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Crested Malt

Chinese Crested / Maltese Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Rocky Balboa the black with white Crested Malt is laying on a blue blanket on a hardwood floor and looking up

This is Rocky Balboa, a black-and-white tuxedo pattern Chinese Crested powder puff / Maltese mix (Crested Malt) at 11 months old and about 11 pounds. "He is SO playful and SO affectionate, and is the happiest when he's cuddling up against you or on top of you!! He got his name because when I first saw him, he was standing on his hind legs pumping his front paws at the other dogs and everyone around...hence the white paws were his boxing gloves. He still does this everywhere he goes and gives quite a performance for everyone!"

Other Names

Crestese

Chinese Crestese

Crested Maltese

Description

The Crested Malt is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chinese Crested 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.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Crested Malt

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Crested Malt

International Designer Canine Registry® = Crested Maltese

Rocky Balboa the black and white Crested Malt puppy is sitting on a tiled floor and looking at the camera holder

Rocky Balboa the Crested Malt puppy at 3 months old and 3½ pounds

Close Up - Jumbalaya the gray and white Crested Malt is standing on a tiled floor. His head is tilted to the right

7-month-old Crested Malt named Jumbalaya, Jumbo for short—his owner says, "His mother is a registered powder puff Chinese Crested and his dad a registered Maltese. Not only is he the cutest little thing, but he has the best personality. He blended immediately with his new family of 2 Greyhounds, a Golden Retriever mix and a terrier mix. He weighs in at just under 6 pounds now and is anticipated to mature to about 7 pounds."

A litter of Chinese Crestese Puppies a laying outside on a porch and walking to a sideways wicker basket. One puppy's head is being held up by a person

A litter of Chinese Crestese puppies, photo courtesy of Burr Oaks Kennels

A Litter of Chinese Crestese puppies crawling in and around a wicker basket

A litter of Chinese Crestese puppies, photo courtesy of Burr Oaks Kennels

A litter of Chinese Crestese Puppies are laying on a blanket

A litter of Chinese Crestese puppies, photo courtesy of Burr Oaks Kennels