While the Maltese breed is well-known for its white coat that exudes elegance, there are several Maltese mixes out there that are just as wonderful as this established breed.
Unsurprisingly, the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize many of these pups as official breeds yet since they aren’t purebreds.
However, that shouldn’t stop you or other pet lovers from owning or adopting these precious canines.
If you are intrigued about these Maltese mixes, check out this whole list. You’ll probably have a favorite in the end!
41 Maltese Mixes
We’ve prepared a list of 41 Maltese mixes for you to check out, along with cool facts about them.
Each mix is wonderful in its own way and as with any mixed breed, expect their personalities to be unique from their parent breeds.
1. Maltipoo (Toy Poodle & Maltese Mix)
The Maltipoo is a trendy designer breed resulting from crossing the Maltese with a Toy or Miniature Poodle. These dogs were designed to be small, hypoallergenic companion dogs.
Maltipoos are very loyal and clingy dogs, thanks to their Poodle genes. They are also highly trainable and can adapt quickly to a variety of environments.
As such, a Maltese Poodle mix is a great choice for starters, timid owners, and elders.
Maltipoos normally don’t shed and are considered hypoallergenic. These dogs require daily brushes to keep their thick coat lovely and tangle-free.
Maltipoos are also vocal, so some training and socialization are good to minimize barking. Their loving nature has given them a reputation for being excellent therapy dogs as well.
The Poodle Maltese mix is best suited for owners who don’t frequently leave home since they quickly develop separation anxiety.
2. Maltichon (Bichon Frise & Maltese Mix)
The Maltichon is another prevalent mixed breed that resulted from the breeding of two popular toy breeds — the Maltese and Bichon Frise.
These pooches are lovable and goofy toy-sized dogs that have stolen the hearts of millions.
This mixed-breed dog is a docile, friendly, loving, and playful pooch. Aside from Maltichon’s lovely appearance, its popularity is due to its temperament.
Maltichons are also known to be hypoallergenic, so they are great for people with allergies.
They thrive well in various homes and are suited for any owner. Although similar to many toy breeds, they are prone to separation anxiety, so it’s best not to leave this pooch alone for too long.
Bichon Frise Maltese mixes are also known to be quite agreeable with other pets, other dogs, and children.
However, they need to be socialized early to ensure they don’t become too anxious, which may result in accidental bites.
3. Malteagle (Beagle & Maltese Mix)
The Malteagle or Beagle Maltese mix is a fairly new mixed breed that originated only within the last 20 years. This dog is the result of crossing a Maltese and a popular Hound dog, the Beagle.
Owners have reported their pooches to have the Maltese’s coat and the Beagle’s color.
They have thick, straight, medium-length coats with white, brown, tan, and black colorations, or the rare lemon color similar to Beagles.
Beagle Maltese mixes are described as sweet, active, and playful canines that play well with other dogs, animals, and children and want nothing more than the love of their owner.
This mixed breed may also be tough to train at times and can be easily distracted — a trait most likely taken from the Beagle. So beginners might struggle with training this breed.
4. Silkese (Silky Terrier & Maltese Mix)
The Silkese is another Maltese cross only introduced in the last few years. They are among the most petite Maltese mixed breeds and are the result of crossing a Maltese with an Australian Silky Terrier.
These small dogs only grow to a maximum height of 12 inches and weigh 14 pounds.
These dogs possess long, thick coats of white, brown, cream, or gray. This mix is also considered hypoallergenic, as they do not normally shed.
The Silkese is known for having a lively and cheerful personality. It’s quite tolerant of people and enjoys earning the affection of its owner. These are lively mutts, so they enjoy regular training and exercise.
The Silky Terrier Maltese mix, however, kept a strong prey drive from its terrier parent.
So they’re not the most tolerant dog towards other animals and can be impatient with children, but this can be fixed with regular socialization.
Check out this video to see a Silky Terrier Maltese mix in action:
5. Lhatese (Lhasa Apso & Maltese Mix)
The Lhatese is another petite Maltese cross. This mix is the result of crossing a Lhasa Apso with a Maltese.
This union results in a tiny, slow-shedding, fluffy teddy bear-like pooch filled with playful and loving energy.
Though they are energetic dogs, they’re surprisingly content with a moderate amount of exercise. So they make great companions for apartment dwellers. But no doubt, they still enjoy toys or games once in a while.
Even though the Lhasa Apso Maltese mix is a playful and intelligent dog, they can be difficult to train mainly due to their Lhasa roots. They can be stubborn, so they need an owner with a firm hand.
When socialized early, these Fidos make excellent companions for people with multiple pets and children.
They lack a strong prey drive and have no herding instinct, so they play well and are tolerant of small animals and kids.
