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TEACUP MALTESE PUPPY
Birth Date 12/22/2018
Gender Female
Current Weight 1lb 8oz
Est Adult Weight 4-6 lbs
Registry AKC
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 2/20/2019
Special Nurturing Notice

Puppies less than 2 lbs require the special care and attention the first 2 weeks in their new home. They need to eat every 2-3 hours, starting with their arrival.

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.

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.

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.

Exercise

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.

Temperament

Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Playful, Social

Adult Weight 4-7 lbs
Adult Height 9-10 in
Life Expectancy 12-15 yrs
Maintenance
Low High
Training
Easy Hard
Shedding
Min Max
Adaptability
Easy Hard
Active
Low High
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REVIEWS

MALTESE


Date: 1/31/2021
Name: Frosty
Breed: Maltese
Client: Helen Sheldon
Loc: Palmer AK

We received our boy Frosty back in 2008 when your name was Premier Pup. He was so tiny he fit in the palm of our hand. He left this world yesterday at the age of 13 and he was the best pup a person could ask for. Thank you for making him a part of our family. We hope in due time to receive another pup ??

Date: 7/1/2021
Name: Sophie (formerly Betty White)
Breed: Maltese
Client: Darlene Heller
Loc: Manitou Beach MI

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: 6/6/2021
Name: Remy
Breed: Maltese
Client: Alexandra Alberti
Loc: Mountain Lakes, NJ

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!

Date: 7/17/2020
Name: Jon Snow (previously Hunter)
Breed: Maltese
Client: Martha Minarczik
Loc: Tampa Florida

Jon Snow arrived in Tampa on June 23, 2020 at 1 pound 12 oz. He is now 12 weeks old and 2. 6 pounds. It was like being first time parents again only this time with a puppy. Primer Pup was in constant contact with us. This included constant phone and text messages from Lacey advising us of his travel status; the Facetime with him was priceless, I only wish I had recorded the session; then there are the follow=up check-in from Chelsea and Mike that reassured us, he was okay and that we were doing all the right things. Every time I had a question there was a live person to talk with. Jon Snow came with detail instruction for feeding, preventative medication and a real person checking in with me via a phone call every other day for the first week to ensure he was adjusting. We included membership with Dr. Pup (Dr. Gary Rypka) which I highly recommend. He actually called and spoke to us on a Sunday morning (four days after this little guy arrived) to discuss our concerns. I would not hesitate to go through Primer Pups again to get a healthy, happy puppy from reliable AKC breeders. My special thanks to Mike for all the little hints to get this little guy back on dry food and especially his constant reassurance that Jon Snow was right on que and that we were doing all the right things. Recently we were told that God created dogs as a way to show what unconditional love was all about... well Jon Snow is all that and more.

Date: 4/27/2016
Name: Shiro (Formerly Max)
Breed: Maltese
Client: Natalie Perez
Loc: Leonardtown, Maryland

Shiro Okome (White Rice) came to our family this past Sunday (24 April). We picked him up at the Airport Cargo facility after his flight in and surprisingly was very active and ready to play after his long flight. It's been 5 days and he's adjusted very well to our family. My daughter suffers from depression and Shiro has done wonders for her well being. We are overjoyed with Shiro and very thankful for Premier Pups with bringing him to our lives!

Date: 2/9/2019
Name: Erin Sluder
Breed: Maltese
Client: Erin Sluder
Loc: Loveland, oh

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!!

Date: 10/9/2017
Name: Martin
Breed: Maltese
Client: Fatima
Loc: Oakland ,Ca

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!

Date: 5/7/2017
Name: Angel original name from Premier Pups
Breed: Maltese
Client: Miranda
Loc: Boston area

Been looking for a new puppy for a while, me and my wife. Once we saw Angel on the site we fell in love with her and just had to have her.

Date: 9/16/2019
Name: Sapphire (now potato)
Breed: Maltese
Client: Rong Cao
Loc: Cheswick, PA

We had our eye in premier pups for a few weeks, and their communication was great. I texted a ton and always got replies fast. On Saturday, we decided to drive down to Ohio(it was a 4 hr drive) and pick up Sapphire! We renamed her potato. She is the cutest thing!!! She threw up once from traveling in the car, and so far she only eats baby food and Kari syrup. She is so cute and loved.

Date: 3/27/2017
Name: Riley Duke
Breed: Maltese
Client: Bonnie Otis
Loc: Waterford, MI

Riley will be 3 this May. He is intelligent and personable! I couldnt love him more! Premierpups were very pleasurable to deal with. A+++ rating!

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