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Jeffery the Maltese

Jeffery (ID 407729)

Jeffery is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 25, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

“I bet you’re saying to yourself, ‘Who is this cutie?’ Well, I can answer that for you! I’m Jeffery! It’s very nice to meet you. Are... [read more]

$1,675.00

Jared the Maltese

Jared (ID 392188)

Jared is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on August 31, 2014, so he's 38 weeks old now.

Jared is a sweet boy! He will be sure to shower you with his puppy love kisses every morning just to let you know how much you mean to him. Jared... [read more]

$1,725.00

Katie the Maltese

Katie (ID 407721)

Katie is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 25, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Katie will come to her new family spoiled and loved. Katie is sweet and loves to be spoiled rotten. Katie has been raised in a loving home... [read more]

$1,775.00

Max the Maltese

Max (ID 411562)

Max is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on February 27, 2015, so he's 12 weeks old now.

Max is a sweet, fluffy puppy who loves to play! After playing he enjoys to cuddle and get his belly rubbed! Max loves to eat! Just being around... [read more]

$1,775.00

Toby the Maltese

Toby (ID 412779)

Toby is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 31, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

Toby is a handsome boy who will make the perfect companion for a walk, or a nap beside you on the couch, or to sit on your lap. He is playful and... [read more]

$1,825.00

Martin the Maltese

Martin (ID 405692)

Martin is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 12, 2015, so he's 11 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Martin. I am a funny, goofy, and silly boy that will play for hours. I sleep hard, but play harder. Whether we're playing or... [read more]

$1,875.00

Casper the Maltese

Casper (ID 412865)

Casper is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 30, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

Meet Casper! This lovable pup is currently searching for a good, loving home. Whether playing all day or relaxing on the couch, Casper promises to... [read more]

$1,875.00

Kipper the Maltese

Kipper (ID 409475)

Kipper is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 2, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

“Well, hello there! My name is Kipper and I'm a little heartthrob. I’ve been told that I am extremely playful and peppy, loads of fun,... [read more]

$1,895.00

Gyspy the Maltese

Gyspy (ID 407247)

Gyspy is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 20, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

“Thank you for stopping by to check me out! My name is Gyspy! You can search the world and not find a sweeter puppy than me. Some may say that I... [read more]

$2,050.00

Krissy the Maltese

Krissy (ID 409471)

Krissy is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 2, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

Krissy is quite the loving companion. She will make you wonder how you ever got along without her. Krissy will surely make you smile with all her... [read more]

$2,050.00

Lizeth the Maltese

Lizeth (ID 410800)

Lizeth is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 26, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Lizeth is a cutie with her beautiful eyes and paws. Without a doubt, she’ll be the favorite of your home in no time. Her favorite hobby other... [read more]

$2,050.00

Katty the Maltese

Katty (ID 410801)

Katty is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 26, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Meet Katty! This beautiful, baby-doll faced princess can't wait to venture off to her new home. This cutie will turn heads wherever she goes. Her... [read more]

$2,050.00

Vicky the Maltese

Vicky (ID 410807)

Vicky is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 26, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Vicky is a very sweet baby girl that is very outgoing and loves everyone she meets. She is a very playful little girl, but she also likes to... [read more]

$2,050.00

Otis the Maltese

Otis (ID 411283)

Otis is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 26, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

You have just found “The One!” Meet the most handsome boy ever, Otis. He enjoys playing with his toys. When he is all done with playtime, he... [read more]

$2,050.00

Hattie the Maltese

Hattie (ID 412111)

Hattie is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 13, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

This darling little girl loves to be held. She is a cuddly little ball of fur that likes a lot of attention. Your life will be complete when she... [read more]

$2,050.00

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Cazam the Maltese

Cazam (ID 408415)

Cazam is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 11, 2015, so he's 11 weeks old now.

