The topic clearly states Maltischitz. To be so rude only proves your ignorance. I have not insulted your pure breds so I ask you to not insult my mut. Muts have long been known to have less health problems and higher intelligences then pure breds.
Chris, wouldn't it be far more accurate to simply say you love your pup? No one here would ever find fault with someone loving their pet.
Your statement that your mixed breed is a perfect example of his/her breed is impossible. A statement like that implies there is a breed standard and that your dog is well within that standard. Since your pup is a mixed breed, hybrid, designer breed...there really is no standard.
So simply love and enjoy your pup and accept the fact that what you have is not a "breed", but rather a mix of two different breeds.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
Chris, I take your post differently. I think you're just saying what a lovely dog you have, and it just so happens to be a mixed breed. I'm one of those snot-bag breeders, with pure bred Boston Terriers. They are far from stupid, and so far, knock on wood, all healthy, with the exception of one litter I had not long ago. I personally love dogs of almost every breed I can think of, including all the cross-bred ones. What makes me mad is the unscrupulous breeding of 2 different breeds, with no thought to the dog's health, and future disposition, and that's what the puppy mills and designer dog pushers are selling, for exorbitant amounts of money. I'm glad that you've found one that you love, but don't be surprised if you never find another one like yours.
She will never be the "only one of her kind". There are hundreds of Maltese/SHIH-TZU mix puppies all over the united states. They are the bread and butter of puppymillers, petstores, and byb'ers everywhere. Including shelters and rescues. Do yourself and your pet a favor and have her spayed and enjoy her as a pet.
And no i am not saying that my " purebreds" are any better than your mutt. But, i am not breeding mine either. Had i had plans to do that, i would have my dogs health tested and championed before i ever considered breeding. Since i have no plans to do any of that, they were altered.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
If I am successful in my quest to find a suitable stud. preferably under 6 lbs with like coloring and markings. I will be doing everyone that has the pleasure of owning an offspring of Dotty a huge favor. I own a champion pure bred Border Terrior. She was spayed after her 1st litter. I own two short hair American tabby's whom are both neutered. But Dotty! It would be a travisty to not continue her blood line. Long silky hair 4.5 lbs with Shih Tzu markings. Black masc, saddle and tail over white and an awesome disposition. I'm well aware of the political infighting amongst the pure bred elitists. But Thank you for your opinion
Chris, first of all, what kind of male are you looking for? Please listen when I tell you that what you're trying to do is almost unattainable, because of the mixed breed factor. You honestly need to talk to some experienced breeders, research genetics, and animal husbandry in general. There's a whole lot that you need to know about and understand. Let's say you got a Maltese male, and bred him to your dog. There is no definitive way to know what those puppies will look like, the same as if you picked a SCH..ZU, (sorry, my computer, TP considers that name to be cursing.) If you were to pick a Mixed male , like your female, you just don't know what she will throw. I really wish you would reconsider breeding her, because of all the unknowns in this scenario. Chris, I'm the furthest from a pure bred elitist, I'm trying to help you. I'm telling you, that the best way to find another beautiful little dog like yours, is to look everywhere for a litter, and try and pick one out that reminds you of her, what would be wrong with that?
By the way Dusty I do love the English Bull. My buddy had one that contracted a bad skin condition that made him stink soooo! bad. I felt sorry for the animal because he was always well attended to until we all could not stand to pet him or him to rub on us. The poor boy was misserable. He so loved the attention before. It was at least a year before he found any relief for the dog. As far as I know he was never fully cured of this skin condition.
Pen to answer your question The ideal stud would be another Malischitz under 6lbs black and white in color the long silky fur slight curl to the tail slight pug to the nose, big round eyes and as far removed genealogically from Dotty's parents as possible. Dot's mother is a Shih Tzu, her father a Maltese. They are in Tampa Fla now.
As well as having awesome pups. Dotty will get to experience the joy's of motherhood and her disposition will greatly mature after the experience. I had a Jack Russel that was a handful until she had pups and there after she was much more calm and introspective. As apposed to the wide open 10' tall and bullet proof attitude she had before being a mother.
MYTH : "if you let her have at least one litter, it will make her a much nicer dog/cat." The only thing this does is add to the pet overpopulation problem. Not only are you not guaranteed your dog will be a nicer dog for having had puppies, but you will be stuck trying to find homes for the puppies or kittens, which is more often than not a very difficult task. Spaying eliminates hormonally driven mood swings, helps prevent breast and other cancers, reduces their urge to roam, and it keeps them from attracting males from far and wide to your home. And spaying will not make them fat.