Breed American Teddy became officially recognized in 1978, but the first pig of the breed appeared in America as a result of mutations in the decade before that. In Russia, the first representatives of this breed there are only a few years ago, so the practical experience of keeping and breeding in our country is small. Name of the breed comes from the similarity of animal with a teddy bear (born teddy bear), it is especially wool gives it a look. Teddy belongs to the wire-haired guinea pigs. They have thick fur, taut, short – according to the standard is not more than 2 cm, ideally uniform throughout the body, standing upright, if it squeeze his hand and then released, it immediately returns to its original state. Breed standards of different countries allow various types of wool teddy – hard and soft. Externally similar to teddy rex, but genetically they are different, so by crossing these two breeds are born Only haired guinea pig.
Since the breed teddy was the result of mutation, it can not be obtained by crossing other breeds. Mumps teddy should give the impression of a sturdy and strong, to be large, but not clumsy. Compact housing, the head of proportional development of the eyes and ears are set wide apart, round nose, curved (Roman), the cheeks are well developed. Withers is formed by the muscular, strong, broad and rounded shoulders. The eyes are large, shiny and round. Ears should be large, hanging, with no coat. Weight should be age appropriate. In normal adults weigh about 900-1200, the Kids are born with a teddy wavy or curly wool, which is rectified in the growth process. The more the baby curls (with special attention should be paid to the stomach), the better the wool adult animal.