6. Malchi (Chihuahua & Maltese Mix)
This particularly adorable mixed breed is created by combining a Chihuahua with a Maltese.
The result is the Malchi, a tiny dog with a surprisingly robust personality. And, like the Chihuahua, it’s a huge dog in a tiny package.
This Maltese cross is small, which is expected from its genes taken from the Chihuahua.
Depending on the parents with the dominant traits, the coat of the Maltese Chihuahua mix can highly vary from length to mixture of its colors.
These dogs have a strong bark and enjoy using it. These very vocal dogs are known to incessantly bark at random things. This makes them unpopular among apartment owners and those intolerant of loud noises.
These dogs are snappy and are quite intolerant of kids like their Chi parents. Early socialization and training are crucial to make them agreeable with others.
However, they still need constant monitoring when around children.
7. Peke-a-tese (Pekingese & Maltese Mix)
This regal-looking fluffball is the result of mixing two very popular royal lapdogs, the Pekingese and the Maltese. The result is the Peke-a-tese, a strikingly independent yet loving and playful companion dog.
The Pekingese Maltese mix shares several traits from both parent breeds. They have long, thick fur that’s often white or cream. Their fur can be quite demanding and requires daily brushing and regular trimming.
This Maltese cross has a very loving disposition towards its owners and is generally considered an agreeable dog. However, their temperament still varies since this pooch is a mixed breed.
Unlike the Maltese, this mix may take after the Pekingese’s wary disposition towards children and other animals. So, early socialization is important to ensure they become good companions to families.
8. Scottese (Scottish Terrier & Maltese Mix)
The Scottese or the Scottish Terrier Maltese mix is a very new hybrid dog. So, unsurprisingly, not much is known regarding this designer dog.
As with all mixed-breed dogs, the Scottish Terrier Maltese mix will likely share a mixed bag of traits from both of its parents.
They’re likely to exhibit the long snout of the Scottie and the petite size and colorations of the Maltese.
Scottish Terrier Maltese mixes can have pure white, black, or brindle-colored fur. They also have a long and thick coat that will benefit from daily brushing.
They’re also a non-shedding breed, making them great for those with pet allergies.
The Scottese can share the temperament of either or both of its parent breeds.
Though some owners report that this mix tends to be a lovable and loyal companion that just needs some work and socialization with children.
9. Cairmal (Cairn Terrier & Maltese Mix)
The Cairmal is another designer dog that’s the product of mixing the Cairn Terrier and the Maltese. The result is a small, spirited and energetic, and loving dog that makes an excellent companion for any family.
Being a hybrid breed, Cairn Terrier Maltese mixes normally inherit a mix of their parent breeds.
They are small with dense, wiry fur and cropped ears — much like a Cairn Terrier. Their fur color can range from white, cream, black, red, or brindle.
The Cairn Terrier Maltese mix is quite energetic, thanks to the Cairn Terrier’s working dog status.
But this pooch doesn’t need much exercise and can be content with several minutes of play indoors, making them great for apartment dwellers.
The Cairn Terrier Maltese mix is known to be loving and affectionate towards their family.
But its traits from the Maltese make it wary of small children. So, socializing these dogs and teaching children to respect them is essential.
10. Malti-Pug (Pug & Maltese Mix)
The Malti-pug is a Maltese cross that’s become quite popular in recent years. It’s the product of the intentional crossing between the Pug and the Maltese, both universally-loved lap dogs.
The resulting breed is a little dog with a medium to long coat and straight to wiry fur that can be white, cream, or brindle.
Pug Maltese mixes also have surprisingly broad and deep chests for such a small frame, likely taken from the Pug.
The Pug Maltese mix is a ball of energy that’s always up for fun. Surprisingly, however, they need a little exercise. They do well with a few minutes of play daily, making them perfect for apartment living and sedentary owners.
Like other hybrid dogs, the behavioral traits of the Pug Maltese mix can be a mixed bag from both of its parents.
Generally, they’re agreeable and clownish dogs that do well with others, provided they have proper socialization.
11. Havamalt (Havanese & Maltese Mix)
The Havamalt is a hybrid dog that’s the result of crossing a Havanese and a Maltese, breeds that share similar genetics.
Both parent breeds belong to the Bichon family of canines, so many of its traits will originate from this family.
This mix is recognized by dog registries like the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Designer Breeds Registry, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry.
Many of its physical features share similarities with both the Maltese and Havanese.
The Havamalt dog is toy-sized and usually comes with a thick, white, and hypoallergenic coat. But it can also have red, black, cream, or silver fur.
Like many toy dogs, Havanese Maltese mixes are loving pooches that like people and other pets.
