They should really work on coming up with a more creative name for this breed, which is a mix of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. Why hasn’t anyone started calling these guys Maltzus or something? This breed is known for being very gentle and kind natured.
Maltzus love to play, and they need to get exercise like all other dog breeds. However, they’re fairly low energy and, since they’re small, they do better in smaller homes or apartments than their larger brethren. Plus, did we mention how freakin’ cute they are?
Chiweenies, AKA Chiwees, are short, stubby little mixes of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. They’re even sometimes referred to as “Mexican Hotdogs.” Chiweenies tend to be very playful, so they do need attention and exercise, but since they’re so small they also make great pets for seniors.
One thing to member though is that these dogs tend to be a pretty vocal breed, so expect a lot of barking from your little man – it just goes to show how much they love you, and they want to alert you to any potential threats to keep you safe! Chiweenies loyal and loving and enjoy spending most of their time by their people’s sides!
This doggo is another one who was mixed with a Poodle, and this time with a Maltese. Aside from Poodles being incredibly smart, they’ve also got a great coat of fur that is low maintenance and doesn’t shed. Malteses are also known for their coat, which has even been referred to as a “lion mane” for how long and luxurious it is.
When combined, you get this adorable, soft little ball of fluff. Maltipoos are known for being easy to train and get along with, and they can be great dogs for seniors. They’re also especially great for cuddles, since they fit nicely on your lap!
Poochins, also known as Chinpoos, Doodlechins, and Chindoodles, are an adorable mix of a Poodle and a Japanese Chin. These dogs are known to be very laid-back and easy to train, which makes them a great family pet or a good choice for retirees.
They often have wonderful personalities but should be introduced to other animals from a young age. Poochins can also tend towards a dominant behavior if you don’t train them properly and clearly establish yourself as the boss from the start. These little guys only grow to an average of about 5-12 pounds, but they can have a very mighty attitude!
Cairnoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Cairn Terrier. They’re also referred to sometimes as Cairnpoos, Cairnpoodles and Poocans. These guys are loving and affectionate and love to stay by their owner’s side, but they’ve also got the stubbornness that comes along with most terriers. Because of this, it’s wise to start obedience training with them when they are puppies.
Cairnoodles are the ultimate cuddle buddies, even for those with allergies, thanks to their hypoallergenic coat. They tend to suffer from separation anxiety when their people leave them for too long, so they either need to be crate trained, or with someone who will be there most of the time. This breed is descended from two others who are highly intelligent, so they’re very smart and easy to train.