The Malton is an exciting hybrid, as it is the combination of a crossbreed and a purebred.
It was created by mixing the Maltese and the Cavachon, the latter of which is a combination of King Charles Cavalier and the Bichon Frise.
To understand more about this interesting breed, it is essential to look at its parent breeds.
The Maltese are an ancient dog formerly from Malta, but the one we know today was developed in England.
It has been bred to be the ultimate companion dog and was popular among French and English courts. They are one of the most popular toy breeds today.
The Bichon Frise is a direct predecessor to the Maltese. It developed in French courts as a loyal companion dog.
The Cavalier King Charles was also a popular royal dog in England and was particularly popular among King Charles the I and II.
The Malton, as a result of this, will be the perfect companion. It will be loving and great for any family.
It will be incredibly easy to train, making it great for all first-time owners, and a breeze for seasoned veterans. It will live well with other pets and will be renowned for its welcoming nature.
In this guide today, I will detail all the information on the Malton, including its life expectancy, behavioral traits and more.
After reading this, you will be prepared to bring a Malton into your home. Want to learn more about the Malton? Well, keep on scrolling to find out!
Malton Puppies – Before You Buy…
There’s a lot of things you need to consider when you purchase your first dog. This is a creature that needs your support settling into your household, for it to become confident and happy.
A dog isn’t just an extra four paws in your life; it needs to be integrated and assimilated into your family. To do this, you have to work incredibly hard, but it is worth it for your dog’s happiness.
Things you need to be prepared for include:
- A designated place in the household for it to live. The Malton needs its spot to feel like it has a place in the house. It is a toy breed and can adapt to any living environment, whether it is a house or an apartment. As long as it feels at home, it will settle.
- Time for socialization. A puppy can be nervous and will need your assistance to become confident and courageous. You will need to arrange times to be at home more often, to socialize, and train the dog.
- Color choice.
- Gender choice.
- Your final decision on spaying/neutering.
What Price are Malton Puppies?
When looking at purchasing a dog, one of the biggest factors is your budget. Dogs can be quite costly, and they are known to stretch the bank account extensively.
The price tag attached to a dog can determine what size breed you get and whether you get a dog at all.
The Malton tends to be a cost affordable dog and is one that will suit the budget of most aspiring dog owners.
From a reputable breeder, a Malton is going to cost you around $400-$500 each, with is cheaper than the $600-$700 of a Cavachon, and the $1000+ price point of a Maltese.
The Malton is known as an ideal alternative for those who want the traits of a Maltese, but can’t afford the real thing.
If you’re looking to buy the Malton, yet you still don’t think you can afford it, try and seek one out at an adoption clinic. They can go for as cheap as $60, with a few excess fees depending on the clinic.
If you still want to seek out a cheaper canine, possibly look into purchasing another small crossbreed puppy.
Where to Find Reputable Malton Breeders?
Finding a reputable breeder is one of the hardest parts of buying a dog. There are thousands of breeders around today, and they vary in ethics and professionalism.
The breeder is an important part of your dog’s health and behavior, as their process can alter these things. To determine whether or not this breeder is reputable, there are a few things we can analyze.
- The cleanliness, spaciousness, and comfortability of the environment in which the puppies are kept.
- The attention paid to grooming, bathing and overall presentation of the puppies.
- The attention paid to socializing and conversing with the puppies.
- The breeder’s knowledge on the Malton, as well as the parent breeds.
- The level of assistance and help the breeder supplies, to ensure you are ready for dog ownership.
3 Little-Known Facts About Malton Puppies
- The Malton is hypoallergenic, meaning that it is sensitive to those with allergies, and sheds minimally.
- The Malton is recognized by the Dog Registry of America.
- The Bichon Frise, a parent breed of the Malton, was a popular ‘lady’s dog’ in French courts.
Physical Traits of the Malton
The Malton is a very particular hybrid dog, due to it being a mix of 3 species. Usually, each litter would differentiate with a crossbreed, as it can inherit traits of both parent breeds.
However, the Malton is primarily made up of Maltese genetics. Therefore its common appearance tends to resemble that of the Maltese.
There are occasions in which the Maltese can appear like a Cavalier King Charles.
The Malton has a medium to long coat that doesn’t do much regarding shedding. It ranges colors of brown, black and white, with brown eyes and a black nose.
They have round, circular heads with brief muzzles, and a high alert expression.
How Big is a Full-Grown Malton?
The Malton is considered to be a toy breed and is popular amongst those who like to carry their dogs around in handbags, or who like a nice little lap companion for late-night cuddles.
The Malton is 9-11 inches long, making it around the size of a school ruler.
Weight-wise, the Malton only weighs up to 15 pounds, with 10 being the minimum. This makes it just as easy to carry around as it is to walk. Both genders tend to be around the same size.
What is the Malton’s Life Expectancy?
The Malton has a life expectancy that is a little bit longer than that of average small breeds.
It tends to live around 10-16 years, which is more than the 12-15 of a Maltese, but less than the 10-17 years of a Cavachon.
This means you’re bound to get more than a good decade of joy from this little ball of fur!
It is important to be wary of your dog’s health, as this is a huge factor in life expectancy. Schedule a trip to the vet if your dog shows any signs of illness.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Malton
The Malton is an incredibly easy dog to train. It loves other pets and even strangers, and the only difficulty it has is settling into a home as an infant.
However, this is easily fixed with games, exercise and training activities. They are little balls of energies, and need the love of their owner to help them settle a little!
The Malton is an incredibly loving dog, and it’s no surprise when you look at its historical backgrounds.
It’ll love to play with kids and adults alike, but it is important not to be rough. As it has been bred as a companion, it doesn’t like to be away from its family for too long and can suffer from separation anxiety.
The Malton’s Diet
The Malton eats a small amount of even for a toy breed. You’re looking at just under a cup of food a day, costing you as a future owner around $20-$25 a month in cuisine.
With the Malton, it is important not to feed it too much meat due to its small size. Diced meat is ideal occasionally, but it is recommended you stick to a regime of dry dog food, kibble, and fruits.
How Much Exercise Does the Malton Need?
The Malton is a little ball of energy but gets tired quick. Because of this, it’ll only need roughly 15 minutes of exercise per day, and around 5 miles of walking per week.
Most of the Malton’s physical needs can be met inside through small games and interactive toys. It will also enjoy a casual stroll around the neighborhood for exploration purposes.
Malton Health and Conditions
- Mitral Valve Dysplasia
- Bladder Stones
- Corneal Dystrophy
My Final Thoughts on the Malton
Overall, the Malton is a comfortable dog to maintain that is cute, friendly and perfect for first-time owners.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- Malton Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Malton
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Malton
- The Malton’s Diet
- Malton Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Malton