2. Shih Tzu + Maltese (Malshi)
Height: 10 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 6 – 12 lbs
Life Span: 12 – 14 years
Want a sweet and adorable lapdog? The Malshi dog, which is also known as a Shih Tzu Maltese dog is the lapdog that every dog lover wants to have as a pet. This Maltese Shih Tzu dog is not just a lapdog. They also are great pets for families. It has its adorable way of getting along with children regardless of their age and pets of any kind.
As tempting as it is to treat the Malshi as a baby or stuffed animal, you should treat it like a dog. It should not be babied like an infant or treated like stuff animal (one that needs feeding though) unless you want a Malshi that is a spoiled dog or acts like a tiny tyrant. Like all things, practice moderation in your interactions with the dog.
Due to its social nature, it is not good to leave a Malshi for an extended period. Depriving it of human companionship can cause the dog a separation anxiety problem. If you the type of dog owner who goes away for extended periods this dog breed is not suited for you. However, if you have a family, they can fill in the companionship role for the dog.
3. Pomeranian + Maltese (Maltipom)