Maltese

Maltese litterCharacter: The Maltese is one of the brightest and gentlest of the toy breeds. The Maltese is exceedingly playful and enjoys clever games of dexterity such as “pull the hidden toy from under the cabinet with your paw.” They are spirited, lively and playful. Gentle, loving, trusting and devoted to it’s master.

The Maltese is eager to learn, fearless, friendly, and sociable. Its high energy level may overwhelm new owners who aren’t prepared for it, that’s why our harness hold is important to learn.  They are highly intelligent. Good at learning tricks. Maltese are not prone to excessive barking, but their tendency to bark at suspicious activity makes them excellent watchdogs. Bold and quick to sound the alarm in case of suspicious noises.

They love to cuddle, but are not overly demanding of attention. It is a classic companion dog: graceful and lovable. It does well with other non-canine animals and other  dogs. Maltese love to play outdoors.  Maltese is a good dog for apartment life.  They have a soft silky hair that is hypo-allergenic  and non-shedding. Their size make them perfect for apartment and condo life.

Temperament: Maltese easily befriend other dogs and cats, even much larger ones. Maltese puppies may be too playful for small infants. Maltese will bark at strangers but grow used to them quickly. Lively, Playful, Easygoing, Gentle, Docile,

Care: The Maltese requires quite a bit of grooming, from daily brushing and combing to special lotions to remove tear stains (careful brushing with a warm metal comb works as well). Dead hair should be brushed out, as the Maltese does not shed. Irritating hairs around the eyes need to be removed. Some pet Maltese are trimmed in a ‘puppy cut’ of 1 to 2 inches in length over the entire body for easier maintenance.

The Maltese has a lifespan of 12-14 years, though some live as long as 18 years. Many Maltese have dental issues. They can begin losing teeth by the age of 8 if not properly cleaned. Maltese are prone to sunburns where their hair parts. They get cold easily in chilly climates but can also become quickly overheated as they do not easily dissipate heat.

Training: Encouragement rather than harsh words should always be used when training the Maltese. They are very sensitive. Maltese are very difficult to housebreak and may need to be paper or box trained.

 

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  2. Sherri johnson says:

    I have a Purebred maltese and would love to get her a little sister. Do u have any baby girl maltese?

  3. Hello, I am interested in either a Yorkie or a Maltese puppy. When will you have either one available and how am I able to purchase one ?

    • tlcpuppylovewm says:

      I have one female Yorkie and two male Maltese ready now. Then I have 2 male newborn Yorkie that will be ready in 7 weeks
      Just took pictures of them yesturday and updating my site today will be an all day process.
      Stacy

  4. Looking for a female Maltese puppy to join our family around mid – end of September… we have 4 kids 5, 7, 9, 14… also our home is currently under construction and will be completed at end of August so we will be moved in and able to accept a new addition by middle to end of September. Will you have any available around that time?

  5. Karen Stremke says:

    How do I adopt one of your teacup maltiese

    • tlcpuppylovewm says:

      I don’t have a tcup Maltese right now. My Maltese will be about between 8-10 lbs as adults I only have two males
      Feel free to call me if they interest you at 904-861-7877 or 904-838-9628
      Thank you
      Stacy Collins

  6. Tammy Canterbury says:

    I did call you and have not received a call back. Can you tell me if you have any Maltese now or soon? I am looking for your 8 to 10 lbs or maybe just a bit smaller is ok too.

    • tlcpuppylovewm says:

      Tammy I have to wait for a Maltese to come in heat it will be a few months
      I can keep your name if you like
      Stacy Collins

  7. Valencia Riviere says:

    How much are your Maltese?

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