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    • Jaco Kennel Maltese
    • Hulbert, OK
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    AKC Registered Pure Breed Maltese Puppies. Sweet and loving temperament and well socialized for your new family. Vet exam and 1 year health guarantee on genetics. Shipping Available. Visit our website for current pictures and available puppies. Maltese Puppies For Sale in Hulbert, Oklahoma United States



    • Always Maltese
    • Arab, AL
  • Puppies Available Fall 2017!
    Always MalteseAdvertising with us for 14 yr(s)!

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    Bred for Quality... Raised with Love... Shown with Pride. Adorable Baby-Face AKC Maltese puppies for Pet or Show homes. A picture is worth a thousand words... Be sure to visit our website. Maltese Puppies For Sale in Arab, Alabama United States



    • Moonlight Maltese
    • MS
  • Moonlight MalteseAdvertising with us for 8 yr(s)!

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    Moonlight Maltese breeds quality Maltese that look like show dogs. We have been breeding Maltese for over 10 years and strive for quality not quantity. Treat yourself!! females available Maltese Puppies For Sale in Mississippi United States



    • Gumwood Maltese
    • Arlington, TX
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    Gumwood MalteseAdvertising with us for 20 yr(s)!

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    AKC registered, baby-doll faces, some tinies, out of my AKC Champions. Raised in a home environment, parents on-site. Personality Plus! Pet / Show. Shipping available. Written 1 year health guarantee. Maltese Puppies For Sale in Arlington, Texas United States



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    Cinderella MalteseAdvertising with us for 11 yr(s)!

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    Puppies Available Now! Ice white, no tearing , champion parents male, short back , small, 6 months , current weight 3.12, super great personality, trained to potty on pads and outside, up to date on vacs Maltese Puppies For Sale in Mobile, Alabama United States


    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: Yes
    Show Potential: Yes

    Jennifer Foster (251) 510-3792
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    • Urban Puppies Maltese
    • Agoura Hills, CA
  • Urban PuppiesAdvertising with us for 4 yr(s)!

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    Precious Maltese by LisaAdvertising with us for 3 yr(s)!

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    Special Pricing Available! Tiny Toy & Teacup Maltese Available. We have top quality. Small!! Health guarantee. 80% potty trained. Males & Females. Shots and worming up-to-date. AKC Registered. Parents. Home-raised with a loving family. Well socialized. Shipping available at buyers request. Calls welcome anytime! Also have Bichon Frise puppies! Maltese Puppies For Sale in Florida United States


    Litter Description
    Some all white and some with beige

    Whats Included
    All dewormed health certificate all uptodate shots chip also, an additional fee for shipping


    Lisa (786) 340-2028
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    • Domerese Kennels Maltese
    • MI
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    Domerese KennelsAdvertising with us for 9 yr(s)!

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    Tiny, pre-spoiled puppies raised in-home on 40+ acres. Breeding 5Yrs. Dedicated to producing a healthy, well-socialized puppy w/ a good temperament. Vet checked, wormed, 1st shots. Started early on puppy pads so potty training is easier in their forever homes. Registration available. We want you to have a dog that you will be happy to keep for his/ her lifetime. Maltese Puppies For Sale in Michigan United States



    • Kuddle Bug Puppies Maltese
    • Claryville, NY
  • The Stork Is On The Way!
    Kuddle Bug PuppiesAdvertising with us for 12 yr(s)!

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    AKC registered, champion lines, up-to-date on shots/worming & vet checked. Raised on fleece blankets not newspaper. Litter box trained and health guarantee. Parents on premises. NY LIC# 0551. Maltese Puppies For Sale in Claryville, New York United States



    • Ritzys Maltese
    • Dover, TN
  • Champion sired puppies available!
    Ritzys MalteseAdvertising with us for 11 yr(s)!

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    Small show breeder offering quality puppies to approved homes. Reputable exhibitors & breeders of AKC Champions. Good health & temperament are of prime importance. Consistently gorgeous heads, wonderful silky coats, & adorable personalities. Maltese Puppies For Sale in Dover, Tennessee United States



A Stunning, Lively and Talented Little Dog, The Maltese is a Joy To Be Around

Maltese

Although the Maltese is a small, toy breed, it doesn't think it is. This fearless, lively, cuddly pup is perfect for those who want a gentle and relatively easy-going companion dog with a big personality. However, its soft, silky fur also makes it an excellent show dog.

History
With a known existence of at least 28 centuries, this ancient breed was called the Canis Melitaeus in Latin. One theory holds that it originated from a Spitz-type dog that was kept by the Swiss Lake Dwellers. These ancient people were accidentally discovered over 150 years ago, in 1854, when the Meilen commune used a time of very low water levels to begin to build a harbor on Lake Zürich's shore. What they unearthed as they began to build were artifacts from "lake peoples" who built settlements there between the years of 4300 and 800 BC.

Another theory as to the Maltese's origin is that it may be related to the Tibetan Terrier, with its ancestors in Asia.

