Small, attractive, loving, and bold is exactly what you will get when adopting a Maltese. This silk-coated dog is sure to make a great pet.
Temperament: A Maltese is very people oriented; making training very easy. They enjoy spending their time doing whatever their family is doing, and are eager to learn. They have no problems showing off new tricks or even competing in all types of dog sports. Maltese dog’s awesome personality also make then a superb therapy dog. Be sure to know that this breed do not just come home and instantly start being amazing. Training is required, but will be stress-free as this breed wants to soak up anything and everything you want them to learn.
Diet: The Maltese puppy needs to have a balanced diet. When you receive your puppy, typically around the 8-week mark, they should have been on solid foods for a few weeks. Try to find out the type of solid food it’s been eating prior to adoption. We recommend keeping the same eating schedule for the first few days. Keeping your pup’s diet consistent will help limit the stress and anxiety during this big change.
Origin: To no one’s surprise, this gorgeous dog was a popular commodity to the Greeks. They were used for trade, and considered a high price item due to their appearance and loyalty. They even gained the game, “Comforter dog,” as they were believed to heal the sick.
Grooming: While this dog might be laid back, his coat is high maintenance. A stainless steel or pin brush should be used daily to brush this glamourous dog’s silky coat. Spraying a mix of conditioner and water while brushing will prevent damage and keep your Maltese looking luxurious. Make sure to trim or tie up the hair around his face to avoid irritation and blocking his line of sight. Bathing once a week is suggested as well, just make sure to brush before bathing. If it is too much for you to do, a professional groomer every 2 weeks can also help keep your Maltese looking clean.
Activity Level: This specific breed does not require a lot of activity. For the Maltese, a quick walk around the block once a day is plenty to keep this pup happy, which makes them ideal for apartment life. It is not to be mistaken though, they do thoroughly enjoy playing fetch, chasing toys, or just running around at the park. The Maltese fits well with a moderately active household. .
At Temecula Puppies our Maltese puppies come from local breeders in Temecula California. We are committed to only using proven and trusted breeders and find delight in knowing that our puppies come from loving homes. Temecula Puppies provide Maltese puppies completely healthy, happy, and ready for a new home.