Maltese Chihuahua Mix - Malchi

AKA: Maltichi, Mal-Chi, Malti-Chi

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Black and white Malchi

The Maltese Chihuahua mix, or Malchi, is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Maltese.

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

They are an adorable, little Maltese dog breed mix that comes in an array of colors and is growing in popularity because of their lively personality.

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

Maltese Chihuahua Mix Personality

These dogs take on the temperament of both Chihuahuas and Maltese. They are courageous, extremely lively little dogs.

They are also intelligent, but slightly difficult to train. You should socialize and train your Maltese Chihuahua mix to combat barking and jealousy. They are sometimes reserved with strangers and can be slightly dog-aggressive.

This dog does best with older, considerate children as they can snap at younger, teasing children. Most people find them to have a strong-willed, intensely loyal personality.

Great Malchi Gifts

If you already have a Chihuahua Maltese mix or know someone that does, check out these unique gifts for Malchi dog lovers below.


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Maltese Chihuahua Appearance

Although most are white or cream, they can come in a variety of colors depending on the Chihuahua used to breed. Since Chihuahuas come in short-haired and long-haired varieties, their hair can be short and scruffy, or long and fluffy.

They may also be non-shedding dogs like a Maltese or shed like a Chihuahua. There is no guarantee of which. Even the same litter can have Malchi puppies with varying degrees of shedding.

They average 4-7 lbs fully grown, about 2-3 lbs smaller than a purebred Maltese.

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Female Malchi 
Lelo is a female Malchi, she is one and a half. She is the most loving dog you could ever meet, but does have a personality to go with it! She loves constanst …

Maltese Chihuahua 
Our Maltese Chihuahua is definitely a character. Loves to play with you, whether it is with toys or coming around your backside playing Peek a Boo. She …

Black Malchi Puppy 
Pablo is a black Malchi puppy and is full of fun and mischief we have totally fell in love with him. He is now 13 wks old and into everything. He never …

Are these Malchi Dogs? 
We were wondering and wondering what breed our sweet rescue pup was... we were told Chihuahua and terrier mix, but he sure looks like Maltese Chihuahua …

Malchi Rescue 
I believe Gizmo's a Malchi! I've been looking and looking for similar pups online, and most I've seen resemble our little guy! We got him three months …

Chihuahua Maltese Puppies 
Chihuahua Maltese puppies are awesome. Ours is 5 months old & is as lively as you can imagine!! We named her after the fairy in the movie, "Legend" with …

Malchi Puppy 
Norman is our family's Malchi puppy, though he is not half and half; he is 3/4 Maltese and 1/4 Chihuahua, so he is much fluffier and weighs slightly more …

Chihuahua Mixes 
My Malchi is named Sassy and is one of the best Chihuahua mixes. She has such a great personality, loves to sit at my feet or on my lap. She has an obsession …

Malchi Puppies 
Chip is still the greatest! He's the "glue" in our family now, and we would all just die if something ever happened to him. I am a BIG dog fan... …

Chihuahua Maltese Mix 
Pedro is now 5 months old. My Chihuahua Maltese mix is gentle and sweet, but a real clown at times. His 'party trick' for attention-seeking has been, from …

White Malchi 
Lulu is a 1 and a half year old Malchi. She weighs 6.8 lbs and is white with some tan. She is an energetic and happy little girl who loves to give kisses …

Malchi Dogs 
Our Malchi Nitro is great with children and at times he jumps in our laps when we are sitting down. He is very protective of me and my mother. At times …

Maltese Chihuahua Mix Puppy 
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 …

Chihuahua x Maltese Not rated yet
Mr. Smith is the most wonderful dog in the world! My Chihuahua x Maltese is so friendly and smart. Teaching him tricks is sooo easy. He loves my family …

Male Malchi Not rated yet
Our male Malchi Chopper came to us when he was 12 weeks old. A tiny little guy that weighted less than a pound. He turned a year old on Dec 3rd 2011. Loves …

Malchi Puppies Siblings Not rated yet
We have two Malchi puppies who are 4 months old. One is black and brown and looks like a miniature German Shepard and the other is white with the coloring …

Chihuahua Maltese Not rated yet
The happiest little dog he is a Chihuahua with 1/3 Maltese. He is very good with kids he sees a 1 yr old all the time and he is happy to play with her. …

Black and White Malchi Not rated yet
Our black and white Malchi is a moma's boy and afraid of thunder but an all around good family dog. We love our little Malchi!

Maltese Chihuahua Puppy Not rated yet
My Maltese Chihuahua puppy is the sweetest little girl I would ever want... she is a real diva also. Loves to cuddle and be near me. She also loves kids... …

Malchi Not rated yet
Trixie's mother was the actual Malchi, her father was pure Chihuahua, so she's only a quarter Maltese. She has about 10 longer strands of white on her …

Maltese Chihuahua Mix Not rated yet
Lil Bit is a 6 month old male Maltese Chihuahua mix. He has sparse, long, white hair except for the top & back of his head which has beige strands. His …

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