Maltese Westie Dog - Duke

by Sarah
(Chicago)


I adopted my Maltese Westie dog Duke when he was 8 months old from a Westie breeder. He had ZERO training, he wasn't housebroken and he had never been a crate, or walked on a lease. We live in high-rise in Chicago, so coming "home" was quite a change for him. I also have a hectic schedule, but Duke just rolls with the schedule changes and is very adaptable. Somedays he's at home by himself, somedays he goes to doggie day care, some day's he gets tons of exercise, and some days (usually because of the weather), he doesn't get as much exercise. Duke is very social and gets along with 99.9% all dogs. However there is one dog that he does not like in the building and becomes dog-aggressive when Lucy is around, but she is our only real problem. We do not have children so it's o.k., but I wouldn't want a child around if Duke and Lucy were in the same room. My Maltese Westie dog is very territorial and used to barks at everyone who passed by our apartment. Now because of constant correction, he usually only barks with his "inside" bark, unless his friends Pixie or Ginger are right out side his door! He is very smart and easy to train. I highly recommend training classes for this mixed breed. Duke went through 3 classes and loved them all, he is a better behaved dog since he completed his classes. He also did better in the apartment once he was crate trained. He is now 2 1/2 years old and still stays in his crate when we leave the apartment. He needs daily brushing and needs to be groomed every 8-12 weeks. But he doesn't shed at all, which is a huge plus. He's very independent, but sometimes just needs a good belly rub. Duke's favorite games are Keep-Away, Tug-of-War, and Chase. Duke is finally full-grown and weighs in at 13 lbs. He is curious, fun-loving, smart, protective, and sweet all at the same time. If I had known how hard it was going to be to find a second Highland Maltie, I would have adopted his brother at the same time.

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Mar 06, 2012
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Duke NEW
by: Little Miss Muffit

I looked at this picture of Duke and he is identical to my Muffit who is a Maltese/Yorkie cross. She is 3 years old and weighs 8 lbs. And all the things you said about Duke could be said about Muffit, too. Funny. Everyone asks me if she is a Westie when they see her. I absolutely love my little dog, too.

Mar 06, 2012
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Duke NEW
by: Pamm

Looking online for good dog names for our second westie puppie in the spring. Love Duke!!!! He is adorable. Think you sealed the deal and helped name our pup.

Sep 01, 2011
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Adorable!!! Looking for breeder!
by: Cat

I had a Yorkie. She was everything to me, I had to send her to Heaven a week and a half ago. I miss her so much. She was a big girl 12 lbs. I am so empy and am looking for a westi malteese mix as I don't want to feel I'm trying to replace her. I would like to know if you have any info on a breeder. Your dog is so cute and I love the terrier personality. my email is catlgk@gmail.com. I would appreciate it so very much.

Mar 16, 2011
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Duke
by: Little Miss Muffit

Duke is adorable. Miss Muffit is a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie). She has been mistaken several times for being a very small Westie. She weighs 7 lbs. She looks a lot like your Duke. I had her ears trimmed (the hair)when she was being groomed because they couldn't make up their mind to be up or down. It was cute that way, but after trimming the hair on them, they stand up adorably, thus the Westie look. Your description of Duke sounds just like Muffit, too. They are such fun dogs!

Mar 16, 2011
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What a cutie pie!
by: Jeri

Duke is really cute! I love his perky ears.......that's where I see the Westie in him. He has such a sweet face:) I sometimes wish I had gotten one of Ollie's brothers when I got him, but really can't afford another dog. Ollie pretty much runs the house as it is...lol! Aren't the Maltese mix a great breed?!?! Ollie is Maltese Shih Tzu and we adore him! Thanks for sharing Duke with us.

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Maltese Westie Dog Breed - Joey

by Julie
(Rochester, NY)

Rainy day

Rainy day

We tried to figure out what our Maltese Westie dog breed Joey was for a long time. He's just too big and has a straight tail, he can't be a Maltese! But just his personality gives it away; he's gotta have some terrier in him.

