Available Maltese puppies for sale
Height: 10 inches Weight: 4 – 6 lbs.
Colors: White, slight lemon markings on ears are permissible. Coat: Long, straight coat, silky texture.
Temperament: Maltese are friendly, alert With Children: It does not tolerate young children. With Pets: Does not mix well with other pets.
Watch-dog: Very High Guard-dog: Very Low
Care and Training: Extensive coat care is needed for the Maltese. Shampoo once a week and daily brushing is essential. Special attention is needed to keep the eyes clean as staining is possible. Indoor activity with suffice for exercise, but Maltese will enjoy a walk or a run in the park. Learning Rate: High, Obedience – High, Problem Solving – High
Activity: Indoors – Very High, Outdoors – Medium Living Environment: An apartment is fine for the Maltese as they are a small, quite dog. The Maltese makes a good dog for the elderly if they can socialize and take time to groom and play with them.
Health Issues: Generally very healthy. Subject to genetic eye disorders
Life Span: 9 – 11 years Litter Size: 2 – 4
Country of Origin: Malta History: The Maltese origins come from Malta dating back to about 1500 B.C. Their popularity rose during the reign of Queen Elizabeth as a companion to the women of the royal court. The Maltese is featured in many famous paintings. They first appeared in the United States in 1877.
First Registered by the AKC: 1888 AKC Group: Toy Class: Toy Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 9), KC (GB), UKC