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Mal-Shi

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).

  • Country of Origin: N/A
  • Weight: 6 - 12 lbs
  • Height: 6 - 10 inches
  • Color: The Mal-Shi colors are black & white, brown & white, parti color, chocolate, white, black and any combination.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

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 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.

Coat:

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

Coat Color:
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.