He loves walks, and absolutely loves to play, but he will sit quietly on your lap for hours. He's the only dog I know that can have a staring contest with you and not be growling. His love of strangers gets him in trouble sometimes, running off to say hello to the neighbors, but he's easily coaxed back with the shake of his treat jar.

Our Maltese Westie hates squirrels, and will never give up the chase; he also enjoys treeing cats. Everybody who meets him wants to keep him, he's a big white shaggy ball of loving!

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Jun 17, 2011
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Morkie
by: Lucy

I have a Morkie named Lucy. She is only 2 lbs at 5 months old, but she looks VERY similar to your doggy!

Feb 16, 2011
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You may ahve a Coton de Tulear
by: D

Had the same experience. Bought what I thought was a Maltese, but he was just too big and stocky, and had an almost human personality. Very clever dog, used to sit up on his behind and beg and sometimes hop around on his hind legs - all not taught by us - he just started doing it. After a lot of picture searches and reading, I figured out he was a Coton de Tulear, and I think you may have that instead of a Maltese Westie cross. Read up a little on the breed and look through some youtube videos and it will all make sense.

May 29, 2010
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Our pup Jack
by: Sarah

I realise now that our pup isn't a Bijon Frise (he was sold to us as that) but a cross Westie and Maltese Terrier! He's called Jack Daniels (Jack for short!)and he's sooo funny, we all love him to bits, especially my youngest son, Joey :0) Will try to upload a picture of Jack

Mar 31, 2010
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Westie/Maltese
by: Steph

We also have a Westie/Maltese mix we found at the shelter. She is so cute and a very good dog, however I think she is on the chubby side, she weighs 23 lbs.

I'm not sure how much food to give her (obviously too much!) Aside from being the perfect dog, (we only had her since Nov 09) she has not had an accident in the house, comes when you call her, rarely barks, except when she goes on walks and sees another dog thats when she barks and almost does somersaults in the air trying to get to the dog, so does anyone else have this problem?


Mar 08, 2010
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twin
by: Karen

I have a Mixed breed Maltese too, that was bought as a full Maltese, but there is no way...he looks just like your Joey...except his tail does curl up. I wonder what kind of mix he is...his groomer says he is a West Malty...I don't really care, as I love him to death no matter what he is! His name is Scruffy, and he has a cream colored patch down his back. Wonderful dog. He could be Joeys twin, weighs 11 lbs.

Jul 20, 2009
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Two Paws UP! for Joey!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Joey! We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy. We think you are super cute! Whats a Westie? We are from somewhere central. Love your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy!
http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Maltese Westie Dog - Woofen

by Celestial Sojourner
(Winslow, AZ)

Woofen, an International Terrierist

Woofen, an International Terrierist

Our Maltese Westie dog Woofen, Also Known As: Doggie Dog, Lamb Lamb, Love Bite, Pero Blanco, Wenckebach, and Little Piglet, who was a beautiful young white International Terrierist dog, half Westie and half Maltese, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2010, after a severe illness.

Woofen was 13 years old. He conceived puppies in his last week of life, with an Airdale bitch. Woofen is survived by his masters, Frank Moore, Celeste Sojourner, and their five children, John Roy, Jonathan Moore, Jennifer Killins, Melody Thompson, and Juliet Davidson. Woofen is also survived by his beloved cat, Meowen, and his dear Airedale companion, Tasha.

He was an exemplary dog for 13 years and lived a fine life, never harboring ill wishes against anyone and bringing joy and happiness to all who knew him. He was a service dog who had docile manners in public, a world traveler, and a pampered dog. He had excellent manners with cats, and loved and protected all cats. On command, he would jump up and give your hand little painless love bites. Our Maltese Westie could do tricks like roll over, retrieve, or sit up and beg.

