Habibi Bears

30+ Years of Healthy Dogs & Happy Families

About   Habibi Bears


 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.
 
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.

The Habibi Bear is a beautiful dog that is non-shedding, allergy-friendly and comes in a kaleidoscope of colors; available in three sizes.  For  30+ 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.  You will not find our exclusive line of  Habibi Bears 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 over 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, that fill the role of service and therapy dogs. Each pup we raise has the essential elements and instincts to make them loving family companions and unparalleled Emotional Support and Diabetic Alert Dogs. 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........

Breed Standard

Learn about our breed, and the three sizes available.

Origins

Read about the history of our breed and how it was developed.

Hybrid Vigor

Learn about our wide, genetically diverse gene pool!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? This page is a great place to start!

Guardian Home Program

Our parent dogs live high vibe lives, that’s the Habibi Way!

Colors of the Rainbow

A quick lesson in colors and patterns of our breed.  We have over 25 varieties!

Natural Rearing

We practice Natural Rearing and Breeding which means: no vaccinations, no flea, tick or heartworm chemicals, no lawn and yard chemicals, no toxic chemicals in our homes—we use all natural and essential oils for cleaning—and above all feeding a species appropriate diet. New to this movement? Read on...

The Woman Behind the Breed

I’m Julie, the creator of the Habibi Bear breed. My breed was developed exclusively for children with Autism & special needs.  I was inspired by my students and their beautiful souls.  I’ve had two loves all my life; children and dogs. As a teacher in an after school therapy program, my student’s parents would often mention how they longed to have a dog for their child, but they had allergies to the hounds that I was raising.  This sparked a desire to meet that need for them.  One day I had an event take place that set me on a course that I never dreamed of happening.  It was one of those crossroads in life that redirects you to a higher calling.  I took a leap of faith and left behind the purebred world  for what became my mission, to develop a breed that will meet all the needs my families were asking for.  Little did I know at the time, this new adventure would become my life’s work.  Our service dogs restore quality of life by providing unparalleled companionship, independence and lifesaving abilities.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and the power of healing I see when my puppies are placed with the perfect home for it’s abilities is something magical!  Over the years I’ve created curriculum for the puppies to empower them in the role of service, therapy or emotional support. In 2021, another divine alignment occurred when I met our trainer, a true soul sister who is as passionate about these dogs as I am! Together we developed a complete in-house training program for families in need of this invaluable service.  By allowing my puppies to show me their innate abilities with my puppy assessment process, I am able to intuitively match our puppies to the family that is meant for them. 

I told myself when I started,  I would do this as long as I am enjoying it and there is a need for my dogs.  Here I am years later,  and I’m still having a ball! Every litter amazes me with their uncanny ability to connect to people's hearts and provide lifesaving support. It’s an honor to be the guardian of my breed, and be part of something quite magical between the hearts of human and dog.

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