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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

Malchi Build Information

The Malchi is a cross between a Maltese and a Chihuahua. Like its two parent breeds, Malchis are small dogs that weighs between five and 12 pounds. A Malchi usually has a longer coat that is closer to a Maltese's, but it may inherit the Chihuahua's shorter fur instead.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Malchis are affectionate towards their owners, and their eagerness to please makes them easy to train. They are wary of strangers and tend to bark at them. Since Malchis are smaller dogs, they do better as indoor pets, especially during the winter season. They do well in apartments, and a daily walk is usually enough to exercise their legs.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Cream, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Wavy

Malchi Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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