Although mixing different breeds may have unpredictable results, Malchis are usually loving and protective. They got the big attitude from the Chihuahua breed and the gentle nature of the Maltese. They can be timid but are very intelligent and obedient. This breed is easy to train and are great house pets for singles or growing families. The appearance of this mix may vary — they can have short or long, straight or wavy coats that are typically low-shedding and come in different colors like black, white, or tan. They do not need much exercise but some regular walks, playtime, and socialization would help keep them healthy.
Origin of the Maltese-Chihuahua
The Maltese-Chihuahua crossbreed originated from the United States but the date of the first time they were mixed remains unknown. The Maltese breed hails from Malta and Chihuahuas are from Mexico. The Malchi hybrid normally combines the personalities of the dam and sire resulting to energetic and sassy pooches.
Is a Maltese-Chihuahua right for me?
If Maltese-Chihuahua is your breed of choice, you are blessed to have a high-spirited cutie around you 24/7. They are a cuddly bunch and are very devoted and affectionate to their people. Malchis would love attention and a lot of time with their families and if you’re up for that, your life would surely be a lot sweeter.
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