You also need to be critical of your ears and head. The ears should be beautiful and large. It is necessary to pay attention to the type and physique. But in the first place when choosing for breeding is the structure of the coat, after which – the color, and only then – the physique.
It’s hard enough to make predictions about babies.
But there are several signs by which one can judge. For example, if there is curly hair on the belly, and the more of it, the better. With the growth of the baby, the coat changes, becomes more elastic and stiff.
Babies with coarse coats can be kept in breeding. The belly should not have any waves, rosettes, partings or other imperfections in the coat. Babies should be finally assessed at about 3 months of age (at which time the coat will completely change).
At 4-5 weeks of age, teddies have a transition period (but not all). At this time, the coat becomes soft and thin, the animal sheds. In some animals, the muzzle is elongated, a good Roman nose disappears, and before that, drooping ears can rise. Don’t be scared. The ears will drop, the coat will recover. Unlike rex, teddies after this period remain the same and will not change anymore.
When choosing breeding animals, one should pay attention to the fact that the animals do not have ridges, rosettes, openings, but have thick, elastic wool of the same length, standing (on the sides, almost all animals have a poorer wool structure, but it should not be smoothed). It is undesirable to take in breeding animals with a defect in the coat on the back of the head, which looks like a crown: this defect is inherited. As in all breeds, it is necessary to pay attention to the type and structure of the body, and it is also important to remember that in the Teddy breed, when choosing an animal for breeding, the structure of the coat comes first, and only then the color and pattern. True, they cannot be neglected, but an animal with a good coat structure and structure will always have an advantage. Teddy even with good color distribution and solid color will not give good offspring,if it has a bad, flattened coat or coat faults. Critical in teddy’s are the head and ears.
Teddy has a tendency that, with the appropriate selection of breeding animals, breeding very quickly leads to a dull head with small, short and always misaligned ears. Therefore, it is important for teddies to breed animals with blunt muzzles with animals with more elongated muzzles. When choosing a manufacturer, you need to pay attention to the fact that it has a more oblong head shape (this does not mean a sharp muzzle, but simply not round, like a ball, with a round nose bone) with good, well-lying ears.
It is relatively difficult to predict the late coat quality in babies. There are several principles to watch out for. A good coat is obtained by babies who already after birth have a firm, elastic structure of the coat and a dense coat. And on the belly, they should have strong curls (like a good textile at birth). With age, the coat on the belly will become smoother, and in the adult Teddy it is only slightly corrugated in some places. There should be no ridges on the belly, no imperfections in the coat. True, you can take such animals for breeding, but very carefully, since these flaws are well inherited.