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    Exclamation Looking for Maltese X ****zu Puppy in 6 Weeks

    i am looking for a maltese x ****zu puppy in six weeks time for my little girls birthday. i would love a black and white one but white or tan wil be just fine.

    hope someone can help me out

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    It's spelled Shihtzu - you won't get censored that way.

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    OP... i don't think you will find much help here in regards to finding a cross breeder..... most of us here are against deliberate cross breeding, byb's, puppy farms & sale of dogs in pet shops, local papers etc etc. But we do accept & support those people adopting cross breeds from pounds, shelters & rescue groups.

    This site is very useful
    Dogz Online - The Pure Breed Dogs of Australia
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 06-24-2010 at 10:01 PM.

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    Just to clarify... The linked website provided by Aussie Floyd WILL NOT be helpful in your search for a crossbreed. As you can see it is a link to a purebred website and forum. The members there will most likely react harshly to your search for a crossbred! As some here tend to do... Over and over and over and over until they sound like a broken record!!! *rolls eyes*

    The linked website will however provide you with information about each individual breed. The Maltese and the Shihitzu. Perhaps you can use that to decide which purebred would suit you best and them contact a registared breeder (links are also available on the website) to discuss a puppy!

    Good luck with you search!

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    I do not support people who purposefully breed two dogs which individually are very nice breeds on their own. So cannot direct you to any breeder.

    I also think you would be less likely to end up with the usual bite problems, by bite I mean the alignment of their jaw and teeth by picking either breed and not a combination of the two breeds.

    There are however lots of these X-breed dogs in shelters, even very young puppies unfortunately. If you mention what state you are in people may be able to direct you to various shelters and rescues.

    Both have a LOT of coat and require very regular brushing/combing or regular trips to a grooming salon for clipping and both are delightful breeds. I do recommend you look at the above website particularly at the adults and see how much coat they do get before making a final decision. Look at the breeder listings not the forum. As previously stated if you are prepared to look after the coat both breeds are wonderful dogs in their own right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Just to clarify... The linked website provided by Aussie Floyd WILL NOT be helpful in your search for a crossbreed. As you can see it is a link to a purebred website and forum. The members there will most likely react harshly to your search for a crossbred! As some here tend to do... Over and over and over and over until they sound like a broken record!!! *rolls eyes*

    The linked website will however provide you with information about each individual breed. The Maltese and the Shihitzu. Perhaps you can use that to decide which purebred would suit you best and them contact a registared breeder (links are also available on the website) to discuss a puppy!

    Good luck with you search!

    "This site is very useful"

    Yep i know the link wouldn't be useful in finding a cross breed or a cross breeder, nor did i say it would be , but it is very helpful in regards to finding registered breeders & puppies.

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    You could try looking on PetRescue - find your new best friend!

    There are heaps of cross breeds that need loving homes, including lots of puppies and it is an Australia Wide website.

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    Hi becknap

    Please reconsider what you are doing.

    1. Most cross breeds of the type you describe come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are something like hell for a dog - not unlike battery chook farms.
    How do I avoid supporting puppy farms? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

    The puppies from puppy farms are frequently very unhealthy because they are not cared for properly. The one you see may have been washed the day before to get the bad smell off, and this frequent washing damages the skin of the puppy too. Puppies are rarely socialised properly and often removed from their parents far too young. Ideally puppies should not be adopted out under 8 weeks of age, and the prospective owners should be visiting regularily before then, and meeting both parents of the puppy in the puppy's home environment.

    Badly socialised puppies are more likely to be fearful and timid and scared of anything new and this can result in fear aggression ie a dog that bites and tries to attack other dogs and children.

    And the way these puppies are treated before you get them from a puppy farm or pet shop (or internet ad), can make it harder to house train, if they have lived in a small filthy pen all their lives, they don't know the difference between bed and toilet spot.

    If your daugther does her own research in the next 10 years or so or the life time of the dog, she's not going to thank you even if she wanted a puppy.

    2. Never give a puppy as a surprise present. Puppies should be chosen by the whole family, including siblings and other pets. There's a nasty saga that played out in here, where one puppy was basically persecuted by the owner's brother because he was jealous. There are plenty of other dogs that get returned because they don't get along with the existing pets.

    3. You need to pick a puppy based on its temperment and whether it likes you and your family. Colour should not be a priority. There's no point matching the furniture if your dog is going to pee on it or rip it to shreds. And yes the little dogs will do this just as much as the big ones.

    Ideally you take your whole family to a rescue place like The RSPCA and the Animal Welfare league - if only to learn what will happen to your new puppy if you don't take care of it properly or you chose one that has already had its character ruined by growing up in a puppy farm. RSPCA and AWL and other rescue places often have puppies too, even little white fluffy ones (do you really want a dog that may be mistaken for prey by other dogs?).

    Chances are you could get a very well brought up puppy from a well respected person who breeds pure breed maltese or shih tzu or Lhasa Apso for less than you'd pay for a puppy mill cross breed from a pet shop or newspaper ad. And that breeder would be willing to provide full after sales support in caring for your puppy and if the worst happened and you could no longer keep the puppy, they would take it back. The best people to buy from, will offer to take back the puppy if it's not working out for you and put that in writing so you know they mean it.

    Read the stuff from the RSPCA about where to get your puppy, they give you guidelines for picking a humane and caring breeder, not just a pound puppy.

    When you've chosen somewhere come and post again here and we can check for you and point out any signs of puppy mill present or commend if we know they're good.

    Breeder of Maltese x Shih tzu and "good reputable breeder" are mutually exclusive in my opinion. You're asking for trouble buying these kinds of cross breeds.

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