Maltese Puppies For Sale
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Playful, Social
|Adult Weight||4-7 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-10 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 (41 reviews)|
The Maltese is one of the most ancient of the toy breeds with a history that can be traced back over two millennia. Despite their prominence throughout history, the exact origin of the Maltese dog is uncertain. Many believe the breed was developed in the Isle of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea from Spitz- or Spaniel-type dogs. Others believe they were developed in Italy, and still others believe that they came originally from Asia and had a part in developing many of the smaller Asian dogs. English breeders developed the Maltese as we know him now. Many of the Maltese in the United States today trace their heritage back to English imports during the early 1800’s.
Appearance and Grooming
Their gorgeous coats are pure white, silky, and straight, reaching all the way to the ground. They don’t have an undercoat like most breeds so shedding is minimal. Because they lack this undercoat they are intolerant to many outside elements so be sure that it’s not too hot or too cold before taking them outdoors. Because of their pure white coat, staining can be very noticeable. Regular cleaning and brushing, especially around the eyes and feet can prevent discoloration and maintain a beautiful shine. Many owners put the hair on the top of their Maltese's head into a topknot to keep it away from the eyes. If you decide to do this, be sure to use coated bands that won't break the hair. Gum disease is prevalent in this breed so regular brushing of the teeth at least two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria is important. Daily brushing is even better if you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath.
These dogs are gentle-mannered, affectionate and without fear. They are among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs, yet they are lively and playful as well as vigorous. Their trusting and tender personalities make them the perfect lap dog and cuddly companion.
Family and Companionship
These dogs thrive in a home with quiet older children or adults only who will treat him with the care they need. Due to their small frame it is not advisable to have them in the same home as small children as play can be too rough on such a delicate dog. They do get along quite well with other dogs and cats if they are socialized to them at an early age.
Due to their small stature, these dogs don’t need much in the way of exercise. A brisk 20 to 30 minute walk each day and some moderate play indoors each day will be plenty to keep this dog happy and healthy.
Training and Socialization
These dogs are people-oriented, which makes training a fairly simple process. These dogs respond especially well to positive reinforcements such as treats, praise, and play. Like most every dog, the Maltese needs early socialization including exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences. Socialization helps ensure that your puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average lifespan is 12 to 15 years.
No. The Maltese sheds very little if at all. They are considered one of the best breeds for people who suffer from dog allergies.
Maltese’s are very small dogs who enjoy play, however, they are not often recommended with families that have small children as young children may not quite understand how to be gentle, especially if left unsupervised.
White. Thought they do have some tan or lemon markings around their ears the rest of their coat is fully White.
All dogs will face ailments as they grow older, just like humans. The most common health issues found in the Maltese are patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), patent ductus arteriosus, portosystemic liver shunt, white dog shaker syndrome, and hypoglycemia.
Yes, the Maltese are highly intelligent. They love learning new skills and performing learned tricks, which makes training a pretty simple process.
This breed requires a minimal amount of exercise each day to remain fit and healthy. Short strolls either in a park or a yard are great for these pooches.
This depends on the look that you’re going for. If you prefer your Maltese to have a longer coat then you’ll need to brush your little one daily as well as wash their face to avoid tear staining around the eyes. If you are keeping your dog’s coat shorter, brushing every couple of days as well as cleaning of the face each day is sufficient. A weekly bath will also keep your Maltese’s coat clean and soft.
No. Unlike Poodle mixes, there is only one Maltese.
Like most small dogs, the Maltese is a spirited animal that tends to do things on their terms. The most effective way to train your Maltese is with proper socialization at an early age as well as practicing patience, consistency and most positive reinforcement. These dogs love to be told they did something well, so this is a big benefit in terms of training.
This breed was founded on the Mediterranean island of Malta and was developed to be the companion pet of wealthy, cultured families.
Halos are a part of the Maltese’s black points and are quite beautiful. Not all Maltese have these.
It's always best to feed a high quality dry dog food instead of wet canned food to help your dog maintain healthy gums and teeth. For optimal health, offer a formula with wholesome ingredients and all-natural preservatives (such as a vitamin blend and/or herbs). Avoid artificial preservatives when you can.
The Papillon and the Bichon Frise are both very similar to the Maltese breed.
Please be aware that there is no official separate breed called a “teacup Maltese.” This is a marketing and advertising ploy rather than a true recognized type of dog.
We picked up our sweet little guy on Friday. I didn’t have the heart to wait until we got home to give him food and water. I felt he had to have it right away. I gave him half a jar of baby food Karo mix and some water, then waited for a little over 30-minutes and held him all the way home. Before adopting him, I was preparing for over a month for a male Maltese puppy, so we were fully equipped with all necessities plus. It took him over a day to start eating dry food along with a little wet food, and sometimes we feed him the baby food/Karo to ensure he gets enough to eat. Today is his third day, and he’s already mainly eating the dry food, mostly when I feed him out of my hand. This Thursday is his first Vet visit to ensure all is going well. We love him; he has a great personality and a quick learner. I will purchase another puppy from Premier Pups in the future. Maybe another Maltese or a Maltipoo.
