Maltese versus Shih Tzu

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White Malteses vs Shih Tzu: Temperament

Both the Shih Tzu and the Maltese dog are very cute and loving but there are many good and bad points about the two long haired and white dogs.

For most families, a White Shih Tzu dog is more suitable than the White Maltese dog breed, because the White Shih Tzu dog is more quiet trainable and better with children while the White Maltese dog breed is not. Both the Shih Tzu dogs and the well known White and fluffy Maltese dogs are as suitable for families with multiple dogs, but the small & popular Shih Tzu dog acts slightly better with multiple dogs. Maltese dogs are not suitable for busy owners, Maltese dogs need a lot of attention on them just like the long haired white and fluffy Shih Tzu.

For more active elders, both dog breeds are suitible because the White Shih Tzu dogs and the White maltese dogs require a lot exercise and long walks. White Shih Tzu and Maltese dogs both need a couple of walks around the park to be healthy.

For elderly people who want a dog with minimal grooming needs, both dogs are not suitible because both the Shih Tzu and the Maltese dogs require high grooming needs. The Maltese dogs are more easily trained than the White Shih Tzu dogs. White Shih Tzu dogs get along more easily with other dogs in the family than the White Maltese dog.

Shih Tzu dog vs Maltese: Lifespan

Loyal and long - haired Maltese dogs have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. In comparison, the Shih Tzu dogs have the exact same life span of about 12 to 14 years. Both dogs have the same life - span.

White Maltese versus Shih Tzu dog: Grooming

White Maltese dogs require the same amount of grooming needs and are both hard to groom. Loyal Maltese dogs and White Shih Tzu dogs are suitable for people with mild pet/dog allergies because the Maltese dogs and the Shih Tzu dogs both have a Hypoallergenic coat. Both White Shih Tzu dogs and White Maltese dogs and Shih Tzus are suitible for people with pet allergies.

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Maltese dogs vs Fluffy Shih Tzu dogs: Size

Difference in weight between the loyal White Maltese dogs and the White Shih Tzu is as follows
White and fluffy Maltese Males and Females can reach a height of about 10 inches. White Shih Tzu dogs often reach a height of between 8 to 11 inches. White and lively Maltese dogs weigh from 7 to 9 lbs. Unlike the Maltese, Shih Tzu dogs weigh more than Maltese dogs. Both Shih Tzu Males and females weigh about 9 to 16 lbs. In size, White and fluffy Shih Tzu dogs are much larger and weigh more than White Malteses.

Maltese vs Shih Tzu: Energy Level

Are White and loyal Maltese dogs or White Shih Tzu dogs suitable as apartment dogs? The Maltese dog breed is a very low exercise required dog. In comparison, the Shih Tzu dog breed is also a low energy dog like the Maltese. Both dogs are suitable for apartment living because of they're size and the energy level. Both of these dogs can be great apartment dogs. Shih Tzu dogs are happy in a country or city, they can fit into apartments and houses just like the White Maltese dogs.

Malteses and White Shih Tzu dogs make great Hypollaregenic coated pets

Even though White and playfull Maltese dogs are easyer to train, and are more destructive dogs, White and quiet Shih Tzu dogs are better with other children, are more quiet and are more protective than the Maltese dogs. Both the maltese dog and the Shih Tzu dog's purpose is to be a LAPDOG. Both Maltese dogs and White Shih Tzu both make very nice Hypollaragenic coated pets.

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