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Papitese - Maltese Papillon Mix

AKA: Maltillon

Papitese Papillon Maltese Papitese puppies

The Papitese, or Maltese Papillon mix, is a cross between a Papillon dog
and a Maltese dog.

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

They are one of the rarest Maltese mixes, but are becoming more popular because of their strong loyalty and affectionate personality.

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

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


A Papillon Maltese mix takes on the temperament of both Papillons and Maltese. They are gentle, responsive, and very sociable little dogs.

Papitese are also highly intelligent and easy to obedience train. Be sensitive while training though, because harsh words can easily upset them. They love to be around people, dogs, cats and any other pets.

They are alert watch dogs, but welcoming to most strangers. Most people find Papitese puppies to have a cheerful, affectionate, and loyal personality.

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These Maltese Papillon dogs come in almost any color, including cream, gold, white, silver, blue, and black. Most are parti (two colors) or tricolor (three colors).

Hair is usually wavy, soft, and double-coated; with both an outer and undercoat. They may also be nonshedding like a Maltese or shed very lightly like a Papillon. Although some do shed, they are almost always hypo allergenic.

Full grown Papillon Maltese average 9-12 lbs, about 3-4 lbs larger than a purebred Maltese.

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Find the perfect dog for you. Learn about other Maltese mix dogs.

Do you have a Papitese?

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 Papitese. Submissions must include at least 200 words of text and a picture to be accepted. Thanks!

What Other Papitese Owners Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other Papitese owners...

Charles Preston Piper 
Charlie is 2 years old and lives with 2 humans and 2 cats. He loves EVERYONE! He is very protective of his human mom. It seems as though he has taken on …

Rescued Papitese - Frankie 
We rescued Frankie from a friend that found him abandoned. The vet determined his age to be about six months. He is friendly and playfull. He is definitely …

Happy Lulu 
Lulu is a happy 8 month old she loves to play and eats everything. We have been trying to potty train her she is hard to get her to know out side all the …

Maltese Papillion Mix - Toby 
This is my snuggle lover boy! He's 5 years old and the biggest cuddler there is! He loves to be outside and is out to get those dang squirrels that tease …

Maltese Papillon Rescue 
I got my Maltese Papillon rescue from the local shelter last week. He was very badly matted and they cut some out but we've got a long way to go. The …

Papitese Puppy 
My Papitese puppy Maxx is such a good baby. He's 6 months old & LOVES to go outside & run around the yard with my cat, & is just finally getting the hang …

Papillon Mix 
Katie is an almost two year old Maltese Papillon mix. She is the sweetest and most loyal dog I have ever had!! She is very smart and catches on quickly. …

Papitese Puppies 
Jasper is a Maltese Papillon mix. He's only 10 weeks old and is already proving to be the smartest Papitese puppies I've ever had. From the moment he came …

Papillon Maltese 
We got our Papillon Maltese dog Diva from an older woman who's health was in decline and she was not able to keep up with a new puppy. She had been well …

Maltese Papillion Puppies 
Hello ! We bought one of the cutest Maltese Papillion puppies Rascal when he was 8 weeks old. We thought we were getting a full bred Papillon but soon …

Maltese Papillon 
Roxie is the most amazing Maltese Papillon dog! She is so loyal and wonderful and full of energy all of the time. She will be 4 on the 22nd of February. …

Maltese Papillon Mix 
Bentley is a Maltese Papillon mix and is just 4 months old! He weighs about 3.5 pounds. He is playful loving and a bundle of energy. He is very loyal and …

Maltese Papillon Puppies 
Bella is one of the best Maltese Papillon puppies ever. She was born 9/17/07. She rarely barks, likes to run in circles and play with her squeaky toys. …

Maltese Papillon - Jack Not rated yet
Our Maltese Papillon Jack is the most loyal and friendly of any pet I have ever owned. He has so much personality, wears his emotions through his eyes, …

Papitese - Appleton Williams Not rated yet
My Papitese Appleton is the best!! He loves EVERYBODY!! He likes to say hi to everyone he comes across, humans and pets! He is very sweet and loving. …

Papillion Maltese Mix - Benji Not rated yet
Benji is 6 months now and is the most loving puppy ever! I stumbled upon him unexpectedly and knew I had to have him.The previous owner has the mom which …

Lulu  Not rated yet
Lulu just turn 1 year this month she is about 8 lbs now her ears fall down she puts them up sometimes

Gizmo Not rated yet
Gizmo is now 11 years old and has been the most enjoyable little guy. He topped out at 7 lbs of love and cuddles. He gets along with everyone he meets. …

Frankie Not rated yet
We rescued Frankie from a friend that found him abandoned. The vet determined his age to be about six months. He is friendly and playful. He is definitely …

Papitese Dog Not rated yet
He is the most adorable Papitese dog. We have had him for over 3 years, since he was a puppy. We always thought he was a Maltese Pomeranian cross as that …

Papitese Not rated yet
Well, where do I start, Codie is the cutest little thing ever. She's 4 months old. She is very active puppy, always running around playing with anything …

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