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Maltese Puppies For Sale

Affectionate ~ Gentle ~ Intelligent ~ Loving ~ Playful

Partnered with the nation's most reputable Maltese breeders, Premier Pups offers the best Maltese puppies for sale. Toy and Teacup Maltese puppies for sale with nation-wide delivery. Affectionate, cuddly, joyful, and kind, the Maltese are the precious little gems of the dog kingdom. These beautiful dogs are playful, happy, fun, and full of life. They love to be surrounded by their human family and they never seem to grow old – neither in spirit nor in appearance. The adorable Maltese puppies want nothing more than to bring joy and love into their homes. They are natural-born entertainers who love to perform and perfect little cuddle buddies. They train easily, are eager to please, and they’re always happy and up for fun.

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Affectionate, Gentle, Intelligent, Loving, Playful

Adult Weight 4-7 lbs
Adult Height 9-10 in
Life Expectancy 12-15 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
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Maltese Puppies for Sale Characteristics: 

  • Hypoallergenic Maltese puppies 
  • Our Maltese puppies for sale are healthy and happy thanks to careful breeding 
  • Pure white Maltese puppy color 
  • Maltese puppies are exceedingly bright and easy to train 
  • As a toy breed, our Maltese puppies for sale reach no more than 4 to 7 pounds. Full-grown Maltese puppies generally grow between 9 to 10 inches tall 

Maltese Puppies for Sale – About the breed 

The Maltese puppy 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 puppy as we know him now. Many of the Maltese puppies for sale in the United States today trace their heritage back to English imports during the early 1800’s. 

5 Facts About The Maltese Dog We Guarantee You'll Love

Maltese Puppies For Sale - 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.

The size of a full-grown Maltese puppy can range from 9 to 10 inches with a weight between 4 and 7 pounds. These cute puppies have adorable floppy ears, a dark button nose, and small round eyes that are typically black. Their tails are long and fluffy, always carried upward and curled.  

Our Maltese puppies for sale are very small and should be handled with care. Although they may be spunky and eager to play, they should always be supervised when playing with other pets or small children.  

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.

Maltese Puppies For Sale - Temperament

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.

Children and Maltese puppies make fantastic playmates. They share an equal desire to explore and try out new games, and they quickly become best friends. Very small children should be taught how to handle and care for an equally small puppy. Because of their small size, the Maltese pups can get easily injured during play. It is always recommended to supervise any interaction between small children and these puppies.

Our Maltese puppies for sale are neither jumpy, shy, nor reactive. Our puppy agents interact with them daily to ensure they are well-socialized. The breed isn’t known to display aggression, but these dogs can become stubborn when overly spoiled.

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.

Maltese puppies have quite the reputation as therapy pets. Because their temperament is gentle and their personality balanced, they are often trained for emotional support. They have all the qualities for this job, and they are fond of attention. They are also naturally well-behaved and easy to care for, aspects that make them ideal for senior families and retirees.  

One of the favorite pastimes of the Maltese puppies are cuddling. These little rays of sunshine adore being with their owner. They love shadowing their humans and want to be involved in every family activity.  


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 will be plenty to keep this dog happy and healthy.

Maltese Puppies - Training and Socialization

These puppies are people-oriented, which makes training them 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.

Often referred to as Velcro dogs, the Maltese puppies are not meant to be without their owners for long. Although they can keep themselves entertained for a few hours a day, it is recommended to train them early to become more independent. Teaching them to be independent will help both you and your puppy in the long run. It is not recommended to leave them alone for extended periods of time unless they have had proper training. Leaving them alone for more than 6 hours a day can lead them to suffer from separation anxiety.  

Our Maltese puppies for sale are socialized early to ensure they have a smooth transition from our hands into their forever homes. They are healthy, happy, and eager to meet their new loving family.  

Frequently Asked Questions

The average lifespan is 12 to 15 years.

No. The breed sheds very little if at all. They are considered one of the best breeds for people who suffer from dog allergies.

The Maltese are very small dogs that enjoy play, however, they are not often recommended to families that have small children as young children may not quite understand how to be gentle, especially if left unsupervised.

Yes. 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, these dogs 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 size for this breed.

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.

