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Mal-Shi: Additional Info


The Mal-Shi is gentle, loving and makes an excellent family pet. This designer breed is outgoing, trusting and enjoys spending time indoors with their masters.


The Mal-Shi coat tends to be long, straight & fluffy. They shed very little and are considered to be hypoallergenic.

Coat Colors

The Mal-Shi colors are black & white, brown & white, parti color, chocolate, white, black and any combination.

Coat Care

Daily grooming is recommended to maintain their fine, fluffy coats. Grooming every 4 – 6 weeks will also help to keep a healthy coat. Bathing monthly will remove any dirt or dead hair.


The Mal-Shi life expectancy is between 13 – 16 years. Health concerns to watch for are:
• Ear Infections
• Patella Luxation
• Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
• Hypoglycemia
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.


The Mal-Shi is a designer breed created through the cross of the Maltese and the Shih Tzu breed. The Mal-Shi is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).

Purebred Cross Breeds

Maltese, Shih Tzu

Mal-Shi Puppies for sale in PA

Click on any of the available Mal-Shi puppies for sale to receive the breeder name, telephone number, and additional information on the puppy. Any puppy that has a white box, instead of blue, comes with a 1 year genetic health guarantee.