Meet Cazam. What a beautiful little puppy and a great personality also. If you're having a bad day just call out his name and here he comes. He... [read more]

$2,095.00

Baby the Maltese

Baby (ID 412105)

Baby is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 31, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

Baby is a very small Maltese! She has an adorable baby face and small features. She is lively, playful, and very healthy. She is so funny and... [read more]

$2,095.00

Happy the Maltese

Happy (ID 412674)

Happy is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 31, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

Happy is a beautiful girl, with a great Maltese hair coat. She is gentle, but outgoing and very playful and fun to watch. With her wonderful... [read more]

$2,095.00

Bosley the Maltese

Bosley (ID 411811)

Bosley is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 22, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Meet Bosley! Bosley would make a wonderful addition to any family. He is up to date on his vaccinations and would make a great lifelong companion.... [read more]

$2,150.00

Barney the Maltese

Barney (ID 411817)

Barney is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 22, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

“Hello! My name is Barney! I am like a ray of sunshine that is ready to brighten up you life. I will take you back in time and bring that large... [read more]

$2,150.00

Mattie the Maltese

Mattie (ID 412103)

Mattie is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 13, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

This precious little girl will bring sunshine to your life. She has already developed a very sweet personality. She is a petite little girl with... [read more]

$2,150.00

Stella the Maltese

Stella (ID 412114)

Stella is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 13, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

There will never be a dull moment with this prissy little girl around. She loves to be held and plays well with her toys. Of course, when she... [read more]

$2,150.00

Jed the Maltese

Jed (ID 412140)

Jed is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 13, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

This little boy is a rolling ball of fluff. He loves to run and explore. He will be a nice size for a family that has children. He will will come... [read more]

$2,150.00

Jeb the Maltese

Jeb (ID 412145)

Jeb is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 13, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Just look at his big black eyes. They are begging you to bring him home with you. He is the sweetest little boy that loves being cuddled. Jeb will... [read more]

$2,150.00

Fiesty the Maltese

Fiesty (ID 406649)

Fiesty is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 2, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

"Rawr, my name is Fiesty and I'm a cute little monster! I love to stomp around with my big puppy feet and chase things! My favorite thing to do is... [read more]

$2,250.00

Libby the Maltese

Libby (ID 406651)

Libby is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 2, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

"Hi, I'm Libby! It's so nice to meet you! I've been waiting for a wonderful family like yours. Will you bring me home? I sure hope so! We can... [read more]

$2,250.00

Jax the Maltese

Jax (ID 406653)

Jax is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 2, 2015, so he's 12 weeks old now.

Jax is irresistible! He is such a cutie and loves playing with his littermates, he is just a sweetheart. Jax will come pre-spoiled and up to date... [read more]

$2,250.00

Spencer the Maltese

Spencer (ID 406654)

Spencer is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 2, 2015, so he's 12 weeks old now.

Spencer is a puppy that loves to play! He is active and very quick to learn new things, he is just a joy to be around. He is ready to come home... [read more]

$2,250.00

Diva the Maltese

Diva (ID 406656)

Diva is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 1, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Diva lives up to her name. She loves attention and gets it. Her coat is thick and soft to the touch. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with her at... [read more]

$2,250.00

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Archy the Maltese

Archy (ID 410048)

Archy is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 16, 2015, so he's 10 weeks old now.

“Hello! My name is Archy, and I’m super excited to meet you! I can‘t wait to join your family and go on adventures with you. I love to play... [read more]

$2,250.00

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Benny the Maltese

Benny (ID 410050)

Benny is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 16, 2015, so he's 10 weeks old now.

“Hello, my name is Benny. I am a loving, young pup looking for a loving family and home to call my own. I have been vet checked from head to... [read more]

$2,250.00

Dawson the Maltese

Dawson (ID 409527)

Dawson is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 5, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

“I am sure glad you found my page! My name is Dawson! When I am out on the town, people always stop to tell me how cute I am! I always love... [read more]

$2,350.00

Milo the Maltese

Milo (ID 411284)

Milo is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 26, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

Milo is cutest puppy ever! He enjoys sleeping and likes being held. He also enjoys playing with his twin sister. He is a true cutie. This handsome... [read more]

$2,350.00

Camila the Maltese

Camila (ID 411285)

Camila is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 26, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Meet Camila! This beautiful, baby-doll faced princess can't wait to venture off to her new home. She is so playful and enjoys playing with her... [read more]

$2,350.00

Lily the Maltese

Lily (ID 411846)

Lily is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 4, 2015, so she's 7 weeks old now.

