All About The Malshipoo: Maltese, Shih Tzu & Poodle Blend

Learn All About Malshipoo Puppies

Malshipoo puppies are specialty designer dogs. They're a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Maltese. Also known as the Malshi or Mal-Shi, they're commonly considered to be hypo-allergenic, as well as non-shedding. As such, they adapt well to apartment living or full-time indoor living. However, they still enjoy time in the outdoors, whether it's taking long, leisurely walks or playing fetch, frisbee, and other games.

Perhaps the most important feature of Malshipoo puppies is that they love being lap dogs. If you're looking for something to cuddle up with and love, this is a breed for you. These puppies have very playful personalities, as they are very fast and friendly. They make wonderful additions to fun families.

Malshipoo puppies tend to be easier to train than many other dogs. They don't need as much affection or attention than standard Shih Tzu dogs, but they can be a bit aloof around strangers. These puppies do better with early socializing, including kids, animals, friends, and travel.

These puppies are very intelligent and loyal, but they're also very playful. They do need moderate levels of mental stimulation and exercise. While they're rather independent, they're usually eager to please. You can expect easy training, especially if they're around older kids and most animals that they get accustomed to. They don't make good watchdogs, given their lower level of vocalization and fear of strangers.

Plan on three or more trims or shaves each year. Protect them from extreme temperatures, and make sure they get lots of exercise and play. A good 20-minute walk each day might be enough most of the time, but never fail to indulge their endless desire for playing, chewing, and running. Bored and lazy Malshipoos run the risk of destructive and disobedient behaviors, perhaps to the point of depression or even going missing.

 

Interested in learning more about the Malshipoo?

We invite you to stop by at Petite Pets Puppy Boutique in Huntington Station to come see one in person.

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