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Maltese Shih Tzu


Recommended for: Families
Maintenance Level: Low-Medium
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Gentle, loyal
Health Risk:
This breed has an around average probability of having health issues in its lifetime, hence it is one of the more affordable breeds to insure.


Maltese Shih Tzu for sale Online.

The Maltese Shih Tzu for sale (which is often mispronounced in the form of Maltese Shitzu) These puppies are a hybrid breed that is a crossbreed of domesticated dogs. They are a breed of toy dogs which is tiny but sturdy dogs with small muzzles, a short round head, and a fluffy coat that is medium-length, but not as thick. They are popular companion animals. The breed is one of the most sought-after cross breeds found in Australia.

The breed was created in the late 1990s after breeding with a Maltese crossing Shih Tzu. Maltese crosses Shih Tzu breeders hoped that this would result in small, low-shedding companion dogs with friendly and outgoing personalities. Although it is advertised as a dog with no sheds however this isn’t entirely accurate. While the Maltese Shih Tzu mix does shed very little hair, like other breeds, however, it sheds some hair. Therefore, grooming is still necessary.

Shih Tzu Maltese Breed:

The breed isn’t acknowledged as a breed by the major Kennel clubs around the world this means that the Maltese Shih Tzu has no standards for the breed and their appearance may be different. In general, this breed is not recognized by any of the major kennel clubs. Maltese crossing Shih Tzu will not have the stubby eyes and bulging nose that is characteristic of Shih Tzu. Shih Tzu, nor will grow the long, luscious locks of the Maltese. Maltese Shih Tzu puppies can also be found in a wide range of colors and patterns.

A Maltese Shih Tzu temperament is generally more peaceful and patient in comparison to the Maltese. This breed is known for its characteristic of being an assertive animal and is called ‘gutsy’ by people who own the breed. They are known as being extremely tolerant of children of all ages. They are willing to play with any child with the intention of pleasing their owners.

Always, discipline should be maintained throughout the day and especially during the first training sessions for the home. The breed is tolerant of other pets, however, the early socialization for the Maltese Shih Tzu puppy will be essential.

Since there isn’t a breed standard for this breed of dog, Maltese Shih Tzu tends to be a bit different in their appearance. They are typically 20-30cm tall and weigh between 3 and 6 kilograms. A happy and healthy Maltese Shih Tzu will live between 12-and 14 years old.


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