Like the Maltese, there is also a large number of Havanese mixed breeds. You can check them out in our list of the cutest Havanese mixes.
12. Mauxie or Dachtese (Dachshund & Maltese Mix)
The Mauxie or Dachtese is a relatively new Maltese hybrid breed, though it’s garnered quite a large following among dog owners and enthusiasts. This pooch is the product of mating a Maltese with a Dachshund.
The result of this mating is a miniature-sized dog with a small, lean and agile body with a big dog’s personality. These mutts are courageous canines, yet they can also be fiercely loyal and loving to their family.
Dachshund Maltese mixes have long coats with a color that mixes the coats of their parents.
It comes in a variety of colors like sable, cream, silver, or brindle. Unsurprisingly, their coat needs a bit of care, requiring daily brushing.
Dachshund Maltese mixes are known to be a bit nippy. They do well with other dogs, but these dogs can be wary of strangers and impatient with small children who might pull on their tails or push them around.
13. Jatese (Japanese Chin & Maltese Mix)
This adorable mutt is a Jatese, a mixed breed that comes from the union of a Japanese Chin and Maltese.
Both these breeds have an extensive history of being bred as companions for royalty, the Chin in Asia and Maltese in Europe.
The product of mixing the parent breed is a lovingly adorable and well-mannered dog that’s popular not just for its cute and jolly appearance but for its very agreeable personality.
Similar to both its parents, the Japanese Chin Maltese mix has a long coat, usually colored white, black, or a mixture of both, and in some cases, browns and reds might manifest thanks to the Japanese Chin’s genes.
Like other small dogs, they are prone to separation anxiety and enjoy the presence of their family. They have a natural affinity for people and enjoy quality time with their owners and older kids.
14. Boston Malterrier (Boston Terrier & Maltese Mix)
The Boston Malterrier is a fairly uncommon Maltese mix. Though it’s believed to have first appeared in the 18th century, it’s still rare to see this designer dog among pet groups, marketplaces, and adoption centers.
As the result of crossing a Maltese and a Boston Terrier, this dog is a loyal and loving mutt that thrives best in urban settings with a present owner. As such, it will enjoy being with retirees or owners who don’t leave home often.
Boston Terrier Maltese mixes are small to medium-sized with a dense coat with either short or medium-length hair in white, black, or red. They also feature the brachycephalic or flattened face of the Boston parent.
Unsurprisingly, the Boston Terrier Maltese mix can suffer from separation anxiety and can be prone to barking and chewing.
But this can be fixed with early intervention. Boston Malterriers are laid back and enjoy calm companions over loud or rough owners.
15. Ratese (American Rat Terrier & Maltese Mix)
The Ratese is the result of crossing an American Rat Terrier and a Maltese. The product is an adorable and energetic toy-sized breed with a lovingly-clingy attitude and a surprisingly high prey drive.
The Rat Terrier Maltese mix comes in several fur types and colors, including red, brindle, sable, brown, blue, white, black, or cream.
They typically have relatively thin coats with medium-length fur that benefits from regular brushing.
This mix is generally believed to be an agreeable canine companion, which is no surprise since Ratties and Malteses are friendly canines.
They, however, are wary of children, so it’s best not to leave them unsupervised with toddlers.
Due to a high prey drive from the Rat Terrier, Rat Terrier Maltese mixes aren’t fit for a home with a small space. Some owners have reported, though, that their Ratese mixes are quite agreeable with other dogs and cats.
16. Maltipom (Pomeranian & Maltese Mix)
The Maltipom is one of the more popular mixed breeds. It’s a mix of two famous toy dogs, the Maltese and the Pomeranian. In many ways, they are similar to Maltipoos and have garnered almost the same popularity.
The Maltese parent of this mix is known for its loving and gentle nature, while the Pomeranian is scrappier. This results in a pooch that’s adorably playful and fiercely loving to its family.
Many Maltipoms today are from the first generation, so there’s a large variety in their appearance.
Often, however, they carry over the perked ears of the Pomeranian and the long, silky, low shedding, and thick coat of the Maltese.
Pomeranian Maltese mixes are adaptable in many environments, but they might struggle in apartments since they are quite vocal.
They also do well with families with older children and play well with other animals when introduced early.
Pomeranians are also a common breed to mix with other purebreds. You’ll find a lot of them in our list of Pomeranian mixes.
17. Cav-A-Malt or Cavatese (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Maltese Mix)
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Maltese mix is a new addition to the designer dog scene.
Crossing two of the most loved companion dogs results in this small-sized doggo with a reputation for unconditional love and loyalty.
These dogs often come with long, thick, and fluffy fur that can be white, red, black, brown or a mixture of several colors. They also moderately sheds.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Maltese mix has large, expressive eyes and flopped ears, similar to the Cavalier King Charles’.
