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Maltese are sweet and easy going. Maltese make good companions for singles, and Maltese are excellent therapy dogs. Maltese are non-shedders and are a favorite choice in hypoallergenic pets. If you have allergies, please visit our "Allergies" link for much valuable information before you buy a Maltese or any other pet. You will find that Maltese are an active, feisty, fun-loving dog.
Maltese enjoy life, and love games, walking, and following you through the house. Maltese can be a good choice for anyone who might be afraid of dogs. Maltese normally train pretty easily. Maltese do well with people of all ages, and Maltese love to be held and cuddle. Maltese will adapt to any home, but Maltese love being with people. Maltese will normally bark and make a good intruder alert. Maltese are fun and happy, and many have fallen in love with Maltese cuddling and companionship. Maltese need daily brushing, grooming, occasional baths, and frequent haircuts. Maltese are loving and gentle, and Maltese do well with kids. Maltese were bred to be a small breed hypoallergenic companion dog.
Maltese are one of the most popular designer breeds. Maltese are intelligent, sweet, and play well with all others. Maltese love lying in your lap or following from room to room. Maltese can be active and feisty, and love to play as well as cuddle. Maltese can bark to alert, but would offer no protection as a guard dog. Maltese are generally healthy, as long as they are not too small. Maltese love people and should live indoors with people. Most Maltese are too small to live outdoors. The Maltese has a low-shedding coat with low dander. Maltese coat is medium to long, and should be straight. Maltese coat colors are cream or white, and some have champagne colored ears. Maltese need brushing to clean coat and prevent mats.
Many Maltese are kept in puppy cut to reduce the need for brushing and bathing. Maltese are OK with hair cut twice a year if put in puppy cut, but head may need to be trimmed more often. Maltese need a bath monthly. It is also good to clean Maltese ears. Maltese also need teeth cleaned occasionally. Maltese nails may need trimming twice or so monthly. Start brushing and grooming your Maltese puppy early to get him used to having it done. Always check your Maltese mouth and ears. Be gentle to your Maltese so he likes being groomed and handled. Teach children to be gentle with the Maltese, and supervise play time.