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25 Maltese Mixes That Will Steal Your Heart (With Pictures)

25 Maltese Mixes That Will Steal Your Heart (With Pictures)

Imagine for a moment a fluffy white cloud with legs prancing around your living room full of boundless energy and wagging a tail like it is on invisible power. 

This is the magic the Maltese mix breeds will bring into your life! These affectionate dogs come in all shapes and sizes. 

Ideal for those with limited space but unlimited love: the classic Maltese charm, playfulness, and devotion combined with something else from the 25 other breeds we run into here to make every imaginable type of tail-wagging companion. 

Between these top 20 Maltese mixes (actually 25, to be exact), we can guarantee there’s a Maltese mix breed to fit you, whatever your temperamental requirements might be! 

Take a deep breath and prepare to fall in love with these winsomely naughty little dogs.

1. The Boston Terrier x Maltese Mix

Boston Terrier x Maltese Mix

Introducing the Boston Malterrier, a little bundle of joy and mischief in a pocket-sized package.

They are quite small but full of character. One moment, they will be like a little tornado, running at full speed all over your living room, and the next minute, they will be glued to your lap, the big eyes looking up at you and demanding cuddles.  

Small in size, yes, but their hearts are huge, as are their attitudes. Training them is somewhat of an adventure in itself. Their intelligence is beyond question, but they are so, so very stubborn. 

They’re willing to please but might (will, for sure) take one or two detours to explore their nosy whims. They thrive on human company and do not do well when left alone for long periods. 

They will be perfect for any family that loves to dot their life with a lot of playtime and cuddles—got a cozy lap and a love for laughter? The Boston Terrier x Maltese mix is ready to steal your heart—and maybe your socks!

2. The Shih Tzu x Maltese Mix 

Maltese Shih Tzu Mix

Discover the Shih Tzu x Maltese mix: an adorable cocktail of fluff and charm. It’s a very soft combination of the royal elegance of the Shih Tzu and the silky sweetness of the Maltese—as a tiny bundle of joy, it overwhelms with cuteness.

Training will be a pleasure for this mix because of their eagerness to please. They are intelligent and quick learners.

An occasional streak of stubbornness means that, at times, you may have to have a few more treats up your sleeve. They love showing the tricks you taught them, especially for a tasty reward.

3. The Maltese x Chihuahua Mix 

Maltese Chihuahua Mix

Meet the Maltese x Chihuahua, the little dynamo of personality and affection! The Maltese mix with the elegant grace of the former and the feisty spirit of a Chihuahua: this pup is the sweetest contradiction!

Small in size, they make up for this with heart and personality. They are phenomenally loyal and will bond strongly with their favorite human. 

Be prepared for a shadow dog accompanying you to the kitchen, the sofa, and even the bathroom. They thrive on companionship and are happiest when they’re beside you. 

Being crossbred, Maltese–Chihuahuas are generally sturdy in terms of health but can be more prone to dental issues and patellar luxation.  

4. The Maltese x Beagle Mix 

Beagle x Maltese Mix

Are you seeking a dog that combines the charm of the Maltese and the fun personality of the Beagle? 

The Maltese x Beagle mix—or, as we prefer to call them, the “Malteagle”—are little bundles of delight, energy, and everything in between—prepare yourself to be on your toes and have your heart stolen in one tail wag.

These cuties are small and usually compact by nature, built for snuggling on your lap or chasing squirrels in your yard.

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    Malteagles are all about fun. From its Beagle forebearer, it inherited its playful, curious nature; hence, it is always looking for a worthy individual to share its adventure—or mischief—with. 

    Don’t fret, though, as its Maltese inheritance guarantees you will get more affection and love out of it than anything else, and it simply wants to curl up with you after a day at play. 

    The Malteagle is a healthy breed, with occasional inheritances of some of the troubles common to his parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia or ear infections.

    5. The Husky x Maltese Mix

    Husky maltese mix

    It’s a lovely mix and sounds as delightful as it is, offering the best of both worlds in just one cute package.

    Their coats can vary from fluffy and long, like a Maltese, to more slick and dense, like a Husky. They typically come in multi-color shades, and all Huskese look beautiful in their way.

    Energetic bundles, they are very affectionate; Huskese dogs inherit the playful, adventurous spirit of the Husky: always ready for a run in the park or a game of fetch, but with the touch of a Maltese need for cuddles and companionship.

    Health conditions common to both parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia or eye conditions, would also be expected to be found in Huskese dogs. 