The Cav-A-Malt is a low-energy and easy dog to care for and is suitable for slow-paced homes. They are also easy to train and have gentle personalities, so they’re a great choice for novice pet owners.
Like many small toy dogs, Cavalier Maltese mixes also suffer from separation anxiety, which can lead to habits such as barking and chewing.
This can be avoided through early training. Shedding can also pose a problem for allergy sufferers.
18. Malti-Pin (Miniature Pinscher & Maltese Mix)
Malti-Pins or Mini Pinscher Maltese mixes are energetic, fun-loving, social, and intelligent pooches known for being loving to their owners, children, and even other pets.
Their appearance will depend on the more genetically dominant parent breed. Their fur can be smooth and silky, like the Pinscher’s, or medium-length and wavy similar to the Maltese. Some owners also opt to have their ears cropped.
Apartment-dwellers should be aware that this dog can be quite vocal, thanks to its genes from the Mini Pinscher. While they’re very eager to please, they’re not easy-to-train dogs since they’re pretty independent.
All the good personality traits associated with this mix need to be reinforced through socialization and training.
Untrained mutts can be wary and snappy. But a well-adjusted Mini Pinscher Maltese mix is an excellent family dog.
19. Highland Maltie (West Highland White Terrier & Maltese Mix)
The Highland Maltie is the result of crossing two of the most popular European toy dogs, the West Highland White Terrier or Westie and the Maltese. The product is a very feisty and independent dog with a reputation for chasing.
Like its parents, the Westie Maltese mix features a pristine white coat that can be long and silky or thick and fluffy.
It also has pointy ears and expressive almond-shaped eyes, a bulging nose, a small frame, and short limbs.
Like most terriers, these dogs will greatly benefit from early socialization. It has a high prey drive from its Terrier genes, so they need to be trained at a young age to prevent them from chasing smaller animals and pets.
They’re known to be quite good with families and older children. However, they can be impatient with smaller kids that insist on rough play. So it’s best to keep them in check with consistent obedience training.
20. Malshi (Shih Tzu & Maltese Mix)
The Malshi or the Maltese Shih Tzu mix is a designer breed that has immensely grown in popularity not simply as a lovable toy dog but as a fine service dog and therapy dog as well.
This hybrid dog is the product of crossing two friendly lapdogs. Thus, they are one of the most ideal companion pets sporting a wonderful personality, sharp intelligence, and a hypoallergenic coat that is perfect for absolutely everyone.
This dog shares a lot of similarities between the Shih Tzu and Maltese, though they feature the Maltese’s shape more often.
Since Maltese Shih Tzu mixes aren’t pure white, they don’t experience tear staining, which is a common issue with Malteses.
Shih Tzu Maltese mixes easily adapt to all environments. They’re patient with children, adults, and other pets and are always willing to please anyone they encounter. They are also intelligent dogs that are very easy to train.
21. Silky Cocker (Cocker Spaniel & Maltese Mix)
The Silky Cocker is a cross between the famous Cocker Spaniel and a Maltese dog. They are described as playful, loving, and affectionate dogs and make great companions.
At first glance, these mixes are easily mistaken for Cocker Spaniels. They normally have coats that come in black, cream, or white and can be silky, wavy, or straight. They’re quite small in stature and have relatively short limbs.
Cocker Spaniel Maltese mixes are wonderful family dogs. They are valued for their very affectionate, patient, and loving temperaments.
They also do well with children and other animals. Overall, they are excellent home companions.
Cocker Spaniel Maltese mixes are relatively more active than their parents. They are also playful and intelligent dogs that are easy to train. They appreciate daily walks and a big yard and need at least 60 minutes of play.
22. Tibetan Spaltese (Tibetan Spaniel & Maltese Mix)
The Tibetan Spaltese is another quirky yet lovable mixed breed that’s the result of crossing a Maltese with a Tibetan Spaniel.
For a small breed, these dogs are surprisingly well-mannered with other pets and small children.
Tibetan Spaniel Maltese mix pups are small dogs that are less than a foot in height and weigh as much as 15 pounds.
Due to their Spaniel genes, they come in a wide range of colors like red, white, cream, red, black, and sable.
These dogs have dense, medium-length coats that benefit from regular grooming and maintenance. Depending on the parent with more dominant genes, they can either be hypoallergenic or heavy shedders.
For toy-sized breeds, these dogs have a very agreeable temperament. They appreciate the presence and attention of their family and play well with other pets and kids, even with little socialization.
23. Papitese (Papillon & Maltese Mix)
The Papitese is a great companion dog that’s the product of crossing the Maltese and the butterfly-eared companion dog, the Papillon.
