Maltese Shih Tzu Mix - Malshi
AKA: Mal-Shi, Shih-tese, Shihtese
The Maltese Shih Tzu mix, aka Malshi or Shihtese, is a cross
between a Shih Tzu and a Maltese. These hybrid dogs are recognized by the
American Canine Hybrid Club and can be registered on their site.
They are an adorable, little Maltese dog breed mix that comes in many different color combinations and is growing in popularity
because of their playful personality.
Read more about the Maltese x Shitzu below to see if this is the right Maltese mix for you.
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These dogs take on the temperament of both Shih Tzus and Maltese. They are spunky, hardy, and alert little dogs. Most make friends easily
with other dogs and people and are very playful. These dogs do great with gentle and considerate children.
They have a lot of character and can be stubborn and clever. Some may be difficult to housebreak and need consistent patient training.
They also make a good watchdog, but usually do not bark excessively. Most people find them to have a courageous, yet gentle personality.
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This Maltese mix can come in a wide variety of colors, but is usually brown, black, or tan mixed with white and is sometimes solid white.
Their hair is usually long and straight. Therefore, they need daily combing and brushings. Some shed lightly, while others do not shed at all
and are hypoallergenic. Full grown Maltese cross Shih Tzu dogs can weigh anywhere from 8-15lbs.
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What Other Malshi Owners Have Said
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Female Malshi Not rated yet
Emma is a 6 month old female Malshi and is white with some tan and black in her coat. She is extremely playful and cute as a button. My Maltese Shih tzu …
Maltese Shitzu Mix Puppies Not rated yet
Maltese Shitzu mix puppies are sweet and playful. Mine loves the kids and he is always willing to play. He is only 2.5 months old and weighs about 3 lbs. …
Shihtzu Maltese Mix Not rated yet
My Shihtzu Maltese mix is a devoted companion with lots of personality. Does not bite, easily trained. Loves to play enjoys company of people & other dogs. …
Shitzu Mix Not rated yet
Omg my Maltese Shitzu mix is literally my baby and my best friend. My mom and I laugh at how much of a human-like baby she is. She let's me sit her on …
Mal Shih Not rated yet
He is life of our family. So full of energy and personality. Max is condsidered to be my third child. The Mal Shih is such a great family dog. He travels …
Maltese Shih Tzu Not rated yet
My Maltese Shih Tzu George is awesome. He was born Feb 11 2010 and came into my life on May 9th 2010. He is the sweetest little one you could ever meet. …
Maltese Shitzu Puppy Not rated yet
Growing up I've had a couple of dogs but I can say that my Maltese Shitzu puppy Reggie is the best dog that I've ever had! (and I've only had him for 5 …
Maltese Shihtzu Not rated yet
Riley is as close to the perfect dog as I can imagine! She is a small 3 year old Maltese Shihtzu, or Malshi, and absolutely loves to be cuddled and loved!!! …
Mal-Shi Not rated yet
We adopted our Mal-Shi from a rescue organisation in Melbourne Australia. Imogene is about 12-18 months old and is an absolute darling. She had a congenital …
Shitzu Maltese Mix Not rated yet
My Shitzu Maltese mix Biscuit is by far and away the friendliest dog in the entire region.
She gets so excited when any type of human or canine enters …