Mal-Shi - Malshi

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
Weight
6-15 lbs
Height
8-14 inches
Color(s)
Wide variety of colors; may be solid or patterned.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Mal-Shi - Malshi puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Mal-Shi - Malshi varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Mal-Shi - Malshi puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Mal Shi Malshis sold is $822.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Mal-Shi - Malshi with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,700 upwards to $6,400 or even more for a Mal-Shi - Malshi with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Mal Shi Malshis sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $822.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,700.00 to $6,400.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 5326 Mal-Shi - Malshi puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Mal-Shi - Malshi puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Mal Shi Malshis true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Mal-Shi - Malshi Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 5326 Mal-Shi - Malshi dogs.
  • 1. Milo
  • 2. Puppy
  • 3. Oreo
  • 4. Bella
  • 5. Max
  • 6. Joey
  • 7. Toby
  • 8. Jasper
  • 9. Malshi
  • 10. Teddy
  • 11. Nolan
  • 12. Jagger
  • 13. Princess
  • 14. Bailey
  • 15. Chloe
  • 16. Lilly
  • 17. Mia
  • 18. Molly
  • 19. None
  • 20. Hardy

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Featured Mal-Shi - Malshi Breeder

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 flea control. My vet comes to my home every 6 months to administer heartworm injections to all of my adults and yearly to provide rabies vaccinations and all other immunizations needed. My dogs are free to come in and out as they please thru their doggie doors. They all have their special toys and enjoy their sweaters in the winter. Their environment is a constant 76 degrees and their areas are cleaned daily. My dogs and puppies are never caged unless it is to go to the vet or airport. All my dogs and puppies are very social and love attention. All puppies come with a full health cert/vet exam, current immunizations, de-worming according to vet schedule and each comes with a little blanket with mom and sibling's scent to help with the transition. All our puppies are microchipped prior to going to their new homes and come with a washable puppy pad for continued training. All puppies come with a Eukanbua puppy kit and a small bag of puppy food. I charge a flat rate of $300.00 for shipping. I offer a full health guarantee on all of my pups. I have never had any complaints and I invite all my customers to view the testimonial page of my website. These are real customers that have provided real testimonies. I encourage anyone buying a puppy from me to visit me and see where the dogs and puppies are being raised but I also know this is not possible for all and I will work with you any way I can to ensure you have as much information as possible before purchasing a puppy from me. Please feel free to visit my website at faithslittleangels.com, my email address is faithslittleangels1@yahoo.com, and my home phone is 254-646-3375 and my cell is 817-964-8874. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.

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Anonymous asked:
I currently have a 8 year old female Boxer that is so so special to me and we are looking at adding a Malshi female puppy to our family. We live in an apt. Is that too much for both Boxer and Malshi puppy or could this be a functional household???? Can Malshi be taught to go outside to go to bathroom?? Crate training work????

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The mix-breed dog known as the Malshi can be crate trained and can be house trained. However, they are a very small dog. And Boxers are known for having a high prey drive. They are also known for their energy level. I would be concerned with the two dogs playing as the Boxer could accidentally hurt the Malshi as a puppy or even as an adult.

Anonymous asked:
I have a pure bred Boxer that is so easy to train and was easy to house break. My question is a Malshi easy to train and if I crate train her will she be easy to housebreak???? And lastly I leave my place for 3-4 hours a day.... will that work with a Malshi????

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Anonymous

The Boxer breed is a 7/10 on the dog training intelligence scale, while the Maltese and the Shih Tzu are both 5/10's. So what that means for train-ability is that it will take longer for you to train a Malshi (Maltese/Shih Tzu cross). Crate training is a great way to house train a puppy, no matter what breed. As for you leaving, a young puppy will need to be let out every 2 - 3 hours. So if you plan on having to be gone longer than three hours; make sure you've exercised your puppy well before you leave so that he/she sleeps while you are gone. A young puppy should be able to hold it 4 - 5 hours while sleeping, and 2 - 3 hours while awake.

Anonymous asked:
Do the Mal-Shi puppies get along with my grown cat/house pet? Would my cat feel abundant due to a dog coming in our home?

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If your cat has never lived with a dog before, then it is going to take some time for your cat to adjust to a dog living in the house. A puppy, growing up with a cat will learn very quickly how to adhere to the cats rules of the house; so you don't have to worry about that. Make sure that your home have plenty of high up spaces for your cat to hide/retreat too when the puppy gets to be too much. As well as make sure the litter box is somewhere the puppy can not get too so that your cat can do his/her business in peace.

Anonymous asked:
Do Malshi's live a long life span?

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The average life span of the Maltese breed is 12 - 15 years, while the average life span of the Shih Tzu breed is 10 - 16 years. So you can estimate that a Malshi should live an average of 11 - 15 years.

Anonymous asked:
Can you breed two Mal-shi's to produce the same breed as opposed to breeding a Maltese and Shi-Tzu?

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Anonymous

The puppies would still be considered Mal-Shi's, but they would have Double in the front of the name to specify that they come from two mixed breed dogs. So the puppies would be called Double Mal-Shi's.

Anonymous

Just like with the Labradoodle cross, if you breed two Mal-shi's together, then they would be considered 2nd generation Mal-Shi's, not 1st generation.

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Updated: 12/11/2017