Hybrid Origin: The Maltichon is a hybrid between the Bichon Frise and the Maltese. Country of Origin: The Maltichon originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Maltichon is a designer breed created to make a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: The Maltichon is affectionate, alert, cheerful, gentle, and playful. They are very social and get along well with people and other pets. The Maltichon is intelligent and can be easily trained. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Maltichon is 10 - 13 years.