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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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Pouty Puppies
Member Since: February 2006
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
I have Maltese puppies for sale! See My Profile
Flat faced babies are here!! $ females and 2 males. The colors are different shades of chocolate brindle, chocolate and white. They are hand raised and healthy. I will have several colors to chose from. The parents of these puppies are a very smart and loving pare so you will be getting Personali...

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Anonymous asked:

5/26/2015 10:07:34 PM

5/26/2015 10:07:34 PM

Does a Maltese need to be groomed? If so, how often and can puppies be groomed?

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Anonymous

Yes, all Maltese need to be groomed. Whether it is a regular brushed 3 times a week or taken to a groomer to be groomed every two months. Puppies can be groomed as often as wanted. The more you groom your puppy, the more tolerant he/she will become of grooming.
5/27/2015 8:24:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/19/2015 2:56:52 PM

5/19/2015 2:56:52 PM

We would like to purchase a Maltese dog between the ages of 1-3 years old my age. I am 67 and my wife is 69 not to be pickey a female would do. If I cannot find a Maltese between that age locally in rescues or shelters, where and how can I find one?

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Anonymous

Rescues and shelters will be hit and miss as it all depends on if there is a Maltese of that age bracket available for adoption. Looking into breed-specific rescues is a good idea if you haven't looked already. You can also contact breeders in your area, as puppies/young dogs can be returned. As well, a breeder could keep a puppy for breeding and the dog end up with a fault and needs to be rehomed now that it's not going to be bred. Good luck!
5/20/2015 9:26:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/24/2015 7:38:05 PM

2/24/2015 7:38:05 PM

WHAT IS THE BEST WEIGH FOR A 4 YEAR OLD FEMALE MALTESE? MY FRIEND"S MALTESE IS 11.11 LB IS THAT OVERWEIGHT? SHE ONLY FEEDS HER TABLE FOOD

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Anonymous

A female Maltese should weigh between 2 - 7 lbs. So yes, your friends dog is over-weight. She should not be feeding her dog table food. Dogs should be fed a high-quality grain-free dog food.
2/25/2015 6:16:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/22/2015 10:14:55 PM

2/22/2015 10:14:55 PM

My husband and I are starting a family soon and I have had my eye on Maltese puppies for 3 years. We have heard they are loving but do not accept a new baby very well so it is best to wait until after the baby. We also move a lot so I am wondering how well they do with new environments. Is this true? What is your advice on those issues?

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Anonymous

I would not suggest getting a puppy when you have a new-born baby. New-born babies are a TON of work and puppies are a TON of work. You would be stretching yourself quite thin and the puppy could suffer anxiety or any other behavioral problem because of it. I would suggest to wait until your child is at least a year old and you've put down roots. Although the Maltese can adapt as long as it still has its family, moving is hard on a dog no matter the breed.
2/23/2015 12:16:03 PM

Anonymous

My 5 year Maltese died several weeks after my son was born. I swear she died of a broken heart. She would sit and stare at me across the room while I nursed my baby. I agree wait to get the dog. You will be busy enough.
4/14/2015 6:37:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/4/2015 2:49:10 PM

2/4/2015 2:49:10 PM

Maltese What do breeders think is a perfect dry food for The Maltese breed? My Maltese chews feet a lot could this be the food?

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Anonymous

If your Maltese chews on it's paws, then the dog could have anything from a good allergy to a serious medical problem. First and foremost, you need to take the dog to the vet. After all medical problems have been ruled out, then you can switch over your dogs food. A high-quality, grain-free dog food is always the best thing to feed your dog.
2/5/2015 12:01:44 AM

Anonymous

Our vet recommended putting the new bag of food (grain free) in the freezer for a few days. He said it kills any bacteria or possible "bugs" in the feed. It worked and no more skin or itching:)
4/25/2015 9:24:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2015 10:08:24 PM

2/3/2015 10:08:24 PM

How much do baby Maltese puppies cost?

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Anonymous

A Maltese puppy, like any breed of dog will cost different in different areas. Depending on pedigree, how big the breeder is, what the dogs are bred for (ie: show or companionship), and how in demand the puppies are as well. But the average price for a registered Maltese puppy is between $1000.00 - $1250.00, but again, it all depends on the breeder and the area that you are in.
2/4/2015 9:17:14 AM

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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

My son's girlfriend's Maltese broke its back when it jumped off of some stairs, hence back surgery $$$$$$! He has to be carried up and down any stairs now. :(
2/11/2015 3:43:11 PM

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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Anonymous

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

How much do short haired Maltese puppies cost or is it the same?
2/3/2015 10:10:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/14/2014 6:49:12 AM

7/14/2014 6:49:12 AM

Is the Maltese hypolorgenic

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Anonymous

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

Anonymous asked:

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

Absolutely!!!! I have never heard of a Maltese that has a "black mark." Black tips are as described above.
3/2/2015 12:37:22 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

How about a vet check? Yes, it is imperative that you keep your Maltese brushed-daily.
3/2/2015 12:38:58 AM

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

I have bred Maltese puppies ethically for 12 years now. A purebred Maltese puppy has a pure snow white coat. Some Malteses have a longer snout but most have a cute baby face with short noses. A Maltese also has what is called "black points", which means a black nose, black eyes and black around the eyes. Maltese puppies have a short tail but as they get older the tail grows and curls over the back. Maltese fur feels more like hair than fur. Ears on a Maltese puppy are small and stand up a bit. The ears do lengthen out with time as they get older.
2/3/2015 10:15:05 PM

Anonymous

Maltese have hair, not fur.
3/2/2015 12:41:39 AM

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

Anonymous

Also, small dogs can "run" down the steps, but sometimes they run so fast they take a tumble-which can be cause injury or even death.
3/2/2015 12:44:44 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/13/2013 11:32:57 AM

4/13/2013 11:32:57 AM

How adaptable are adult (5 year) male Maltese to changing owners? How adaptable is a 5 year old male Maltese to changing owners?

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Anonymous

Being a breeder, I retire my Maltese between 5-7 yrs of age. I find them great homes, The new owners keep in touch, Usually a week of pouting, being homesick. As long as good people that don't intend on throwing them in a cage and give lots of love and attention, mine have done well.
5/2/2013 4:58:39 PM

Anonymous

They might be a few days homesick, but if they have good owners and of course if you stay in touch with them they will do just fine.
6/17/2013 6:04:37 PM

Anonymous

Are 5-7 year old dogs you sell still as expensive? Puppy mills charge approximately how much? Are they considered rescue dogs? What exactly does a rescue cost range!
5/22/2015 6:00:09 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/7/2013 10:45:21 PM

4/7/2013 10:45:21 PM

Cutting hair of maltese and it got spooked My 1yr Maltese, got spooked after my father was cutting its hair. What can I do to help over it to over come it fear?

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Anonymous

Let it go. The dog lives in the minute. It thrives or wilts under the nature or your energy. If you continue to be upset, anxious and fearful..the first feelings you both had after the experience, the dog will likely hold on to your energy thinking it needs to be anxious also.And next time, use a professional groomer. They charge the prices they do because they have the skill set and calm energy required to work with dogs.
4/9/2013 11:26:54 AM

Anonymous

When cutting your maltese's hair, it is best to calm them down before, during and after the experience. This can be done with a treat to reward them and to let them know that this is a positive experience. If they resist, it may be a better idea to catch them at a better time.
4/9/2013 4:20:28 PM

Anonymous

Keep routinely grooming, your Maltese will get used to it...just like car rides, or anything else. Dogs are always upset at first with a new experience.. And afterwards, your dog doesn't care anymore, only your still thinking about it...We should be more like our dogs.
5/2/2013 5:01:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/3/2013 2:17:49 AM

4/3/2013 2:17:49 AM

if the hair on a maltese tail gets matted, can you cut it, and will the hair grow back out?

