[VIDEO] What are Maltese Shih Tzu dogs like?

Maltese Shih Tzu dog breed video

The Maltese Shih Tzu is a mix of Maltese and Shih Tzu, sometimes called Mal-shi, Malti-zu, and the Malt-Tzu.  This video goes into the different aspects of a Mal-shi, including their personality, appearance, social nature, and how large they can get.

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What are Mal-shi like?

Maltese Shih-tzu is a hybrid, one of the few designer dogs that did not originate with a Poodle.  It is meant to be a companion dog, happy to be a lap dog.

Is it easy to train a Mal-shi?

Mal-shi are very trainable.  They are intelligent and learn what you want them to do quickly.  Even though they learn quickly, it is important to train them properly.  According to this video, this breed has a tendency to play-bite, so do train them to bite toys, and not people’s hands.

Are Maltese Shih-Tzu good with children?

He is good with kids.  Mal-shi adores spending time with family.  His size, his temperament, his love to be around his family makes him a good candidate for family with children.  (Remember, always teach a child how to respect and approach dogs, even if the dogs are good with kids.  Children may not know how to read a dog’s signal when he’s had enough.   It’s a courtesy to the dog too.)

Does a Mal-shi need a lot of exercise?

Although every dog needs exercise, the Maltese Shih-tzu would actually do fine with 15 minutes or so exercise a day.  A walk around the neighborhood, playing with toys at home, for example.  Apartment living is fine for this dog.  But of course if you have a yard, all the better for them.

Do Maltese Shih Tzu shed a lot?

Because he doesn’t shed much, a Mal-shi may be appreciated even more by people with allergies.  But just because he doesn’t shed much does not mean that he is hypoallergenic.  If you are allergic to other dogs, and that’s the reason you are thinking about getting a Mal-shi, it’s a good idea to spend some time around one first to make sure you are not allergic to him before bringing him home.   Enjoy watching this Maltese Shih Tzu puppy take on the world.


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