developing a dog with a special purpose
I’m Julie, the creator of the Habibi Bear. Habibi Bears are developed exclusively to provide support for children with Autism & special needs. I was inspired by my students and wanted to assist them by raising a dog that can be their voice and help them navigate their world. Over the years, this vision has expanded as we now serve people of all ages and needs with our in-house Training Program
At Habibi Bears, our service dogs restore quality of life by providing companionship, independence and lifesaving support. Our therapy dogs are assisting in Doctor's offices, classrooms, nursing homes, hospitals, courtrooms - and even disaster sites. The sky is the limit for these dogs, and we are dedicated to nurturing their unique gifts and matching them to the family that is meant for each one. This process takes time, and I'm ok with that!
Our Naturally Reared dogs
are vitally healthy and have a wide gene pool
with no inbreeding. Being an exclusive teddy bear dog breeder, my dogs are not available through other breeders, to ensure we remain aligned to our ultimate purpose and my high standard of ethics. It's my goal to advocate for a neutral practice
in the world of dog breeding, by simply recording data for each individual dog without confining the gene pools to limiting breed standards. Then the individual dog and it's unique bloodlines are valued for what it brings to the table, instead of being stigmatized for not meeting fickle Kennel Club criteria that supports the antiquated notion of 'breed purity". Imagine a world where our beloved companions are free of scientific racism, and "superior strain" mentality!
In the beginning I told myself I would do this as long as it still lights me up inside and there is a need for my dogs. Here I am years later, and I’m still having a ball, and our network is now international. Every puppy amazes me with their uncanny ability to connect to people's hearts. It’s an honor to be the guardian of these special little bears, and be part of something quite magical between the hearts of human and dog.