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yorkie or maltese x shihtzu?

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by dongquai, May 23, 2006.

  1. dongquai

    dongquai New Member

    i have recently moved to melbourne and i want to get a new doggie for myself. I am choosing between a malteseXshihtzu or a yorkie.. does anyone know which one would be better suited to a student's lifestyle and apartment living?
    also, does anyone know where can i find the breeders for either breed of dog?
  2. hermann muenster

    hermann muenster New Member

    A student in an apartment? If your heart is set on these breeds - I would go with the maltese. Yorkies take a long time to settle down. All three of these breeds tend to be barkers too. All of them have high maintanance coats that need frequent grooming.
    Any dog you get going to need a lot of your time the first few months. If you have a social life, carrying a full class schedule, live in an building that doesn't have quick out-door access........ and a whole list of other things that you need to have to settle in a new dog -------

    I would consider a ferret as a pet, or a cat. IMO, that is.
  3. dongquai

    dongquai New Member

    i live on the ground floor with easy access to the gardens and will only be studying part-time. my only concern is how the puppy will react when im not there for him/her 24-7. i will need to leave it alone for at least 2-3 hrs everyday. and im considering a malteseXshihtzu. does anyone know how their temperament is like.
  4. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    I would highly suggest crate training from the very beginning. You might also want to post in the small dog section and see if anyone there can help you with the different breeds.

    Any mixed breed is going to have varying temperaments from dog to dog. Actually, with ANY dog you can look to the breed as a general guideline, but each dog has its own personality.

    The personality will also depend in part on how you treat and train the dog. Many small dogs are spoiled rotten and get away with things that would never be tolerated in big dogs.

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