The result is a lovable, small, and manageable dog that’s a great addition to any household.
Maltese Papillon mixes, sometimes referred to as Maltillons, are toy dogs like their parents.
They have white fur but may feature some tri-colored patches. Depending on their genes, they can be hypoallergenic as well.
Some mixed pups have the trademark butterfly ears of the Papillon. They have rounded eyes and a small snout. Their white fur makes them prone to tear-staining and should be regularly cleaned with a dog-friendly wet wipe.
The Papillon Maltese mix is an agreeable companion that loves pleasing its owner.
They are also patient and love spending time with other animals and small children, even with minimal socialization from puppyhood, regardless of gender.
24. Mauzer (Miniature Schnauzer & Maltese Mix)
The Mauzer is an energetic designer dog that’s the result of crossing a Maltese and a Miniature Schnauzer. These dogs are notorious for being stubborn yet highly intelligent companions.
Miniature Schnauzer Maltese mixes are toy-sized dogs that stand only as tall as 14 inches and weigh a maximum of 20 pounds at maturity.
These dogs feature cropped ears and elongated snouts, similar to the Mini Schnauzer.
They typically have short, wiry, or wavy hair that’s predominantly white but may also feature some black spotting around their body. Depending on the dominant parent gene, these mixes can be light shedders.
These dogs are notoriously stubborn and are best reserved for experienced owners. They can also be nippy when they are abused or mistreated by small children.
With socialization, Miniature Schnauzer Maltese mixes can be trained to live with children and other pets, except for rodents and smaller animals that Schnauzers are bred to hunt.
25. Cotonese (Coton de Tulear & Maltese Mix)
The Cotonese is the result of crossing two toy companion dogs — the popular Maltese and the more obscure Coton de Tulear.
Both parents share many desirable and similar characteristics, resulting in a well-rounded, lovely dog.
Like its parents, the Cotonese is a toy breed with a solid-colored coat that can either be white or cream, depending on the Coton parent’s color. These dogs are also hypoallergenic, making them great for allergy sufferers.
Coton de Tulear Maltese mixes are bona fide lapdogs and demand the presence and attention of their owner.
They may suffer from separation anxiety which may result in bad behavior. Overall, however, these dogs are very loving and agreeable.
These pooches are very social and play well with other pets. They can even make friends with cats and are patient enough with small children.
With early intervention, owners can prevent Cotoneses from having small dog syndrome.
26. Yorktese or Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier & Maltese Mix)
Morkies are a popular designer Maltese breed with a habit of being quirky and playful pets suitable for any home.
Yorkteses, as some prefer to call them, have gained a reputation for being great overall companions.
This breed’s popularity allowed it to be recognized by designer dog clubs like the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), and the Dog Registry of America.
The Yorkie Maltese mix is a petite dog with perked ears and a small frame. They may come with a medium to long coat in fawn, blue, silver, or black, possibly but rarely with a parti-pattern depending on the dominant parent’s genes.
Yorkie Maltese mixes are loving and affectionate dogs. They are tiny dogs with big personalities that can develop small dog syndrome, but this can be prevented with early socialization.
27. Cortese (Corgi & Maltese Mix)
The Cortese or the Corgi Maltese mix is a new and unique designer dog that brings the best of both worlds of each parent breed in a compact, lovable, spirited, and adorable package.
Corgi Maltese mixes are petite dogs with long bodies, perked ears, and stubby legs, like the Corgi.
Their fur can be a mix of its parents but will likely show the dominant parent’s traits for length, color, thickness, and proneness to shedding.
These mixes are wonderful family dogs that are capable of loving anyone. They make great companions for families, elders, kids, and even other pets. This makes them poor guard dogs since they are simply too friendly.
Corgi Maltese mixes are prone to small dog syndrome. They need to be socialized early to prevent bad behaviors.
They can be stubborn, so a firm hand that uses positive reinforcement can make one an even more loving dog.
28. Bologmalt (Bolognese & Maltese Mix)
The Bologmalt is a very new and uncommon Maltese mixed breed. As such, not much is known about this cross, and they can be quite rare.
It is the result of crossing two Bichon-type dogs, the popular Maltese and the Bolognese.
Both the Maltese and Bolognese are pure white dogs, the only difference being that Malteses have silkier and straighter coats while the Bolognese’s is thick and curly. These dogs are also considered hypoallergenic.
Since they come from the same family, the Maltese and Bolognese share several characteristics.
Both parent breeds are affectionate and loving companion dogs, while the Bolognese can be a bit bolder and more curious.
Bolognese Maltese mixes are known to be great companions, though being a small breed, they can suffer from separation anxiety and small dog syndrome.
