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Hybrid Dogs: Mal-Shi

 

The happy and intelligent Maltese Shih Tzu is a joy to train.

Vital Stats

Height: about 10 inches at shoulder

Weight: 6 to 12 pounds

Coat: long and silky

Life span: 12 to 14 years

 

Summary

The Maltese Shih Tzu, also known as the Mal-Shi, Malti zu, and the Malt-Tzu, is a hybrid. One of the few "designer dogs" not originating with a Poodle, and therefore not one of the ubiquitous "Poo" or "Doodle" hybrids, the adaptable Maltese Shih Tzu is an adorable, sweet little guy with a long name.

Created with the same goal as the Doodles--to be a small companion who doesn't shed much and is therefore more appropriate for people with allergies--the Maltese Shih Tzu is a classic cross, a sweet lapdog who likes to play with the kids.  Full Maltese Shih Tzu profile on DogTime.com

Characteristics

Amount of shedding
Good for new owners
Friendly toward strangers
Compatible with kids
Dog friendly
Playfulness
Potential for weight gain
Sensitivity
Tendency to bark or howl
Easy to groom
Mouthiness
Need for exercise
Drooling potential
Predatory tendencies

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