Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Cozette

by Christine Jennings
(New York, NY)

Cozi at two months

Cozi at two months

It all started with the name. I told the rather gangster-style gentleman I'd been seeing that I wanted a puppy. His cousin's dog happened to be having puppies, and he told me they were a cross between a Maltese and a Chihuahua.

No stranger to hybrids - I owned a 'Bug" - A Boston/Pug mix who now resides with my brother - I immediately began to research the Malchi breed. I'd never owned a small dog before, and was wary of getting a yipper, but I live in New York City, and had to sadly give up my last dog for lack of space.

When the two sisters were born, said ex-boyfriend promised me first pick. Most of the photos I'd seen of the puppies online had looked more like the Maltese breed, with very little resemblance to the Chihuahua. He showed me a picture of the first puppy, all white, fluffy and cute, but just not for me. Like small dogs, I have a big personality and the famed New York temper, so I needed a dog that represented me.

When he got picture of the second baby, I nearly gasped and knew I had to have her. She looked like a Chihuahua with short blonde hair (like mine) and the sweetest floppy ears. The Maltese breed was evident in the face, but everyone who saw the picture thought she was a Jack Russell puppy, or a full Chi. I honestly thought she was the cutest dog I'd ever seen, and decided to name her Cozette. Everyone assumed I'd named her after the character of Cozette from the play "Les Miserables," but I had actually named her after Adrianna's dog from "The Sopranos." If anyone watched the famous HBO series, they'd know that "Cozette" was gifted to Adrianna by her gangster boyfriend, Christopher. Neither she nor poor Cozette made it out of the series alive, so in honor of one of my favorite shows ever, "Cozette" it was.

Cozi arrived at three months, all playful and sweet, afraid to go up or down the short flight of steps to my apartment. It did not take long for the little dog to find her personality, along with a piercing bark which is most definitely not a 'yip.'

I have found her to be a joy, fairly easily crate-trained and not like a lot of the small dogs I've seen in my neighborhood that are insanely high-strung. This is not to say she doesn't have her moments. She is the star of the small dog run and generally good with other dogs, but on the street, she lunges and barks at any dog that passes by. Her tail is wagging, and it's not a menacing lunge, but I am still trying to break her of the habit. That, and barking at firetrucks and parked bikes.

Cozi will be a year old the day after Christmas, and I am so blessed to have her in my life. My eight-pound baby with the funny strut bosses around my roommate's Puggle like it's her job. They are the best of friends, probably because he always lets her win.

I knew my relationship with her would last longer than mine and my ex-boyfriend's. He still has visiting rights, and her mother is pregnant again so I'm thinking of giving her a sibling. I still refer to her as 'the baby,' though, so maybe I need to wait a bit longer before she has to share the spotlight. I don't think she'd like that.

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Dec 02, 2008
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Cozy Cozette!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Dear Cozette: We are 2 Maltese dogs and we think this is such a cute pikture! Also it sounds like you are very happy, although we were sad to hear that there are many high strung dogs nearby, we are worried that they are high strung becuz they are not getting out enough. It sounds like your human is very thoughtful and aside from the misfortune with the TV shows, that things are very good. one of our Humans used to live in New York, and we went there last year on our road trip (that's where the credit cards quit working, after we went to a fancy jewelry store, but that's another story). Now we're back home in Texas. Your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

Dec 01, 2008
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OMG, it is a small world!
by: Christine Jennings

I will say something the next time I go in...they are always so nice. :)

I will definitely email you. When are you back from Florida? Tell me about your baby!

All the best,

Christine & Cozi

Nov 30, 2008
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how bizarre and SMALL is this world!!!
by: MisabellasMommy

Ok - now you tell Anne that Elisabeth (misabellasmommy) said HELLO - she is the most wonderful person isn't she? tell her we met on the most tiniest fan club site and that you have the tiniest cutest dog in the world! ;-)
Well, I live right above the store - I live also in Fla (right now that is where I am) what do you do - please email me - Mislaneus@aol.com and let's keep in touch - WOW!!!!!!!!