    The grooming needs of this pup will differ hinging on which parent the puppy takes after more, but most likely, they will have to be brushed a lot.

    6. The Japanese Chin x Maltese Mix

    Japanese Chin x Maltese

    Are you looking for a small dog with a big personality and an extra dose of charm? It is the Japanese Chin x Maltese cross—or, as I call it, the “Jatese.” 

    This delightful hybrid combines the best traits from both breeds, producing a companion that is both graceful and full of fun.

    It is petite and will typically weigh between 6 and 12 pounds, giving it the correct size for cuddling and carrying around. 

    Their small size, adorable, slightly pushed-in noses, and fluffy tails make them look as if they have just stepped out of a royal portrait.

    Health problems common to both breeds and likely inheritances for the Jatese include dental problems, heart murmurs, and patellar luxation. 

    The grooming needs are moderate, so this breed will need regular brushing to maintain the coat tangle-free and good-looking.

    7. The Yorkshire Terrier x Maltese Mix

    Maltese Yorkie Mix

    The resulting permutations of Yorkshire Terrier mixed with Maltese are more or less the equivalent of the dog world’s idea of coffee—just a little Yorkshire zing and a dab of Maltese sweetness. 

    Picture a wee furball with the sass of a Yorkie and the elegance of a Maltese. Imagine those small, tiny dogs that fit in your handbag but have a huge enough personality to fill a room. 

    The Morkies need to be made a fuss of, and with all their amusing behavior and endearing expressions, it can’t be helped. 

    Just beware—it’s hard to find a Morkie who doesn’t believe it is a little princess or prince deserving of the royal treatment.

    8. The Havanese x Maltese Mix

    Havanese Maltese Mix

    The Havanese x Maltese mix, or Havamalt, is like the fusion cuisine of man’s best friend: all the best flavors of two adorable breeds in one cuddly package. 

    It’s like a cotton-ball cloud with legs wagging its tail, brightening your day.

    These little bundles are playful and as loving as they come, making them an ideal pal for humans of any age. The focus of Havamalt’s life is quite simple: to be a happiness spreader. 

    With those cute little faces, who can resist their charm? Be prepared to have long snuggle sessions with not-so-endless wagging of tails.

    9. The Maltese x Miniature Schnauzer Mix

    Maltese Schnauzer Mix

    Cross a Maltese with a Miniature Schnauzer, and you get the Schnauzese. Or, a dog that is as much a looker as it is a character. 

    Think of a sleek, stylish Maltese all dressed up with a trendy beard and eyebrows like a Schnauzer. 

    A Schnauzese is curious and always ready to research that new smell or chase that stray leaf. 

    They are also intelligent, and you should not be surprised if, while playing with you, they happen to outsmart you. 

    They are loyal and very loving little detectives, making great additions to any household.

    10. The Pekingese x Maltese Mix 

    Pekingese x Maltese mix

    The Pekingese x Maltese mix is the epitome of royalty and charm in one cute package. 

    Just imagine a dog with the graceful demeanor of a Maltese and the powerful regality of a Pekingese, prancing around as if he owns the place. 

    A contradiction in terms Pekeatese dogs are stubbornly independent and sweetly companionable at the same time. They love to be with you, cuddle—but don’t let that fool you; they have a mind of their own. 

    And with their quirky personality and special looks, these pups make a mark and are bound to catch all the attention while winning many hearts on your adventures.

    11. The Maltese x Pug Mix 

    Maltese x Pug mix

    The Maltese and Pug mix, lovingly billed as Maltipug, is the clown of the dog domain.

    Think of a small dog with the endearing wrinkle-faced charm of a Pug and the royal look of a Maltese. They are like the class clown, always ready to make you laugh at their playful antics and goofy expressions. 

    The primary goal of a Malti-Pug is to keep you entertained and showered with affection. Just try not to laugh when they give you that distinctive Pug look—wrinkled face.

    They may be small but have prominent personalities and even bigger hearts. 

    12. The Coton De Tulear x Maltese Mix

    Due to the rarity of this mix, this image was generated by AI

    The Coton de Tulear x Maltese mix, or Cotonese, is fluff and fun personified. 

    Think of a dog that looked like a walking cotton ball, was playful by nature like a Maltese, and happy by disposition like a Coton de Tulear. 

    These dogs are joy manifested in a quadrupedal creature, always ready for that catch or to join you on the sofa. 

