The Mal-Shi is a hybrid dog, also known as a designer dog. The Mal-Shi may also be called a Maltishi. The Mal-Shi is a cross between the Maltese and the Shih Tzu. It is not always possible to determine the characteristics, temperament or traits of a mixed breed. You will likely find the Mal-Shi has a combination of the characteristics found in both the Maltese and the Shih Tzu.
Ellie May is the Maltishi. She’s around a year old here. She has the Shitzu shape I think, but more of the Maltese face. At 1 1/2 years old now, she weighs 13 pounds. On this picture she weighs about 9 pounds. She is one sweet girl! I would recommend this mix to anyone. She’s a cuddler, loves to be with you. And pretty smart too.