The Maltese Dog - Character, Care and Health


hello and welcome to animal wise where

today we talk about one of the most

popular small dog breeds the Maltese the


Maltese is a dog breeds much popularized

in the Mediterranean with Italy being

common proponents of the breed the

origins of the Maltese dog are

associated with Italy also the Croatian

Island once known as maleta and of

course Malta its exact origin is

uncertain but it's known that the

Phoenicians brought the breeds ancestors

to Egypt over 2,000 years ago curiously

at the tomb of ramses ii there are stone

statuettes with images very similar to

the Maltese dog the Maltese is a very

small dog usually weighing between three

and four kilos and measuring about 25

centimeters tall this makes them

adaptable to small apartments and homes

without a garden they have a lush white

coat which is usually smooth long and

silky in general this is a dog very

happy and fun while affectionate and

attached to their master they can be a

bit nervous and playful and therefore

suffer if they spend too much time alone

at home as he prefer to feel accompanied

it is an ideal dog for all types of

family but we must explain that you have

to play with it properly

the Maltese can be a fragile and small

dog and therefore be damaged if he

played too roughly the Maltese needs

daily brushing to avoid dirt

accumulation and annoying tangles to

keep their hair in perfect condition

they will also need a monthly bath which

should make use of canine conditioner

the most common Maltese haircuts are the

puppy cut or letting the hair grow long

basic care also involves cleaning the

tear stains which collect under the eye

and any dirt accumulated around the

mouth use a wipe or damp gauze and then

dry the area to avoid fungal infections

the Maltese will require at least two

walks a day about 20 to 30 minutes each

to encourage the burning of excess

energy we can throw a ball or engage in

other games finally we highlight the

importance of quality food which will

provide general well-being as well as a

beautiful shiny coat this dog can suffer

allergies to pee observant of any

reactions to food

the Maltese is a generally healthy and

long living dog but visiting vet every 6

to 12 months and following the

vaccination schedule will help ensure

our dog to be happy and healthy we need

to remember they are susceptible to

allergies so ensure a quality diet to

reduce the possibility of conjunctivitis

follow a proper facial cleansing regimen

finally the Maltese breed is susceptible

to kneecap dislocation a problem most

common in older dogs to enjoy a sociable

and happy Maltese dog in adulthood we

need to ensure a proper socialization

process when they are a puppy by

introducing them to other dogs people

and environments we need to use positive

reinforcement to ensure they are

properly educated being a very

intelligent dog the Maltese will learn

without difficulty basic commands tricks

and even advanced orders 5 to 10 minutes

a day of training should suffice

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