    Cotonese dogs are not just pets; they are your best friend, always around to share with you their happy-go-lucky personality. 

    If happiness were a mascot, it most certainly would be a Cantonese.

    13. The Miniature Pinscher x Maltese Mix

    Miniature Pinscher x Maltese Mix

    Meet the Minpinmalt: a pint-sized powerhouse with a big heart, as big as its ears – maybe even bigger! 

    This dynamo duo is a crossbreed of the feisty Miniature Pinscher and the lovely Maltese. 

    They combine fearlessness from the Miniature Pinscher with sweetness from the Maltese and believe they are a giant dog: an ultimate little big dog. 

    Look forward to lots of spirited zoomies going around the house and a watchdog who will take their job very seriously—especially protecting your lap.

    14. The Papillon x Maltese Mix

    Maltese Papillon Mix

    A “Papitese” is a lovely, small, fluffy fairy brought to life, and it falls under the toy breed category. 

    This crossbreed mixes the flutter of butterfly ears and the playful personality of the Papillon with the luxurious coat and amorous demeanor of the Maltese. 

    They’re always game for an adventure, whether it’s a simple saunter through the park or a comfy-cozy snuggle on the couch. 

    Days with a Papimalt are never dull, full of wagging tails and joyous leaps.

    15. The Bichon Frise x Maltese Mix

    Maltese Bichon Frise Mix

    Greetings to the Bichomalt— this bundle of joy is as soft as a cloud and twice as cheerful. This is the kind of dog you can build a relationship with plenty of cuddling. 

    They are always ready to put a smile on your face with their foolishness and endless fawning, turning any frown upside down. 

    If you’re searching for a pup who’s as sweet as they are fluffy, then the Bichomalt is your go-to furball of happiness.

    16. The English Bulldog x Maltese Mix

    English bulldog maltese mix

    Welcome to the “Bulldogese”—a funky medley of strong and sweet that takes everything to love in the English Bulldog’s wrinkles and relaxed nature and garnishes it with the silky, soft fur of a Maltese. 

    The result is the best creation yet: a delightful companion, half couch potato and half cuddle bug. 

    So, don’t be shocked when your Bulldogese tries to convince you he’s a lap dog, even though he may be a little larger than your average lap dog—that’s his way of getting closer to you!

    17. The German Shepherd x Maltese Mix

    Maltese x German Shepherd mix

    A “Shepmalt” is a sable-tastic mix of brains and beauty. 

    He’s smart, with all the working instincts of a Shepherd, and affectionate, with the personality of a Maltese, so this mixed breed is the ultimate loyal sidekick

    Charming learners, always eager to please and lovingly insatiable, wish to be involved in whatever action is going on, be it fetching the paper or snuggling up for storytime.

    18. The Maltese x Toy Poodle Mix

    Poodle x Maltese Mix

    Now, we have the pleasure of presenting the Maltipoo: The cutest little friend

    This breed mixes the gentle and affectionate side of the Maltese with the intelligence and curly coat of the Toy Poodle. 

    Hypoallergenic little snuggle buddies, Maltipoos, are always willing to learn new tricks that will make you laugh. 

    Maltipoos will make sure life is full of cuddles, playful shenanigans, and the occasional poodle prance.

    19.  The American Bulldog x Maltese Mix

    Due to the rarity of this mix, this image was generated by AI

    The “Buldese”: a fine, unique mixture of brawn and beauty, combining the muscular structure and protective instincts of an American Bulldog with the fluffy, friendly Maltese demeanor. 

    Despite their bluffing exterior, Buldese dogs are actually big softies at heart, ever ready for a belly rub and some quality snuggling time. 

    They make the perfect blend of guardian and lap warmer, prepared to love and protect their family with equal enthusiasm.

    20. The Miniature Dachshund x Maltese Mix

    Maltese Miniature Dachshund Mix

    Meet the Doxiemalt – smooth, sweet, long, and lean. 

    It combines an eager spirit and the compact sausage-like build of the Miniature Dachshund with the silky coat and loving nature of the Maltese. 

    They are curious inquisitors, burrow lovers under blankets, and nestle snugglers with their favorite humans. 

    Their big personalities make up for their small size!

    21. The Blue Heeler x Maltese Mix

    Due to the rarity of this mix, this image was generated by AI

    The “Heelermalt” is the spunky blend of energy and elegance.

    A combination of energy and drive is characteristic of the Blue Heeler breed, with a touch of gentle and affectionate nature, which so wonderfully comes from a Maltese. 

