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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Maltese Hybrid Dogs


The Cav-A-Malt is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognized Names:
American Canine Hybrid Club = Cav-A-Malt
Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Cav-A-Malt

Rory the Cav-A-Malt at 18 months old—"Rory is our first dog and she has been an absolute pleasure. She has an incredibly sweet nature, adores adults and children alike and responds to almost anything you throw at her (including her vaccinations) with sloppy kisses and cuddles. She does like to lick a little too much, when she was a puppy could chew through just about anything (and did) and she has boundless energy but she is also incredibly affectionate, smart and protective. She once stood her ground in front of a much larger dog (a Staffy I think) because it was growling at one of our friend's kids. If she's any reflection on this mix we'll be going back for a brother/sister for her soon."


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ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®


Rory the Cav-A-Malt at 18 months old

Rory the Cav-A-Malt at 18 months old


Charley, the F2 generation Cav-A-Malt puppy at 12 weeks old

Charley the F2 generation Cav-A-Malt puppy at 12 weeks old—"In Australia, they are called a Maltalier. His parents were each a full King Charles Cavalier and a Maltese [respectively]. As you can see, he has the appearance more of a Maltese but the colorings of a Cavalier. He has a tremendous temperament and even at 12 weeks we have found him so easy to train compared to our Maltese that we recently lost."





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