10-15 lbs
United States
The Malton is a designer dog with three different bloodlines from the hybrid Cavachon and the pruebred Maltese.  Cavachon's are hybrids of the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and the Bichon Frise.  All parent breeds are small companion dogs.  The Malton is recognized by the Dog Registry of American despite being much closer to a mutt.  Owners of Malton's can review the histories, characteristics, and temperaments of all three parent breeds to better understand their Malton.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles and Bichon Frise) and Maltese

Malton Health

Average Size
Male Malton size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Female Malton size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Bladder Stones
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Glaucoma
  • Canine Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Occasional Tests
  • Eye examination
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests

Malton Breed History

Not much is currently known on the Malton, which may be due in part to their mixed bloodlines between three different purebred dogs.  However, since the Maltese parent makes up most of the Malton, many owners can rely on their dog having more Maltese traits. The Maltese is an ancient companion dog and also the predecessor of the Bichon Frise.  The Maltese is from Malta but developed in England as it is known today.  The small companion dog came was a favorite in English and French courts.  The English variations of the Maltese are the surviving lines, and all Maltese dogs can trace their lineage back to the English varieties.  The Maltese are one of the most popular of the Toy breeds, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1888. The Cavachon has Bichon in its bloodline, and the Bichon Frise is a close relative of the Maltese, having split from the Maltese many years ago.  The modern-day Bichon developed in the French courts as a lady's dog and was popular for many years before being replaced by Pugs and French Bulldogs.  Eventually, the Bichon Frise became a common dog and fell out of favor in royal courts.  Interested waned and threatened the Bichon until the 20th Century, when several breeders worldwide attempted the restore the world's dog breeds.  The Bichon Frise was among the lucky canines who had its bloodlines restored, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1972. The second parent of the Cavachon is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  The small dog was a royal favorite among the English court, having gained its name from King Charles the I and II in the 17th Century.  However, the favor did not last long as Pugs moved into royal hearts.  Many Cavaliers were crossbred with Pugs select the desires round heads and flat faces of the mini-Mastiffs.  Luckily, some Cavalier fanciers, who were not so cavalier with their love of this breed, took the restoration to its former 17th Century standards so seriously that the club refused entry into the American Kennel Club when solicited.  However, a secondary club championed the application, and the AKC recognized the Cavalier in 1995.  

Malton Breed Appearance

The Malton can vary significantly depending on which breed it most resembles.  Some have a distinctive Cavalier appearance with a white and brown silky long coat and tapered muzzle.  However, most are all white with medium length wavy to curly hair.  They have round heads with short muzzles and dark brown eyes.  The Malton is a compact dog that is well proportioned.  The tail is plumed and held up.  The hair on the plume can range from medium to long.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Malton eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Malton nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Malton coat
black Malton coat
white Malton coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Malton wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Malton Breed Maintenance

The Malton is a hypoallergenic dog, thanks to its Maltese and Bichon Frise bloodlines.  Their white double coats require near daily brushing to keep mats and tangles away.  Using a comb or a pin brush is best and a fine mist spray will reduce the chance to breakage.  Pay close attention to the long hair around the ears and check the Malton's ears for any dirt of debris.  As a white dog, tear staining may occur.  Use unscented pet wipes to clean the corners of the eyes.  Dog wipes can also be used to clean the coat and keep it looking bright.
Brushes for Malton
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Malton requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Malton Temperament

The Malton is a needy and highly affectionate dog that will follow you around the house begging for your attention.  They are excellent family dogs and love kids, though their size may not match up with small children who may accidentally hurt them.  The Malton is eager to please everyone and is pretty good with strangers, though the Maltese parent may add greater alertness and willing to bark at strangers.  Training a Malton is a breeze except for housetraining, which may take longer than anticipated.  Crate training and using puppy pads are excellent ways to help your dog adjust.  The energy levels on the Malton are medium and you can expect a lot of playtime.

Malton Activity Requirements

The Malton is an active, playful dog with medium energy and moderate intensity needs.  Despite the daily activity requirements, this hybrid is sedate in the house and capable of settling down close to its people.  Most of the Malton's exercise needs are met inside and with little effort.  Their playful natures are entertaining to be around.  Most Maltons can live in any climate but they prefer climate control inside.  Their size and exercise needs also make them an excellent choice for apartment living, though they should not be left alone for a long time in any home.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
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Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
15 minutes
activity minutes

Malton Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
0.7 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.20
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Malton Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Malton size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Malton size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Malton size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
Female Malton size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Malton size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
Female Malton size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs

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