    Heelermalts are spirited in every movement, ready for a game of catch or a brisk walk, but also know how to relax and become one of the best cuddling companions. 

    He makes an excellent companion for an active family that enjoys adventure and fun time.

    22. The Golden Retriever x Maltese Mix 

    Golden retriever maltese mix

    Imagine a dog with the sound, sweet, gentle temperament of a Golden Retriever but with the grace and elegance of a Maltese, lovely waves in their coat parting down the back in most imaginable colors, excluding liver and its dilute. 

    An enthusiastic temperament and affectionate nature make it a perfect family pet; it’s always ready to play and please. 

    They tend to be robust healthwise, as they inherit the sturdy genes of the Golden Retriever coupled with the Maltese’s longevity. 

    It’s a mix that equals joy, with a heart as big as its paws, ready to fill your home with love and laughter. 

    23. The Frenchie x Maltese Mix

    Frenchie maltese mix

    The Frenchie x Maltese is a happy and exciting cross of two of our favorite breeds. 

    Imagine the dog with the robust and compact structure of a French Bulldog and the elegant, flowing coat of a Maltese. 

    Dogs born out of this mix are often very charming to look at, with expressive eyes and an affectionate, playful character. 

    They are small but sturdy—just about right for city dwellers or genuinely being part of any family. 

    In general, their health is good, benefiting from hybrid vigor. However, regular vet check-ups are essential. 

    Temperament-wise, they’re charming, social, and ready for a cuddle or game

    This one mixes the best of both worlds, yielding a furry friend that is too cute and full of love at the same time. 

    24. The Maltese x Cairn Terrier Mix

    Maltese x Cairn Terrier mix

    Cairns come from Scotland and are happy, energetic, loyal, and friendly dogs who prefer to spend as much time with their families as possible. This popular toy dog does wonderful with small children. 

    The Cairmal is the ideal mixture of his parents and is made out of spirit, power, and affection. 

    They need daily brushing and might be relatively difficult to train, thanks to the prominent terrier’s stubbornness. 

    25. The Scottish Terrier x Maltese Mix

    Scottish Terrier x Maltese mix

    Blending the Scottish Terrier with the Maltese has produced the Scottese.

    The Scottese is a self-reliant, clever, and courageous little half terrier who tends to create strong bonds with his pet parents but is suspicious of strangers.

    The Scottese can be devoted, active, and autonomous but will need tons of socialization and supervision around young children and any little pets. 

    They can be hard to train because of that autonomous streak, but they are deemed hypoallergenic and will only require weekly brushing.

    These dogs do not like to be alone and can easily develop separation anxiety. 

    Health Considerations Of Maltese Mixes 

    Maltese mixes, known for their adorable looks and lively attitudes, make great pets. However, potential health problems should not be overlooked.

    Dental problems are often observed in small breeds, including Maltese mixes. Regular teeth brushing and dental visits can help avoid plaque accumulation, gum illness, and tooth fall.

    Patellar luxation is an issue where the kneecap slips out of its place. It is also typically found in small dogs. Regular vet check-ups can aid in early detection and effective management.

    Your mixed breed might also have respiratory difficulties due to its small size and a possible predisposition to brachycephalic traits (short noses) from the other breeds that constitute it.

    To reduce these risks, maintaining a healthy weight and not overtaxing them with strenuous exercises during hot climates are crucial. 

    Skin sensitivity and allergies can also affect many Maltese mix dogs, which calls for a nutritious diet, on-time grooming, and vet care to keep their skin and fur healthy.

    Besides these, Maltese mixes can inherit hip dysplasia, a genetic problem damaging the hip joint. A healthy weight and veterinarian-recommended joint supplements can assist in managing this issue.

    To Sum It All Up 

    So, that’s our lineup of 25 adorable and distinctive Maltese mixes, all of which can double as companion dogs. If you love this breed as much as I do, I am sure you are going to enjoy reading more about Maltese colors.

    Each one adds its own stage of personality cuteness, showing that the choice for dog companionship is unlimited. 

    Whether you want an adventure partner with a small stature, a cuddly lap pet, or a playful mischief mate, a Maltese mix will suit you. 

    Remember, all dogs need a caring household. When you find the right match, get ready for years of wagging tails, pup smooches, and unending happiness. 

    Are you set to welcome one of these fluffy miracles into your life? Your next furry best friend is waiting!