What You Need to Know About Maltese Puppies

  • 16/08/2012

Maltese puppies belong to the toy family of dogs and are referred to as such because of their size. They grow to a shoulder height of 20 to 25cm which when compared to other breeds of dogs is small. The average number of Maltese puppies that a dog may have at a particular time is three. Maltese puppies are mostly used as show dogs but they make great pets because of their nature.

It is always advisable when you are buying dogs to buy them when they are puppies so that you mould them as they grow. This is not different when it comes to the Maltese breed. You should buy Maltese puppies so that you are the one to train them and in addition they can get used to you and your family. If you choose to buy these puppies you need to be informed so that you can give them the care that they need. It is not enough to think that the Maltese puppies are cute, taking them home is a full-time responsibility that if one is not ready for, they should not bother to buy any puppy. The care that is given to a puppy is dependent on the breed of the dog. Once you understand the needs of the breed you can learn how to take care of the puppies. These are some of the things that you need to know if you are buying Maltese puppies.

For people who love dogs and have allergies, Maltese puppies are a great choice since they have beautiful white fur but they do not have an undercoat and do not shed. Consequently, this means that they need a lot of grooming. You have to comb their hair daily preferably using a metal comb to brush out dead hair. You also need to remove hair that grows around the puppies eyes. Maltese puppies are generally sensitive, friendly and love human attention. When you are housebreaking them you can be firm and harsh because they can notice it in your tone. They are also extremely playful, so if you have a small child you need to be cautious. Their playful nature means that they can remain active indoors and taking them for a walk everyday is not a necessity.

If you have other breeds of dogs or pets you have no cause to worry because of their sociable nature. Maltese dogs has a life span of 12 to 15 years although some may live longer. Some of the issues that you have to watch out for when taking care of them include loss of teeth if you do not give priority to their dental health, heart issues that develop as they grow older and reactions to extreme weather conditions. These puppies will are prone to sunburns and will be experience discomfort in very hot weather.

It is vital to buy Maltese puppies from people who know how to breed them so that you can get healthy puppies that will make great pets.

Finding Maltese puppies for sale is easy, but finding the right breeder can take some work. Make your choice wisely when looking for your new family addition.

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