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Maltese Puppies: Cute Pictures and Facts

The Maltese is one of the oldest and most adorable toy breeds. Clever, soft and cuddly - no wonder Maltese puppies are becoming increasingly popular as pets.

As you can see in the pictures above, Maltese puppies are sure to be cute! However, you need to make sure you are ready before bringing one home.

And, as always, keep in mind that you can find almost any breed of dog from a shelter or rescue near you. You can even check DogTime's adoption page and search for breed and location. To adopt! Do not shop!

Are you considering adding a Maltese puppy to your family? Here are some things you should know about puppies of this breed.

1. You are easy to influence

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Maltese puppies are like sponges; They pick up whatever behaviors and moods you convey to them. This means that when you baby her you may have a puppy who will grow into a dog with separation anxiety issues.

With that in mind, if you properly train and socialize your Maltese puppy early on, you'll have an obedient, happy pup.

Maltese puppies are fairly easy to train due to their small size and quick mind.

2. They are generally peaceful

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Maltese puppies generally have good temperaments. They get along with other dogs, cats, and especially their human families.

Some Maltese lines can be a little more cautious and shy, and it's easy to see why due to their short stature.

Socialize your Maltese puppy early on to avoid the fear of strangers.

3. They are old kings

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Maltese puppies were originally bred to be royal companions thousands of years ago, hence their luxurious, white coats. Such as the Maltese race have been discovered on ceramics and other works of art from ancient Greece and Egypt.

In modern times, they still seem to have that regal flair. In 2007, the Maltese dog Take Trouble had a net worth of $ 2 million. Yes, you read that right. When real estate developer Leona Helmsley passed away in 2007, she gave her pooch $ 12 million in her will.

Take Trouble's legacy was cut to $ 2 million by the government, and she lived in style until her death in 2011.

4. They are good for allergy sufferers

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The Maltese is a breed that, unlike the fur, has a thick coat of hair, which means that they are shed minimally or not at all. They are considered a hypoallergenic breed.

Although they do not shed, their coats require some grooming and can get long and unruly without regular grooming.

Also, keep in mind that no breed is 100 percent allergen free. Therefore, severe allergy sufferers still have to be careful.

5. They may be small, but they have hops

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Despite their tiny frames and lack of wings, Maltese pups appear to have the ability to fly. They have crazy hops and love jumping on couches, beds, and right into your lap.

While they can jump like no other, it is important to keep an eye on them during their acrobatic endeavors to make sure they don't jump from too high and injure themselves.

Remember, you can find almost any breed of dog that you are looking for in a shelter or rescue facility!

Would you adopt a Maltese puppy? Do you know any other facts about these cute puppies that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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