Breed Info


Lively & Outgoing

  • Cheerful and sociable with early training
  • Pleasant
  • Engaging
  • Can be stubborn
  • People oriented
  • Eager to please


Small & Fluffy


  • Well built
  • Rounded head
  • Dark round eyes
  • Drop ears

Coat Type and Color:

  • Coats may vary and pups may inherit traits of either parent
  • Typically white coats with markings in apricot, buff and cream


  • 8-11 inches tall
  • 9-13lbs


Low Activity

  • Maltichons can adapt to any living environment
  • Enjoy short walks
  • Playing with toys, kids or other animals can be enough exercise
  • If these pups get too bored they might become naughty, keep them mentally engaged as well

We Recommend:

  • 3 miles of walking per week
  • 30 minutes of daily activity

The Maltichon is a cross between the Maltese and the Bichon Frese

The History of the Maltese:

  • Originated in Malta near Mediterranean Sea
  • Ancient mix of a Bichon and a Spaniel
  • Called many names throughout the years
  • Used to comfort the sick
  • Have remained a companion throughout the years
  • Often the subject of literature and art
  • Arrived in the United States in the 1700's

The History of the Bichon Frise:

  • Originated in the Mediterranean
  • Intelligence and charm made them great royal companions
  • Performers in circus shows and street acts
  • Breed introduced to United States in 1956


  • Maltichons require a more diligent maintenance routine
  • Bathe every 3-4 weeks
  • Use a specially formulated conditioner after bathing
  • Brush daily
  • Keep teeth and ears clean


  • Intelligent and easily trainable
  • Responds well to positive reinforcement
  • Frequent but short and fun training sessions are recommended
  • We recommend starting obedience and socialization training early