Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Sheptese

Maltese / German Shepherd Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A shaggy looking tan and black saddled dog with a long tail, large perk ears, a black nose and dark round eyes with longer hair on its chin and tops of the ears sitting down on a brown blanket.

Tyson the German Shepherd / Maltese mix—"Tyson was a Christmas accident; the mother "fluffy" (Maltese) evidentally was in heat and visited family that had a German Shepherd and woila! He is my favorite dog in the whole world!! He is as smart as a German Shepherd and small like a Maltese."

Other Names
  • Malshep
Description

The Sheptese is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Maltese and the German Shepherd. 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
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
A tan and black with white dog laying down on a green blanket looking up with a dog toy in front of his paws.

Tyson the German Shepherd / Maltese mix breed dog

A little scruffy-looking tan, black and white dog with large perk ears and a long tail with longer white hair on his chin and fringe hair on the tips of his ears sitting down on a person's bed looking up.

Tyson the German Shepherd / Maltese mix breed dog