Maltese

The fluffy, white coated, toy dog of Malta

Maltese Puppies for Sale

Description

Maltese picture
Life Expectancy
15-18 years
Learning Rate
High
Litter Size
2 to 4
Size
Small
Weight
Dogs: 6-9 pounds
Bitches: 5-8 pounds
Height
Dogs: 8-10 inches
Bitches: 8-9 inches
Other Names
Comforter Dog, Maltese Lion Dog, Maltese Terrier, Roman Ladies' Dog, Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta
Country of Origin
Malta, about 1500 BC.
Groups
AKC Toy Dogs, FCI Group IX.: Companion and Toy Dogs, TKC Toy
White Maltese picture

The Maltese is a fine-boned, but sturdy, hardy little companion dog with a luxurious silky white coat hanging straight to the ground on each side of a center part line. It is a member of the Bichon family and is one of the oldest European breeds.

White Maltese Puppy picture

This breed is mild-mannered and affectionate, yet playful and full of animation. Despite its size, posses the vigor needed for an excellent companion. This breed is intelligent and easy to train but is very strong-willed. It enjoys being groomed, petted and fondled.

Temperament

White Maltese Puppy image

The Maltese dog is gentle, loving, trusting and devoted to its master. It is spirited, lively and playful. This breed is highly intelligent, good at learning tricks if it feels sufficiently rewarded.

It makes an excellent companion dog; graceful and lovable. The Maltese loves to play outdoors but has a penchant for jumping in puddles; a bath must follow. This dog can be snappish with inconsiderate children and may be difficult to housebreak. Sometimes it is a picky eater. It does well with other pets.

White Maltese Puppy picture

Do not over-pamper or overprotect this dog, for it may become unstable and jealous of visitors. It enjoys a regular walk or session of frolicking in the park and it remains playful well into old age. Little effort is needed to keep this dog well exercised, because it is very active indoors. It makes a very good watchdog.

Colors

White Maltese picture

White, slight lemon markings on ears are permissible.

Coat

White Maltese image

Long, straight coat, silky texture. Daily combing and brushing is important but be gentle, as the coat is very soft. Bathe or dry shampoo regularly, making sure the animal is thoroughly dry and warm afterward. This breed sheds little to no hair and is good for allergy sufferers.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

It is prone to sunburn along the hair parting, so be cautious in summer. Skin, respiratory, eye and tooth problems, can be an occasional issues, and any signs of problems should be reported to a vet. It may get the chills, and it experiences discomfort in hot weather. The Maltese should be kept out of damp areas; it is a good idea to paper-train this breed – to avoid going out in weather extremes. To minimize the risk of your Maltese developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Maltese puppy from a reputable Maltese breeder.

Living Environment

Being an ideal house pet, it is active indoors and thus does not require much outdoor exercise. The Maltese adapts well to apartment life. Even without a yard, this dog will live happily indoor with its human family.

Living environment

If you are looking for Maltese for sale, you've come to the perfect place! Our team of experts is here to help you choose a puppy that suits your lifestyle and meets your expectations. Our Maltese puppies are carefully selected and are bred by reputable breeders, who live up to our high standards.
All puppies for Sale

Articles

Choosing Your Puppy , Dog training

10 Easiest Dogs to Train: Which Breed Is Best For You?

10 Easiest Dogs to Train
, , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

New Puppy Alert

Be ahead of the Crowd when a new Maltese is available
by signing up to our Puppy Alert.