best genes, carefully chosen to produce a larger variety of coat colors and the fluffy wind blown coat and teddy bear look.  Our parent dogs are paired together carefully to compliment each other's qualities and produce BEAUTIFUL HABIBI PUPPIES!  
You will not find our breed sold to brokers or pet stores or outsiders wanting to breed our dogs. At Habibi Bears, we remain dedicated to continuing the line and maintaining it as it has been for almost a quarter of a century.

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

Habibi Bear Stats
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​{Habibi Bear Appearance}
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​​​​Habibi Bears Colors:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Habibi Bears produce a wide variety of colors and patterns, all are beautiful in their own way!  Some of the colors range from; cream, apricot, sable, phantom (black brown), black, parti-color, chocolates, Liver, Red, and our new  Confetti Merle colors and patterns!  ​

 

Habibi Bears carry the fading gene.  This means the coats can fade as they mature, or morph into different colors as they grow.  It is fun to see what we get in the end!  (To determine adult color, we look at the root of the hair, and that is a pretty good way to determine the final outcome!)

Habibi Bears Coats:​
Habibi Bears have a soft, silky to cottony coat with varying degrees of wave.  Owners who prefer the shorter, easier to maintain puppy cut, or 'Teddy Bear" trim, should consider selecting a puppy with a wavier coat. While families that prefer a longer coat will do better with puppies with less wave and more silky in texture.  The longer coat is easiest to maintain if it is more silky, however the wavy coats look very beautiful longer  too (like fluffy moptops), but do require daily brushing to eliminate matting. 
The Habibi Bear coat is like human hair, requiring brushing and grooming.  They will lose hairs like humans do, but they do not shed like shedding breeds.  The coat doesn't carry the doggy smell, and if maintained in a teddy bear puppy cut, they are very easy to maintain in a wash and wear mop top style!

Habibi Bears Shedding and Allergies:​
Habibi Bears are non-shedding and considered to be one of the hypoallergnic breeds.  ​
Definition from the American Heritage Dictionary: "Hypoallergenic" refers to a dog that has a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.  (There are no totally non-allergenic breeds, as allergies are subject to the allergy sufferers particular body.  Some people are allergic to dander or saliva, etc.)
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Habibi Bear Size:
A NOTE ABOUT SIZE:  Occasionally a pup will fall below or above this standard, as is typical in all breeds. Some parents produce slightly larger or smaller puppies.  Males are typically slightly larger than females, but both genders are equally portable and easy to manage.  They can easily fit into a soft-sided carrier for travel.  Habibi Bears love to travel, whether by plane or in the car!​
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~Miniature & Teacup Habibi Bears~
​Weight can vary, but most are  between 7-20 lbs

(ave. size is in the middle)​

Teacup (7-12 lbs)

Miniature (12-18 lbs)

Habibi Bears are small in size and sturdy in structure with a tail that they carry over their back.  While a small breed dog, they do not appear fragile or overly delicate. 
Habibi Bears body is rectangular and the back line can be slightly convex, with  slightly shorter front legs. They have a cute little hop when they run that sets them apart from all other breeds! 


{The Habibi Bear Personality and Temperament}

The Habibi are extremely intelligent, affectionate, very loyal, and they are great with children. They love to be close to their family, and will follow you around the house, we lovingly call them 'Velcro Dogs'.  Habibi Bears are  not a barky dog, but they can become active barkers, as with any breed, if left unattended or not trained to quiet.
Habibi Bears love to entertain, they are like little clowns and can easily learn tricks.  They have this amazing intuitive quality where they seem to understand  our language and are so willing to please! 

Habibi's are great watchdogs, letting you know when someone arrives, but usually quieting down right away with a quick command to be quiet. They make lovely travelers, too!

Habibi's are great lap dogs, and make a wonderful companion.  Our dogs are great for active families and also are excellent at obedience and most dog sports. They are very easy going and versatile dogs with a desire to please their family.  Habibi's also make a wonderful therapy dog as they are quick to please and extremely intuitive of the person they are with. 

 

Habibi Bears  are excellent companion animals for home or apartment dwellers. They are very smart animals and enjoy having the opportunity to use their intelligence by learning tricks, playing games and participating in agility training. Habibi's  are very affectionate. They are energetic and playful, but this energy can be easily tamed through throwing a ball or going for a walk. Habibi Bears are known for the "Habibi zoom" or "Habibi 500", wherein they run around the perimeter of rooms at high speeds. It is quite funny to watch, and families love seeing their little dog show off its speed!  Habibi's  can be very athletic and make good companions for runners looking for a smaller dog, but they do not require running miles a day to keep them calm.