This stunning and outgoing petite doll is sure to attract attention wherever she goes. Lily is friendly, loving, and playful. She will come to you... [read more]

$2,350.00

Bentley the Maltese

Bentley (ID 412370)

Bentley is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

Stop right there! You have found your new baby boy. Bentley is as adorable as a puppy can be. He will be sure to shower you with his puppy love... [read more]

$2,350.00

Chloe the Maltese

Chloe (ID 411649)

Chloe is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 22, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Chloe is an absolute doll with a precious personality. She is very friendly and loves everyone. She is up to date on her vaccinations and has a... [read more]

$2,395.00

Kassey the Maltese

Kassey (ID 411907)

Kassey is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 22, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Kassey is a handful of charm. She has an amazing personality and loves to cuddle. This little girl comes already microchipped for her protection. ... [read more]

$2,450.00

Kimmy the Maltese

Kimmy (ID 411908)

Kimmy is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 22, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Kimmy is just a beautiful little girl, with the cutest baby doll face. She loves to be cuddled and snuggled. This little girl comes already... [read more]

$2,450.00

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Mr. Weezer the Maltese

Mr. Weezer (ID 403172)

Mr. Weezer is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on February 9, 2015, so he's 15 weeks old now.

Mr. Weezer is absolutely adorable with his sweet, innocent puppy face and little puppy kisses! He has an incredibly thick and beautiful hair coat,... [read more]

$2,495.00

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Mr. Pied Piper the Maltese

Mr. Pied Piper (ID 403175)

Mr. Pied Piper is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on February 9, 2015, so he's 15 weeks old now.

Meet Mr. Pied Piper! He is as handsome and loving as they come. This little pup is always up for anything. He loves to play with toys. He is such... [read more]

$2,675.00

Sissy (Claudette & Duane's New Sweety!) the Maltese

Reserved - Going home soon...Sissy (Claudette & Duane's New Sweety!) (ID 408417)

Sissy is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 2, 2015, so she's 12 weeks old now.

Meet our little princess, Sissy! She loves to wake up early and take long morning walks in the fresh air. Sissy has her favorite toys and can play... [read more]

Unofficial mascot of South Carolina!

Lindsey the Maltese

Lindsey (ID 412778)

Lindsey is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 23, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Meet Lindsey! She is as beautiful and loving as they come. This little pup is always up for anything. She loves to play with her toys and other... [read more]

$2,725.00

Christa the Maltese

Christa (ID 412780)

Christa is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 29, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

Meet Christa! She is as beautiful and loving as she can be. This little pup is always up for anything. She loves to play with her toys and loves... [read more]

$2,725.00

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Misha the Maltese

Misha (ID 406021)

Misha is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on January 29, 2015, so he's 17 weeks old now.

Misha is an adorable baby doll face boy who will melt your heart. He loves to be groomed and while you groom him he gives you puppy kisses. Misha... [read more]

$3,025.00

Biscuit the Maltese

Biscuit (ID 411843)

Biscuit is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 25, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

This gorgeous little boy is Biscuit. He is such a sweetheart and is very small and petite just the right size to travel anywhere with. He will... [read more]

$3,025.00

Moe the Maltese

Moe (ID 412506)

Moe is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 16, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Moe has the softest and silkiest white coat. His coat is perfect for couch cuddling. He is built square and boxy, just as a Maltese should be.... [read more]

$3,450.00

Fruiti the Maltese

Fruiti (ID 412262)

Fruiti is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 24, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Miss Fruiti is starting to hear and smell things. She trust her nose to lead her back to her mommy. She is starting to explore the noises and... [read more]

$3,750.00

Sassy the Maltese

Sassy (ID 408332)

Sassy is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on January 29, 2015, so she's 17 weeks old now.

Sassy is an adorable female baby Maltese. She has a beautiful baby face, a thick coat, and short legs. She is very loving and ready to go to her... [read more]

$3,850.00

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Diego the Maltese

Diego (ID 410546)

Diego is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 23, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Diego is a beautiful puppy with a sweet personality. He has gorgeous, big black eyes and a cute little black nose. You will melt when he looks at... [read more]

$3,850.00

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Loralei the Maltese

Loralei (ID 411600)

Loralei is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 27, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

Loralei is a puppy full of beauty and personality. She will capture your full attention when you look at her big black eyes, followed by her short... [read more]

$3,850.00

Bailey (Lauren's New Baby Boy !) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Bailey (Lauren's New Baby Boy !) (ID 412269)

Bailey is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on March 31, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

Bailey is an AKC registered, small male with a beautiful Maltese hair coat. He is a little charmer that will steal the show and your heart! He has... [read more]

"Maryland is my new home!"