Yes. These dogs shed very little compared to other dogs. They don't produce as much dander and are a wonderful choice for those who suffer from pet-related allergies.

The typical height for these dogs is between 9 and 10 inches.

Although they are not considered an overly-vocal breed, these dogs will alert to visitors. They make fantastic watchdogs.

The average weight for a full-grown Maltese dog is typically between 4 and 7 pounds.



Date: 2/6/2021
Breed: Maltese
Client: Carmelita Foster
Loc: Uniontown

I purchased Sugar, now Lily, over three years ago. The experience was great and easy. Amazing customer service. Lily is sweetest dog ever , when she was received and even now, she stopped strangers in their tracks wanting to pet and okay with her because she was so adorably small. She was 15 oz when purchased and now he is 4lbs. I’m looking to purchase another puppy and immediately came back to premier pup, then suddenly realized I never provided a review of my great experience.

Date: 5/20/2020
Breed: Maltese
Client: Zouher Hanna
Loc: Whitehall

We bought Lennox around Mother’s Day in 2018, for my mom (and the rest of us) it was love at first sight and we had made our decision.Currently he is about 2 years and 2 months old he is very adventurous, is very alert, loves meeting new people and new dogs, he is the absolute cutest dog in the world, a amazing friend, and loves laying next to or on you.If you are looking for small dogs or a dog general I recommend premier pups they have the best customer service and cutest dogs.

Date: 4/23/2022
Name: Sophie
Breed: Maltese
Client: Darlene Heller
Loc: Manitou Beach


Date: 9/14/2020
Name: MAX
Breed: Maltese
Client: Mara Ventura
Loc: Woodbridge

We picked up Oliver from Premier Pups on July 20th, 2020. We couldn't be happier with this puppy, he's such a great and lovable pup. He's great with kids, he's playful, smart and very trainable. You just have to be patient with your dog. I really want to thank Premier Pups for giving us such a great bundle of joy. If you get a puppy from them, you can have confidence that they will be with you every step of the way. I highly recommend these guys, if I ever buy another puppy I will get it from them with no hesitation. Thanks guys!!

Date: 7/5/2020
Name: Precious and Coco Chanelle
Breed: Maltese
Client: Cynthia Casillas
Loc: Eastvale

So in love with our teacup Maltese Precious and our teacup Yorkie Coco Chanelle! We love them so much! Best company ever... we have purchased a total of 5 puppies from premier pups and will continue to share our preference with our close family and friends! Thank you so much premier pups! I’m very happy with my spoiled babies!

Date: 3/19/2020
Breed: Maltese
Client: Mariely
Loc: Harrisburg

Premier has been awesome to work with A+ service . They set me up with my perfect Maltese her name is Cinderella. She is healthy , smart and love being around our children. I love how Premier texts and emails about the pups to ensure everyone is transitioning. Thank you again.

Date: 7/1/2021
Name: Sophie
Breed: Maltese
Client: Darlene Heller
Loc: Manitou Beach

I pick up Sophie from Premier Pups on June 3rd and I just love her to pieces. I am very happy with the entire process and professionalism and would recommend to anyone looking for a new puppy. Sophie is everything I was hoping for-she is perfect!

Date: 1/4/2022
Breed: Maltese
Client: Melissa P
Loc: Ashland

We adopted Molly in February 2021 and couldn't be happier! She is a blessing to our family that provides love, laughter and lots of energy to the household! Molly has grown into a 1 year old teen that has a spunky personality and loves to learn new commands! Thank you Premier Pups for guiding us through the adoption process, follow-up care and providing us with a healthy, happy pup! Your service is outstanding!

Date: 9/14/2020
Breed: Maltese
Client: Sara Foxworth
Loc: Savannah

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.

Date: 2/7/2021
Breed: Maltese
Client: Cindy
Loc: Marengo

We have now purchased two pups from Premier Pups. We have been very satisfied with both purchases. They have excellent customer service. When we took both pups to the vet, we were told both of our babies were in perfect health condition. The vert was surprised she could not find any defects. Pictured is my Maltese. She has been the light of my life. Today is her first birthday and Premier was kind enough to check in again to see how she was doing. I would purchase here agin if I am ever in the market of another dog.

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