History of Breed
The Maltichon was developed by crossing the adored Maltese and the smart Bichon Frise. Both parent breeds originally belonged to the Bichon type of dog. The Bichon descended from a Poodle and a Barbet (water spaniel) and were used as sailing dogs. They have a long history of making great companions and have remained a sought-after dog breed for generations.
Personality and Temperament
This breed is known for having a very calm yet playful personality. They have warm demeanors and are very approachable. They are pleasant to be around and are not known for aggression. Maltichons are also known to get along well with children and other pets in the household. This breed makes a fantastic family pet and will quickly bond with its family.
Appearance and Grooming
Maltichons do well with weekly bathing and daily grooming. This will help to prevent their curly coats from matting and will keep them looking and feeling their best. Many recommend using a pin brush or a slicker brush to help maintain their appearance. This breed does not require an excessive amount of grooming but routine care is important.
Care and Feeding
The Maltichon does enjoy both indoor and outdoor playtime with family and are energetic. To keep them feeling healthy, a balance of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats are important. Maltichon owners recommend feeding this breed two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. This will help to ensure the dog is provided with the proper nutrients he needs. It is also crucial to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues. Although properly cleaning his teeth will take some practice to get good at, in time, this will become easier for you and your pup.
Breed Size and Life Expectancy
- The Maltichon stands between eight and eleven inches tall upon maturity.
- This breed weighs between nine to thirteen pounds.
- The average life expectancy for this breed is between twelve and fifteen years.
Interesting Breed Facts
Fact: The Maltichon as a designer dog breed.
Fact: This breed can be found in white, cream or apricot coats.
Fact: This breed is known to quickly bond with family and other pets in the household.
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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about the Maltichon
What is the lifespan of a Maltichon?
A Malti- chon has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Are Maltichons hypoallergenic?
Since both the Maltese and the Bichon fries are both hypoallergenic, there is a chance that the Maltichon is as well.
How much is a Maltichon puppy?
A Maltichon puppy costs can vary. Contact us today to discover more about availability and cost.
Do Maltichons shed a lot?
No, they do not. But you have to trim occasionally
Are all Maltichons white?
Both dogs crossbred to have the Maltichons are white, so most Maltichons come out white.
Can the Maltichon be left alone?
Maltichon lives for the attention, if they sense it leaving, they fight for it by acting up.
How small is a Maltichon?
The average adult Maltichon is about 8-11 in height. That is as far as they grow
Is the Maltichon destructive?
When left alone for a long time, they tend to become destructive, as they are quite the attention grabber.
Can you keep children around Maltichons?
The Maltichon does not mind being the center of attention with a few kids. However, it is a very fragile dog, so you might have to issue strict warnings, or better yet, keep an eye on them.
Are Maltichons easy to train?
Because of their clingy nature, training a Maltichon is not a very difficult task.
These cuddly creatures make the best pets, friends, and cuddle-buddies. If these qualities are what you search for in a dog, the Maltichons are your best bet.