Hybrid Breed

Maltese + Pekinese


Maltese and Pekinese Mix - a hybrid breed

The Maltese and Pekinese Mix is a recent crossbreed and is particularly well suited as a family dog. It is classified as a medium-sized breed up to 25 cm in height and about 4 kg in weight. The head is similar to that of a Pekinese, but the ears are lower and the eyes are larger. The body is usually moderately compact like that of a Maltese, but it can also be a fluffy long coat. This mixed breed usually has the best of both parents in it and is known for its friendly and affectionate nature. They are very intelligent and curious, but sometimes stubborn. They require a lot of attention and training to keep them happy and balanced. All in all, the Maltese and Pekinese mix is a wonderful addition to any family.

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

Possible character traits of Maltese and Pekinese mix - Such is probably his nature.

The Maltese is a friendly, curious and intelligent dog. He belongs to the so-called designer dogs, which were created by bringing together different breeds. This little dog is a great lap dog and loves to be with his owners.

This dog has a unique, friendly personality that conveys that he will be an entertaining companion.

The Peke-A-Tese is an intelligent animal that loves to learn. He obeys his owner well and is easy to train. He loves spending time with his human and can form a close bond with his family. He is affectionate and wants attention, but he can also be very independent. Since he is a small dog, he should not do too much training as he can easily get overtired.

The Maltese Mongrel is a loyal, lovable dog. He is a great companion for anyone looking for a happy and affectionate dog. He is also adaptable to different living conditions and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor living families. He has a sunny and optimistic temperament and likes to romp and play. Although he has a gentle and peaceful nature, he should be taught how to behave, especially when with other dogs.

What diseases can occur in Peke-A-Tese.

Maltese Pekingese mixes, also known as "Peke-A-Tese," are a popular mix of the popular Maltese and Pekingese dog breeds. Because they are a cross between two breeds, they are generally hardy and long-lived dogs, but there are a number of diseases that are more common in this cross than in other dog breeds. Some of the most common diseases in Maltese-Pekinese mixes are:

Atopy: Atopy is a term for allergic diseases that can be caused by excessive immune responses of the body to certain substances. Atopic dermatitis is common in Maltese-Pekinese mixes, with itchy rashes and other symptoms that need to be treated to prevent further complications.

Brachycephalies: these are breeds that have a flat head shape, which causes their nostrils to be rather small. This has led to respiratory problems such as shortness of breath and torticollis being common in Malti-Pekinese mixes.

Diverticulosis of the Colon: This is a disease of the digestive tract in which abnormal bulges or blisters of the intestines occur. This is the most common disease of the digestive tract in Maltese-Pekinese mixes and can lead to serious problems such as intestinal obstruction if not treated.

Performance Cancer: Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in all breeds of dogs, including Maltese Pekinese mixes. The most common cancers in Maltese Pekinese mixes include lymphoma and mastocytosis. Therefore, they should be examined regularly by a veterinarian to detect possible symptoms early.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy: This is a condition in which the retina of the eye slowly shrinks, affecting the dog's vision. Treatment options for this condition are limited, but some medications can help improve the dog's vision.

In summary, although Maltese-Pekinese mixes are hardy and long-lived dogs, they are not immune to various diseases that are subject to both genetic and environmental conditions. It is therefore important that owners regularly examine their dogs and receive all necessary vaccinations to prevent disease outbreaks.

A Peke-A-Tese usually has a soft, snow-white coat. However, it can also have different shades of color such as beige tones ranging from cream to golden. Often this breed also has mixed dark patches, usually on the paws, head and ears.

The coat is usually very long and cozy, often with small curls. This breed develops a strong undercoat, which is especially warming in winter. It requires a lot of grooming and should be brushed regularly to avoid mats.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

A Maltese-Pekinese mix has a fluffy white coat and small black button eyes. He has a compact body shape, a longer muzzle and small ears. He weighs about 4 kg on average and is up to 25 cm tall. He has a short back and his tail is usually straight.

Fur length medium - long
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Triangle
Tail fanned out
Anatomy dainty, strong
Size ♀ 15 - 23 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 6 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 25 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 6 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • 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.

  • Denture malocclusions

    Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.

  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • Bronchitis

    Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • The Maltese Pekinese mix usually reaches a height of 25 cm and weighs an average of 4 kg.

  • A Maltese Pekingese mix usually requires moderate daily endurance exercise to stay healthy and happy.

  • A Maltese Pekinese mix usually has a long, dense, soft coat that needs to be brushed frequently to prevent tangles and knots.

  • The Maltese Pekingese mix is typically a happy, active and intelligent dog that is very loving in the family.

  • Maltese Pekingese mixes are prone to severe respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and increased susceptibility to eye, ear, and joint injuries.

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