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Maltese: Breed Characteristics,
Care & Exercise Needs
Group: Gun Dog,
AKC Toy Dog Group
Also known as
Bichon Maltiase, Often wrongly
referred to as Maltese Terrier. Previously known
as 'Melitae Dog' , 'Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta',
'The Roman Ladies' Dog' , 'The Comforter', The Spaniel
Gentle', 'Shock Dog,' and 'Maltese Lion Dog'.
Country of Origin, History of the breed
The history of Maltese dates
back to the ancient times. There are references
to this breed in the ancient writings and
art works of 5000- 2000 B.C. Maltese, as its
name suggests, is believed to have originated
from the Isle of Malta in the Mediterranean
There are, however, evidences
which show that Asia is the actual land of
origin of this breed. Those who believe Asia
to be its place of origin, argue that this
breed eventually migrated to Europe through
Maltese was initially imported
to Britain and then made its appearance in the U.S.
The popularity of this tiny, cute and loveable breed
as a companion and showdog has always been on the
rise and in 1990's Maltese featured in the list
of top 15 breeds of all times.
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A General Description of
The Maltese is a cute and tiny
breed. The general appearance of the Maltese is
compact and square with a slightly rounded head
and neck, proportionate to his size. Its neck distinguishes
him from other breeds because of its high carriage.
He has close set expressive, black eyes with dark
fringes and beautifully feathered drooping ears.
His nozzle is black and teeth are close knit. Maltese
have fine-boned legs with black rounded paws. A
long hairy tail dangling over the back makes a Maltese
look all the more graceful.
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Male: 4-7 pounds
Female: 4-7 pounds
Male : 9-10 inches
Female : 8-9 inches
Temperament of the Dog
The Maltese is a bold and trustworthy
breed. He is a cute and classic companion dog. All
Maltese are generally playful and love it outdoors.
They take delight in barking but are quite reserved
with strangers. Almost all the members of this breed
are intelligent and enjoy learning tricks when lavishly
praised for their deeds. The Maltese may be difficult
to housebreak and are choosy about food and thus,
should be fed only with stuff that would help to
keep their teeth strong.
It is not right to over pamper
or overindulge a Maltese pup as he may become distraught
or unstable. One should not overprotect a Maltese
as it may make him overprotective about his owners.
Good with other dogs/ and
Maltese are generally friendly
with other animals and dogs.
Are they suited to homes
Maltese are loveable breeds but
may be cross at times with naughty children. If
taken by surprise or agitated , they might get snappy.
Better suited to an indoor
or outdoor lifestyle?
Maltese are very active indoors
and are best suited to the apartment lifestyle.
However, it is good to have a small terrace or lawn
for them to romp about because they are very funloving.
What kind of home would
they do best in - one with kids, or any such specifications?
Maltese love homes with a lot
of people. They do well with children but one should
not irritate or scare them.
Male Maltese are quite aggressive and should not
be allowed to be around little kids.
to take care of the breed as a Maltese Puppy?
Owners should start training
their Maltese at an early age. One should
follow a specific schedule for training one's
There are three traps which
often ensnare puppy owners and lure them into
making blunders. These are – Punishment
Trap, Food Treat Trap and Spoiling Trap.
Punishments often prove effective
initially but enforcing such treatments may be harmful
in the long run.
Using food treats to lure the pup
may also make the pup addicted. Finally, it remains
to be said that the owners of the Maltese breed
should not spoil their pups with over indulgence.
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Maltese is a loveable breed which
can be trained perfectly if one follows a specific
schedule. When a maltese is young,say 3-6 months
old, he should be taught to locate food and water
dishes. He must respond to correction words like-'no'
or 'ah-ha' etc. Praise should also be heaped on
him generously. One should use words like 'good'
to acknowledge his good deeds.
Owners should be careful while
crate-training their Maltese. They should learn
to sleep quitely in their crates at night and defecate
elsewhere. When the pup develops sufficient control
over himself his system, he should learn to locate
his potty spot. T
he puppy should pick up acceptance
words like 'sit','stand','open your mouth' etc.
He should also acquire manners like 'easy grabbing'.
However, one should not be harsh with one's Maltese
as that would only make him aggressive.
All Maltese are extremely active
and playful. They enjoy a regular session of walk
outdoors and retain the playful spirit even in their
old age. Some Maltese love jumping in small pools
of water.A bath, however, is necessary afterwards.
Little effort is needed to keep this breed active
even if the pup has to accommodate himself in an
How much exercise does
the dog need at every stage of its life?
The Maltese are hardy little dogs
and should get adequate exercise outdoors on a regular
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It is important to comb and brush
the hairy coat of the Maltese regularly; but with
gentle care as the coat is very soft. Eyes should
be checked and cleaned to prevent staining. One
should make it a point to bathe or dry-shampoo the
Maltese regularly but its coat should be kept dry.
The hairy growth over the eyes is often tied in
a knot by the owners to keep it away from the eyes.
It is also possible to keep the hair short, for
your dog yourself, at your home and at your convenience will help you build
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hassle of taking him to a groomer regularly, you save some money too.
The Maltese are prone to sunburn
and often suffer from cold. They have skin, eye
and respiratory problems. Slipped stifle is also
a serious problem with them and may require surgery
if the problem persists. Malteses also suffer from
hypoglycemia,teeth and gum related problems.
Breeding the dog and any
One needs to protect the breed
from water and it is a good idea to paper-train
this breed as Maltese are vulnerable and can not
brave weather extremes.
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Litter Size: Litter
size should be proportionate to the size of the
The Maltese generally live for
15 years ; but their life span may go upto 18 years
if they are taken good care of.
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