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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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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:

1/13/2015 10:32:22 AM

1/13/2015 10:32:22 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for tear stains on a Mal-Shi? I have a white with a little reddish color Mal-Shi and the tear stains are awful. I have tried so many things, but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

I have found that Angel Eyes works wonder's for tear stains.
1/13/2015 4:34:22 PM

Anonymous

Tearplex is rated the highest on the Internet. http://tearplex.com/ It's safer than Angel Eyes. Angels Eyes has an antibiotic in it that dries the dog out. Not healthy.
2/1/2015 7:25:49 PM

Sewnsew1975@! asked:

1/10/2015 6:24:49 PM

1/10/2015 6:24:49 PM

Is there a triple mix meaning a Maltese, Yorkie, shit zhu mix? I think that mix would also be a good one also.

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Anonymous

When mixing breeds of dogs, there are risks to the health, temperament and over-all structure of the dog. However, the mixture of different breeds of dogs does happen. With the specific mixture you are looking for, you may have a hard time. However, you can look at breed specific rescues, as they will take in their breed and their breed if it is mixed in with it.
1/11/2015 7:09:01 PM

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

my Malshi puppy is 1 1/2 years old and he is super quiet unless there are people outside my house.
6/1/2015 7:47:38 PM

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

My little Malshi girl is two. When I got her she was strands of white with gold bands and dark brown. She is now white with a greyish hue. She's beautiful but they do change a lot. I'm getting a jet black one now with a bit of tan. It will be interesting to see the changes.
3/1/2015 11:41:26 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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Anonymous asked:

5/17/2012 3:24:05 AM

5/17/2012 3:24:05 AM

We have a male mal-shi and he is about a year old. He is somewhat potty trained, but everytime... We have a male mal-shi and he is about a year old. He is somewhat potty trained, but everytime we go to pick him up to put him in the kennel he pees or pittles all over. This also happens when we go to pick him up in general. How do I fix that or are there any tips to correct it?

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Anonymous

My Maltese shih tzu has peed and poop in her kennel before. Typically they will not poop or pee in areas they eat at. I trained my dog to eat in her kennel and she has stopped since. Eventually we moved her eating/drinking area without any repeated issues.
7/6/2012 11:14:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/15/2012 3:32:11 PM

4/15/2012 3:32:11 PM

how to potty train a really fast malshi?

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Anonymous

I used potty pads with my malshi puppy and rewarded him every time he pottied on one even if he peed a little or got some half way on the pad. He learned to go potty on them in 1&1/2 weeks at 9 weeks old. He's now 16 weeks and runs to the potty pad whenever he has to potty. Rarely has accidents in the house!
5/19/2012 3:23:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/15/2012 10:34:38 AM

4/15/2012 10:34:38 AM

how many puppies are in one litter with the shih tzu and maltese mating?

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Anonymous

At 1 1/2 years this was her 1st mating and she had four pups (all doing well). She is the shih tzu, just under 12 lbs. The daddy is a 7 lb maltese. Hope that helps.
6/29/2012 7:03:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/10/2012 3:04:02 PM

4/10/2012 3:04:02 PM

how often does a malshi go into heat a year

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Anonymous

Malshi's only go into heat twice a year.
4/28/2012 2:39:36 PM

Anonymous

Malshi Males never go into heat. Only females do.
6/1/2012 3:26:39 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2012 2:35:34 AM

3/7/2012 2:35:34 AM

are there any books on the mal-shi not ebooks

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Anonymous asked:

2/22/2012 1:11:36 PM

2/22/2012 1:11:36 PM

Best and fastest way to potty train a male Mal-Shi?

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Anonymous asked:

2/17/2012 2:53:05 PM

2/17/2012 2:53:05 PM

how much will mal-shis weigh when they are fully grown?

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Anonymous

They highest a malshi would probably weigh as an adult would be 12 pounds. Most adults tend to be lower than that, though, around 8.
4/3/2012 6:01:13 PM

Anonymous

My male weighs 13.6 pounds, and is very solid. Built like a tank, and the vet says for his size he is a perfect weight.
10/22/2012 11:49:10 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/17/2012 1:59:45 PM

2/17/2012 1:59:45 PM

Do Mal-shis get along with other dogs?

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Anonymous

I have a mauzer- maltese schnauzer breed ..and i was wondering whether this Malchi breed would make a good pet for her to play with because when we're going for a period of time she goes crazy when we get home ...needs the attention
9/9/2012 12:48:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/26/2012 1:04:22 PM

1/26/2012 1:04:22 PM

My Mal Shi is flea and mite free he is bathed weekly and groomed daily however he scrathes alot... My Mal Shi is flea and mite free he is bathed weekly and groomed daily however he scrathes alot like he has pest. Someone mentioned a skin bacteia that causes him discomfort. Are there shampoos or medications to help him?

