Malshipoos are new enough that they are not yet recognized by any dog registry. As a result, there aren’t any breed standards that tell prospective owners what they can expect.
A Malshipoo will weigh about 10 pounds and stand about 10 inches (25 cm) tall. A Malshipoo might be smaller if one parent or grandparent was a Toy Poodle and larger if one parent or grandparent was a Miniature Poodle.
Black Malshipoos have the black hair color of their Poodle parent or grandparent with the long hair of their Maltese parent or grandparent.
Nearly all Maltese, Shih Tzus, and Poodles suffer from the same preventable health problem: gum disease. Small dogs need to have their teeth brushed two or three times a week.