The Maltichon is a designer breed created through the cross of the Maltese and the Bichon breed. The Maltichon 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 - 14 lbs
- Height: 6 - 12 inches
- Color: The most common & distinguishable color is white or cream.
The Maltichon is energetic, loving, friendly and intelligent. They enjoy spending time with their family. This breed does well with children & other pets. They are very social and love people.
The Maltichon life expectancy is between 12 – 16 years. The Maltichon breed have a few health concerns to watch for are:
• Patella Luxation
• Heart Disease
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coat is usually thick, curly and/or wavy and soft to the touch.
The Maltichon has fine, dense hair, so it is important to brush daily with a firm bristle brush. This will help to prevent the hair from matting because it will remove any excess dead hair or dirt. Clipping every 6 – 8 weeks is also recommended. Bathing this breed monthly will help to maintain their soft coat.