Maltese

White, sleek long furred, small, huggable, cutie- this beauty will make you fall deeply in love at the first look. They represent everything class and beauty with a dash of love. They are a favorite for people who want to raise a dog that their kids would grow to love, as it is a family dog. The Maltese have to be one of the cutest toy dogs to ever walk the earth. Discover more about our Maltese puppies for sale below!

Breed history 

According to Strabo, the Maltese are said to have originated from the Mediterranean island of Malta, hence the name. It is also argued to have originated in Asia. However, it has gone by quite a lot of names since its existence, some of which includes; Melita, the ancient dog of Malta, and cokie- which was first heard in the US East Coast and was eventually popularized as time went on. 

The Maltese dog, according to research is a descendant of Volpinio Italiano, a Spitz-type dog, endemic to Swiss lake dwellers, and bred specifically to remain small. The oldest information about the dog dates back to ancient Greek. 

The actual origin of this dog is unknown, but we can say that it has been around for quite a long time, as long as the first century even. 

Temperament 

The Maltese are friendly, happy, docile creatures. However, it does not matter how cuddly they might look, they are also very fierce. 

While a Maltese loves to play, they prefer adult human company, so you might have to supervise them when they are in the company of children below 10, especially if they did not grow with these children. 

They might need a lot more than the first meet to adjust to being prodded and petted by children below the age of 10. They are very obedient and loyal, and might just cower if screamed at by its owner. They are very agile and suspicious and will guide all that that belongs to their owners with ferocity.

Environment 

The Maltese are not a fan of the outdoors as much as it is a fan of small spaces. It prefers to be in an enclosed space with humans nearby. A Maltese might get intimidated in space that seems too large and has little or no humans around; this might tamper with its active and playful temperament.

Exercise 

A Maltese dog is very active and might need nothing more than a 30-minute walk or jog to make up for their exercise requirements. All the jumping around it does while at home sufficiently covers the remaining exercise requirement needed for its growth. 

Grooming

They have a long, silky coat, which requires brushing. They do not have an undercoat, so you have to be careful about washing so they do not end up with dry skin because of too much washing. a bath three times a week is not sufficient. 

Maltese are at risk of tear staining, which might be because of too much yeast in their food. You will have to reduce the amount of yeast in a Maltese’s food, to further reduce the appearance of tear stains under their eyes. 

To get rid of these tear stains when they have already appeared, you need a fine-toothed metal comb, which can be gotten from the shop of any dog care shop, and then you will have to soak in hot water and brush under their eyes where the tear stains show, as gentle as possible. 

You might need to blow-dry a Maltese after washing because sometimes, they are unable to shake dry themselves because of the length and volume of their hair. 

Our Maltese puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Maltese puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Maltese puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Maltese puppies.

 

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About the Maltese

  1. Are Maltese hypoallergenic?

The Maltese fall under the class of hypoallergenic dogs 

  1. Are Maltese easy to train?

The Maltese is a very docile dog. Training a Maltese is not a particularly hard task, as they are bound to do whatever you ask of them.

  1. What is the life expectancy of a Maltese dog?

A Maltese dog has a life expectancy of about 12 to 15 years.

  1. Are there other colors of a Maltese dog?

Maltese dogs are predominantly white.

  1. Can you dye a Maltese dog? 

You will need to get a Maltese dog to a proper groomer to dye their coat without complications. Otherwise, it is safe.

  1. Does a Maltese dog suffers from separation anxiety 

A Maltese dog tends to act up if it is left alone for a long period.

  1. Can you trim a Maltese dog?

A Maltese dog is trimmed to reduce the amount of time spent on grooming.

  1. How long can you leave a Maltese dog alone?

A Maltese dog should not be left longer than 8 hours alone.

  1. Does a Maltese dog shed a lot?

A Maltese dog does not shed a lot. 

  1. What is the height of a Maltese dog?

A male Maltese is about 21- 25cm, while a female Maltese is about 20-23cm.

 If what you need is a companion dog, that will grow to love you and your family and Vice Versa you would love Maltese dog


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