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  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: low
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: sometimes
  • Average Size: Small
  • Prey Drive: high
  • Watchdog: chill

Mal-Shi Breed Profile

Mixed Breed

The Mal-Shi is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between a Maltese and Shih-Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and understand that you can get any combination of the characteristics found in either breed. This designer breed is recognized by ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club).

Make sure you understand and research all dog breeds you are looking to own before purchasing your Mal-Shi puppy from one of our reputable breeders. Looking for your new pet can be very difficult and each puppy breed is different. You can do your research on the Mal-Shi breed by reading our dog breed profiles on the Maltese and Shih-Tzu. To find your perfect puppy, navigate our Mal-Shi puppies page below!