• Maltese Dog Breed




Dog Size

Small

Trainability

Hard

Weight

4-7 Pounds

Shedding

Minimal

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Overview

Moderate Maintenance: This breed needs to be groomed regularly to keep their fur in good shape and need professional groomers for trimming or stripping services.
Minimal shedding: If you have a dog is prepared for them to shed. Long hair needs brushing regularly and will help control this problem.
Difficult to train: House training this breed can turn out to be difficult although if you are ready to work hard nothing is impossible. Training this breed needs patience, understanding and experience thus taking help from trainer would be best way to make your dog obedient.
Personality: Maltese are cheerful, loving and enjoys being centre on attraction in the family. Maltese are fearless and are a friend to all either it’s a stranger or other pet.
Good for new owners: This breed is well suited for new pet parent.
Good with kids: This breed is suitable for kids and enjoys playing with them, however due to their small size extra care is required while they are playing with kids.
Common Nicknames Maltese Dog
Temperament Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Playful, Social
Trainability Hard
Shedding Minimal
Grooming Moderate Maintenance
Breed Type Minimal
Good With Everyone
Size Small

Body Statics

Life Expectancy

Min Life Expectancy
12
Years
Max Life Expectancy
15
Years

Height and Weight


Gender Weight Range Height Range
Female 4-7 pounds 9-10 inches
Male 4-7 pounds 9-10 inches

Health

Conditions & Risk Profiles

Condition Risk
Portosystemic Shunts
Medium
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
High
Patellar Luxation
Medium
Necrotizing Meningo-Encephalitis
High
Cryptorchidism
High

Other Information

Hypoallergenic Breed
Yes
Litter Size 3puppies
Weight Gain Potential
Medium
Drooling Tendency
Low

Characteristics

Personality

Temperament
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Playful, Social
Good for New Owners
Yes
Good With Kids
Yes
Cat Friendly
Yes
Sensitivity Level High
Barking Frequent
Mouthiness Moderate
Hunting Drive High
Impulse to Wander Low

MaltesePuppy Names

Rank Male Female
1 Dakota Addie
2 Scooby Gypsy
3 Riley Cutey
4 Hylynn Amber
5 Toby Dixie
6 Oreo Azura
7 Rocky Roxy
8 Fuzzy Angel
9 Charlie Bailey
10 Blaze Chloe

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