27 Responses to Mal-shi

  1. Cheryl Hedlund says:

    I have a 2 yr old malshi. She thinks she owns everything everywhere. She has a major territorial issue. If our other dog, 5 yr old chiweenie. He can’t play with anything. She literally attacks him. If he goes into another room and tries to get into the living room, she won’t let him. She also goes crazy with other people too. I have to train her somehow not to behave like that. People will think she’s adorable and go to pet her, she turns into the devil. She gets really mean. Any thoughts, ideas, comments?

  2. Dawn says:

    I have a little female malshi (the love of my life) she is 5 years old and have been working with her for her entire life on NOT barking and recall when people go by our windows or back yard fence to no avail. She goes bonkers! I have tried, keeping her on leash and saying “quiet” and then pulling her towards me, putting her in the house, then if she by chance comes to me…giving her treats. Nothing is working! I’m at a loss…any suggestions? I need help!!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Dawn,
      Excessive barking in your Mal-shi could be due to the following reasons:
      • Incontinence: It commonly occurs in spayed female dogs, although both the sexes could be affected. Take it outside so that she can relieve herself. You can use belly-bands or doggie diapers to manage the problem. Consult a vet about the possible treatment options available.
      • Pain: Your dog might be in discomfort or pain, which could cause her to bark excessively. A chronic condition like arthritis could also cause her to be in pain. Discuss it with your vet.
      • Frustration: Excessive dog barking is also caused by frustration which might be due to difficulty in chewing foods or treats, or inability to play actively and socialize with other dogs. For this type of barking issue, you need to help her overcome the limitations by using distractions and substitutions for the things she cannot manage.

  3. Janet Kos says:

    Looking for breeder in nc or sc-NO PUPPYMILLS- no shipping. please provide breeder and prices

  4. Brandi says:

    I make all of my little guys food. He’ll be 12 years old this year, and he’s been off of kibble for about 3 years, now. I feed him a combination of banana, chicken, green beans, peas, sweet potato, eggs, rice, avocado… He’s super healthy, no tear stains, and his teeth are even staying clean. I had to have four of his teeth removed, and a cleaning done right before I started cooking his meals three years ago. His teeth are still bright white, no tarter on the incisors, either. I don’t trust all of the additives in kibble. He had severe allergies to most, even the most expensive ones… Homemade – no issues. I highly recommend it.

  5. Laurie Smith says:

    The best advice that I ever got for our Malti-Shi was to use a non-metal bowl for serving water! Don’t use Angel Eyes.. I did that then ended up having to go to the Vet with health issues!

  6. tera says:

    I rescued my mix breed shih tzu/Maltese and this dog and I are close. I have one problem whenever he sees another dog, large or small he becomes pscho and I have tried everything I can think of to stop this behavior. Any suggestions?

    • Miki says:

      Take your dog someplace where he/she will see other dogs. (maybe at the outside entrance of a Petco or Petsmart) When first starting, you’ll want to keep these training sessions very, very short, even a few seconds is fine the first time or two and gradually build up from there. Bring HIGH value treats, like small leftover chicken pieces from last nights dinner. Your dog will probably ignore low value treats as the other dog is more rewarding. Also, if you’re working too close, the dog will not take the treats due to stress. To start, you want to work at a distance from his trigger (the other dog). You’ll know when you’re far enough away because your dog will not be lunging on the leash or barking hysterically. This distance depends on your dog. If your dog goes crazy, back up and increase the distance. When at the right distance, as soon as you see a dog, say in your “happy” voice, “Who’s that?” and give your dog a treat. Repeat, repeat, until the dog is out of sight. You might want to do this for one dog the first time, maybe a dog or two the next time. But EVERY time you think you MIGHT be seeing other dogs (on a daily walk), keep your distance (go to the other side of the street if need be), have treats at the ready, and in your happy voice, “Who’s that?” and treat, treat, treat until the dog is out of sight. Your dog will soon learn that when he sees another dog, good things happen. He’ll start looking forward to seeing another dog and will look at the dog and then look to you for a treat. At this point, you can try working SLIGHTLY (a step or two) closer than you were before and repeat with treats, etc. It takes time to overcome old habits. Work slowly and don’t rush it and you’ll have greater success.

  7. Donna Strickland says:

    I just bought a 10 week old Mal-Shi and i don’t know if this is normal but we have caught her eating her poo.we have had her about a month now and seems to be doing better..{at least while we are watching her)She also has a VERY MEAN attitude showing her teeth and wanting to eat us up if she don’t get her way..I have never had a dog act like this. Wondering if her brain got messed up when they were cross breeding We paid $700.00 for this cute little bad attitude poop eater.

    • Jen says:

      My Mal-Shi was like this the first few months when i brought him home! Very dominant attitude, high energy and would eat his poop too. Don’t be discouraged, try to clean up any surprises before she can eat them and be patient with her. Do not let her scare you and make sure to crate her and give her time outs when she misbehaves. It took my dog a year to warm up to me but now we are best friends!

    • Sue says:

      My Shih Tzu was still eating his poop every time he got a chance until he died last year at 15. The breeder of our Mal-Shi says all little dogs do it. Our pocket Yorkie doesn’t, and never has (He’s 7). So gross!

      • Wendy T says:

        Mine did that, but keeping on a leash and letting her poop and pulling her away saying leave it will teach her to leave it alone, but if you just let her out in the yard, she will keep doing it. Mine is now almost 4 and walks away from poop, no leash necessary…

  8. Sandra Mosley says:

    so if I buy a female malshi to breed with my male malshi pups will not be able to register as designer dog

  9. Debbie says:

    How do I keep my 3 mo Malshi eyes from staining…I’ve got her on some angel powder in her food once a day and have angel eye wipes nothing seems to work.

    • admin says:

      Hi Debbie,
      You need to follow a proper face grooming regimen to get rid of tear stains on your dog. Here are some tips:
      • Cleanse her eyes using a vet-approved canine eye-wash.
      • Use a cotton ball moistened with the eye-wash to rub around her eye area.
      • Wash the hair on her muzzle with dry shampoo and a damp washcloth. Once you have finished washing, comb and blow-dry her coat.
      • Trim the fur around her eyes to avoid irritation, which may induce tears.

      • Bernadette says:

        I had a pure white bichon with constant tear staining. I also used angel eyes which helped but someone told me to give her only filtered water not tap water and sure enough that alone was the solution. Hope it works for you.

      • Crystal says:

        I have a malti tzu and a Bochon. I changed their diet and I haven’t had this problem anymore.

    • Janine says:

      I avoid the staining by a little game we play call “Getting the Goops”. When my babies were young I would always get the sleep out of their eyes and say “smells the goops?” And then I would let them smell it. Sometimes they like to lick it off my finger. I do it as I notice the sleep accumulating. Language is kind of gross but animals naturally like to groom themselves and this is a way to avoid the staining.

  10. Marty baber says:

    Please remove this distasteful adds

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