Maltichons are very popular for many reasons.   First of all, many are looking for a dog that does not shed.  Maltichons are hypoallergenic also, which means they are good for people with allergies.  They are also small dogs ranging from 8 to 15lbs with the average 10-13.   They have a great disposition.  The Bichon is a breed that likes to please.  The Maltese is independent.  Both breeds are smart.

Bichons have white curly hair while the Maltese has white straighter hair.  Maltichons can look more like a Bichon, or a Maltese, or a combination of both breeds.