Hybrid Breed

Chihuahua + Maltese


Chihuahua and Maltese mix - a hybrid breed

Poppy is a sweet and sassy Chihuahua and Maltese mix. She loves to play catch and snuggle, but she also has a mind of her own. Poppy is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a loyal and loving friend.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Chihuahua Maltese mix breed typically has a small, petite build with short legs. They usually weigh between 2 and 4 kg and have a shoulder height of 20 to 30 cm. They have a long, silky coat that can be either straight or slightly wavy. Common coat colors are white, cream, black, brown and sable.

Alternate Name -
Origin Mexico - Malta
Life expectancy 12 - 20 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Maltese Mix - Such is probably his nature.

The Chihuahua and Maltese mix, also known as the Malchi, is a small, affectionate dog that is great for families. These dogs are known to get along well with children and other pets. They are also relatively easy to train. The Malchi is a hypoallergenic breed, meaning it is less likely to trigger allergies in people who are allergic to dogs. This breed is a good choice for people who want a small, loving and easy to care for dog.

Mexican flag maltese flag

What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Maltese mix.

Chihuahua-Maltese mixes are relatively healthy, but like all dogs, they are prone to certain health problems. The most common health problems that occur in Chihuahua-Maltese mixes are patellar luxation, heart problems, and tracheal collapse.

Patellar luxation is a problem with the kneecap where it slips out of position. This can be painful for the dog and sometimes requires surgery to correct. Heart problems are also relatively common in Chihuahua-Maltese mixes. These can range from minor heart valve defects to more serious problems like heart failure. Another potential problem in these dogs is tracheal collapse. The trachea is the tube that carries air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. In tracheal collapse, the trachea collapses or flattens, making it difficult for the dog to breathe. This condition can be life-threatening and may require surgery to correct.

Although these health problems can be serious, most Chihuahua-Maltese mixes are healthy dogs. With regular veterinary checkups and good care, these dogs can enjoy long, happy lives.

The Chihuahua-Maltese mix has a coat of soft, silky, white fur. The coat may have some light brown or tan markings and is often considered hypoallergenic.

Fur length medium
Fur flat coated - wavy
Ear shape Standing Ears - Triangle
Tail lang - fanned out
Anatomy slim, dainty
Size ♀ 15 - 23 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 4 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 25 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 4 kg
Suitable For Children, Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Hypoglycemia

    If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • A Chihuahua-Maltese mix is a designer dog breed created by crossing a Chihuahua with a Maltese.

  • A Chihuahua-Maltese mix typically looks like a small, fluffy dog with large ears. They may inherit the round head and large eyes of a Chihuahua or the longer muzzle and straight ears of a Maltese.

  • Chihuahua and Maltese mixes usually weigh between 2 and 4 kg and have a shoulder height of 20 to 30 cm

  • Chihuahua-Maltese mixes are usually lively, playful and affectionate dogs. They can inherit the independent streak of a Chihuahua or the people-pleasing personality of a Maltese.

  • Chihuahua and Maltese mixes generally get along well with children and other pets, making them good candidates for family life. If they have inherited a Chihuahua's shyness, they may need a little more socialization, but overall they make great companions.





Sissi is a blogger since 2014, came on the dog 2018. Since then she struts daily her 10000 steps with Loki through the world. The Beagdor (Labrador-Beagle mix) is a therapy dog for children and also accompanies her to schools. Secretly she fancies a French Bulldog as a second dog.

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