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Legend (Going Home Soon) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Legend (Going Home Soon) (ID 405631)

Legend is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on February 14, 2015, so he's 14 weeks old now.

“Look at me! I am probably the cutest, little puppy you ever did see. Everyone that sees me always tells me how beautiful I am, and they can’t... [read more]

"California, here I come!"

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Lucky (I Found A Home!) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Lucky (I Found A Home!) (ID 405632)

Lucky is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on February 14, 2015, so he's 14 weeks old now.

“Hi, my name is Lucky. I am so anxious to meet my new forever family. Could that be with you? I sure hope so. I am a gorgeous puppy with a... [read more]

Unofficial mascot of Virginia!

KYLEKIA (Tara's New Baby!) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!KYLEKIA (Tara's New Baby!) (ID 407726)

KYLEKIA is a female white with cream Maltese puppy.

She was born on March 25, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

This beautiful baby is ready to share her sweet little heart full of love with a new family. She will win your heart with her first puppy kiss.... [read more]

"I can't wait to see Oregon!"

Karter (Paula's New Baby Boy) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Karter (Paula's New Baby Boy) (ID 409473)

Karter is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 2, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

Don’t you just have to know this cutie’s name? Well it's Karter, and he is just waiting for you to give him that forever home he is looking... [read more]

"Texas, here I come!"

Kenny (Norma's New Baby Boy) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Kenny (Norma's New Baby Boy) (ID 410217)

Kenny is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 1, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

Kenny is a real delight! He has a wonderful temperament and is a curious little guy that loves to cuddle. He will be an outstanding part of your... [read more]

"Indiana, here I come!"

Bucky (Going Home Soon) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Bucky (Going Home Soon) (ID 411910)

Bucky is a male white with cream Maltese puppy.

He was born on April 12, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Bucky is a sweet and lovable little guy, with tons of personality. He loves to play and loves attention. He is very cuddly, just like a little... [read more]

The talk of California!

Logan (Faith's New Baby!) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Logan (Faith's New Baby!) (ID 406356)

Logan is a male white Maltese puppy.

He was born on February 21, 2015, so he's 13 weeks old now.

Logan is such a sweet little boy and would love to be your best friend for life. Imagine all the fun you'll have with this cutie. You can take him... [read more]

Unofficial mascot of Texas!

Kaitie (Going Home Soon!) the Maltese

Unavailable - Found a new home!Kaitie (Going Home Soon!) (ID 409469)

Kaitie is a female white Maltese puppy.

She was born on April 2, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

“Hi! My name is Kaitie! I am looking for my forever family. I am looking for someone who enjoys the little things in life like cuddling on the... [read more]

Unofficial mascot of North Carolina!

Reputable Maltese Breeders

Our Maltese breeders strive to breed championship-line puppies who will enrich the lives of their new families. We work with Maltese breeders whose goal is to breed healthy Maltese and to better the breed. The listed puppies are carefully selected by our Maltese breeders; they breed to produce Maltese puppies with exceptional conformation and disposition - family pets for loving homes.

Welcome

Thank you for choosing us to help you find the perfect companion for you and your family. The Maltese is small, lively fellow that will surely brighten up any household. This fun-loving and very loyal breed is perfect for apartment dwellers or people with limited living space as they prefer cuddling and petting by their masters rather than running around in the yard. Their gentle and loving nature make them ideal companions. Check out our list of Maltese puppies from our network of reputable Maltese breeders and bring home a friend today.


Find Maltese Puppies for Sale

If you are looking for Maltese puppies for sale then, you've come to right place. It can be a daunting task to find Maltese puppies that will suit your preference. Our goal is to make things easier by doing all the legwork. We can connect you to our network of trustworthy breeders to ensure that you only get the best Maltese for sale. In addition, we will arm you with knowledge about the breed, their history, as well as essential information on taking care of your new best friend.


Breed Summary

Understanding the Maltese breed info will help you give your pup a long healthy life. Maltese are generally classified as toy or lap dogs so, expect them to spend most their time perched on your lap or laying beside you on the couch. The main Maltese characteristic is their long, flowing hair. This makes grooming options limited only by your imagination. They have little to no shedding and their coats are considered hypoallergenic which makes them best for people with allergies. These dogs love to play but do not necessarily need wide open spaces to run around. Aside from their fun-loving nature, Maltese are also excellent watch dogs. They will call your attention every time they sense a threat. Learn more about your Maltese by checking out our Facts & Information section.


