Maltichon

Maltichon

A Maltichon is an affectionate and good-natured dog who’s so loving and sweet. He might be small-statured, but he’s also quite fearless and very protective of his loved ones, which makes him a good watchdog. He can be needy at times, but he’s always quirky and so much fun to have around.

  • Outgoing and friendly and a great companion
  • Easy to train, very intelligent, and learns quickly
  • Adaptable and doesn’t require a lot of exercise

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What is a Maltichon?

Also known as a Maltese Frise, a Maltichon is a designer dog who’s a mixture of a Maltese and a Bichon Frise. This union has created an F1 dog, which then becomes one of the hybrid dogs from the F1 generation.

How long do Maltichons live?

The Maltichon lifespan spans anywhere from 12 to 15 years on average.

How big do Maltichon dogs get?

Maltichons can grow anywhere between 9 and 12 inches tall. They can take six months up until their first birthday to reach their maximum height capacity.

How much does a Maltichon weigh?

The Maltichon weight can vary between 10 and 18 pounds. A Maltichon dog falls under the small dog category and can be classified as a Toy or Miniature Maltichon.

Do Maltichon dogs shed?

Yes, a Maltichon dog sheds and is considered a low-shedding dog.

Are Maltichons hypoallergenic?

Similar to their parents, the Maltese and Bichon Frise, Maltichons qualify as hypoallergenic dogs.

Are Maltichons smart dogs?

The Maltichon is a smart dog who comes from intelligent stock with one parent, the Maltese, ranking #59, while the other parent, the Bichon Frise, ranks #45 on the list of the smartest dogs.

Is a Maltichon easy to train?

When it comes to training, yes, a Maltichon dog is easy to train because it’s intelligent and learns fairly quickly. They do well with short sessions but since they possess a little bit of a stubborn streak, there can be some obstacles at times.

Does a Maltichon bark a lot?

Maltichon dogs make good watchdogs because they’re very alert. They’ll bark at strangers, and anything they deem dangerous, and they’re also aware of any unfamiliar noises or happenings around them.

Is a Maltichon a good family dog?

Maltichons are good family dogs because they’re both gentle and friendly and have an adaptable nature. They also get along with children.

Are Maltichons good with other dogs?

In general, yes, a Maltichon does very well with other dogs, but there can be an occasion where one needs to be raised with other dogs to get along with other canines.

How much exercise does a Maltichon need?

Maltichon dogs don’t need a lot of exercise, but 30 minutes a day for them is sufficient.

Are Maltichons apartment dogs?

A Maltichon dog has an adaptable nature and doesn’t require much exercise, and in turn, they do well in an apartment setting.

Are Maltichons always white?

Maltichon dogs are primarily white. This stems from their parental breeds, the Maltese and Bichon Frise who both have predominant white coats.

Are Maltichons good with children?

A Maltichon does well with children because of its friendly and gentle disposition.

How much to feed a Maltichon?

Being a small dog, a Maltichon doesn’t consume much food in a day. They should always be given ½ a cup a day of high-quality dry dog food. For your Maltichon puppy, you should consult with your veterinarian as to what’s the best diet for your growing dog.

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