Malchi puppies are moderate shedders, so early on you should establish a regular brushing schedule to help minimize any shedding. Ideally, you want to brush your Malchi at least 3 times a week so that their fur is neat and free of tangles. This should help to keep the shedding under control.
Today we’re going to answer questions about popular Maltese mixes, such as the Malchi, the Malchipoo, and the Maltipoo. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular questions which are trending on the web this week about these amazing and adorable little dogs!
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Are Malchi easy to train?
Malchi dogs are actually quite eager to please, though they are still quite fearless as a nod to their Chihuahua side. The mix works quite well at toning down the Chihuahua temper, however, so you end up with a much more easy-going dog that will respond quite well to patient and consistent training.
They are also much more trusting of strangers, so socialization training will be much easier with this breed than it would with a standard Chihuahua – the Maltese factor just calms that fiery Chihuahua side perfectly!
Is a Malchi a good dog?
Yes, Malchis are great dogs, suitable for a family or for a lone individual who wants a laid back, but fearless little friend. These dogs aim to please and they aren’t as frightened of strangers as a purebred Chihuahua, so you won’t have to worry about your dog always barking at your friends.
With a little love and time spent together, they’ll trust your judgement about who you want to invite over, and they might even make a few new favorite friends of their own in the process!
How much does a Malchi cost?
Malchi puppies will cost, on average, anywhere from as little as $300 up to $1000. Be sure to go with a reputable breeder, who should introduce you to the parents of the pup and provide you with health papers on purchase and should also be AKC certified.
Finally, don’t do business with anyone who won’t give you a health guarantee on your pup – that is a huge red flag that you might be dealing with a ‘puppy mill’!
What is a Malchi poo?
A Malchipoo is a mix of Maltese, Chihuahua, and a Poodle! This results in an easy-going, intelligent, highly social, and fearless little dog! It’s a great combination and fully grown, the dog will be anywhere between 8 and 14 inches in height and weigh in the neighborhood of 5 to 20 pounds total.
If you want a dog with a very unique look and attitude to them, you should definitely consider a Malchipoo.
What is bad about Maltipoos?
Maltipoos, which are a mix of Maltese and Poodle dogs, are sweet little dogs but they need quite a lot of attention. While the Poodle side of their lineage makes these dogs smarter and easier to train, they also are quite prone to separation anxiety if you leave them alone for too long.
As such, you should make sure that you have enough time to give them attention or if not, that you’ve got a significant other, friend, or family member that can help to take up the slack!
Is Maltipoo a good family dog?
Maltipoos are great with families, but special care should be taken if you have any children under 6 years of age. These dogs are tiny and fragile and young children have a habit of scooping them up for tight hugs. This can frighten or even hurt the dog, who in turn may nip the child for their troubles!
You can still own a Maltipoo if you have kids under 6, but all handling of the dog must be supervised. Educate your children on how the dog must be handled and once they’ve learned the rules, then your Maltipoo will be the perfect family dog.
How much should a Maltipoo cost?
Maltipoos are highly sought after and this is reflected in the cost of a new pup. Expect to pay anywhere from $600 up to as much as $4000, depending on traits such as size, color, and temperament. You can also check around and you may be able to find a Maltipoo at a local shelter.
If you go with a Breeder, make sure that they are AKC certified before you put down a deposit. Due to the high demand for these pups, they are a popular choice for ‘puppy mills’ and you definitely need to check out the breeder first to avoid this pitfall.
Are Maltipoos barkers?
While they will certainly bark (as all dogs do), Maltipoos are not overly excessive barkers. While both Maltese dogs and Poodles tend to bark a lot, for some reason this mix produces a smart, but much more laid back dog. It seems strange but more often than not, Maltipoos are actually fairly quiet dogs.
Is a female or male Maltipoo better?
That depends on what you are looking for in a furry best friend. Female Maltipoos are a bit more on the serious side, making them easier to train, and they are a bit more independent. A female Maltipoo that feels like a nap is likely to go off on their own and nap wherever it’s comfortable and quiet.
Male Maltipoos are more playful and easily distracted, so they are a little harder to train, but they are also much more affectionate and more likely to nap in your lap than anywhere else. They retain this playful energy well into adulthood, so it’s rather like you’ve got a puppy that never quite grows up.
What is the lifespan of a Maltipoo?
The mixing of the Maltese and Poodle breeds makes for a hardy offspring, with the Maltipoo enjoying an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years, on average. With regular vet checkups, good food, and plenty of daily exercise, you might even get a little more time with these tough and adorable little dogs.