Perfect Matched Breed

Choosing matched Maltese puppies is crucial in having a fruitful and happy life with your pup. We offer an effective, worry-free and convenient Maltese adoption process to give you the best experience on your first step in puppy ownership. We work closely with our network of Purebred Maltese breeders to help you find a puppy that is a perfect match for you and your family. We guarantee that all of our puppies get the best care and attention so that you receive a healthy and happy puppy. To learn more about our process, take a look at our Happy Puppy Placement section.


Facts - Overview

The majestic Maltese dog breed has been around for centuries and became the companion of choice by nobility throughout history. The name Maltese is generally understood as being derived from the island nation of Malta. However, there are some that point to a reference to Melita, an old (defunct) Sicilian town.

Maltese are famed for their long, flowing coat. Purebred Maltese have long, straight coats that touch the ground. Although some have curly hair, these are considered as genetic faults. They only come in pure white while those with hints of ivory or lemon on the ears are generally accepted.

Their small size and cuddly nature makes them perfect apartment dogs or for homes without backyards. They would usually have fun with things they can find around the house. This makes dog-proofing your home a must. But, the thing that these dogs love the most is attention. They will be the first one to greet you when you come home and the last to see you out the door. It is likely for these dogs to develop separation anxiety with their masters.

One thing to note, most breeders will discourage adopting a Maltese puppy if you have very small children. The reason being, these puppies are fragile and can easily be injured if mishandled or dropped even from a considerably low height. However, these situations can be easily avoided with responsible ownership.

Like most breeds, Maltese will require specific care and maintenance. Their long coats will need frequent brushing to prevent matting and tangles. Most owners prefer a "puppy cut" to make their coats easier to manage. The area around the eyes will need special attention as well since they are prone to tear stains.

Maltese are relatively resilient but there are some things to look out for health wise. It is important that you get complete documentation on your puppy's medical history from the breeder. This information will be helpful in keeping your little puppy in check.

The Maltese dog breed is a great choice if you are looking for a fun-loving and caring little pet. And, like many other pets, understanding your little puppy will guarantee both of you a happy and healthy relationship.


Facts - Personality

Like most breeds in this category, Maltese will spend most of their lives, quite literally, right beside their master. They are "lap dogs" after all. They love being around people (or other pets) and will mostly assume anyone as friendly. Here are some of the common characteristics of Maltese personality

With proper socialization, Maltese have no qualms being with other people or other pets. In fact, they would often be the one making the first move in trying to get along with others and often, they succeed.

Maltese love being the center of attention and they will do anything to get it. They will use their charm and spunk to get what they want and most owners will concede simply because let's face it, how can you say no to that face. On the other hand, this trait makes the Maltese easy to train as they respond very well to food rewards and praise.

As a companion, Maltese are caring and loyal. They will go to great lengths to protect their master and will call on you once they sense a threat. Because of their cute and cuddly nature, these dogs can be easily spoiled by their owners. You need to be careful though as they may become possessive and display unnecessary aggression to others because of it.

Maltese Temperament is greatly affected by the amount of training and socialization they receive, as well as the traits they inherit from their parents. It is highly recommended that you meet at least one of the parents to have a better understanding of your puppy's temperament. This allows you to have a better idea on what to look for in a puppy and what to expect when he grows up.


Facts - Care

Maltese are generally indoor pets and can live comfortably without needing a backyard or a wide expanse to run around. However, having said that doesn't mean that he couldn't benefit from taking short walks around the block. Regular exercise is part of Maltese care and will be more effective if you make it fun for him.

They may not be sporting dogs but they will need some training still. Maltese training includes anything from basic paper training to ball tricks. Keep in mind though that your puppy's bones will continue to develop up to 8 months. Until he reaches this point, you need to let him go at his own pace. And, like exercise, training becomes more effective if you make it fun for him.

Having a trusted veterinarian is a must-have when you embark in puppy ownership. Having regular visits to the vet is an essential part of Maltese puppy care. We can guarantee that any puppy you choose from any of our breeders are given the proper medical as well as emotional attention but once they are delivered to you, it will be your responsibility to fulfill his needs. In addition, aside from the breeder, your vet can give you more knowledge in giving your puppy the care that he deserves.


