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Type: Designer dog, Originating in the United States, the Malchi is a mix of a purebred Chihuahua and a purebred Maltese.

Height: 12-14 inches.

Weight: 5-12 lbs.

Coat:  Coat might be long, curly and fluffy or it might be short and scruffy. Common colors include cream, black, white and brown.

Description: The Malchi is a loving and affectionate dog, very devoted to their family and protective of them too. She can be gentle, is good with children but is wary of strangers and will bark at them. She tends to be eager to please and is intelligent so training is fairly easy. She has a lot of sass and spirit, loves to play and can have a mind of her own. She loves attention and will expect to be at the center of it when you bring her home. She is sensitive and will not be good being left alone, as she can suffer from separation anxiety.

Special Needs:  Long hair Malchi needs frequent brushing, trimming regularly around the eyes.

Life Span: 12-15 years.

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