Advice You Can Trust
By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2013
What's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.
The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.
Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Maltese dogs.
I'll show you how to teach your Maltese puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.
Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Maltese health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.
Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Maltese from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Maltese puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.
Quick Tips about Maltese
- Maltese Size
- Maltese can weigh from 2 pounds to 12 pounds. The smaller ones are often called Teacup Maltese, Tiny Toy Maltese, or Extreme Tiny Maltese, but these are not different varieties or breeds. They're simply made-up marketing terms designed to lure you into paying high prices for smaller individuals, who are no more "special" than larger individuals.
- Maltese Coat
- Maltese have a long straightish coat, but it can be sheared short for easy grooming and an adorable "perpetual puppy" look.
- Maltese Colors
- Maltese are solid white, or white with light tan or lemon shadings on his ears.
- Maltese Pronunciation
- Related Breeds:
- The Maltese is closely related to the Coton de Tulear, Havanese, Bichon Frise, and Lowchen, so be sure to check out these breeds, too.
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