Nov 30, 2008
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Thank you!
by: Christine Jennings

Thanks so much, I think she's quite special. We live across the street from Calling All Pets -- they are always so helpful! Do you use Dr. G as well?? I think every UES dog owner about 65th street does, he is fantastic. :)

A huge aspect that I love about living up here is how big the dog-owner community, as well as the fact that well over half of the owners rescue them from a shelter. Cozi was a gift, but I would definitely rescue a puppy or dog.

Where is your little baby? Do you have pictures on this page?

All the Best,
Christine & Cozi

Nov 29, 2008
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oh my GOOTNESS....Cozette is mAzing
by: MisabellasMommy

so cute - I'm an UES maltese owner (one of a trillion) and you're going to be the ENVY of all NY'ers city wide - I'm on 76th /2nd above Calling All Pets - you MUST get your first doggie coat from Anne - she's the best dog store owner EVER!! ;-)

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Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Bijou

After a long day of playing and work, I deserve a rest.

After a long day of playing and work, I deserve a rest.

I'm Bijoux, a Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy! I LOVE to play play play! After I play I get super tired, so I take a rest. I weigh 1 lb and am only 8 weeks old.

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Aug 12, 2009
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Hi
by: shawn and muppet!

You are just so cute!!!

Jun 16, 2009
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CUTE but looks smelly jk.
by: Snuggle

CUTE

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Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Charley

by Nhom
(St Petersburg)

Charely being lazy

Charely being lazy

This is Charley, he is a Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy. He is so adorable and very cute. I love him so much. He is so calm, loves to be brushed and sleep right next to you. He hardly barks and listens very well.

I got him from a breeder that had all the papers for him. He is considered a toy breed. His dad is a toy Chihuahua and mother is pure Maltese. Both weigh at 5 lbs. So he should only be no bigger then 5lbs. He is now 5 month old. He weighs at 3.30lb according to his Vet at Banfields.

Charley is back and on his legs are cream color and his face has cream color mask and under his chin. He is very soft and smooth. He has a little bit of Chihuahua in him but more of Maltese.

He is not playful like a little Chihuahua should be. He knows how to sit and come here. He seems to be easily trained. I already have him potty trained and when I clap he gives me high five. LOL.. Here is one of his thousand pictures.

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Oct 09, 2009
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Looks like the same dog!!!
by: Dan

My wife and I just picked up the same breed mixture and looks exactly like yours, name is Wikit. He is about 2.5 months old, but he sounds nothing like yours. He is aggressive and likes to bite every thing in his path(including us). We have a 4 year old dachshund which is tormented by Wikit. I hope he calms down as he gets older.

Mar 04, 2009
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Charley
by: Anonymous

Charley you are ADORABLE!

Mar 03, 2009
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Charley and the high fives!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Dear Charley, Two Paws Up! for this outstanding pikture. We are 2 Maltese dogs and LuLu LOVES to do the HIGH FIVE!! You are very darling and we hope you'll come visit us! We just got to interview your fearless Maltese Maniac leaders, in fact, and you can read it in LoLLy's room at our website! Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Brown Malchi Puppy - Diamond

by Yasmine Brown
(Los Angeles, California)


My brown Malchi puppy Diamond is just a baby 2 months old but already she goes potty on the wee pads, she is playful too.

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Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Einstein

by Rebecca
(Roseburg, OR USA)

Einstein

Einstein

Einstein is a 5 1/2 month old Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy and he is very loving & playful. He is definitely a lap dog who needs alot of attention. Very smart.

He has long hair and short hair. Lots of personality. He dosen't require much exercise and he sleeps through the night, and part of the day when he isn't playing.

Overall, the best dog I have ever owned. I highly recommend a Malchi to anyone looking for a good dog :]

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Mar 27, 2009
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Hello Einstein, great to meet you!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Dear Einstein, we are 2 Maltese dogs and we have heard about you -- our Humans are always saying things like, "Well it doesn't take Einstein to figure that out!" So we have wondered who you are, and it is very good to meet you! You are super cute, and it sounds like your humans love you very much. And of COURSE you need a lot of attention! :)

Your Maltese dog PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

Feb 24, 2009
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Smart and very Dramatic
by: Malchi Lover

I too have a maltese chihauhau mix puppy "T-Bone" He is light brown and fluffy. he is 8 months old and housebroken, very smart dog. He gets very jealous when i pay more attention to my sphynx kitten (it is humorous because he is so dramatic)! I would love to add another malchi to our home later this summer, but they are very hard to find. einstein is adorable!

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Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Sukie

by Casey M.
(Okanogan, WA, USA)

Sukie gardening

Sukie gardening

Sukie is a 5 1/2 week old Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy and is absolutely adorable. She is super cuddly and loves to play.

We just brought her home as our first family dog two days ago. We can't wait to get to know our Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy even more.

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Oct 14, 2014
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lookat my Puppy 🐶 NEW
by: Anonymous

when I saw the puppy I thought of russell terrier not maltese and rama so I 1 and I look at the russell terrier also I'd like to send you picture of my Puppy. I think U will drop your jaws.

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Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Lucy

by Jessica
(Miami, Florida)


Lucy is our 4 month old Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy and was bred with a pure bred Maltese mama (all white) and a purebred Chihuahua papa (marbled coat). She is about 7 pounds and has cute floppy ears and a long tail!

She is a little shy as on right now, but once you get her to come by you she loves a good belly rub. She also seems to shake when she's fearful which I think might be the Chihuahua coming out in her. She doesn't bark at all and loves to lick you like crazy once she warms up to you. She loves fetch and staring at her reflection in the sliding glass door. We haven't had any problems with chewing, she just sticks to her toys.

We really love our little Lucy and we look forward to teaching her all kinds of tricks.

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Dec 22, 2009
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Lucy #2
by: Anonymous

I just got my little Malti-huahua "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" last month. She is now 3 moths old and she loves belly rubs, licking ears and noses, and fetch. She looks exactly like your Lucy in the picture above. She was really shy at first, but now she goes up to everybody for attention. She is still terrified of other dogs though.

Jul 21, 2009
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Cutest puppy in the world
by: John

I get to see her everyday and sleep next to her every night and she is by far the cutest puppy in the world. :D

Feb 17, 2009
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Lucy!
by: Lulu and LoLLy!

We are LuLu and LoLLy, 2 Maltese dogs, and we must say, first of all, that Lucy you have an outstanding name since it it 2 syllables and starts with an L -- just like us! :) You are also super duper cute and it is very fun to see your cute picture! Love, Your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

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Brown Malchi Puppy - Paris

by Stephanie
(Alabama)


We just got our brown Malchi puppy on 6/19/11 and she is so funny looking right now. She is starting to play and loves to bite the heck out of our toes and love to sleep under our chin or behind the pillow. Looking forward to seing how she develops. We recently lost our Shih Tzu of 6 years.

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Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy - Tink

by Jaye
(Adelaide, South Australia)

Sneaky lil Tink (aka Tinky Binky or Tinkle Winkle)

Sneaky lil Tink (aka Tinky Binky or Tinkle Winkle)

Tink is our tiny, fearless, independent and hilarious Maltese Chihuahua mix puppy.

We got Tink when she was 12.5 weeks old. Her father was a dark chocolate brown pedigree Chihuahua and her mother was a Maltese which the owners said may or may not have had some Silky Terrier and/or Pomeranian in her lineage.

She was the smallest of the litter and last born and the owners had intended to keep her for their daughter. As it turned out, their daughter did not have enough time to look after her due to her work and other commitments.

At 12.5 weeks Tink was approx 3 inches/7.5cm from shoulder to rump. In the car home she was timid and shaky but within an hour of having her home she had put our 4 year old Maltese Jack Russell cross in his place!

She is now 15 weeks old and has grown quite a bit. She rarely barks (only when playing with our other dog Toby). She has a bed in our bedroom but often finds other places to sleep. She loves napping in front of the fire and on piles of laundry.

She is very smart and learned to use the doggie door by herself within 2 days. Our little Maltese Chihuahua loves chewing anything she can get and stealing socks and underwear.

She is about 6 inches/15cm from shoulder to rump now. Her coat is quite thick now and we are waiting to see just what it will turn out like!

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Jul 16, 2009
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Two Paws UP! for Tink!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Dear Tink,
We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy. You are so cute! You look even smaller than we are! How to you push the doggy door all by yourself? Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy!
http://www.luluandlolly.com

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