When you combine the genes of the Maltese and Chihuahua you get the hybrid Malchi. This dog may be small, but it has a big heart with a gentle, affectionate, and playful personality. The most common color coat for the Malchi is white and tan, but they can also be cream, fawn, and black. Their coat is long and wavy and need to be brushed weekly.
This dog is very spirited and is a great fit for singles or childless couples. They are very protective of their owners and relatively eager to please. These lap dogs are low energy breeds and only require about 30 minutes of exercise each day. The Malchi is always excited to see their owners and loves to cuddle up on their laps.
Height: 12 to 14 inches
Weight: 5 to 12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years