Maltese Shih Tzu – the perfect breed for you? The Maltese Shih Tzu has a variety of shortened names in various countries. These names include Malshi, Mal-Shi, Malt-Tzu, Malti zu, Shih-tese and Shima. They are a small pooch who tend to be in the upper size range of the Maltese and at the smaller size range of the Shih Tzu. Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 25 cms (10 in) Weight: 2.5 kgs to 5 kgs (6-12 lb) Temperament: intelligent, playful, happy Suitable living space: apartments, houses with/without yards Best Suited For: Families......