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Registration: All Mal-Shis are registrable with the International Designer Canine Registry and are eligible for full registration and pedigree services.

Click here to learn more about Mal-Shi registration; how to register your Mal-Shis or to dual register your Mal-Shi with the International Designer Canine Registry.

The International Designer Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Mal-Shi in 2009.

Breed Characteristics

  Activity Level

  Noise Level

  Other Pet Compatibility

  Grooming Necessity

  People Friendliness

  Shedding Level


Hybrid Origin:  The Mal-Shi is a hybrid between the Maltese and the Shih Tzu.

Erroneous Alias:  Malshi, Mal-Tzu, Maltzu

Country of Origin:  Mal-Shis originate in the United States of America.

Original Purpose:  The Mal-Shi is a great family companion.

Breed Characteristics:  Mal-Shis generally are playful, sociable and energetic.

Mal-Shis tend to be easily trained as they are intelligent and eager to please.

Mal-Shis tend to be very loving and affectionate and should be exercised daily.

Life Expectancy:  Average life expectance for the Mal-Shi is 10 - 13 years.





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