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Throughout his long history, the Maltese has been given many names, such as the "Melitae Dog," "Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta," the "Roman Ladies Dog," "The Comforter," the "Spaniel Gentle," the "Bichon," the "Maltese Lion Dog," and the "Maltese Terrier." Today, he is known simply as the Maltese.
This elegant toy dog breed is famed for the silky white hair covering his body. Straight and thick, the coat falls all the way to the floor. Many years ago, Maltese came in many colors, but these days they are always white. When a properly built Maltese moves, he seems to float beneath his cloud of white hair. Because he doesn't have an undercoat, the Maltese sheds little, and many people consider the breed to be hypoallergenic.
But the Maltese is more than his coat. Completing the picture is a slightly rounded skull, black nose, drop ears, dark, alert eyes, short, straight legs, and a graceful tail. He's a sweet, intelligent dog who is devoted to his people. And as one of the smallest of the toy breeds, he's well suited to apartment or condo living. Wherever he lives, the Maltese is responsive to his environment and makes an effective watchdog.
Although they look delicate and aristocratic, Maltese can have a lot of energy. They learn quickly if rewarded for their efforts. Because they have a long history as companion dogs, Maltese require a lot of human attention and suffer from separation anxiety. If left alone for hours each day, they can bark and become destructive.
No breed is perfect, and Maltese sometimes are intolerant of small children or other dogs, especially if they have been overly pampered by their people. If this occurs, they can become very protective, barking and even biting if animals or people are perceived as a threat to their relationship with their beloved human family.
Even tolerant Maltese are not a good choice for families with small children, however, because they are so small and can be easily injured. Like all dogs, they must be taught their place in your home, and require proper socialization and basic obedience training.
Note: All our dogs come from Death Row Shelters, or persons having troubles. Our rescue takes care of the animals medical and other needs, we fix the animals, give all needed shots and flea treatment, and feed fresh breast of chicken with jasmine rice, yams, veggies, pumpkin, eggs, liver, and more at least twice a day, plus Taste of the Wild dry food. Our animals are not caged. Small ones are in our home, and big ones have their own playpen areas in the patio that is part of our half acre land. We work hand and hand with our police run shelter and our vet. A dog does not die because it is sick in our community, we take it and give it all we have to get it well. Our fees are not cheap, as we also want quality adopters, but you will know what you are getting, and we can't survive without your support. Each dog becomes part of our family, as we hope the animal will be when you adopt it, and all monies received for each adoption simply allows as to continue meeting the financial needs of medical expenses we incur daily, from dogs with seizures to tumors in their pancreas, to having 22 contusions from being hit by a car to one dog who 65% of his body was burned from a corona person who put gasoline on him and lit him on fire . . . . He now lives in Alabama and the happiest dog ever. And, when you adopt from us, we instantly notify our local shelter that we have a space, and we rescue a new dog to be put into our care. Thank you for you loyalty and love of our animals. You can donate any time. Send an email and we will send the donation link, or we can give you the phone to our vet and you put the money on the books with his office.
Age: 2 years
Weight: 12.40 lbs.
Fixed (Dr. Ivan)
Has all shots, including current flea treatment
ID 152739 K36