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Facts about Maltese Shih Tzu Dog, "Scientific name for Maltese Shih Tzu Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Maltese Shih Tzu Dog is a cross between the Maltese dog and the Shih Tzu. The Maltese Shih Tzu is sometimes called the Shih-tese, Shihtese, Malti Tzu, Bichon Maltese and Mal-Shi dog.
The American Canine Hybrid club calls the Maltese Shih Tzu a Mal-Shi. The Designer Dogs Kennel Club calls them Malti Tzu. The Designer Breed Registry and International Designer Kennel Club call them Mal Shi. The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
The number one heath problems amongst Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
About the Maltese Shih Tzu Dog Breed
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog cross originated in the United States around 1990. It is not recognized by any major kennel club as of this writing. The only way to breed a Maltese Shih Tzu Dog to date is crossing a Maltese dog with a Shih Tzu. Not all Maltese Shih Tzu Dog are first generation crosses, so some are multi-generational crosses.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog are considered designer dogs, and one of the few designer dogs not related to the poodle.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs are small dog breed. Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies are three to four pounds (1.3 to 1.8 kg) while full grown dogs range from eight to fifteen pounds (3.6 to 6.8 kg). They are on average ten inches (25.4 cm) tall at the shoulder.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog long haired dogs are non-shedding, making them popular for those who are allergic to dog hair or simply don’t want to clean up pet hair off of furniture. The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog colors range from white and tan to brown to black. Pure white animals are rare. Many Maltese Shih Tzu Dog have combinations colors like brown and black, black and white or brown and white.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog have flat faces, wide eyes, round heads and floppy ears. They live twelve to fourteen years.
Adult Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs can be fed high quality kibble. Give them a quarter cup to half a cup of dog food per day, divided into two meals.
They can inherit Patellar Luxation and White Shaker Syndrome; the Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs tend to affect younger and middle-aged dogs. If the Maltese Shih Tzu Dog is already old, then it won’t develop these syndromes if it hasn’t already appeared. The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog is prone to respiratory problems, so keep them indoors during the summer and high ozone days.
Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Maltese Shih Tzu Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog have a friendly, relaxed disposition from the Shih Tzu ancestry, a breed that originated as the lap dogs of royalty. They get along well with other dogs and humans and the Maltese Shih Tzu Dog are considered easy to train.The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog are outgoing and bold but not aggressive and they can be stubborn, making consistency in house training and early training a necessity. The Malti zu is bred to be a lapdog and companion, suitable for carrying around in a purse and playing with young children.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog size and temperament makes them suitable for families with young children, the elderly and apartment dwellers.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog requires frequent brushing and bathing to prevent tangling in its long, silky hair. They should be bathed early to teach them to accept this regimen. Though they can be carried around in dog purses, the Maltese Shih Tzu Dog need daily exercise to remain health. Fortunately for those with limited mobility or small yards, these dogs only need around fifteen minutes of vigorous play or walking time each day.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs are prone to tear stains. Keep the area around their eyes clean.
The Maltese Shih Tzu Dog are very social dogs, so they don’t do well being left alone all day unless in the company of at least one other dog.
A Maltese Shih Tzu Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
A Maltese Shih Tzu Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Maltese Shih Tzu Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Maltese Shih Tzu Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Maltese Shih Tzu Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Maltese Shih Tzu Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Maltese Shih Tzu Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Maltese Shih Tzu Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will pant a lot.