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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Maltese Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Rory the Cav-A-Malt laying in the driver side seat of a vehicle

Rory the Cav-A-Malt at 18 months old—"Rory is our first dog and she has been an absolute pleasure. She has an incredibly sweet nature, adores adults and children alike and responds to almost anything you throw at her (including her vaccinations) with sloppy kisses and cuddles. She does like to lick a little too much, when she was a puppy could chew through just about anything (and did) and she has boundless energy but she is also incredibly affectionate, smart and protective. She once stood her ground in front of a much larger dog (a Staffy I think) because it was growling at one of our friend's kids. If she's any reflection on this mix we'll be going back for a brother/sister for her soon."

Other Names
  • Cavamalt
  • Malt-A-Lier
  • Maltalier

The Cav-A-Malt is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names:
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Cav-A-Malt
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Cav-A-Malt
Close Up - Rory the Cav-A-Malt is laying on a brick walkway and looking to the left

Rory the Cav-A-Malt at 18 months old

Close Up - Rory the Cav-A-Malt is laying on a couch and looking to the left

Rory the Cav-A-Malt at 18 months old

Charley the Cav-A-Malt Puppy laying on a paw print dog bed and leaning against a couch

Charley the F2 generation Cav-A-Malt puppy at 12 weeks old—"In Australia, they are called a Maltalier. His parents were each a full King Charles Cavalier and a Maltese [respectively]. As you can see, he has the appearance more of a Maltese but the colorings of a Cavalier. He has a tremendous temperament and even at 12 weeks we have found him so easy to train compared to our Maltese that we recently lost."