Maltishi Puppies: The Breed You Won’t Be Able to Get Enough Of!

February 1, 2018

The Maltishi Puppy

There are several alias for this popular designer dog breed. They are often called Maltishi puppies, Mal Shi, Malt Tzu, and Malti Zu…phew! If you can’t already tell by their name variations, these dogs are an enjoyable mix of a Maltese and Shih Tzu. Check out our designer and purebred puppies right here!

Where did they come from?

Maltishi puppies originated in 1990s and is one of the most popular hybrid dogs in Australia.  They’re gaining more and more popularity in North America and other countries around the world, partly due to their small size and affable personalities.

What are they like?

Maltishis can gel will with any lifestyle, whether it’s joining a family with young children or living with one person in an apartment. They tend to get along well with humans and other dogs. They also make great therapy or companion dogs, as they’re extremely easy to train and their low shedding coats are hypoallergenic. Maltishis were actually bred for this very reason, so that people with allergies were able to add them to their homes without many physical repercussions!

Maltishi puppies are generally healthy little dogs, weighing anywhere between 6 to 12 pounds and standing approximately 10 inches from the ground. The Maltishi puppy, like any dog, can inherit health conditions consistent with its parental breed, but being a hybrid breed, these little guys tend to be very hearty and healthy. Their lifespan is 12 to 14 years.

Grooming and exercise requirements

The beautiful coat of Maltishi puppies are long, silky, and soft allowing your fingers to playfully run through it!  They will need daily brushing to ward off any matting or tangles.  Professional grooming will be required for trims, but regular bathing at home will maintain the luxe and allure of their beautiful coats. They can sometimes have tear stains, much like their Maltese parents. You will want to keep this area around their pretty eyes clean at all times to reduce the staining.

They don’t require an excessive amount of exercise, but you don’t want to leave them alone for long periods of time. They tend to suffer from separation anxiety. Maltishi puppies are affectionate and loyal pups who love family time, so give that to them as often as possible.  You’d love it and so will they!

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