Jason R. Fuller, President and owner of
"The American Teddy Bear Association".
Official Home Of The
"Teddy Bear Puppy".
When I first
started the American Teddy Bear Association (ATBA) a lot of dog breeders were calling any mixed dog they had
a "Teddy Bear Puppy" and were making big bucks selling them. I had
one person who mixed a Poodle with a Yorkie (not even close to a "Teddy
Bear Puppy") and sold it as a "Teddy Bear Puppy" to a lady. The
Yorkiepoo would sell for about $250. And now using the "Teddy Bear Puppy"
name the same dog goes for $950 to $1,250 a dog. The buyers
must be aware that they are buying a $250 dog and paying $1,000 because
many dog breeders are fraudulently saying these are a true "Teddy Bear
Puppy". When in fact they are not registered with the American
Teddy Bear Association, nor are they even related to a true "Teddy Bear Puppy".
Because of the massive
popularity in America, thousands of people are being duped into believing
they have purchased a real authentic "Teddy Bear Puppy" from the ATBA.
Some of the mixed breeds
that are being represented as a "Teddy Bear Puppy" are too numerous to
mention. Needless to say, these sales have corrupted the "Teddy Bear Puppy"
name and the breed