Regular playtime and socialization can solve this concern for them.
29. Crested Malt (Chinese Crested & Maltese Mix)
The Crested Malt is another uncommon Maltese mix resulting from the cross of two popular lap dogs — the Chinese Crested Dog and the Maltese. The result is a petite, sensitive, and playful toy-sized pooch with a loving personality.
The Chinese Crested Maltese mix is described as thinner, more slender Maltese thanks to their traits from the Crested Dog.
They appear bonier with more slender legs and sharper faces compared to the Maltese.
The mix’s coat highly varies depending on its parents. Its fur can be long and silky like the Maltese or thin and soft like the Chinese Crested. Its fur can also come in cream, black, blue, or a combination of these colors.
These dogs enjoy calm and peaceful homes, which makes them great for singles and elderly owners.
Chinese Crested Maltese mixes are known to be sensitive and playful dogs that enjoy the attention and care of their owners.
30. Sheptese (German Shepherd & Maltese Mix)
The Sheptese, or the German Shepherd Maltese mix, is a peculiar cross that’s very new and rare. There is little knowledge about this particular designer breed, and its traits can be highly mixed.
Its appearance will typically come from the parent with more dominant genes.
However, owners describe them as miniaturized German Shepherds. They inherit the small frame of the Maltese and keep the Shepherd’s thick coat.
Since not much is known about this breed, you can only expect this breed’s temperament to be a mixture of its parents.
Both parent breeds are quite loving and loyal, though one is a lapdog and the other is a working-class dog.
The German Shepherd Maltese mix is described by owners as a family-friendly dog, though they don’t play well with other pets due to a high prey drive associated with a variety of shepherd breeds.
31. Maltbox or Moxer (Boxer & Maltese Mix)
The Boxer Maltese mix, otherwise known as the Moxer or Maltbox, is an uncommon Maltese mix. Little information can be found about this pooch, so it’s still a mystery to many pet owners and dog lovers.
One can only speculate the possible traits of the Boxer Maltese mix from its parents, the loving Maltese and the lively Boxer. However, owners can expect the traits of their designer breed to be a combination of both.
To illustrate, the Maltese is a small dog with lush, long fur, while the Boxers are lean, mid-sized canines with thin, silky fur that comes in a variety of colors. The appearance of their offspring can lean on one or the other.
Its temperament can also vary since both parent breeds are loving dogs with very different energy levels.
So you can expect your Boxer Maltese mix to have the personality of a lapdog with the energy of a working-class canine.
32. Maltsky (Siberian Husky & Maltese Mix)
The Maltese and Siberian Husky is another mixed breed, popularly known as the Maltsky.
This mixed breed is quite rare, and not much is known yet about them. However, many Maltskies are the result of accidental breeding.
Siberian Husky Maltese mixes can highly vary in appearance. Often, though, these dogs come in a medium-sized package with thick double coats.
They may be hypoallergenic as well if they adopt the genes of their Maltese parent.
Many known mixes come in the popular black and white coat color of the Husky. They may even have different colored eyes. This is also seen in Maltskies.
The parents of the Maltese and Siberian Husky are loving but can be stubborn, so training them might be hard.
These dogs can suffer from separation anxiety due to their Maltese lineage. Early intervention is key to fixing this.
33. Maltchow (Chow Chow & Maltese Mix)
Maltchows are the result of the peculiar pairing of a charming Maltese and the dominant Chow Chow.
Chow Chows are sizable dogs, and Malteses are a toy-sized breed, so one can expect their cross to be small to medium-sized.
Some reported Chow Chow Maltese mixes to weigh up to 25 pounds and stand at 14 inches.
Both Chows and Malteses have long, thick fur. Thus, the Chow Chow Maltese mix may share the colors of both parents and may even have the Chow’s blue tongue.
Unsurprisingly, they have high grooming needs and demand daily brushing and regular baths.
In general, Chow Chow Maltese mixes have a loving personality, but they can be aloof and show signs of aggression.
34. Border Colltese (Border Collie & Maltese Mix)
The Border Colltese is another rare Maltese mix that crosses two unlikely parents, the workhorse Border Collie and the Maltese, a lapdog.
The Border Collie Maltese mix’s rarity means that its traits are still up for speculation.
Both its parents share many similar characteristics in their appearance. They both have long, thick fur; thus, the mix will likely have fur that can come in several coat varieties of the Border Collie and the Maltese.
The Border Collie Maltese mix may be small to medium-sized depending on which parent has dominant genes. Regardless, owners can expect a beautiful canine companion with this mixed-breed pooch.
When you combine the energy of the lively Border Collie with the sedentary lapdog energy of the Maltese, owners can expect a loving, possibly clingy mutt with a lot of energy to spare, so tons of exercise is essential for this pooch.
