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Maltese Puppies For Sale

Overview

A popular toy dog breed with historical roots is the Maltese. It is by far the oldest toy dog breed still in existence, dating back more than 2,000 years to Greece. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, attempts to make the original breed excessively small nearly led to its extinction. The Maltese breed nearly vanished entirely due to a lack of adequate veterinary treatment and a lack of understanding of how to care for a breed that is just “tea-cup” sized. The dog breed was fortunately preserved.
Although it is believed that British dog breeders created the Maltese as we know it today, it is also recognized that the Maltese is a direct ancestor of other toy breeds, such as the Bichon Frise and the Havanese. It is believed that the first Maltese made their appearance in America in 1870, at the end of the 19th century.
Temperament
This breed of dog is affectionate and sociable. They are very devoted to their family and have little trouble making new acquaintances. Even while they might be initially wary of strangers, they will rapidly warm up and enjoy being a part of the group. They will make a terrific playmate for your children because they are typically kid-friendly, so long as they are also caring and patient with them. The Maltese is unquestionably the sweetest and cuddliest toy breed there is.

Adaptability

A sensitive side to the Maltese exists. This breed may feel a little apprehensive around loud voices, thunder, and loud noises. They are fairly heat-sensitive due to their long, flowing coat, but they also do not like the cold. Although they are ideal for apartment living, they do not like to be left alone for extended periods of time because they are known to want human company and interaction.

Health

The Maltese people have typically good health. The most frequent cause for worry is reverse sneezing, which, despite sounding scary while it is happening, is not hazardous to dogs.

Grooming

The cute Maltese dog has a white coat that is long, silky, and straight. The Maltese is typically regarded as a breed that doesn’t shed. Of course, to guarantee the accuracy of such a title, one must maintain their coat appropriately. Brushing just a few times a week will keep their coat clear of mats and tangles if it is cut short. To get rid of knots and stop mats from growing if they have a longer coat, you will need to brush them every day. Additionally, Maltese require expert grooming several times a year. For people who already have pet allergies, they are also known to be “hypo-allergenic,” but the only way to know for sure that you won’t react is to actually meet one.
In addition to cleaning their coat and bathing them as necessary, you should also trim your dog’s nails every month, check their ears frequently, gently clean them as necessary, and provide them regular dental treatment. Dogs need daily brushing or the use of an enzyme toothpaste for proper dental care. Additionally, you can include oral hygiene chews to your regimen.

Activity level

This breed of maltese has a moderate amount of activity, but because they are so small, they are prone to overexertion. They ought to take their family for a pleasant stroll and unwind by acting generally jovial.

Size

The ideal Maltese should be between 3 and 8 pounds and 7 to 10 inches tall.

Life span

Usually, an adult maltese lives 12 to 15 years.

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