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Breed Group: Toy
Maltese

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Weight
4-7 lbs
Height
9-10 inches
Color(s)
white
Overview
The Maltese is considered to be the oldest of the European Toy breeds. Nobles, royals, and aristocracy favored them. They are very well mannered and affectionate. The Maltese displays a graceful and regal demeanor.
Character
The Maltese exudes great joy and delight. They are highly intelligent, animated, and playful. They are very social. They are happy and content being the center of attention whether they are with their family or in the show ring. This endearing breed is bright, loving, and a deeply devoted companion.
Temperament
The Maltese is gentle, trusting, and obedient. They are typically good natured and amiable and love to be held and cuddled. They will tolerate other pets, but are not suitable for inconsiderate or ill-behaved children. They most often will establish a close bond with one person. They do not do well when left alone for extended periods of time. They may be over-protective of their owner, family, and territory, and bark or bite if they perceive a threat. They are a fearless, vigorous, and agile breed. The Maltese commit themselves fully to their owner and families.
Care
The Maltese coat requires daily brushing and combing to prevent matting. The coat is extremely soft and silky, so gentle care is highly recommended. They need to be bathed or dry shampooed on a regular basis. The eyes need daily cleaning to prevent staining. It is also important to keep their ears clean and free from stray hair. They may be prone to eye problems, skin disorders, and respiratory problems. The Maltese do not do well in very hot climates or damp conditions. They may be finicky eaters and suffer indigestion. Dental hygiene is important to prevent tooth loss.
Coat
The Maltese has an elegant mantle of long, silky hair. The coat is straight, lacks an undercoat, and is pure bright white in color. They are non-shedding. Their luxurious cloak of white is the hallmark of the Maltese.
Training
The Maltese may be difficult to housebreak so crate training is recommended. They do best with early socialization. Training must never be harsh in nature. It must be done with gentle love, consistency, reward, and patience. They are adept at learning tricks. The Maltese does not need extensive obedience training, as they are naturally obedient to their Master.
Activity
The Maltese does not require a high level of exercise. They are suitable for apartment or condominium living. They enjoy a daily walk, indoor play sessions, or a romp and run in a secured small yard. The Maltese loves to be social, so a play date at the park is always welcomed. They must be supervised and securely leashed.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Maltese puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Maltese Breeder

Paradise Cove Kennel
Member Since: February 2007
Location: Springfield, Missouri
I have Maltese puppies for sale! See My Profile
AKC Registered, adorable, high-spirited, fun loving Maltese. Maltese make the perfect pet, as they enjoy your love and attention and do well in gentle play with children. They also make wonderful lap dogs.

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Anonymous asked:

12/9/2014 4:55:12 PM

12/9/2014 4:55:12 PM

How high is too high for my Maltese to jump?? Hi, My 3 year old Maltese has mastered the act of jumping. She jumps on and of the sofas, and and now she is jumping up and on the bed and then off. I am so afraid she is going to break something or tear something. So my question is how far can she jump from without hurting themselves? We are trying so hard to stop the jumping. Our bed is a big king size and tall. Thanks ahead of time for your comments.

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Anonymous

Any small dog should not be jumping up onto anything higher then a normal couch. If your dog is jumping on and off your bed, you need to get her a set or stairs or a ramp. You can build them yourself or you can buy them at any local pet store. Then train her to use it instead of jumping. Lure her up and down with a treat and praise/treat her when she uses the stairs or ramp. From the height of a tall king-sized bed, she can easily break a leg if she lands incorrectly.
12/10/2014 9:48:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/29/2014 7:53:15 PM

10/29/2014 7:53:15 PM

how much do maltese cost I want to get a Maltese but don't know how much they cost HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

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The purchase price of a Maltese will all depend on the breeder and where you live. However, the average price of a Maltese from a reputable, qualified and knowledgeable breeder is between $1000.00 - $1500.00. Unless you plan on rescuing, please make sure you do your research on your breeder. Do not get a puppy-mill dog, or a 'back yard breeder' dog. A back yard breeder is easy to spot if you do your home-work. If you plan on rescuing, please look into a Maltese rescue in your area, which can be found online. You can also look at your local shelter and tell them you are looking for a Maltese. This average cost of a rescue Maltese is between $200.00 - $400.00 depending on the rescue, and the dog will come already spayed/neutered and up-to-date on shots. Please do your research to find out if you want to buy from a breeder, or you want to rescue.
10/30/2014 9:49:24 AM

Anonymous

It definitely ranges & depends where you are located & what you are looking for
12/6/2014 1:13:28 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/14/2014 6:49:12 AM

7/14/2014 6:49:12 AM

Is the Maltese hypolorgenic

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Yes, the Maltese is considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog. But please remember, just because it is considered hypoallergenic, doesn't mean it always is. Spend time with the breed and make sure that you are not going to have an allergy attack. It is not fair to a puppy to bring it in and then have to re-home it after a few weeks when you find out that you are allergic to the pup.
7/15/2014 10:05:58 AM

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4/29/2014 6:16:45 PM

4/29/2014 6:16:45 PM

Will my maltese be ok if i left him at home alone for 9 hours ?? I was just wondering because I'm a high school student and I would like a Maltese and will be getting one this summer. I would like to know if I could leave him home alone so that i can attend school... for 9 hours. :'( Please say yes because I really want this dog, but if I cant are there any other suggestions of cute toy breeds that I can leave home alone ?

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Anonymous

An adult dog should be able to hold it's bladder for an average of 6-8 hours. But a puppy will not. However, you must understand that asking a dog to hold in it's urine for that long is unfair and can lead to health issues, such as urinary tract infections. If you want to get a dog, find a way that you are able to let the dog out in the middle of the day, or find a neighbor/family member or friend to do that for you. If you are unable, then you can either set up a pee/poop box for your little dog to relieve itself while you are gone. Grass stands you can buy at pet stores that absorb the urine and then you wash them when you get home.
4/30/2014 7:24:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2014 9:26:33 PM

1/4/2014 9:26:33 PM

Why does my Maltese get so restless? It seems like every other day, panting licking floor... My Maltese just can' keep still. THE VET PUT HIM ON valium 10mg does nothing, help

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Anonymous

Sounds like anxiety. Try some lavender essential oils and make sure they're therapeutic grade
1/11/2014 1:57:50 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/25/2013 1:41:08 AM

9/25/2013 1:41:08 AM

Black tips on a Maltese What does it mean when they talk about black tips on a Maltese ?

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Anonymous

It is a 'black mark' that can happen on a Maltese. It is not desirable and most breeder's will spay/neuter their stock that produces that black spot.
7/11/2014 5:17:23 PM

Anonymous

YOU DO WANT BLACK TIPS ON A MALTESE: BLACK EYES, BLACK NOSE, AND BLACK MOUTH!!! VERY IMPORTANT TRAITS FOR MALTESE TO HAVE.
12/21/2014 10:30:46 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/19/2013 5:59:30 PM

8/19/2013 5:59:30 PM

My 7 year old spayed maltese has developed a heavy mat under her chin on her neck that has left her she is almost bald skin looks irritated this has never happened before as I have her mother and a sister from another litter. Any advice

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Anonymous

Well, a matt will do that. You need to shave the matt off and just let her fur grow back. Need to keep maltese fur short if you are unable to keep them brushed routinely.
1/10/2014 4:20:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/22/2013 1:22:43 PM

6/22/2013 1:22:43 PM

Have problems with my three Maltese babies itching anything that can help them please. My Maltese have pink skin what can I do.

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Anonymous

Use oatmeal shampoo for them with some aloe. it is wonderful for Maltese skin. Also try using only grain free food as their diet.
1/10/2014 8:48:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/21/2013 9:37:56 PM

6/21/2013 9:37:56 PM

can a Maltese have a straight tail

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Anonymous asked:

6/21/2013 9:10:55 PM

6/21/2013 9:10:55 PM

why do maltees back up when you reach for them why do Maltese back up when you reach for them also I have a Maltese that will not walk down stairs?

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Anonymous

That's not a Maltese thing. That's a dog that doesn't feel comfortable with you picking them up. Whether its from an experience with you or someone else, that is usually why. Usually the outside stairs make them uncomfortable, where you can see in between them. Seems they think they can fall through. Have to work with them ensuring its safe and try to motivate them with attention and treats as they make it up each stair. Just like a toddler or small child who is afraid. Its a little dog and puppy thing not just a maltese thing.
1/10/2014 4:24:23 PM

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Updated: 12/28/2014