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The Maltese is a popular petite canine that's a great choice for families. Because these dogs are in high demand, particularly due to the fact that toy breeds are so well liked, it's easy to find Maltese puppies in Cape Town and surrounding areas. Before bringing one of these dogs into your home, however, you should have a clear understanding of its needs.
A Small Yet Feisty Breed
Although the Maltese is considered a perfect lap dog, it can also be surprisingly feisty and energetic. In fact, Maltese dogs of all ages may bark quite a bit, and they're sometimes not afraid of challenging dogs that are much larger. Overall, however, the Maltese is a reserved dog who's friendly around people and loves to play.
Care and Grooming
This breed is highly energetic, but will be satisfied with a simple walk, some time playing in the yard or at the park, or even indoor games. These dogs are very playful, making them great family pets, especially if you have children.
The Maltese is known for its lustrous, long white coat, which is soft and delicate. In order to keep the skin and coat healthy, you'll need to dedicate time each day to grooming your dog, being gentle so you don't end up hurting your dog or damaging the fur. The white coat can also be hard to keep clean, which means regular bathing will be required. Some owners choose to have groomers trim the coat so that it's short and easier to care for.
A Low-Shedding Breed
For individuals who suffer with allergies when they're around canines, the Maltese is a great option because these dogs shed very small amounts of fur. This, combined with the fact that they're petite, make them a good choice for those who live in apartments as well, as they make it easy to keep your home clean and are perfectly happy being active inside the house.
If you're ready to bring a new dog into your life, you can adopt Maltese puppies in East Rand and throughout Pretoria/Tshwane. This small breed is perfect for families and those living in apartments or who are allergic to dogs. Just be prepared to spend quite a bit of time maintaining your pet's coat.