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Anonymous

I believe you are bathing your mal shi too much, back off to every two weeks not weekly. Also switch to an oatmeal shampoo, it is better for their skin. I think by doing you should be all set. If the itching continues there might be an allergy. Try to avoid wheat in their food. Lamb and rice would be a good choice.
1/31/2012 1:12:12 PM

Anonymous

Malshis should be bathed every two to three weeks. Fleas can also be attracted to very clean bodies, so you should probably cut down on the bathing.
4/3/2012 6:02:46 PM

Anonymous

Hi there! Mal Shi's do not need to be shampooed that often. It dries out the natural oils in their skin and fur. That is probably why he is scratching so much. Tea Tree oil shampoo for dogs is very delicate and easy on their skin and coat.
6/21/2012 11:54:57 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/16/2012 9:44:59 AM

1/16/2012 9:44:59 AM

I have a 3 month old malshi. I love him so very much. He is the dog I have always wanted. I... I have a 3 month old malshi. I love him so very much. He is the dog I have always wanted. I noticed the other day though that he has a lot of hair loss on his tail. Is this normal? Will it grow back? I know that when babies are born they loose hair. I was wondering if it was the same with a malshi. Thank you

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Anonymous

Your malshi may have skin allergies and that can cause them to scratch and itch.
4/28/2012 2:41:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/9/2012 5:03:44 PM

1/9/2012 5:03:44 PM

Exactly how do you correct bad behavior with a malshi? I need a step by step guide on how to... Exactly how do you correct bad behavior with a malshi? I need a step by step guide on how to house break her! Help never had dog before. My malshi is about 8wks old

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Anonymous

8 weeks is very young for your puppy. Crate them when you are away, and at night time. Not sure why this helps, but is stopped my first dog EVER in about 8 days. Take outside immediately when you wake up, feed, and take outside again before you leave the house. I never took mine out at night, she just learned to sleep all night (1st time dog owner, I just didn't know). They LOVE doing things for Treats, so you could offer something special for peeing outside. It is true that they do not do well with harsh words, but they get the voice inflection!! Very smart. I recommend attending dog training courses as soon as the Vet deems necessary. Good luck, hope this helped!
1/24/2012 2:09:10 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/29/2011 2:43:21 PM

12/29/2011 2:43:21 PM

How many times do Malshi's need to go for a walk every week?

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Anonymous

whenever you want to take them on a walk
1/10/2012 9:30:17 AM

Anonymous

One time a day for about a half hour or so should be good. I, however, do not always have to time. Therefore, I walk my malshi for a longer distance every other day,
4/3/2012 6:03:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/26/2011 8:23:59 PM

12/26/2011 8:23:59 PM

are malshis really active or laid back and how many times do they need to excerise in a day.

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Anonymous

generally malshis are mello dogs. usually have a great disposition and are very friendly.
12/28/2011 7:26:46 PM

Anonymous

It all depends on the household they grow up in. Calm household? Calm dog. On the otherhand; if your house is very busy and loud, your malshi will be very energetic and active. A walk for about a half hour a day should be good, as well as a little romp in the yard.
4/3/2012 6:05:06 PM

Anonymous

Mal shi's are very laid back. Just playing around the house is enough excersise for a day. Just make sure he doesnt get to lazy.
4/4/2012 11:22:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/21/2011 11:19:31 PM

12/21/2011 11:19:31 PM

Im getting a mal shi puppy next week. He is the cutest. Any advice? Im willing to take any... Im getting a mal shi puppy next week. He is the cutest. Any advice? Im willing to take any available :)

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Anonymous

love your mal shi to death......they are great pets!
12/28/2011 7:29:46 PM

Anonymous

Use the bell method of training it to go outside. Ours was 10 weeks old and learned to ring the bell 95% of the time within a week. They like praise. Kennel train it for feeding and sleeping. It gives them that safe secure place to be. It also gives them a place to be put when you're tired, because they have a lot of energy.
1/5/2012 4:36:50 PM

Anonymous

You are going to LOVE it! I got my mal shi 5 days ago and he is so PRECIOUS & ADORABLE. I cant get enough of him. You know its the right kind, its the perfect breed! ENJOY! :)
4/4/2012 11:24:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/29/2011 9:59:58 AM

11/29/2011 9:59:58 AM

What is the average adult weight of a Mal-Shi? What is the price range? Donna Stallings

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Anonymous

Depends on parents. Usually malshis are in the 5-10 pound range though.
12/28/2011 7:30:28 PM

Anonymous

Mal shi's price range is between 300-$500
2/23/2012 1:27:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/31/2011 11:18:22 PM

10/31/2011 11:18:22 PM

how would i know if my maltese dog is ready to deliver, she is having a clear sticky discharge.

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Anonymous asked:

9/26/2011 1:09:23 PM

9/26/2011 1:09:23 PM

Do mal-shi's shed a lot?

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Anonymous

No not at all- a mal-shi is a great Dog!
10/22/2011 11:07:43 PM

Anonymous

This is why so many people love them- mal shi's do not shed at all.
4/3/2012 6:05:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/22/2011 7:10:19 PM

8/22/2011 7:10:19 PM

My malshi is 3 months and she sleeps alot but hardly eats. Last time i picked her up she didnt... My malshi is 3 months and she sleeps alot but hardly eats. Last time i picked her up she didnt even wake up and i thought she was unconscious. I was kinda scared. What is wrong with her? She doesnt eat or drink alot until i give it to her. :(

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Anonymous

NO, there is nothing wrong with her. For a while just keep giving her the food. I know it seems like alot, but in time she will adjust.
1/14/2012 8:53:35 PM

Anonymous

My Vet recommended their "By Prescription only" brand puppy canned food. The food you are feeding may be too rich for your puppy. I, too, experienced this same episode (hence an ER visit to the Vet, $120.00 later) He was weening and couldn't digest the food, so I now puree it in the blender. Hope this helps.
1/24/2012 2:11:19 AM

Anonymous

Are you giving your malshi puppy Nutrical? It is for energy and it keeps them from being hypoglycemic. Get it from your Vet.
7/18/2012 5:43:45 PM

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