It's called the "teddy bear dog." Half shih-tzu and half bichon frise. In Canada we refer to the Shih-Tzu and Bichon Frise cross as Mollydogs instead of teddy bear dogs. I have two of them and they are wonderful.
The Meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and SW Angola, and in South Africa. I love Meerkats!