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Maltese Shih Tzu Mix - Malshi

AKA: Mal-Shi, Shih-tese, Shihtese

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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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Personality

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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Appearance

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

Click below to see contributions from other Malshi dog owners...

Malshi 
I have a Malshi too called Pepe. She has a boy's name because she chose that and came when I called that name. She is very intelligent and easy to train. …

Maltese x Shih Tzu 
My Maltese x Shih Tzu is my first dog to own. He is very energetic, smart, is not afraid of strange people and dogs, and is practically non shedding. Maltese …

Cute Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies 
One of the most adorable Maltese Shih tzu puppies, Cheyenne, is 7 weeks old. So far potty training is going good, 2 small accidents in the 4 days she has …

Maltese Shitzu Puppies 
Harpo is one of the best 3 1/2 month old Maltese Shitzu puppies and he is absolutely adorable. I fell in love with him from the moment I first laid eyes …

Maltese Shitzu 
My Maltese Shitzu is a handful!!! Will play only when she wants to, but if she is sleeping there is no waking her. She just looks at you a just lay right …

Shih Tzu Maltese Mix 
Penny is a Shih Tzu Maltese mix and my perfect puppy. She is 13 months old and very little, she only weighs about 4 pounds! She loves to play tug of war …

Black and White Malshi 
Violet is my 11 week old 2 lb. 13 oz. c. She is just wonderful and very smart. I had her fully house trained at nine weeks old. She is also crate trained, …

Shitzu Maltese 
Sam is our five month old Shitzu Maltese and the very best dog we could hope for. He loves to go for his walks, romp in the leaves, knows his house …

Mal-shi Puppies 
Bubba is the most sweet and obedient Mal-shi puppies and loves to cuddle and play. He is the first dog our family has had and we picked the best of the …

Maltese x Shitzu 
Our Maltese x Shitzu Bo is a great little guy. He has more personality than any other dog that I've owned. He loves to play, and when he's tired, he …

Malshi Puppy 
Our Malshi puppy Lila came in to our lives about 2 months ago. She is now 5 months old and has added so much to our family. She is a friendly, curious, …

Maltese Cross Shih Tzu 
Max our Maltese cross Shih Tzu is the "Curious George" of puppies! He's always getting into trouble. He's up at the crack of dawn to announce to the world …

Maltese Shitzu Dog 
This is my Maltese Shitzu dog Yogi, he is a gorgeous boy, full of energy & always ready to play. He is a happy boy & always brightens my day, no matter …

Mal-shi Puppy 
Roxy is our beautiful Mal-shi puppy. She is 8 months now. We have her since July 2008. She's quite a spoiled little brat. But on the other side, she …

Maltese Shih Tzu Mix 
Maxwell, our Maltese Shih Tzu mix, is two and a half years young. Quite a head strong puppy, he loves to go to his favorite place the DOG PARK, were he …

Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies 
Ruby, my Maltese Shih Tzu puppy, is a beautiful family dog. When I've been away, she gets so excited to see me she nearly wags her little tail off and …

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 …

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