He loved to chase lizards, and bite sprinkler heads when the sprinklers came on. He had a friend who was a crow and who visited him regularly to fly back and forth across the lawn while Woofen chased along beneath. He had a girlfriend named Sadie who was a terrier who lived across the street, they loved each other and often ran away to visit each other‘s houses. He loved bark parks, playing with other dogs, running free without his leash on wildlife preserves, hanging snoot out the car window, vacationing with his family, running in the surf, and eating shrimp and steak and chicken dinners.

He often guarded the house, and made an elaborate ritual of saying hello to his family when they came home. He loved to sleep on his masters’ bed and lick the pillows. He hated his bath but loved to be brushed. He followed faithfully at his masters’ feet, and was always nearby. Our Maltese Westie dog was dearly loved and will be profoundly missed.

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Jun 13, 2011
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Will Rogers was right
by: Your Mother

"If dogs don't go to heaven, then I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go where the dogs go." Will Rogers

It's a year later, Woofen, and we sill miss your little love bites. We still love you and will never forget you. You were a good, good dog. Rest in Peace, my Woof.

Aug 07, 2010
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good dog
by: marge

doggie dog did love marge too....

Aug 03, 2010
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The life and times of a kissy piglet-lamb-dog
by: Anonymous

Woofen was a very cute, sweet and kissy little dog. I’ll remember him fondly. When I think of Dog Dog, I recall how loyal and funny he was. He was so devoted to Mom that he was constantly by her side, even if he was very sleepy and wanted to be in bed, he stayed at her feet. He always worried when we would pack for a vacation, wondering if he would go along. Dog would get so excited when he learned he was going for a car ride that he would scarf down a few bites of food as he left and run to the car, choking all the way. Woofen was very well traveled. He crossed the country by car close to twenty times, including a month-long RV trip that circled the continental US. He marked every rest stop as his and finished off the break with a “happy dance”. He loved to hang his snoot out the window almost as much as he loved my mother. His little white ears flapped in the wind.
Our little piglet-seal crossbreed was very good at tricks, and he balanced on his hind legs without prompting to beg for food. Dog adored tug-of-war, but when he won, he would take his squeak toy out to the yard and hide it in his favorite bush where he also hid bones and trash when he was bad. Woofy loved to be in the back yard where he could stick his nose in the wind and lounge in the sun. Most days he exercised by running along the fence, barking and chasing his crow who would torment him playfully. Otherwise, he would escape out the front door at every opportunity to run across the street and jump over the neighbor’s fence to be with his girlfriend, Sadie. Their relationship was very risqué. Not only was she was an older woman and a different breed, but their love was forbidden. Their owners fought it in the beginning, but after a few years they realized it was true love and made afternoon play dates for them regularly.
Like most dogs, Woofy was a little gross in a cute way. He loved to roll on dead bugs and lick stinky feet and shoes. The disturbing part is that he loved to lick my step-father’s pillow. Afterwards he would sleep on it, under the blankets on his back. Thankfully, he was always very well behaved when he was at the groomer’s. Dog Dog loved to show off his fresh coat and to be told he was a “handsome show dog”.
Dog lead such a privileged life and enriched all of ours with humor and unconditional love. He truly could not have lived or died any better.

Aug 02, 2010
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Good dog, but...
by: Anonymous

This dog pissed on my wedding dress on the morning of my wedding. Rest in peace. Woof.

Jul 18, 2010
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There is a "Pet Heaven"
by: Anonymous

Your beloved Woofen had a wonderful, full life, with a loving family. He will always be in your heart and remembered for the precious baby he was. His big personality touched all who knew him and even me hearing his life story. REST IN PEACE, WOOFEN.

Jul 14, 2010
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RIP
by: Anonymous

Rest In Peace, Woofen. Good dog, Good dog.

Jul 14, 2010
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Woofen
by: Little Miss Muffit

Sounds like your dear pet Woofen lived a perfect life for a dog. So glad he had a family like yours. I hope I can look back on Little Miss Muffit's life the same way. Thank you for sharing.

