Sophie the Malton (Cavachon / Maltese mix) as a puppy at 8 months old
The Malton is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cavachon, which is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Bichon Frise mix, 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 any 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.