The first actual record of the breed was found on a Greek amphora dating to about 500 BC, and the breed is also mentioned in ancient Roman and Greek literature. Famed philosopher Aristotle also mentioned the Maltese by the name Melitaei Catelli, about 370 BC. Greek writer Callimachus described the dog by its Latin name around 350 BC, and Roman philosopher and author Pliny thought that the Maltese probably took its name from Meleda, while Greek geographer and philosopher Strabo surmised the dog originated from the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. Queen Elizabeth I's physician John Caius repeated the assertion that the Maltese came from the island of Malta and in fact thought that Callimachus had actually meant to say that Malta, not Meleda, was the source of the dog's name. This assertion is supported by the fact that the Roman governor of Malta, Publius, who ruled during the time of the apostle Paul, had a Maltese named Issa.

The first Maltese shown in the United States was a white dog listed as a "Maltese Lion Dog" at the first showing at Westminster, in 1877. In 1888, the breed was accepted into the American Kennel Club.

For centuries, the Maltese has been prized by those of aristocratic breeding, but this refined little dog will adapt within any household because of its spirited temperament and sturdy constitution.

Appearance
The Maltese is the quintessence of regal elegance and bearing. With a black button nose and brown eyes, the Maltese's tiny body is fine boned, but compact and strong. The ears are pendulous and low set. There is no undercoat, but the outer coat is silky, and is kept long for show. Those who don't intend to show pets often cut the long silky hair into a shorter and easier to care for "puppy cut."

The fur is white or off-white, and when kept long is parted down the middle of the back and combed straight down, almost to the ground. In adulthood, your little pet will weigh between six to nine pounds and be eight to ten inches tall at the shoulder.

Temperament
Playful, lively, and energetic, this gentle little dog will be extremely devoted to you and will be very trusting as long as you set proper boundaries. With a very sophisticated intelligence, this dog can learn tricks easily. Despite its tiny size, this breed makes a very good watchdog, because of its sensitivity to suspicious noises. Your pet will get along well with other pets in the household, including cats and other dogs.

One thing you must try to avoid encouraging is something called "small dog syndrome." With this syndrome, little dogs that are treated like babies or small children don't learn to be properly submissive to you, who must establish yourself as the alpha dog (or leader) in the pack. They become temperamental, snappish, spoiled… in effect, little terrors that rule the roost. Not only does this result in a very unhappy owner, in many respects, but a pretty unhappy dog, as well. Make sure that as soon as you bring your puppy home, you set firm boundaries that put you in charge. Discipline with gentle but firm and consistent corrections is most effective. Your little pet wants to please you and will do so if you put the proper guidelines in place.

Further, there is no need to pamper or overprotect your little dog, as delicate as he or she looks. These are very hardy little dogs, and they love to play and romp outdoors. Take your pet for a daily walk for exercise and to reinforce pack behavior. Since your pet loves to play, let it romp endlessly indoors and out to use up that boundless energy and to keep your pet happy.

With clearly defined boundaries in combination with regular socialization, the Maltese is simply a joy to be around in every sense of the word. He or she will keep you entertained well into his or her old age, since these little dogs don't lose their puppy-like behavior even when they become older.

Proper Environment
The Maltese will easily accept either an apartment environment or house. To exhaust this dog’s endless level of energy, it is imperative that you take your pet for daily walk for exercise and allow him or her to romp outdoors. An off-leash dog park is ideal if you don't have a yard.

Health
The Maltese is a very healthy little dog, with a life expectancy of 15 years or even longer. If you part your pet's hair in the classic "long" Maltese look, be aware that your little dog’s skin can get sunburned in the part. The Maltese can also have delicate digestion, and it's important that you don't feed your pet table scraps. Instead, invest in a good quality dog food (for small breeds, if applicable) as recommended by your veterinarian. Your pet is also sensitive to extreme temperature fluctuations, and it's important to keep your pet warm enough or cool enough, as the case may be, at all times. This breed is also troubled by particularly damp weather.

Prone to teeth problems, this dog will benefit from chewing good quality dog biscuits and by having your vet inspect and clean teeth regularly if necessary.

Grooming
If you keep your pet's coat in the classic long show style, you need to brush and comb daily to prevent tangles and matting. The coat is very delicate and soft, and your pet's skin is very sensitive, so it's important to be gentle when you do so. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary, making sure your pet does not get overly chilled. Your pet's "beard" and areas under the eyes should be cleaned regularly to prevent staining. The Maltese sheds very little, and is a good breed for those who suffer from allergies.

References
Adopt a Maltese.
http://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/Maltese
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

AKC Meet the Breeds®: Get to know the Maltese.
http://www.akc.org/breeds/maltese/index.cfm
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Maltese.
http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/maltese
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Maltese (dog).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_%28dog%29
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Maltese (Maltese Lion dog).
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/maltese.htm
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Rediscovering the legend of the lake dwellers.
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Rediscovering_the_legend_of_the_lake_dwellers.html?cid=1288560
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Pliny the Elder.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliny_the_Elder
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Strabo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabo
Retrieved July 21, 2013.

Group Classification: Toy Group

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

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Hair Length: Long

Shedding: Lite Shed

Body Size: Toy, Small

Weight Male: 4-6 pounds

Height Male: 9-10 inches

Weight Female: 4-6 pounds

Height Female: 9-10 inches

Litter Size: 2-4 puppies

Life Expectancy: 12-14 years

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Colors
White. Light tan or lemon on the ears is accepted, but not desired.

Living Area
They are not an outside dog, as many fall victim to larger animals. Their coats are also not heavy enough to keep them warm and dry in harsher weather. They also make wonderful apartments dogs. They may not be good in homes with small children as they are very fragile and can break easily; a household with other children or adults is preferred.