Maltese dogs are very one of the most friendly and dependent pups that are always great to have around!
They are one of the oldest breeds in the world today. In the past, the Maltese were known as wealth and luxury pups! Maltese were the cuddle fur ball of choice Marie Antoinette and Elizabeth Taylor.
It’s also believed that ancient Greeks worshiped the Maltese, as they’ve even been depicted in famous paintings through time.
Today, many different Maltese mixed breeds roam the earth. Below are some of the most common and popular Maltese mixes that we know today!
1. Maltipoo (Poodle x Maltese Mix)
The Maltipoo is a Maltese Poodle mix, and they’re known for being affectionate dogs as well as charming and fun-loving little creatures. They are certainly a great companion to have around! Just make sure to have plenty of puzzle toys and enrichment activities around, as Poodles are some of the smartest dogs around, and this mix will need a way to keep busy.
2. Malshi (Shih Tzu x Maltese Mix)
These little fur ball Malshis are quite charming! Having a Maltese Shih Tzu mix running around will keep you laughing and playing all day long. Both breeds are known for being delightful lap dogs, so this furry pal is sure to be a cozy companion. The Maltese Shih Tzu mix is one of the more popular designer dogs out there, and it’s no surprise why — just look at that smoochable face!
3. Malchi (Chihuahua x Maltese Mix)
The Malchi is a Chihuahua Maltese mix and a pint-sized cutie. Imagine looking at this pup every morning! The Malchi is a great listener and loves to follow his favorite giant (yes, I am talking about you). The Chihuahua can be a sensitive little guy, and this Maltese Chihuahua mix is no different, so respect his autonomy and help him build up his confidence to ensure a happy, well-adjusted pup.
4. Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Maltese Mix)
The Morkie is a truly adorable combo, as a Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier mix. They are known for being playful and rambunctious, with plenty of cuddles to give too. Despite being small, this Maltese Yorkie mix has plenty of brains too, so consider training games or even a dog sport. Just keep an eye out for this little one – you won’t want to lose him around the house!
5. Malteagle (Beagle x Maltese Mix)
Malteagles are great to have around anyone! They designer dogs are kid-friendly and are affectionate little pups, though they are a little challenging to train because they do tend to be stubborn with that classic Beagle temperament.
6. Maltichon (Bichon x Maltese Mix)
The Maltichon are one of the most fearless creatures yet very gentle with their family, as a mix with a Bichon Frise and Maltese parent. As an easy-going and affectionate dog, they are one of the most common Maltese mixes and are great therapy dogs! Be sure to use that as an excuse to get one 😉
7. MaltiPug (Pug x Maltese Mix)
The Maltipug is a mixed breed cross between a Maltese and a Pug! These little guys are easygoing and make fantastic lap dogs, with both parent breeds being fairly low-key. If your hybrid dog has that squished nose Pugs are famous for, watch out on walks, as you don’t want this little guy overexerting himself due to their breathing issues.
8. Maltipom (Pomeranian x Maltese Mix)
The Malitpom is a gorgeous, luscious-locked hybrid dog combining a Maltese and a Pomeranian! This little Pomeranian mixed breed in particular may need consistent grooming due to that long fur. This hybrid dog tends to rock some adorable hair styles too, so if your pup is up for it, try a hair bow!
9. Cavamalt (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Maltese Mix)
The Cavamalt is a Maltese and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. With both these parent breeds being known for their sweet, docile temperament, it’s no wonder that the Cavamalt is a fan favorite! Expect long, silky locks from this hybrid dog – you’ll probably need to devote at least some time to grooming and regular brushing.
10. Silky Cocker (Cocker Spaniel x Maltese Mix)
The Silky Cocker is an adorable Maltese and Cocker Spaniel mix! With the Maltese tends to be a fairly mellow lap dog, the Cocker Spaniel is a birding breed, so expect this mix to have a bit more energy than your average Maltese. We imagine this cross breed would be perfect for those who are looking for a wee walking companion.
11. Caltese (Cairn Terrier x Maltese Mix)
The Caltese is a Maltese and Cairn Terrier mix. As you can imagine, being crossed with a terrier parent breed means that this spunky little pup has quite a bit of energy. The Cairn Terrier is one of the working dog breeds, so you’ll probably want to keep this little spitfire well-exercised and mentally challenged. He’d be a great choice for agility work or other dog sports!
12. Scottese (Scottish Terrier x Maltese Mix)
The Scottese is Maltese and Scottish Terrier mix. This cutie pup is likely to be independent and strong-willed with that terrier energy. This mixed breed Maltese terrier might end up being quite clever, so make sure to keep him occupied and engaged – the Scottese likely won’t enjoy being bored (and trust us, you won’t like it either).
13. Mauzer (Miniature Schnauzer x Maltese Mix)
The Mauzer is a Maltese and Miniature Schnauzer mix. This hybrid dog is likely to be a spunky little fellow, with a whole lot of energy and personality! The Mauzer is likely to inherit the impressive intelligence of the Miniature Schnauzer, so make sure to give him plenty of stimulating toys and activities to keep him busy. Since Schnauzers were traditionally used as ratting dogs, lure coursing would be a fun sport for this fellow!
We can’t get enough of that mighty mustache the Schnauzer is known for – will the Mauzer inherit that too? It’s hard to say for sure, but it’s always possible!
14. Malti Pin (Miniature Pinscher x Maltese Mix)
The Malti Pin is a Maltese and Miniature Pinscher mix. As another breed that has been bred to hunt vermin (specifically rats), this Mini Pinscher mix will likely enjoy harassing squirrels in your hard while still managing to look cute as a button.
15. Jatese (Japanese Chin x Maltese Mix)
The Jatese is a Maltese and Japanese Chin mix. As you can imagine, this hybrid dog is liable to be one gorgeous pup! The Jatese is likely to have a long, silky coat, with the potential for unique markings of the Japanese Chin.
16. Boston Malterrier (Boston Terrier x Maltese Mix)
The Boston Malterrier is Maltese and Boston Terrier mix. This pup is likely to have the best of both worlds – the loving, gentle personality of the Maltese combined with the goofy, hysterical antics of the Boston Terrier. The Boston Malterrier is sure to be a playful, fun-loving pup who will adore being part of all your family’s adventures!
17. Ratese (American Rat Terrier x Maltese Mix)
The Ratese is a Maltese and American Rat Terrier mix. As you might expect, this pup is likely to have quite a bit of energy and spunk! The Rat Terrier was originally bred as a rat-hunting dog, so the Ratese is likely to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities. This pup would be perfect for those who love to go on short hikes or long walks in the park.
There you have it – our list of the most popular Maltese mixes! These designer pups are sure to warm the hearts of all your family members. Do you have any favorite Maltese mixes we didn’t mention here? Tell us your favorites in the comments!
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