Maltalier puppies are a cross breed of a Maltese and a Cavalier King Charles. The resulting puppy is generally a very happy-go-lucky dog but it has been known to display a temper under certain circumstances.
Maltalier (Cavamalt) Puppy Quick Stats
» A combination of a Maltese and a Cavalier King Charles
» Recognized as an official mixed breed by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR)
» Average estimated lifespan of between 12 – 15 years
» Average estimated weight of between 6 – 14 pounds
» Average height of approximately 8 – 10 inches
» Training difficulty – Low
» Grooming requirement – Medium
» Exercise requirement – Low
Overview of Cavamalt Puppies
The characteristics of a Maltalier dog vary widely, depending on the amount of each breed of dog that is contained in the puppy.
Maltese dogs are very active and they tend to be a bit temperamental at times. Conversely, the Cavalier King Charles is generally calmer than the Maltese In addition, they are generally agreeable and respond well to dog training.
The combination of a Maltese and a Cavalier King Charles is a puppy that is agreeable and a good choice for a family with children.
Temperament of a Maltese Cavalier Cross
As mentioned earlier, this combination of dog breeds can produce a puppy that is generally well-balanced and even tempered. Breeders typically utilize the Cavalier characteristics to mellow the Maltese traits.
In terms of behavior, some have reported that this breed is a moderate barker. This quality may vary widely based on the amount of each breed a particular puppy contains.
Physical Characteristics of a King Charles Maltese
This breed can come in a number of colors and patterns. Most frequently the coat will contain a combination of either black and white or brown and white. Still others may feature a solid colored coat which is generally chestnut in appearance.
The dog generally grows to a height of between eight to ten inches and reaches a maximum weight of between six to fourteen pounds.
Of course, the traits surrounding coat color, weight and height will vary dependent upon the mix of breeds used.
Exercising Your Cavamalt
Maltaliers require a moderate amount of exercise. Typically, a daily walk of between 30 – 45 minutes on a leash can provide ample exercise.
Due to the moderate amount of exercise required, this breed makes a good dog for living areas which do not include much outside space such as apartments or condominiums.
Grooming a Maltese King Charles Mix
While the Maltese does not shed much, the Cavalier is more moderate with its shedding. Especially in times when the puppy contains more Cavalier than Maltese, proper grooming may be required to reduce the amount of shedding.
It’s generally recommended that your groom your dog at least once a week to reduce the chances of fur matting and causing discomfort.
Additionally, bathing your puppy a couple of times per month will also reduce shedding and keep the coat healthy.
Training a Maltalier Puppy
Being a generally agreeable breed of puppy, Maltaliers usually respond well to both obedience training and housebreaking. As with most dogs, training should begin early and be consistent for the best long-term results.
With proper training, exercise and grooming, Maltalier puppies can become cherished and loved members of any family.