Maltese Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Maltese Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Maltese dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Maltese Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Maltese Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Maltese Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Maltese.

Maltese Guide and Fact File

Height: The average height of a Maltese male is 8-10inches / Female 8-9 inches

Weight: The average weight of a Maltese dog is 6.4-9 pounds

Size of Dog: The Maltese is a small sized breed of dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Maltese belongs to the toy group of dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: This breed originates from Malta

Exercise Needs: The Maltese requires regular daily exercise

Coat Type: The Maltese has a long white silky coat

Shedding hairs: The Maltese is a low shedder, shedding hardly any hair at all

Grooming needs: The Maltese requires daily grooming

Training a Maltese (Trainability): The Maltese is trainable


Other Names of Maltese: Bichon Maltiase, Ye ancient dogge of Malta

Maltese Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 12-15 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size is 2-4 puppies per litter

Temperament / Behaviour: Gentle, Even-Tempered, Fearless, Lively, Bright and Cheerful

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Maltese puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Maltese dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Maltese Puppies and Dogs

Maltese puppies and dogs are sweet and very gentle, and this combined with their charming and cute appearance, makes them a very appealing family pet. Puppies and dogs from this breed are active and do have a fair amount of energy, therefore, they will need to provided with time to play and regular exercise on a daily basis. This breed is confident and fearless despite its small size. Maltese dogs and puppies are bright, cheerful, happy and obedient. They have great likeability and they are very popular family pets. This isn't a solitary dog and time spend with their owner is very important for their overall well-being and happiness. Dogs and puppies from this breed are trainable and they respond well to instructions and commands. Their trainability means that they can adapt well to family life in the household. This is a warm-hearted and kind breed of puppy and dog that is pleasant and fun to be around.

Choosing Maltese Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Maltese puppies grow into small sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Maltese puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder who will provide health clearances for any particular puppy that you might be interested in buying. The Maltese dog tends to live to around 12 to 15 years of age which is very good when compared to many other breeds of dogs. There are some health issues which affect this breed more commonly, and further information about the health of the Maltese can be found via the Health Issues link above. This lovely dog has a beautiful, long white silky coat that requires daily grooming. This should be taken into consideration if you are thinking of buying a puppy or dog from this breed.

Maltese Puppies and Dogs

Our Maltese guide and fact file will provide you with interesting facts and information about your favorite type of puppy or dog. Check out our articles on training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female dog names and Maltese illness and health problems

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