Mal-Shi:Maltese and Shih Tzu Mix
Facts & Origin
Maltese and Shih Tzu Mix - a hybrid breed
This mixed breed is a blend of Maltese and Shih Tzu. They are playful and loving dogs that make great family pets. They are also hypoallergenic, which makes them a good choice for people with allergies.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Maltese Shih Tzu mix has a small and compact body. His head is round with a black nose and dark brown eyes. He has a long and silky coat that is white or cream in color. The Maltese Shih Tzu mix typically weighs between 3 and 4 kg and measures between 25 and 28 cm at the shoulder.
|Origin||Malta / Tibet|
|Life expectancy||10 - 16 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Mal Shi dog - Such is probably his nature.
Maltese and Shih Tzu mixes are small, affectionate dogs that make excellent companions. They are known for their affectionate nature and loyalty to their owners. These dogs are relatively easy to train and do well with children. Maltese and Shih Tzu mixes are also known for their hypoallergenic coats, making them ideal for those with allergies.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Maltese and Shih Tzu mix.
Maltese Shih Tzu are a popular mixed breed, but there are some health issues to be aware of. The most common health problems in this breed are patellar luxation, congenital deafness and respiratory problems.
- Patellar luxation is a condition where the knee joint is not aligned properly. This can be painful and lead to lameness.
- Congenital deafness is a condition that exists at birth and results in hearing loss.
- Respiratory problems are common in Maltese Shih Tzu's due to their small airways. These problems can range from mild to severe and may require lifelong treatment.
Although these health issues can be worrisome, Maltese Shih Tzu's are generally healthy and long-lived dogs. With proper care and regular veterinary checkups, your Maltese Shih Tzu can enjoy a long and happy life.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Maltese Shih Tzu mix has a silky, soft coat that can be either white, black or brown in color. The most common coat color for this mixed breed is white.
|Fur||wavy - flat coated|
|Ear shape||Triangle - Floppy Ear|
|Tail||fanned out - rolled up|
|Size ♀||20 - 28 cm|
|Weight ♀||3 - 7 kg|
|Size ♂||20 - 28 cm|
|Weight ♂||3 - 7 kg|
|Suitable For||Beginner, Seniors|
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
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.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Some breeds, unfortunately, especially suffer from knee injuries of various kinds.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
A Maltese-Shih Tzu mix is a cross between a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. These two breeds are very popular and make excellent family dogs.
Maltese and Shih Tzu mixes can look different. Some have more Maltese than Shih Tzu in them, while others look more alike.
Maltese and Shih Tzu mixes are known to be very loving and affectionate. They are also known to be good with children.
Maltese and Shih Tzu mixes need to be brushed and combed daily to prevent matting and tangles. Also, their nails need to be trimmed regularly.
Yes, very much so.
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