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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.Read more
Affectionate, Gentle, Intelligent, Loving, Playful
|Adult Weight||4-7 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-10 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
Maltese Puppies Characteristics:
- Hypoallergenic Maltese puppies
- Our Maltese puppies for sale are healthy and happy thanks to careful breeding. They go through extensive health testing to ensure they don't suffer from any health problems
- Pure white Maltese puppy color
- Maltese puppies are exceedingly bright and easy to train
- As a toy breed, the regular Maltese reaches no more than 4 to 7 pounds. Full-grown Maltese puppies generally grow between 9 to 10 inches tall
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 originally came 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 1800s.
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.
These beautiful pooches are a tiny dog breed. The size of a full-grown Maltese puppy can range from 9 to 10 inches. Standard Maltese weight is 4 to 7 pounds. These cute, teacup 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 Mini 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 dental problems, gum disease, and bad breath.
These dogs are gentle-mannered, affectionate, and without fear. They are among the gentlest of all small sized-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 miniature 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 them with the care they need. Due to their small frame, it is not advisable to have them in the same home as very 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 with them at an early age.
Maltese puppies have quite a 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 is 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. Regular exercise is essential for both the standard and the teacup Maltese dog as it helps keep their blood sugar levels in order.
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
How long do Maltese live? The average lifespan is 12 to 15 years.
Do Maltese shed? No. The breed sheds very little if at all. They are considered one of the best breeds for people who suffer from dog allergies.
Are Maltese good with kids? 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.
Are all Maltese white? Yes. Thought they do have some tan or lemon markings around their ears the rest of their coat is fully white.
What if any healthy issues should I be concerned with? 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.
Is the Maltese an intelligent breed? Yes, these dogs are highly intelligent. They love learning new skills and performing learned tricks, which makes training a pretty simple process.
How much exercise does a Maltese need? 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.
How often do you need to groom a Maltese? 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.
Do Maltese come in different sizes? No. Unlike Poodle mixes, there is only one size for this breed.
Are Maltese easy to train? 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.
Where does the Maltese originate? This breed was founded on the Mediterranean island of Malta and was developed to be the companion pet of wealthy, cultured families.
What are Maltese halos? Halos are a part of the Maltese’s black points and are quite beautiful. Not all Maltese have these.
What's the best type of food for My Maltese? 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.
What breeds are similar to the Maltese? The Papillon and the Bichon Frise are both very similar to the Maltese breed.
I’ve seen advertisements for “tea cup” Maltese, what does this mean? 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.
Are Maltese hypoallergenic? 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.
How big do Maltese get? The typical height for these dogs is between 9 and 10 inches.
Do Maltese bark a lot? Although they are not considered an overly-vocal breed, these dogs will alert to visitors. They make fantastic watchdogs.
How much does a Maltese weigh? The average weight for a full-grown Maltese dog is typically between 4 and 7 pounds.
Melissa P. 1/4/2022
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!
M. Christine D. 10/7/2021
Last November I lost my rescue Maltese, Bebe. It was a terrible day for me. I was lost without her after 15 years. I tried to adopt a rescue Maltese but that wasn't working well either. So I found this site - Premier Pups - and I saw my Maddy as available and I bought her. My friend and I drove from Pittsburgh to Ohio to pick her up. The snow was flying but it was all worth it. Premier is a beautiful facility and when I saw first saw it was love instantly. Everyone and every step of the way was helpful and professional. And I couldn't love my girl Maddy anymore than I do. She filled the hole in my heart left by my other Maltese. Maddy is truly living her best life!!
Bonnie and Mike Z. 7/22/2021
We adopted Maddy in October of 2020. She will be 1 year old in two days. Premier pups were wonderful to adopt from. Maddy has been very healthy. We are so pleased with out Little girl.
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Alexandra A. 6/6/2021
We have wanted a teacup Maltese for a while but didn’t know where to start. A friend referred us to Premier Pups and I am so glad we found Remy! (Previously Sapphire). We got her on Valentines Day. She is the happiest most loving puppy with a sweet and sassy personality. Premier Pups checked in with us every step of the way and she arrived with everything we needed to make her happy and healthy. We have two teacup dogs who helped welcome her too! Thank you Premier Pups!
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Victor W. 4/25/2021
Cloud who is now Emma is a joy. The whole experience with Premier Pups was beyond terrific. They are professionals who care and deal only with known breeders. Don’t hesitate, they are the best.
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.
Carmelita F. 2/6/2021
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.
Mara V. 9/14/2020
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!!
Sara F. 9/14/2020
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.
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It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising a Maltese puppy properly. Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. Only the nation's best Maltese breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders.
We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment. The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Maltese breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest.