Facts & Origin
Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese Mix - a hybrid breed
This dog is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese. It is a small breed with a Yorkshire Terrier-like coat and a Maltese-like face. These dogs are affectionate and playful and make excellent companions.
|Origin||Malta - UK|
|Life expectancy||12 - 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 Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese mix - Such is probably his nature.
Both the Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese were bred to be companion dogs, and it's no surprise that their offspring, the Yorkie-Maltese mixes, are some of the most affectionate and loyal dog breeds around. Although small, these dogs have great personalities and make wonderful pets for families with children and other pets.
Yorkie Maltese are very intelligent and are quick learners. They are also playful and active and love to participate in everything their family does. Because of their friendly nature, they get along well with other dogs and enjoy meeting new people.
Although they are not aggressive, Yorkie Maltese can be territorial and bark to warn their family of strangers or strange animals nearby. They are also protective of their belongings, and if they feel threatened, they may take possession of their food or toys.
Yorkie-Maltese are relatively easy to train, but they need patience and consistency. They respond best to positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, treats and play. Like all dogs, they need plenty of exercise, and a daily walk is a great way to keep them physically and mentally stimulated.
What diseases can occur in Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese Mix.
It is known that dogs of the Yorkshire Terrier-Maltese mix breed have an increased risk of a number of health disorders. These include aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, tricuspid valve dysplasia, patellar problems, patellar dislocation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and patellar luxation. Some of these conditions can be mitigated with good veterinary care and responsible breeding practices. Others, however, may require expensive surgery or lifelong treatment.
What does this mixed breed look like?
This breed has a silky, long coat that is usually white with brown or black markings. The coat is easy to maintain and hardly loses any hair.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Yorkshire Terrier Maltese mix has a small, compact body with a round skull and a short, blunt muzzle. They weigh between 3 and 4 kg and have a shoulder height of 20 to 25 cm. Their coat is long and silky and can be either black and tan, blue and tan, or liver and tan. They have large, dark eyes and their ears are long and floppy.
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.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.
Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
A Yorkie-Maltese mix typically has a silky and soft coat with long, flowing hair. The coat can be either black and tan or blonde and white. These dogs typically have dark brown eyes, and their ears are usually floppy.
A Yorkie-Maltese mix usually weighs between 3 and 4 kg and has a shoulder height of 20 to 25 cm.
Yorkie-Maltese mixes typically have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Yorkie-Maltese mixes are usually good with children, although they can be a little yappy. They also usually get along well with other dogs and cats.
Yorkie-Maltese mixes usually require moderate exercise and enjoy going for walks and playing catch.