Mal-Shis (or Malti-Tzu) are a toy dog and thus have a very small build. This is a mix of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. They are very playful, sociable and boisterous dogs and make great companions as they are very loyal to their owners and will protect their territory.
The coat of a Mal-Shi tends to be long, fluffy and silky. The Mal-Shi’s coat should be groomed every 2-3 months. Mal-Shis are usually easy to train as they are very clever dogs but are expected to bark a lot.
The Mal-Shi are very lively dogs that require about 20-30 minutes of exercise a day. It is recommended that you only buy a Mal-Shi if you have the time to deal with their high energy level. Mal-Shis are suitable for families, the elderly and older children.