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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Mal-Shi - Malshi

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Weight
6-15 lbs
Height
8-14 inches
Color(s)
Wide variety of colors; may be solid or patterned.
Overview
The Mal-shi, also called the MalteTzu, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Maltese and Shih Tzu. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and have become popular companions.
Character
Sturdy, well-built, and compact, the Mal-shi is agile and lively. They exhibit a keen expression and hardy appearance.
Temperament
The ideal Mal-shi is affectionate, loving, and devoted. They should be playful, spunky, and clever. They do best in a home with older, considerate children. They generally do well with dogs and non-canine pets. Mal-shi's are wary and suspicious of strangers and are quick to alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
Care
The Mal-shi requires daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. The ears should be cleaned regularly to prevent infection. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They may be prone to such health issues as slipped stifle, skin problems, eye and respiratory problems, and spinal disc disease.
Coat
The coat of the Mal-shi is typically long, straight, and dense. They may or may not have a double coat.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Mal-shi may be stubborn and difficult to housebreak. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
The Mal-shi is well suited for apartment living provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They are able to meet the majority of their exercise needs indoors but enjoy securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Mal-Shi - Malshi puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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faithslittleangels
Member Since: February 2011
Location: Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
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I am a very small in-home breeder and all of my dogs are very well cared for and are very social and well adjusted. Each of my dogs is treated monthly for heartworm and flea control. My vet comes to my home yearly to provide rabies vaccinations and all other immunizations needed. My dogs are fre...

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Anonymous asked:

3/16/2014 12:05:59 PM

3/16/2014 12:05:59 PM

Malshit not AKC not recommended What does not AKC recommended mean?

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Anonymous

The American Kennel Club is for pure-bred dogs. They believe in well bred pure-bred dogs. Since the Mal-Shi is a mixed breed dog, the AKC can not and will not recommend a mix breed dog to someone.
7/11/2014 5:08:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/9/2013 12:44:36 PM

8/9/2013 12:44:36 PM

Height of a malshi ? I want to get a maltese /shih tzu .but i would like to know how tall they get.

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Anonymous

The Maltese average height for a male is 8 - 10 inches and female at 8 - 9 inches. While the Shih Tzu's average height for a male and female is 11 inches at the shoulder. So the dog should be in between the two's average heights.
7/11/2014 5:12:11 PM

Cocobug asked:

7/27/2013 10:54:53 AM

7/27/2013 10:54:53 AM

Do Malshi's bark a lot? I know small dogs tend to be this way but I live in an apartment where loud barking would not be a great option. I love this breed but do they bark a lot?

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Anonymous

Super quiet dog except when people at the door. My Malshi is 2 and still has a hard time quieting down after your guests have entered.
3/24/2014 8:17:59 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/4/2013 11:21:33 PM

4/4/2013 11:21:33 PM

my malchi's problem with limping my 7month old malchi has a slipped stifile and wondered if I can get your advise the vet here has told me she will need an op to cut the bone in her small leg to stop it slipping out and twisting is their another remedy for her

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Anonymous

If that is what your vet recommends then that is what needs to be done.
7/11/2014 5:12:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/19/2012 10:54:29 AM

11/19/2012 10:54:29 AM

entertainment I just got a new 24 week old malshi, shes still getting comfortable and I was wondering if there are any specific toys or activities they like to do? I got her a chew toy but it may be too big for her mouth. If anyone has recommendations for toys and/or activities please tell me! thank you!

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Anonymous

Toys should always be slightly bigger then the dog's mouth. So you don't have to worry about choking issues. While you can do many different activities with your new dog to bond with her. You should take up an obedience class so that she understands to listen to your commands and you can bond through basic obedience.
7/11/2014 5:15:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/11/2012 1:48:51 PM

11/11/2012 1:48:51 PM

I am getting a malshi and I was wondering if it would be better to get 2 puppies because of its... I am getting a malshi and I was wondering if it would be better to get 2 puppies because of its separation anxiety. Would it be better to get the same breed? Or another small breed. If so, any digestions? Thanks, Dana

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Anonymous

2 is always better than 1. My malshi is a doll, she loves us but would prob love a friend. She loves her pasta red or white lol
2/15/2013 12:19:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/5/2012 4:01:18 PM

11/5/2012 4:01:18 PM

I just got my mal shi and he is 8 weeks old and I was wondering how much food per serving do... I just got my mal shi and he is 8 weeks old and I was wondering how much food per serving do they eat?

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Anonymous

half a cup of dry kibbles in the morning and evening.
12/20/2012 11:07:35 AM

Anonymous

We also bought a Malshi puppy - 10 weeks old. Primarily, it depends on the instructions on the side of the bag. We use Purina Pro Plan for Puppies with Lamb and Rice. They are allowed 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup per day. My vet told me since they are little puppies, they should eat 4 - 5 times a day every 3 1/2 - 4 hours or so. Take the quantity and divide it by the number of servings you want to do to calculate the total (or measure out 2/3 cup and put it in a bag, and portion it out throughout the day).
1/21/2013 3:15:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/14/2012 10:13:06 PM

8/14/2012 10:13:06 PM

I am getting a Malshi on saturday and I was wondering if they have a dramatic change in looks... I am getting a Malshi on saturday and I was wondering if they have a dramatic change in looks from when they are puppies to when they are full grown, because I would love to have her stay cute like this forever!

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Anonymous

It's more like a same difference situation. Their looks become more mature but I can assure you they stay adorable. Just a different kind of adorable.
8/31/2012 10:26:27 PM

Anonymous

My malshi was tri-colored when I got him at nine weeks. And while he is still very adorable, the maltese in him took over and he is now almost completly white. He went from having quite a bit of color on his face to just a few strands of dark hair on his ears, and his body his all white.
1/4/2013 4:45:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/1/2012 10:04:42 PM

7/1/2012 10:04:42 PM

Does a malshi like to bite? I have an 11 year old daughter who is in love with the, but I don't... Does a malshi like to bite? I have an 11 year old daughter who is in love with the, but I don't know if the biting will be too strong for her. Also, how do you train them to ring the bell if they need to go to the bathroom?

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Anonymous

Malshi puppies are very playful. They like play biting but not hard biting. Just more like nibbling. Its very cute actually because they kind of expect you to do the same back to them. Training them to ring a bell will take some time, such as other training. Its kind of advanced if i may say so. But most of the time if you train them properly to go outside, many times they will sit and wait in front of the door and maybe cry a little bit like they want out. Malteese and shih-tzus are great dogs. They love their owners and have lots of energy. Just make sure you take time to keep their (hair) unmatted and also lets of exercize. The exercise is very important, if you want a quiet house. :)
7/26/2012 12:23:09 PM

Anonymous

My malshi likes to play bite a lot. But those baby teeth are quite sharp, and sometimes he becomes obsessed with your fingers or toes. We keep a bottle nearby filled with half water, half white vinager. he does not like the smell. We say "no teeth" and spray (very lightly) around our hand or feet. Now all we have to do is show him the bottle and he backs off right away.
1/4/2013 4:53:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/29/2012 4:39:25 PM

5/29/2012 4:39:25 PM

I have a 5 month old malshi and my vet told me that his "base narrow lower jaw is too... I have a 5 month old malshi and my vet told me that his "base narrow lower jaw is too short". Has anyone ever had this problem before and how do you correct it, Thanks Barbara

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Updated: 12/20/2014