Maltese is the most affectionately responsive dog among the diminutive sized breeds. Maltese have been bred since the medieval times and have always served as gentle companions.
Their teeny size should not lead you into undermining them. They are always ready to stand in for themselves and for their owners. They are rather fearless bearing in mind their tiny physique.
If you want a smart little dog to run you and your home, then this is your breed. Maltese pack a lot of love into their tiny bodies, and are never happier than when cuddling in their owners' laps. That doesn't mean these dogs don't need exercise and training. Resist the impulse to simply carry them everywhere and pluck them out of trouble, and let your dog be a dog. In particular, the Maltese excels at learning tricks and loves to show off.
While the Maltese's happy, courageous natures make him a wonderful pet for many, this may not be the right dog for families with young children. Maltese are tiny and can easily be injured if play is too rough, or they may snap at a child in self-defense if frightened or hurt.
Study shows that these dogs can form abstract mental representations of positive and negative emotions and recognize how their owner is feeling. This makes them an exceptionally amazing breed way far than any other breed can do.
Despite possessing a long silky hair, these dogs do not shed. Many people consider these dogs as hypoallergenic which makes them ideal companions for people with allergies. However, they will need continuous cutting and brushing of the fur to keep them more checked and appealing.
Despite his tiny size, the Maltese is a lively and vigorous dog. He loves nothing more than to spend the day with his family.
Because Maltese are so focused on their people, they take well to training. Attention and the ability to please are all it takes to get a Maltese to learn. He’s a ham who will show off tricks at home and excel in dog sports, including agility, obedience, rally and, believe it or not, tracking. A Maltese can also be a super therapy dog.
The perfect Maltese doesn’t spring fully formed from the whelping box. He’s a product of his background and breeding. Whatever you want from a Maltese, look for one whose parents have nice personalities and who has been well socialized from early puppyhood.