Hybrid Breed

Maltese + Dwarf Pinscher


The Malti-Pin - a hybrid breed

The Malti-Pin is a rare hybrid breed that is considered by many to be very special. They are also known as "Malpins". These dogs are small, intelligent and lively. They love to play with others and will usually be very affectionate with their family members. Maltese and Miniature Pinschers both have a fun and friendly nature that makes them so popular. With the right care, these animals are sure to be a loyal friend that will bring much joy to both you and your entire family.

Alternate Name Malpin
Origin Malta - Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level low - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Malti Pinscher

Maltipinschers are a popular, small and lovable hybrid breed. They come from a cross between a Maltese and a Miniature Pinscher, which allows them to combine unique traits. They are known as intelligent, friendly and alert dogs that enjoy being with people. Their agility and energy make them fantastic companion dogs for families who spend a lot of time outside and live in an environment with lots of exercise.

Maltipinschers are very intelligent and learn quickly. They tend to explore their territory and look for what interests them in it. Their playful and adventurous nature makes them an adorable companion for active people or families. They enjoy having lots of stimulation and distraction and like to discover new things and have adventures. The Maltipinscher is very affectionate and loves to spend time with their owner.

Because of their ancestry, they have a very robust constitution and strong muscle group. They are light and fast, requiring little endurance compared to other small dogs. They have a strong temperament and sometimes tend to be fearful or suspicious of unfamiliar people and situations. Therefore, it is important to give the Maltipinscher proper socialization early on so that they become more calm when interacting with other people and animals.

These mixed breeds tend to be dominant with other dogs and can become aggressive, especially when they feel threatened. It is important to not only train your dog properly, but also to be an attentive and patient owner who provides enough physical and mental stimulation for their pet to stay happy.

Overall, the Maltipinscher is a loving and loyal companion as long as he gets the attention and care he needs. He is also a great playmate and is a lot of fun to own and train. With the right care and love, the Maltipinscher can become a happy and healthy family member.

Diseases of the Malti Pin

The Malti-Pin is a popular pedigree dog that is mixed from a Maltese and a Miniature Pinscher. Although this breed is often robust and healthy, some dogs can suffer from more than one disease.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures. In them, this disease can manifest as they age. If your dog is suffering from epilepsy, you will need to take him to a veterinarian for treatment.

Some of the most common circulatory problems are heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation, heart disease and heart failure. Therefore, it is important to have regular heart exams and blood work to monitor the dog's health.

Acute pancreatic syndrome is a rare but severe condition that occurs in Maltese Miniaturn Pinschers. It is estimated that about 5% of dogs in this breed suffer from this disease. It comes from a malfunction in the dog's digestive tract and can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Eye problems are quite common. Common eye conditions include cataracts, lens opacities, conjunctivitis and entropion. Early diagnosis and treatment help reduce the risk of vision loss.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is common in Maltese Miniaturn Pinschers. If this disease occurs in your dog, he may not be able to be as active as he once was. You can treat osteoarthritis by regularly examining your dog at the veterinarian and changing his diet.

This mixed breed is very compact in size and weight. It will usually be between 20 and 30 cm tall, while its weight will be between 1.5 and 3 kg. It has a soft, medium-length and wavy coat that is white in most cases. Their physique is robust and muscular. The ears are often short and point upwards. Their eyes are dark brown and shine with intelligence and expression. Their tail is of medium length and is usually carried over their back.

What does this mongrel look like?

The Malti Pin is a short-haired breed that has a soft coat with a glossy, rich color. Usually the head, back, and inside of the legs are black, while the chest, belly, and legs are cream. Often this breed also has some white markings on the toes and ears. However, the affiliation to a particular breed varies from animal to animal. It is also possible that some hairs may be more or less pronounced, resulting in a slightly different coloration. In general, the coat color is quite light. However, it is also possible that the coat will darken over time. The Maltese and Miniature Pinscher mix is a very hardy breed that is relatively easy to care for. Since they are adapted to Japanese climates, regular brushing is recommended to keep the coat clean and healthy.

Fur length medium - short
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Triangle - Standing Ears
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy dainty, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 20 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 4 kg
Size ♂ 21 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 5 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Children
  • 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.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Heart disease

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

  • Nervousness

    Very often, unfortunately, small and thin breed suffering from permanent nervousness.

  • Permanent tremor

    Persistent tremors can be very common in small breeds, and are often psychological.

  • A Malti Pin is a designer breed created by crossing a Maltese and a Miniature Pinscher.

  • They are intelligent, eager to learn, bright, resilient and loyal.

  • The coat is usually black, white, brown or gray.

  • This mongrel is usually between 10 and 15 inches tall.

  • These mixed breeds have an expected life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.

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