The maltese dog breed

White Maltese dog sits on the carpet and cools his temperament. A small dog breed with short hair coat for beginners.The Maltese is a fearless yet gentle dog breed that likes to greet everyone as a friend

With his glamorous white coat, his noble appearance seems almost “haughty”. But appearances can be deceptive!

The small Maltese breed is a strong, lively dog that is not only a loyal companion, but can also be used as a therapy dog. He is also suitable for dog sports such as agility, obedience and tracking. However, he especially loves to be with his humans and even inexperienced pet owners and residents of rather smaller homes will find that a Maltese makes an excellent, furry family member.

This extremely elegant dwarf dog breed is most famous for its silky white hair. The dense and smooth coat reaches to the ground. Since the Maltese has no undercoat, it hardly sheds any hair, and many people consider the breed hypoallergenic.

However, there is much more to the Maltese dog than its elegant coat. A slightly rounded skull with a black nose, droopy ears and the dark, alert eyes, as well as the short, straight legs and graceful tail complete the picture. A dear and intelligent dog, faithful to his people. He belongs to the smallest dog breeds (dwarf breeds) and is therefore well suited for life in an apartment. The Maltese is alert to its surroundings and is a good watchdog.

Despite their delicate and almost aristocratic appearance, Maltese can have a lot of energy. They learn quickly when rewarded for their efforts. As companion dogs, Maltese require a lot of human attention and suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for hours each day. They can then also bark persistently and become destructive.

Maltese can sometimes be intolerant of small children or other dogs, especially if they have been overly spoiled by their humans. In such a case, they may show a strong protective instinct and even bite if they perceive strange animals or people as a threat to their family.

Even with tolerant Maltese, consider whether they would be a good choice for families with small children, as they are so small that they could easily injure themselves. Like all dogs, they need good socialization and basic obedience training.

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