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Maltese Chinese Crested Cross - Crested Malt

AKA: Chinese Crested Maltese Hybrid, Crestese

Chinese Crested cross Crestese Crested Malt

The Maltese Chinese Crested cross, also called a Crested Malt or Crestese,
is a cross between a Chinese Crested and a Maltese.

These hybrid dogs are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and can be registered on their website.

They are an extremely rare Maltese mix that is growing in popularity because of their sweet and lively personality.

Read more about the Crested Malt below to see if this is the right Maltese mix for you.

Do you have a Maltese Chinese Crested cross? Tell us more about his/her personality & your dog could be famous!


These dogs take on the temperament of both Chinese Crested and Maltese. They are playful and cuddly little dogs.

Most Crested Malts are very affectionate and intelligent; therefore they love children and other dogs. They also like to perform tricks and are generally not barkers, but given the chance, do love to climb and dig holes.

These dogs tend to become very attached to their owners and like constant companionship. Most people find them to have an exceptionally loving and friendly personality.

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This Maltese mix comes in a wide variety of colors; either solid, mixed, or spotted. Hair type depends on the variety of Chinese Crested the Maltese is bred with.

If mixed with a Chinese Crested Powderpuff the result will be a long, fine, double coat that needs consistant brushing to prevent mats and tangles.

If mixed with a Chinese Crested Hairless dog, they will shed little to no hair and are great for allergy sufferers. Full grown Chinese Crested Maltese mixes can weigh anywhere from 6-12lbs.

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If so, your Maltese mix could be famous! Please tell us all about your dog and we'll put it on our website. What kind of personality does s(he) have? What makes him/her so special? Let other Maltese Maniacs know what to expect from a Crest Malt. Submissions must include at least 200 words of text and a picture to be accepted. Thanks!

What Other Crested Malt Owners Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other Crested Malt dog owners...

Maltese Chinese Crested - Fluffy 
Fluffy is 14 years old and weighs 5kg. He is very affectionate and loves a good cuddle. He is very playful even in his old age. The vets are very impressed …

Maltese Chinese Crested - Scooter 
We were blessed with Scooter when he was six months old. He was one of two pups in the litter. He has fit into our family just perfectly. He is 8 lbs …

Crested Powderpuff Maltese - Peanut 
Peanut is a reincarnated stuffed animal - if she could subsist purely on cuddles and naps she would. Peanut is the most well-behaved dog I have ever met. …

We bought Buddy as a purebred Chinese crested powderpuff, from a breeder in New Jersey. After she shipped him to us, and we spoke to her vet, we learned …

Loving Lambchop 
Lambchop is 5 yrs old and weighs in around 6 lbs. He has the best personality but needs to be with someone 24/7 or he will pout. Luckily he goes to work …

Crested Malt 
Zoey is a rescue dog that I was told was a Maltese Shitzu, but I believe she is a Crested Malt. She loves belly rubs, doing tricks, protecting the house …

Chinese Crested Maltese 
Peter aka Petee is a Crested Chinese Maltese mix and the result of a fling of daddy pure Crested Chinese and mom pure Maltese. Both were AKC registered …

Charlie Not rated yet
We got Charlie from at 6 months we where told he was a pure bread Maltese. And he had nice long straight white hair .Until a few years ago his body hair …

Sarah Not rated yet
10 years old and still running agility courses like she was a puppy. Just look at her determination. Love my Crested Malt! Best friend and great cuddles. …

Malt Mix - Zoey Not rated yet
My Crested Malt mix loves children and smaller animals like my rabbit. She's very energetic and playful.She playing fetch, racing and does tricks. She …

Crested Maltese Mix - Mufosa Not rated yet
We got Mufosa, my Chinese Crested Maltese mix, when he was only 2 months old. I had a long debate with myself about getting another dog. But since getting …

Chinese Crested Mix Not rated yet
Our Maltese Chinese Crested hairless mix Frankie was a Pet Rescue puppy. Several Maltese and 1 Chinese Crested were surrendered to a local shelter. One …

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