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Anonymous

LOL, yes Maltese fur grows back, just don't cut the actual tail off.
5/2/2013 5:03:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/27/2013 10:10:04 PM

3/27/2013 10:10:04 PM

Do Maltese have a problem with their teeth ?

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Anonymous

I'm thinking you mean like plaque or rotting teeth (not crooked) Give your Maltese plenty of dog bones to chew. They clean their teeth as they try to chew and love it at the same time. Just no bones that splinter...
5/2/2013 5:05:41 PM

Anonymous

Yes, but you can prevent that as giving your Maltese some things to chew.
6/17/2013 6:06:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2013 3:33:18 PM

3/24/2013 3:33:18 PM

What is the temperment of the Maltese?

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Anonymous

Maltese have a wonderful personality very social make an excellent addition for families as they are extremely laid back!
5/26/2013 10:56:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2013 12:11:50 PM

3/24/2013 12:11:50 PM

My Maltese sleeps with me and will wake me several times to get up for some reason

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Anonymous

Whats the reason, to potty? To drink? What are you doing when you get up?
5/2/2013 5:06:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/23/2013 6:58:39 PM

3/23/2013 6:58:39 PM

My 5 yr. Old Maltese gets me up several times a night My 5 yr. Old Maltese gets me up several times a night - why?

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Anonymous

Is this something new? Has anything else changed? Is your maltese sleeping in same place or separate from you. Did you move and now different noises around. Is she thirsty or need to potty a lot (sign or diabetes)
1/10/2014 4:27:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/17/2013 6:21:47 PM

3/17/2013 6:21:47 PM

Are Maltese hypoallergenic?? Can people with allergies have this breed of dog???

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Anonymous

Yes they can because they do not shed a lot
3/18/2013 7:10:10 PM

Anonymous

Maltese fur is more like human hair. After a bath or brushing you may see fur but not on your furniture etc.
5/2/2013 5:08:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2013 2:32:57 AM

3/7/2013 2:32:57 AM

can a pure bred maltese make a different color than white

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Anonymous

Maltese are only white. The only time I saw brown was when my maltese had an allergic reaction to flea medication. she got a brown stripe down her back and her fur turned that color. Took about a year to go away.
5/2/2013 5:10:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/5/2013 12:36:55 PM

3/5/2013 12:36:55 PM

can a pure bred maltese puppy have brown spots

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Anonymous

No, however, purebred Malteses usually get a tan coloring around their neck and eyes though.
2/3/2015 10:24:05 PM

Anonymous

Usually it is a bit of light beige on the ears, not the eyes.
3/2/2015 12:50:28 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/26/2013 7:08:43 AM

2/26/2013 7:08:43 AM

Why do Maltese wake up so early

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Anonymous

Dogs get up with the sun. Get black out curtains....
5/2/2013 5:10:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/19/2013 2:54:31 PM

2/19/2013 2:54:31 PM

Do maltese usually have trouble with their back legs when they get older

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Anonymous asked:

2/19/2013 8:50:13 AM

2/19/2013 8:50:13 AM

my maltese harley hair I have notices a lot of shedding lately..I have started brushing her and little rat ball come out of her - like a new coat coming on. Is this what it is? I thought Maltese didnt shed, if it is just new hair or what????? Tell me more about their hair. I have gone to petco and got new food. It is potatoes and duck...is that good Thanks Donna

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Anonymous

Maltese dogs do shed, they just trap the loose hair in their coat which is also why you should brush and groom your dog often.
2/3/2015 10:28:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/17/2013 11:26:32 AM

2/17/2013 11:26:32 AM

HOW MANY PUPPIES DO MALTESE HAVE

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Anonymous

Maltese usually have 2-3 puppies in one litter. They have such a small amount because they are such a small breed.
5/11/2013 4:42:55 PM

Anonymous

MALTESE can have up to five but usually 2-4 puppies in a litter.
6/17/2013 6:07:54 PM

Anonymous

My Maltese had four, all came out healthy and one was the runt only weighed 3 pounds full grown.
4/22/2015 4:39:17 PM

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