Maltese is a good dog for apartment living, very active will enjoy a regular walk, but little effort is needed for their exercise because they are very active indoors. Maltese are perfect with children cause they are very affectionate, intelligent, sturdy, and loves to play. This tiny breed only measures up to 7 to 9 pounds maximum and 10 inches long.
They like to be your companion, also like to accompany you wherever you go. Maltese make good watchdogs, and are fearless. They are very bold, and quick to sound the alarm at anything suspicious. Maltese are a highly intelligent breed capable of learning many commands, and doing obedience work. Maltese is desired and admired as they are very attractive and, have a very kind nature.
They are very gentle and one of the best toy breeds to have as a companion, they are small, don’t shed, and very eager to please their master. The Maltese have beautiful long hair they takes a lot of grooming, you will need to spend a considerable amount of time grooming. Regular brushing at least once a day is needed, but you can choose to have it clipped by yourself, or a groomer monthly. It haven’t been any major concerns about the health of Maltese, life span is 12 to 15 years, but can live up to 18 years. Be sure to keep Maltese out of the damp.
After feeding time always wash their mouth cause it’s easily to stain as well as their eyes caused by tears staining the fur or it could be color inherited from the bloodline, it’s recommended that you don’t feed your puppy food that does contain artificial coloring. If you have allergies Maltese is a good choice pet cause their coat is hypo allergenic.
Maltese tolerates heat fairly well, but not so much in cold weather. Their color is normally white, but beige, and lemon markings are permissible, sometimes they can be dirty white. A Maltese should be at least 12 weeks old before he is brought into the home. Maltese are very fragility a bigger dog can grab him and break his neck with one good shake. Maltese can adapt to many different life styles and types of homes.
They enjoy being groomed, petted and loves being next to you. Maltese do get along well with most other animals in the household, but may need to be supervised. Maltese loves to travel so that wouldn’t be a problem if you like traveling. These are some of the reasons why Maltese are great pets, so go ahead get you one.