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Maltese Terrier

Maltese Breed Information:

A dog breed who is gentle and fearless, and very friendly. His glamorous white coat gives him a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. This is a sprightly, vigorous dog who excels not only as a companion but also as a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, he loves to be with his family or owner.

Family Suitability:

The Maltese are suited to most families. They are a happy, playful breed who love kids and socialising with other animals as long as they have been properly introduced from a young age.

At Kellyville Pets we love our animal friends and are committed to matching owners with the right pet and providing customers with unsurpassed advice, service and selection of products. This is our way of ensuring our animals have the best possible start in their new home with you. 

All puppies come microchipped, wormed, vaccinated and flea treated. Every puppy comes with a 14 day health guarantee and a 7 day cooling off period as part of our standard policies and procedures. You will also receive a FREE vet check and FREE 4 weeks pet insurance!

All our puppies come from approved and accredited breeders.

Maltese Breed Information:

Maltese Size/Weight:

Height: 25-30cm, Weight: 4-9kg

Maltese Life Span:

12-16 years

Maltese Temperament:

The Maltese is an affectionate, boisterous and playful breed. They generally do well in any type of home and are quite happy around children as well as other dogs and pets, given they have been properly socialised as a puppy. They are a playful and clever breed, however training them requires patience and consistency on the owners behalf. Being a smaller breed, the Maltese can be a fairly vocal breed. It is important to teach them from an early age that barking is not okay. If it is an issue that develops it is essential that it is dealt with before it becomes a habit. It is also important to remember not to 'baby' small breeds like the Maltese, as they can become bossy and demanding - believing they are the top of the hierarchy in your home.

Maltese Grooming:

Due to their thick coat, it is best to brush the Maltese every second day to avoid tangling or matting. During the summer especially, a clip is recommended every 6-8 weeks. It is important to keep their nails trimmed to avoid impairing their walking ability, and to regularly check their eyes and ears, and clean when necessary, to keep them healthy.

Maltese Exercise Requirements:

Due to their size, the Maltese do not generally have high exercise requirements. A walk every few days as well as play time at home is generally sufficient.

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