Facts - Grooming

Having your puppy accustomed to grooming early on is highly recommended. This will save you time and aggravation as he grows up. Also, don't forget to feed him or give him a treat after so that he'll show less resistance every time.

Appearance

Maltese have distinctive long, flowing, white coats and no undercoat. The classic look is having their hair reach the ground and make them appear as if they are walking on a cloud. Maintaining this look however, will need more frequent brushing and regular bathing as their coats will pick up more dirt. Some owners prefer the "puppy cut" not only to keep the puppy look but also, to make their coats easier to manage. Either way, Maltese grooming will require regular brushing to prevent mats and tangles.

If you decide to keep your Maltese hair long, tie his hair back to prevent from covering his eyes. Not only will it make him see better but it will also prevent irritation and excessive tearing which leads to tear stains.

Being a pure white dog, it is easy to tell if your Maltese needs a bath. Another area to look out for is the part around the eyes as they can be covered in tear stains. Wash them with warm water and a towel. It is also a good idea to do the same with their mouths after every meal to keep them clean.

Oral hygiene, Nails

Brush their teeth at least twice a week to prevent staining, dog breath or gum diseases. If you can do it after every meal, the better. You might also want to give them purified bottled water instead as mineral water can cause staining. Always clean their dog dish after ever meal.

Nail trimming should be done regularly. One way to tell if he needs his nails done is when you hear "clicking" sounds as he walks on hard surfaces. Always use dog nail clippers. When trimming the nails, be careful not to cut too deep as the nails have blood vessels in them.

Maltese have black button noses. If your pup's turns pink, he needs to go out more…out in the sun that is. Use a stainless steel or ceramic dog dish as the plastic ones can also cause discoloration. Be aware though because a pink nose on females can also mean that she is ready to mate.

If you notice anything unusual from your pet, you need to consult with your veterinarian. Aside from the breeders, your vet will be the best source of information on how to groom Maltese.


Facts - Health

Maltese health is generally resilient but there are a few conditions that they may acquire. Be sure to get a complete medical history of your puppy and his parents from the breeder. This will be a good reference for your vet when you bring him in for regular checkups. One advantage of being a pure white breed is that; any discoloration should be treated as an early warning system.

Leg/Knee problems - the condition known as luxating patella is common with breeds in this category. However, advances in breeding techniques has reduced the chances of this affecting your puppy. On the other hand, being overweight compounded by lack of exercise will put a significant amount of pressure on his joints.

Eye problems - If your pup experiences too much tear staining, you need to bring him to a vet. Excessive tear production will mean anything from a simple eye irritation up to eye infection.

Ear problems - this will appear as brown stains around the ear area with some odor. Treatment usually involves medicine drops, but like most cases, always consult with your vet.

Feeding your puppy properly is essential for him the get the most out of life. One thing to keep in mind is that dogs, regardless of size, are carnivores. While giving him vegetables is healthy too, he still needs the protein from meat.

Ask your breeder and your vet for suggestions on proper Maltese nutrition.


Facts - History

Maltese history can be dated back in ancient Greece where they are cited in countless records and depictions on walls. Representations of the breed can also be seen in ancient Egyptian records wherein they believed that these dogs are able to cure many ailments - thus referring to the Maltese as "The Comforter" - and no, not the type of bedding.

Despite being cited numerous times in historical accounts, the actual history of Maltese and its origins remain a mystery. It is believed that they came from the island of Malta. There are also others that claim the breed was named after the Sicilian town of Melita. Then there was the claim that they were of Asian descent from Spitz type dogs.

It wasn't until the 15th century that the Maltese rose in popularity again, sitting on the laps of monarchs all over Europe. Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria were some who have been known to have favored the Maltese. However, by the 17th - 18th century, the breed was almost lost in an effort to make them smaller. The Maltese was saved by mixing with other breeds such as Spaniels and poodles, leading to other variations.

It was the English that developed the Maltese as we know it today. In fact, most Maltese in the US can be traced back to those imported by the English in the 1800s, eventually entering Westminster Kennel Club shows in the 1870s.

Maltese registered with the AKC slowly grew until the 1950s where it finally caught on and gained popularity as we know it today.


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