35. Australian Shepherd Maltese Mix
The Australian Shepherd Maltese mix is a quirky mix of traits from two beloved dogs, the Australian Shepherd and the Maltese. This particular mixed breed is still very new, and many of its traits are still up for debate.
As with any mixed breed, defining its characteristics is often a matter of looking at its parent breeds.
The Aussie Maltese mix often comes from the first generation, so a lot of them have very mixed traits from both their parents.
Australian Shepherd Maltese mixes can be either small or mid-sized, depending on the dominant parent.
They may also inherit either the long, silky hair of the Maltese or be mixed with the thick coat and vast coloration and patterns of the Aussie.
Aussies and Malteses also have vastly different personalities. A lapdog such as the Maltese paired with a workhorse such as the Aussie may result in a loving and affectionate dog with a high amount of energy.
36. French Maltese (French Bulldog & Maltese Mix)
The French Maltese is the result of the unlikely pairing of a French Bulldog and the Maltese.
These dogs have many similarities in terms of their personality but are vastly different in their physical characteristics.
You can expect this mix to be small to mid-sized, unlike a teacup Frenchie, with a muscular frame and fur that’s thicker than the Bulldog. However, these can still vary depending on which parent’s genes are more dominant.
French Bulldog Maltese mixes are gentle, affectionate, and quite intelligent. They thrive well as indoor dogs due to their low energy needs, but they appreciate walks at the dog park or inside the house.
37. Golden Maltese (Golden Retriever & Maltese Mix)
The Golden Maltese is another new Maltese hybrid that’s the product of crossing the beloved Goldie and the precious Maltese.
These dogs, as you can expect, are dedicated, adorable, and loving canines that are eager to please.
Golden Retrievers and Maltese greatly differ in their appearance. The outcome of their pairing is often a medium-sized, fluffy dog with thick, light cream-colored fur.
Regular grooming is not necessary but is highly recommended for this breed.
Training should also be a breeze with the Golden Retriever Maltese mix. Both parent breeds are smart and eager to please dogs, so they’re friendly to newbie dog owners.
Also, don’t be surprised if your pooch decides to hand you over random things!
38. Pitbulltese or Maltipit (Pitbull & Maltese Mix)
The Pitbull Maltese mix, otherwise known as the Maltipit or Pitbulltese, is another rare Maltese mixed breed that’s still a mystery to dog owners.
Many Pitbull Maltese mixes are in the first generation, so their traits widely vary. As with all mixes, owners can expect a combination of the parents’ traits in their pups. Otherwise, they may inherit the genes of the dominant parent.
These mixes may come either with long and wavy white hair or the Pitbull’s short and manageable hair.
Often, they will exhibit the Pitbull’s more diverse colorations. These dogs may also be small in size yet muscular like the Pitbull.
Pitbull Maltese mixes may also develop small dog syndrome, but this can be remedied with early training.
39. Morkie Poo (Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle & Maltese Mix)
The Morkie Poo is a popular mixed breed resulting from the union of the Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, and Maltese. The product is a wonderful, lovely, and intelligent companion that’s great for any owner.
Being a hybrid dog, its traits vary greatly. But you can expect Morkie Poos to be toy-sized with long and thick or curly hair — all of which will depend on the parent with the dominant genes.
Morkie Poos have great personalities too! Overall, they get along great and love playing with families, children, strangers, and other pets.
Though they can be yappy and may suffer from separation anxiety, they’re toy dogs after all.
Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Maltese mixes are also easy to train, thanks to their Poodle genes.
They can be a bit stubborn, though, because of their Maltese lineage. These dogs will appreciate regular walks and lots of playtime with their owners.
40. Japanese Spitz Maltese Mix
Japanese Spitz Maltese mixes are dogs resulting from crossing a Japanese Spitz and a Maltese. Mixing them, like many dog unions, can result in a friendly and loveable playmate for any aspiring owner.
Both parent dogs are small breeds, so you can expect them to be light and short in stature.
The Spitz and Maltese have thick, white long coats, so you can expect the mix to be the same, albeit with some color variations.
The Japanese Spitz Maltese mix is also a smart dog, much like its parents. Training can be a breeze but needs to be consistent to avoid developing any bad habits or behaviors.
The temperament of this mix can be varied. But you can infer from its parents that this mutt can be a goofy, playful, and loving addition to your family — just keep them busy and loved, and you’ll have a great friend for life.
41. Tibetan Terrier Maltese Mix
The Tibetan Terrier Maltese mix is what you get when you cross a Maltese with a Tibetan Terrier. They are wonderful, intelligent, and clingy companions that have lots of love for humans.
