Malchi = Chihuahua + Maltese

September 8, 2011

Do you know that there is not only a pure Chihuahua breed, but also some other mixes?
It's a Malchi, a cross between Chihuahua and Maltese.
The American Canine Hybrid Club recognises these hybrid dogs, they can be registered on their website.
They are very lovely and adorable, little Chihuahua dog breed mix that comes in an array of colors and is growing in popularity because of their lively personality.

Malchi ChihuahuaPersonality
These dogs take on the temperament of both Chihuahuas and Maltese. They are courageous, extremely lively little dogs.
They are also intelligent, but it's slightly difficult to train them. You should socialize and train your Chihuahua Maltese mix to combat barking and jealousy. They are sometimes reserved with strangers and can be slightly dog-aggressive.

Malchi ChihuahuaThis dog does best with older, considerate children as they can snap at younger, teasing children. Most people find them to have a strong-willed, intensely loyal personality.
Although most are white or cream, they can come in a variety of colors depending on the Chihuahua used to breed. Since Chihuahuas come in short-haired and long-haired varieties, their hair can be short and scruffy, or long and fluffy.
They may also be nonshedding dogs like a Maltese or shed like a Chihuahua. There is no guarantee of which. Even the same litter can have Malchi puppies with varying degrees of shedding.
They average 4-7 lbs fully grown.
Malchi Chihuahua

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