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Maltese Westie Dogs - Chloe

by Jolie
(TN)

My Maltese Westie mix is a very outstanding dog. Playing with her human brothers is her favorite thing to do.

She is very smart. Potty training mastered in one week, Fetching three tries and she had that down pat. Snuggles at night and doesn't shed.

What more could you ask for! Maltese Westie dogs are perfect for family settings.

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Dec 08, 2009
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Two Paws UP! for Chloe!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Chloe, we are 2 Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We think you sound like a lot of fun. We would love to see your pikture! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Maltese Westie Dog Breed - Janine June

My Maltese Westie dog breed is 7 months old and more intelligent than any dog I ever owned (including the pure bred Maltese). Janine June (NeNe) is loving, cuddly and adventurous: she caught a rat at the park when she was only 5 months old.

She demands attention, was a cinch to housebreak, and loves toys. She is a walking party who gets along fine with the old Maltese and the family Cairn Terrier. A pure joy.

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Dec 25, 2009
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can you send a pic?
by: Misabellasmommy

we would like to see if my sister has a blend maltese or a purebreed and although he looked like a mix - he is starting to look like only a maltese despite us thinking he was 1/2 Westie or Min Pin

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Maltese Westie Rescue - Bella

by Cannie
(Cheektowaga NY)

Bella on her throne

Bella on her throne

Bella is a Maltese Westie rescue dog who was found in a snowbank in Ohio. We adopted her in early February at 7 weeks and she readily took over the house. She is a frisky, energetic, inquisitive, exploring sneaky troublemaker. She loves socks and shoes. She is special because she is so loving despite what she went through at such an early age. We were told she was a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix but our vet says he believes she is a Maltese Westie mix. What do you think?

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Shona

by Joy
(Sydney)

The photograph included is from Halloween this year where he wore fox ears and proudly trotted them around the house!

The photograph included is from Halloween this year where he wore fox ears and proudly trotted them around the house!

I adopted my Maltese Westie mix Shona from the RSPCA when he was four - I was just a little girl at the time and fell in love with him because of his seemingly limitless energy! He's stayed just as energetic and loveable through all these years - he loves everyone I introduce him to, always very friendly! He doesn't dig unless we give him a big bone to gnaw on.

He's mostly an outside dog but sleeps indoors - we have a massive hard that he much prefers to our tiny home! He's going on 17 and still as active as ever - though his midday naps are much longer! He's never had any health problems - the vet is always pleased to see him!

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Maltese Westie Dog - Betsy

by Beverly
(Mechanicsburg, PA)

My Maltese Westie dog is very lovable, but she has her moments. She likes to have your attention and will wine or bark until you pay attention to her. She is a rescue dog which we adopted from a shelter in Philadelphia. We got her a nice dog bed; she doesn't sleep in it, she tears the stuffing out. We tried putting the stuffing back and sewing it up, but she just tears it out again. She loves to chase rabbits and bird in the back yard. She saw a bird fly on top of the shed in the back yard and she stood there and barked at it like it was supposed to come down to her so she could chase it. She sleeps with us at night, sometimes between us and sometimes at the bottom of the bed. She loves to go in the car and barks at all kinds of things on the way.

She has a favorite toy: a pink plus bone. She carries it around everywhere. She lays on her back and plays with her toys in her paws like they are hands. She likes to throw her toys up in the air and chase them around the room.

I could go on and on, but I think you get an idea. Our Westie Maltese dog is just the love of our lives. We are older people and we certainly have spoiled her.

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Jul 11, 2011
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Betsy, the Westie
by: Little Miss Muffit

Your Betsy sounds just like our Muffit, a Morkie (Yorkie/Maltese). She does the same crazy antics. She's a little better now at 18 mos. about not barking at everything (including statues), tearing things up (like my bedspread), and running off to visit all the neighbors (she now stays with me or at least comes back when I call). Everyone says Muffit looks just like a Westie. I encouraged her ears to stand up. That with her Terrier face and white fur with golden highlights does make her look like a Westie. So much fun. Enjoy!

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