Tibetan Terriers fit very well in a variety of homes. These are not sizable dogs. They stand anywhere between 6 and 15 inches. You need to invest in grooming since these dogs have luxurious, thick, long coats.
Their coats can come in several colors, including tan, black, brown, white, or a combination of these. Its texture can also vary, much like the Tibetan Terrier’s.
They may come in a smooth and silky texture or can be thick, soft, wooly, and wavy.
This is a great pet to have, especially for sedentary owners because they are laid back and love attention.
How Much Does a Maltese Mix Cost? Puppy Prices & Expenses
The puppy price of Maltese mixes is unsurprisingly lower compared to purebred Maltese.
Depending on the type of mix, you should expect to pay around $600 to $3,000 for a mixed Maltese pup from a reputable breeder.
Aside from the price of acquiring a pup, you should also expect the additional costs that come with caring for Maltese. These will include veterinary visits, insurance, shots, dog food, accessories, toys, and other pet needs.
The table below lists down the expected initial expenses for Maltese mixes:
|Type of Expense
|Dog Food and Treats
|$50 – $80
|Food and Water Bowls
|$10 – $25
|$30 – $150
|$30 – $200
|Leashes and Collars
|$15 – $50
|$20 – $30
|$30 – $150
|Deworming, Flea, and Tick Medications
|$50 – $200
|Initial Vet Visits
|$100 – $300
|Initial Vaccine Shots
|$75 – $200
|Neutering or Spaying
|$50 – $500
|$10 – $20
|$40 – $60
|$15 – $30
|Total Initial Cost
|$525 – $1,995
You should expect that the initial cost of owning a Maltese mix will vary from dog to dog.
Although they are generally small dogs, some can be a bit larger than others, so they’ll require different needs than smaller mixes.
Places to Find Maltese Mix Puppies for Sale and Adoption
It can be a bit challenging to look for mixed breeds — and this is still true for Maltese mixes.
If your heart is set on a Maltese mix, you should get yourself connected with groups that cater specifically to mixed breeds.
Below is a list of puppy advertising websites that can help get you connected with breeders and possible sources of Maltese mixed breeds:
- Greenfield Puppies – Greenfield Puppies is an organization dedicated to connecting puppies of all kinds and breeds with aspiring dog owners. The organization has an extensive screening process that discourages the operation of puppy mills and links owners only to responsible Maltese mix breeders.
- Lancaster Puppies – Lancaster Puppies is a classified ads website that carries both purebred and crossbred dogs for purchase. Their listings are updated every day which also include Malteses and some Maltese mixes and other breeds for under $500.
- Keystone Puppies – Keystone Puppies is a well-known puppy adoption agency that carries many purebred and mixed breed dogs, including a variety of Maltese mixes. They have a meticulous screening process for breeders and vendors, so aspiring owners are guaranteed that their pets are sourced from reliable and credible pet breeders.
A lot of these sources are online, so you should educate yourself to prevent yourself from getting scammed. You can go through our guide on buying puppies online to prevent any unwanted purchases or incidents.
Rescue organizations and adoption centers, and websites are reliable sources of mixed breeds. I listed some reliable rescues and websites below that you can visit to find a Maltese mix:
- Metropolitan Maltese Rescue – MetroMalts is a Maltese rescue organization that works closely with pet fosters across the state of New York to rehome displaced and neglected Maltese pups. Their advocacy is to promote a no-kill community by getting Maltese dogs and their mixes out of shelters and into good homes.
- American Maltese Association Rescue – The American Maltese Association Rescue is a volunteer group dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sending mistreated and abandoned Maltese dogs to responsible owners and foster homes. They take in both purebred and mixed Maltese breeds, so it’s very likely to find a Maltese mix here.
- Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue (SCMR) – Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue is a rescue organization based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They exclusively rescue Maltese and Maltese mixed breeds for adoption or fostering.
For a more comprehensive list of Maltese rescues, refer to our top 10 list of Maltese rescue groups.
To get you acquainted with the process of adopting a Maltese mix, you can head to our pet adoption guide.
If you like to save as much as you can, then consider referring to our tips to get free pups in your area.
The Maltese breed has a distinguished history of being a wonderful canine companion, and the same can be said for Maltese mixes.
Aspiring fur parents should educate themselves about the nature of the pet they want before they go out and pick one up. Research is even more crucial when looking for mixed breeds since each mix’s traits can widely vary.
Hopefully, our list of 41 Maltese mixes has helped you decide what pup is best for you. These dogs are all wonderful in their own right, and it’s up to you and your preference to identify which one is the right mix.
If you have experience owning one of these Maltese mixes, or if you know more that we might have missed, please share them in the comments section below. Also, let us know your favorite Maltese mix!