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  • Like the standard Shih Tzu, the Mal-Shi does not shed as like most breeds do, but rather lose hair slowly like people. Most owners keep their Mal-Shi in a puppy cut (coat trimmed short) and others groom them daily using the traditional top knot and center part.
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While marketed as the dog that doesn't shed, this is not entirely true.

The Maltese Shih Tzu mix does not shed a lot of hair like many other breeds, it does still shed some hair so grooming is still required.

The breed will tolerate other pets, but early socialisation of the Maltese Shih Tzu puppy will be necessary.


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