Maltese Shih Tzu
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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The Maltese Shih Tzu was developed in the 1990s in an attempt to create a low-shedding companion dog. It's a bit surprising that he has gained popularity on a name that simply combines those of the two breeds used in the crossbreeding. Unlike many other designer dogs, the use of cute names has not been necessary to promote this hybrid.
The Maltese Shih Tzu is currently one of the most popular hybrids in Australia, although his fame has also grown in North America and other countries.
There are no breed clubs or breed standards for this dog, and many of the litters produced are the result of first-generation breeding between Maltese and Shih Tzus. There has been some second-generation breeding, but so far the Maltese Shih Tzu has not undergone breeding of third and subsequent generations.
Country of Origin:
circa 10 inches (25,4 cm)
6 to 12 pounds (2,72 to 5,45 Kg)
12 to 14 years
Potential Health Issues:
White Shaker Syndrome,
Von Willebrand's Disease,
First Time Owners:
Affection With Family:
Health and Grooming
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Barking or Howling:
Need For Exercise
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