Maltichon, a mix of Bichon Frise and Maltese, is very affectionate and loving dog. This is a hybrid or designer dog. Maltichon is produced by breeding a purebred Bichon Frise and purebred Maltese. Researching parents is the best way to determine the characteristics of Maltichon puppies. Desirable traits in a Maltichon puppy include non-shedding hair of Bichon Frise, playful and kind temperament of Maltese, etc. These puppies can exhibit affectionate and gentle characteristics. Reducing hereditary health problems is the major reason behind developing hybrid breeds. Maltichon puppies are very healthy and they exhibit the best physical traits of both parents.
Maltichons are built very solidly. The coat of this hybrid dog may be fluffy, low shedding and slightly curly to wavy. The type of coat depends on what they inherit from their parents. So the coat can be either single coat or double. Single coat can be very silky and the double coat can be rough with dense inner coat. Both parents, Bichon Frise and Maltese are possessed white colors. So, the color of offspring can be white. However, some Maltichons get some rare colors such as apricot and cream. The weight of small size Maltichon is around 8 to 10 pounds. The height of this dog ranges between 8 to 12 inches. Life expectancy of Maltichon is 12 to 15 years.
Maltichons are family oriented and are gentle with children. They are brilliant family companions and can get along with other dogs and pets among the family. They can be outstanding playing buddies to children because of their excellent companion nature. These are quiet dogs and they bark only when necessary. Maltichons are fine watchdogs because of their natural tendencies. They have quick learning tendencies, so it is very easy to train them. Maltichon is very fragile, so kids should be prevented from treating them roughly and rudely.
Maltichon is a hybrid dog, so it is free from lots of health problems. Hybrid dogs are healthier than purebred dogs. But, Maltichon may inherit some health issues from its parent breeds. Therefore, before purchasing a puppy, you must also check it clinically.