Highland Maltie

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Highland Maltie History

The Highland Maltie is a Scottish breed of medium-to-large-sized cattledog. It is descended from the Scotch Collie and Border Collie. The Highland Maltie is a medium-to-large sized herding dog that is a working farmdog and guardian as well as a herder. The working qualities of the Highland Cattledog were developed during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Scottish Highlands. The Highland Cattledog is descended from the Lowland Sheepdogs, which are derived from the Old Spanish Sheepdogs which were brought to Scotland by the Spanish invaders.

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Highland Maltie Physical Characteristics

The Highland Maltie is a medium, large, giant, or extra large size, non-sporting breed (no herding or guarding instincts) that typically stands at between 24 and 26 inches tall at the shoulders, and weighs between 110 and 205lbs. They have a long, sturdy, muscular, broad-chested, well-balanced, and rectangular-shaped body. Their coat is short, thick, and flat, and is typically a reddish-brown, auburn, or mahogany in color. They have wide, erect ears, and a sturdy tail. Their nose is wide and flat and they have a black nose tip. Their two almond-shaped eyes are typically dark brown or hazel in color. Their short, dense, straight, harsh, and coarse double-layered hair is shed twice a year. The Highland Maltie has strong, noble, and dignified expressions. They are calm, intelligent, and alert dogs with strong protective and guardian instincts. They like to see themselves as the alpha male or female in the pack.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 11 – 16 lbs

Female Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Highland Maltie Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Highland Maltie Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Cataract, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Ear Health and Infection, Eye Infections

Highland Maltie Temperament and Behaviour

The Highland Malti is a friendly and sweet-tempered small dog that enjoys being around people. They are lively, playful, and energetic, but they can also be calm, quiet, and easygoing. They are generally happy-go-lucky, and make good companions for children. They are often very loyal to their owners and can be protective of their loved ones.

Highland Maltie Activity Requirements

The Highland Maltie is a hybrid dog that was created by crossing a Maltese with a Siberian Husky. The result is a sweet, gentle, and devoted companion. While they don’t require a lot of physical exercise, they do require some. A daily walk around the neighborhood is a good way to keep your Highland Maltie happy. They will also enjoy short romps or play sessions in the yard. While they are a sweet and gentle breed, the Highland Maltie’s size makes them vulnerable to attacks. A fenced yard is recommended for this breed.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Highland Maltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Highland Maltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Highland Maltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Highland Maltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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