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The Malshi puppy video called A Spring Day was made, just for fun. We waited patiently here in the North-East U.S. for Spring to come and it finally did.
This family of Mal-Shi Puppies was happy to get outdoors in the warm sunshine and check out all the new sights and sounds.
The video, Aspen, was made specifically for the new owner and shows just how playful and fun these puppies can be.
If you want to skip the part about Maltese - Shih Tzu hybrids, click here to go directly to the videos.
A Malshi is one of many names given to the mix between a Shih Tzu and a
Maltese. You might also see the terms Mal-Shi, Maltzu or Maltese Shih
Tzu mix. But what is a Mal-Shi?
When you mix the Shih Tzu and Maltese, you get a designer dog named a Mal-Shi. The Mal Shi also called Malte Tzu, Shihtese, Mal-Shi, Malshi, is a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Maltese Dog and are normal considered to be a designer dog or hybrid.
When a pure bred Maltese Dog is mated with a purebred Shih Tzu, you are likely to get a sturdy, happy, agile, friendly companion. Not all breeders start with two pure bred dogs so there are times when puppies that are called Mal Shi are actually the result of hybrid parents.
For example, a Mal Shi could be one-quarter Shih Tzu and ¾ Maltese if the mother is a Mal Shi and the father is pure bred Maltese. When deciding on a puppy it is very important that you know who the parents are.
At Miracle Shih Tzu, all hybrid dogs that we breed are the result of two pure bred (AKC Registered) parents.
The Mal Shi is not a pure bred dog so you cannot register it with the AKC, although there are other registration sites such as the American Canine Hybrid Club that allows you to register your hybrid dog.
Most Mal Shi will take on the characteristics of both parents, but there is no guarantee how the gene pool will be mixed so each new litter is unique. The size of Mal Shi dogs are determined by the parents.
The normal size of a Maltese is about 4 to 7 pounds and the Shih Tzu standard suggests that they should weigh between 9 and 15 pounds.
However, there are many dogs that do not conform to the standard, so you must check the parents if you want to know how big your puppy will get. A rough estimate would be between 6 and 15 pounds.
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