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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...

Maltese Shitzu Puppy 
Mocha is a 10 week old Maltese x Shihtzu puppy. Although we've only had her for 2 weeks, she has already won our hearts. She loves spending time with …

Maltese Shihtzu Puppy 
Nuppy is a 4 month old Mal-Shi puppy. We love him very very much, because he brings us smile and happiness every single day. My mum brought Nuppy in the …

Maltese Shih tzu Dog - Louie 
Louie is almost 3 years old. He is the cutest little Maltese Shih tzu dog ever!! And has given us much pleasure. He is playful and sweet. Although he …

Mal-Shi 
Chico is my 2 year old male Malshi. he turned 2 on April 2012 we got him when he was a year old, he is white with a whole bunch of lite brown shades. He …

Mal-shi - Zeus 
Zeus: my adorable Mal-shi is BEYOND playful and a ball of energy to be around! He is also very calm and loyal like a Shih Tzu. He follows me everywhere …

Maltese Shih Tzu Rescue - Benny 
Benny was a Maltese Shih Tzu rescue puppy that we acquired through a local rescue league. Being that we have two older Maltese dogs in our home we weren't …

Brown and White Malshi - Bella 
Our brown and white Malshi dog Bella is a little princess. After my Pekingese had to be put down somehow she came into my life. She follows me everywhere …

Maltese x Shitzu 
Bailey is an awesome boy! My male Maltese x Shitzu will be 8 years old Dec 30th. He loves to play. He has one blue eye and one brown, so cute! He is …

Mal Shih 
This is THE best little dog ever!! I found Mickey at a Yard Sale. The lady had 9 healthy-looking Maltese Shih Tzu puppies. She had sold 4 and told me that …

Cute Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies 
I got my Maltese Shih Tzu puppies Belle and Rustie when they were 9 weeks old. They are 15 weeks old now. They are a mix Shih Tzu and Maltese. Belle is …

Maltese Shihtzu 
My Maltese Shih Tzu is a very playful, clever, loving and intelligent 19 month old! Her coloring is white with one black eye, 2 black ears, a black spot …

Maltese Shitzu Dog 
Boris is an absolutely lovely male Maltese Shih Tzu dog. He is one year old and we got him when he was just a tiny puppy. He is extremely clever, and knows …

Female Malshi 
Gracie is a 6 month old female Malshi puppy and I have had a lot of puppies and this one takes the cake. She is adorable but can be so naughty. She never …

Black and White Malshi 
Oh my black and white Malshi is so wonderful, she just turned 1 november 14th and weights just a little over 5 lbs. She likes going for walks, all I have …

Malshi Puppy 
Marli was the most playful Malshi pup in the litter when me and my partner went looking for a pup. She saw us and ran straight up to us, chewing on our …

Shihtzu Maltese Mix 
I found Heidi on an online ad. I have always desperately wanted a Shih Tzu. For my birthday last year my husband got me a Shih Tzu mix! We named her Lady …

Maltese Shih Tzu Mix 
Bella is a 2 yr old Maltese Shih Tzu mix. She is lovable and fun with a ton of energy. She will go on 2 walks a day for a mile and a half each and is still …

Maltese Shih Tzu 
Our little 4 1/2 year old Maltese Shih Tzu cross Mitzee is not so little, weighing in at 17.5 lbs. She lives with an older Pekingese brother, who is 9 …

Malshi 
Rosie is my lovely Malshi. She is almost seven years old (birthday: 10th October). She is white and has the cutest brown eyes. The facial expressions from …

Maltese Shitzu 
We have a two year old Maltese Shitzu named Louie. It is our first dog as a family. Our youngest daughter has asthma which was very bad when she was younger …

Maltese x Shih Tzu 
She is lovable, protective and barks at every thing. She loves people that she knows and is scared by those she doesn't. She is my mothers dog. My Mom …

Maltese Shitzu Mix Puppies 
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. …

Shih Tzu Maltese Puppy 
Prynce is something of an unique Shih Tzu Maltese puppy mix. He is truly a royal heir of some sort. He even has a crown and his lair. No robe for his majesty …

Shitzu Mix 
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 …

Shitzu Maltese 
Jerzey is a kind, loving, playful, sweet, Shitzu Maltese dog that likes to be held. However he is a little whiny needs reassurance but that might be because …

Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies 
Our Maltese Shih Tzu is a great puppy she is very protective of our family, she's even good with my sox month old nephew. She never barks and we've had …

Maltese Shitzu Puppies 
Ollie is one of the best Maltese Shitzu puppies and such a precious addition to our home! I can't imagine not having him here. He is so smart........loves …

Shitzu Maltese Mix 
Our Shitzu Maltese mix has a very sweet personality, and was very easy to house train. We have two boys that are 4 and 6, and she is great with them. …

Mal-shi Puppies 
We got our little guy when he was just 8 weeks old. Our Mal-Shi puppies absolutely adorable and continues to win everyone over with his teddy-bear cuteness. …

Maltese Shih Tzu Puppy 
This is my Maltese Shih Tzu puppy London. She is 8 months old now. In this picture she was about 4 months. She is constantly making me and everyone …

Maltese Cross Shih Tzu 
We're celebrating one year with our Maltese cross Shih Tzu or Malt-tzu Ollie. He was rescued at 11 months from a breeder who was selling dogs on the side …

Mal-shi Puppy 
I've only had my male Malshi puppy dog Twix about a week and he is already so spoiled. I love him and so do my children. He was born December 12th. Twix …

Shih Tzu Maltese Mix 
Chuy is a black Maltese Shitzu that was rescued from the pound one day when my daughter wanted to stop by and look at the animals. We do this on occasion …

Malshi Friends - Onyx Not rated yet
Onyx my Malshi is 7 months old and super sweet. Him and my Chocolate lab are great friends and they love each other. we got him shaved on Sunday because …

Sweet Malchi - Gabi Not rated yet
Gabi is now 4 years old and we don't know how we lived without her before. Our Malchi is such a sweet and lovable little dog. She loves kids, like to …

Shih Tzu Maltese Mix - Shayla Not rated yet
Not only is our Shih Tzu Maltese mix absolutely adorable and very playful, she is also very independent and has a true mind of her own. She is very well …

Adopted Malshi - Liberty Lulu Irwin Not rated yet
Liberty was a lost adult dog (1 1/2 year old) that we adopted. Our Malshi was obviuosly, instantly grateful to be part of our family. She has a brother …

White and Tan Malshi - Coco Chanel Not rated yet
My Malshi dog's name is Chanel she is White and Tan 7 months and 7lbs. Chanel is just my pride and Joy. She is friendly and playful with everyone. Whenever …

Female Shih Tzu Mix - Tiffany Not rated yet
I got Tiffany about a month ago from someone who couldn't care for her anymore. Our Maltese Shih Tzu mix is a very nice addition to our family. After we …

Shih Tzu Maltese Mix - Macy Not rated yet
Macy is a 2-year-old Shih Tzu Maltese mix and full of lots of love. She has brought our family so much joy. She gets along great with our 4-year-old Chihuahua …

Maltese Shih Tzu - Abby Not rated yet
I never knew what breed my Maltese Shih Tzu she was since she came from a shelter until I found a picture of Benji, They look like twins!! She is playful, …

Little Shitzu Maltese - Chewy Not rated yet
I have always wanted a little Shitzu and I happened to stumble upon a Shitzu Maltese mix. My husband purchased him for me and my girls for Valentine's …

Shih Tzu Maltese - Daisy Not rated yet
She's a new addition to our family of 2 dogs (a Pom and a Yorkie) and 3 cats. My Shih Tzu Maltese fits right in immediately and wanted to play with everyone. …

Tiny Malshi - Bella Not rated yet
Our tiny Malshi Bella came into our lives at 4 1/2 weeks old and we were totally hooked! She is 6 weeks old now and we are working at the potty training …

Malshih - Leah Not rated yet
Leah is the most amazing little puppy I could have ever wanted! She is a 2 year old Malshih. She is very active and loves being wherever she recieves …

Three Year Old Malshi - Wally Not rated yet
Wally is a three year old Malshi, although he is solid white like a Maltese. But he has the distinctive under-bite of a Shih Tzu. Oddly, he has a little …

Malshi Pups - Barkley and Jasper Not rated yet
We just picked up our new puppy "Barkley" and his brother "Jasper". "Jasper" is going to my parent-in-laws. They are both male Malshi pupps and are only …

Malshi Dog Not rated yet
Daisy Doo is a great Malshi dog and smart as a whip. She was very easy to house train and teach tricks too. I do have a question about her. Her hair seems …

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