Since the creation of hybrid dogs, we can’t help but to keep on looking for the best breed that we could ever get our hands on. One of the best designer breeds out there is the Maltese Shitzu Mix, otherwise known as Mal-Tzu or Malti-zu. They are very lovable dogs that would be a nice addition to any household. The Maltese Shitzu Mix was first introduced in the 1990s as a designer breed. They were bred to be low shedding companion dog. If you do plan on getting yourself a new dog and you end up going for a Malt-Tzu, there are some things that you should know.
A Maltese Shitzu mix can come from a purebred Maltese and Shitzu or purebred Mal-Tzu parents.
This means that the personality of your dog can be dictated by genetics. We all know that Shitzus are quite the playful kind of dog, while the Maltese are milder in nature. Mal-Tzus are known for their alertness which they get from the Shitzu parent. They are also famous for their spontaneous energy which are both from their lively and fun loving parents.
They come from two very cheerful parents.
If you’re feeling all blue, you know that this dog would keep you occupied. They just don’t run out of energy that easily. With that, they are able to stir up the depressing atmosphere that you have in your room or your entire house. They owe that superpowers from their ever cheery folks.
Expect them to be on advance training quickly because they’re fast learners
They can be stubborn at times but once they are trained early on their life, they can get all focuses at the task and learn the ropes of basic dog tricks quite easily. You may opt to enroll them in training classes but remember to be careful because there can be communicable dog diseases there and your little pup might get infected. Hybrids are very much prone to diseases so it’s better you ask the training facilitator about the other dogs just to make sure.
Newbies would do quite well with a Malt-Tzu dog
A lot of you guys out there might still not be sure whether to get a dog or not. Well, you really can’t be blamed for that, because having dogs is like having kids. You have to learn how to be more responsible not just over your actions but also over your dog’s overall welfare. Good news however is that getting yourself a Mal-Tzu isn’t really as daunting as getting say for example a German Shepherd or a Bulldog.
You would immediately notice that they’re warm and cuddly animals that would not let you out of their sight.
Their Shitzu lineage makes them all the more possessive over you. That’s how they are. They always tag along wherever you go, not letting you out of their sight. They are also very alert and they would give you a heads up when they feel like something is not going right.
They’re so amazing that they can even mirror your lifestyle!
So if you’re a super lazy person, chances are you are going to have lazy Mal-Tzu because they can mirror your personality so much. If you’re quite active, they will be too. Just remember that they need exercise. Make sure you get to walk them frequently. Otherwise, they’ll just be so energetic and they’re going to drain you out of all the energy you have.
Malt-Tzus are a huge fan of the outdoors, so you should be too!
Not only are they energetic, but they also love hanging out. You can’t really blame their fun loving nature why they would really like the outdoors when you don’t. Learn to embrace new experiences and make the most out of them. Besides, this doesn’t just benefit them, but it also benefits you. You get to have a good dose of Vitamin D, some good old stretching and more opportunities in meeting new people. Now wouldn’t that be fun?
You would definitely meet other people with dogs because your Mal-Tzu would be a perfect ice breaker
Yes, they are very much among the coolest dogs in the world, because not only are they cuddly and loving, but they are also very social. That means, you get to hang out with all other people without worrying if they’ll go aggressive around them or their dogs. This can also be your gateway to meeting new people.
They’re hypoallergenic dogs so if you got issue about dog allergies then you need to consider this.
Our major concern in having pets is their fur and the skin cells that they shed. These can cause allergies and nasal irritations that make our noses puffy and ugly. This can also lead to more serious problems. But you don’t need to worry much about this aspect because the Mal-Tzu doesn’t really shed that much. They were bred for this purpose and so you can be allergy free even when they sleep on your bed or your couch.
They will always be great with kids, especially the old ones.
Kids always love dogs, but not all dogs like kids. That’s the general truth, but of course, the Mal-Tzu is among the exception, most especially if you have trained your dogs to be surrounded by children at their early stage. The old kids are quite better at handling them though, because the Mal-Tzu does have issue on their fur being pulled.
Now that you’ve met the Mal-Tzu, what other things do you expect in the years to come with them? What are the things you would be doing to prepare for the new pup? Just remember to get to know all necessary details first before you adopt or buy a new pup. Ask about their parents just to make sure that everything is cleared out.