Hybrid Breed

Maltese + Pug


Maltese and Pug mix - a hybrid breed

Malti-Pug are a popular designer dog breed that originates from the Maltese dog and the Pug. The Maltese male is a small, long-haired dog that is friendly and affectionate and loves to cuddle. Pug males are usually sturdy and cute and are considered by many to be images of happiness. This mix gets along well with other pets and is a great choice for any household. Maltese Pugs are known for their friendliness towards people and other animals, as well as their ability to easily adapt to different environments. Although Maltese Pugs are generally very tame, they should be trained and encouraged regularly to ensure they are happy and healthy.

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

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

The Maltipug is a mix of a Maltese and a Pug. It has the facial features of the Pug, but its body is similar to that of a Maltese. This makes it a very cute and lovable dog. The Malti-Pug is usually very bright and lively. They are very friendly and playful and love to spend time with their families. They can also be very affectionate and loyal and have a good memory. They are very playful and will love to play, especially when they are with other dogs.

In addition, they are very intelligent and obedient dogs that are easy to train. They are usually very social and enjoy meeting other dogs and people.

Since the Maltipug is a mix of two very calm breeds, he is usually quiet and relaxed when he is not playing or out for a walk. He is also very adaptable and can live in any environment. Overall, the Maltipug is a very lovable and affectionate dog that is very patient and adaptable. He is ideal for families as he is a calm and compatible dog that can give a lot of love and attention.


  • affectionate
  • educable
  • compliantly
  • sociable
  • animatedly
  • lighthearted
  • attentive
  • charming
  • smart
  • stubborn
  • affable
  • playful


  • Family Dog
  • Companion Dog
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What diseases can occur in Malti-Pug

They are unfortunately prone to some diseases and medical problems. While most of these conditions are not life-threatening, every owner* should know what to expect when acquiring a puppy of this breed.

  • Respiratory Problems - Malti-Pugs are prone to respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and lung disease. The breed's short nose makes them susceptible to these conditions. In some cases, respiratory conditions need to be treated with medication, but you can also take some preventative measures to avoid respiratory conditions, including regular exercise and a balanced diet.
  • Eye Problems - Maltese Pugs often have eye problems such as entropion, tear duct stenosis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and lacrimation. These problems can be severe and often require surgery or medical treatment to maintain the dog's eye health.
  • Heart Disease - Malti-Pugs often have a genetic abnormality called pulmonary stenosis, in which the pulmonary arteries are narrowed, meaning the heart does not function properly and oxygen delivery to the organs is restricted. Symptoms of this can include shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite and coughing, and it requires intensive medical treatment.
  • Hip dysplasia - Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the joints do not function properly and shift, causing pain and stiffness. The ability to display cheerfulness and mobility can be affected, but it is often possible to alleviate this condition with medical treatments.

Although most of the above conditions are not life threatening, it is important to consult a qualified veterinarian to identify and treat potential health problems. It is also important to track the bloodline of a potential Malti Pug puppy, as there are still hereditary diseases that may not be visible until the animal is older. However, if all necessary precautions are taken, Maltese Pugs can live long and happy lives.

A Malti-Pug has a soft, dense coat. It can be a variety of colors, but the most common are black with light beige tones on the chest and belly. The hair is usually straight and shiny, but sometimes fine waves can occur. The head hair is usually longer than the rest of the body and is often tied into a tail. There are also other color patterns that occur in this breed, including brown, gold, silver, and sable.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Malti-Pug is a small but sturdy looking dog. Its back is straight and its legs are short. Its head is compact and round with a broad muzzle and low ears. The body of the Maltese Pug mix is fluffy, with a hairy head and a short, thick coat. This breed grows up to 25 cm high and weighs 5-15 kg.

Fur length medium - short
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Triangle - Tilt-ear
Tail fanned out - stubby
Anatomy dainty, massive, square, hefty
Size ♀ 20 - 25 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 21 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 3 - 8 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Seniors, Children
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Breathing problems

    Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.

  • Denture malocclusions

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

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.

  • Shortness of breath

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

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Maltipugs are very affectionate, intelligent and playful. They are also very affectionate and adaptable.

  • Maltipugs can be between 20 and 30cm high and weigh 5-15 kg.

  • Maltipugs have short, soft fur that can come in a variety of colors.

  • Maltipugs are calm, affectionate, obedient and eager to learn. They are very well socialized and can adapt well to different people and environments.

  • Regular brushing and combing is very important to remove matting and dirt stains. Regular checkups with the vet and good access to nutrients and vitamins are also important to have a healthy Maltipug.

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