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Overview of Maltese

The Maltese may be the most traditional lap dog and one of the oldest dog breeds in existence! These snowy white pups were revered by the ancient Romans, Greeks, and many famous ladies, from Marie Antoinette to Elizabeth Taylor. It is believed that these little cuties originated on the island they are named after - Malta. Though they are small (4-7 lbs), Maltese's have big personalities and make exceptional lap companions! They may not shed as much as other breeds and are relatively odor-free, but Maltese puppies require regular grooming to upkeep their sparkling white coat, especially the long-haired variety! They need a full brush out several times a week and a bath every 1-2 weeks, which is something to consider if you want to adopt one of these dogs. Fun fact: the Maltese are closely related to the Bichon Frisé and the Coton De Tulear. The Maltese is an extremely loveable and playful companion and wants nothing more than to curl up next to you!

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Maltese

Dental Disease in dogs:

Is one of the most common canine health issues, affecting dogs of all ages and breeds. Regular brushing greatly reduces dental issues like gingivitis and bad breath.

Recommendations for Dental Disease in dogs in Maltese Dogs:

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Maltese

Collapsed trachea in dogs:

is a respiratory condition that is common in smaller breeds, (such as the Maltese) due to the structure of their faces. The trachea (also known as the windpipe) is composed of cartilage. If the cartilage rings weaken, the structure will flatten and your dog may develop breathing difficulties.

Recommendations for Collapsed trachea in dogs in Maltese Dogs:

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Maltese

Eye Diseases in dogs:

The Maltese may be genetically pre-disposed to develop eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma.

Recommendations for Eye Diseases in dogs in Maltese Dogs:



With their regal looks and heart-melting cuteness, how can you not fall in love with a Maltese? They are highly intelligent little companions who aim to please. Maltese puppies are easily trainable and highly adaptable to any environment and make wonderful family pets because of how cuddly they are. So if you want a majestic-looking pup that makes a great lap dog, and will shower you with love, think about bringing home a Maltese!

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