This review is well overdue. First, let me start by saying I had an AMAZING experience purchasing my puppy through this company. I purchased my Maltese in July 2019. Everyone was so patient with me, pleasantly mannered and was there to answer all of my questions that I had. I am the type of person that is extremely skeptical about online purchasing especially for something so special like a puppy. But based on all of the wonderful reviews, because of course I did my homework and thoroughly picked through every possible aspect of this website. Everything was so very true. All of the positive feedback is accurate. Ryan was especially helpful, he actually dropped Brooklyn off to us in the Orange County section of upstate Ny (Wallkill). Brooklyn is such a wonderful puppy. Everywhere we go someone stops to ask me where she was purchased. She loves to play, she listens, and most of all she loves her family sooooooooo much. Now having her, I couldn’t imagine our lives without her. I want to thank premier pups for being the most professional, honest, thorough, truthful website out here for potential puppy parents. I would definitely recommend this puppy online site to any and everyone. If ever I needed to purchase another puppy I wouldn’t think twice about using you guys again. Thank you so very much!
Martin is doing wonderful! He has been very playful and happy and is enjoying his new toys and home. Thank you for making this happen!
I absolutely would recommend Premier Pups. I was hesitant to purchase a pup that I didn't see in person. I also wasn't sure I wanted to put a pup through the flight from Ohio to Philadelphia. After talking to several staff members, at different times, I felt reassured that Delta Airlines handled many pups to Philadelphia Airport and that they are handled with VIP care. So, I decided my obsession out weighed my fears for a Maltese. I must say that Lexi arrived happy, energetic and full of love. As promised on their website, they called a few days to make sure Lexi was doing well and to see if I had any questions or concerns. My vet said she was so healthy she did not need any of the medications she came with as a precaution. As you can see in this photo, at 10 weeks old, day I received her, she is beautiful and healthy.
My son and daughter-in-law bought me this little precious pup for my Christmas present. I cannot say enough about how much she has changed my life! Her name was Madison but I call her Tinkerbelle or my “baby love”. She is the best little puppy. I purchased the Pup-pee-poo Palace and it has been a wonderful addition. Tinkerbelle sleeps in it every night, not a bit of trouble about whining to wimpering from day 1. She was housebroken in 10 days and we got her on December 2, 2017. I took her to her 1st vet appointment and everyone there just fell in love with my little Tinkerbelle. The vet told me she was perfect!!!! I can’t thank the people at Premier Pups and my son and daughter-in-law for getting me the absolute perfect present.
We picked Max up on Sunday afternoon (July 30) and he was very unsure. We had a 3 hour ride home and he didn't settle down until we were about an hour into the drive. Once we arrived he peeked up a bit and played with his new toys. We are now 3 days in and Max is eating great and he loves to play!!! He is simply adorable and we are totally in love!!! Premier Pups has been amazing!!!! I can call and have questions answered and I love that they call to check on our progress. I have already referred several friends to Premier Pups.
We got Lennox (now Leo) on May 8, 2020 and we couldn't have been more happy to get him and have him be part of our family. He is a loving, intelligent, alert, brave, and active dog and we just love him so much. We had come across Premier Pups because a family friend had recommended them because it's where the adopted their toy poodle. We would look ever day through the website awaiting the dog for us, and then finally we found Lennox. We immidently reserved him and couldn't wait to meet him. We called Premier Pups to make sure we reserved him properly and that everything was okay. They help us every step of the way to fully adopting Leo and they were very kind. Days before Lennox's arrive we had received a text from one of the Premier Pups employees saying that Lennox was not able to fly due to Covid-19 and that they would be driving him for Ohio to my State. We were kind of skeptically at first but we knew it would all work out. They sent us many text updates on how far they were making the pick up process very easy. Then they texted us that they have arrived and we got to meet Leo for the very first time and took him home. I remember him being so tiny. We brought him home and he didn't seem at all scared and began to eat the dry food Premier Pups had provided. Lennox (now Leo) is 4 month old and is growing up to be a wonderful dog and we couldn't be happier with Premier Pups. We still look through the website to this day maybe in search for a new fur baby.
If only all online businesses were this good... Received our puppy last night. We’re in love. Checked her out at the vet this morning. Passed with flying colors. Dealing with Premier Pups has been a pleasure: 1) They answer the phone. 2) Their staff is knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. 3) They deliver. Cannot recommend them enough.
Razzy has been such an amazing addition to our family! She is so smart and well behaved, I couldn’t have asked for a better puppy!!
I have purchased 3 puppies from Premier pups and all amazing and perfectly healthy and happy. I'm so grateful to find Premier pups the staff at Premier pups are extremely helpful and truly care about the puppies. The facility is extremely clean!!! These puppies are very well cared for and easy to train over all wonderful service from Premier pups and love my pups :) multi-poo Charlie 7 , teacup Maltese Bentley 6 , micro mea 3.5