Habibi Bears

33+ 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 Habibi Bear is a distant descendant of the Bichon Family, a breed that was 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, including Coton de Tulear, Havanese and Maltese.  While these fables are based in speculation, the Habibi Bear is  the only line that has been carefully developed without ANY inbreeding to destroy it's genetic diversity.  The Habibi is the result of mindful hybridization and the science of population genetics, to create a breed that will excel for service and therapy work.

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...

developing a dog with a special purpose


I’m Julie, the creator of the Habibi Bear. 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. 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.

Let's connect on Instagram @theofficialhabibibear