Mal-Shi - Malshi

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
Sturdy, well-built, and compact, the Mal-shi is agile and lively. They exhibit a keen expression and hardy appearance.
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.
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.
The coat of the Mal-shi is typically long, straight, and dense. They may or may not have a double coat.
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.
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.
6-15 lbs
8-14 inches
Wide variety of colors; may be solid or patterned.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $1,149.50. 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 $2,300 upwards to $4,800 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 $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,149.50
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,300.00 to $4,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 7500 Mal-Shi - Malshi puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular Mal-Shi - Malshi Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 7500 Mal-Shi - Malshi dogs.
  • 1. None
  • 2. Milo
  • 3. Oreo
  • 4. Puppy
  • 5. Bella
  • 6. Chloe
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Jasper
  • 9. Malshi
  • 10. Teddy
  • 11. Bailey
  • 12. Charlie
  • 13. Joey
  • 14. Princess
  • 15. Sophie
  • 16. Toby
  • 17. Vivian
  • 18. Daisy
  • 19. Lucy
  • 20. Molly

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Elizabeth's Exquisite Angels
Member Since: March 2007
Location: Southeast KS, Kansas
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We have had the privilege of raising these precious angels since 1995! We have an impeccable reputation and the highest quality babies. Our babies are played with and interacted with on a daily basis! My name is Elizabeth and my daughter, Aubrey, and myself take care of these angels full time, it is our only "job" and we love every minute of it. All of our babies come to you pre-spoiled, with all their age-appropriate vaccinations and wormings, and with lots of love to give. We provide lifetime support after you receive your baby as well. We have a puppy application you can fill out on our website,, and we require that so we know our babies are going to the perfect home and that you are receiving the perfect baby for you. We specialize in Imperial Shih-Tzu's (on the smaller side) and beautiful colors! However, we also raise Yorkies, Maltese, Mal-Shi's, Shorkies, and Morkies. All of our mommies and daddies were raised by us and have the best personalities! If you are looking for the perfect baby to add to your family, look no further! Aubrey can personally fly these angels to you or we do offer a ground transportation option as well!

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Anonymous asked:
I live in a 600 square-foot apartment across the street from a park. I’m gone eight hours a day. Do you think that would be OK if I get a Malshi?

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Both the Maltese and the Shih Tzu are very social and interactive breeds of dogs. They crave their owners attention and do not do well when they are away from them for long periods of time. Though you live across from a park and seem to understand that you work throughout the day, if you do decide to get a mix of these two breeds, please get some support on the line first. As a puppy, he/she will need to be let out to use the bathroom every 2 - 3 hours at first. Your pup will be too young to go to day care, so if you have a friend or family member whom is home during the day, then you can ask them to interact and take care of your pup for you while you are at work. Afterwards, when your pup is old enough, it would be in your pups best interest to go to a day care during the day at least 2x a week, though 3 or more would be better. This way your pup socializes with other dogs, is not left alone and has already had some exercise when you get home from work.

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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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.

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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?



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.


My Shih Tzu lived 16 years-she was the best dog I ever had!!!

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Updated: 5/27/2022