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We have many references that we can provide for you as we have sold many Maltese puppies and have lots of happy owners willing to share their happiness with others.My husband and I love the Maltese breed and enjoy every aspect of breeding them.We make it our ultimate priority to make sure that all of our adults and puppies are clean, healthy and happy.We constantly keep one in our arms giving them love and kisses and they just eat this up!Ever since we got our very first Maltese fifteen years ago, from Nell Boykin, owner of Bluefield Kennels in Wilson, NC, we fell in love with the breed and knew then that we wanted to position our lives around more Maltese.Our first little boy, named "Oliver" turned our lives upside down. my husband was afraid to have a dog in the house because of bad experiences he had growing up but after months of begging he finally gave in. now we challenge each other to get Oliver's attention and have him on our lap each night. Oliver is sweet, this is a typical Maltese temperament, he will sit with me for about 10 minutes and then get up and go sit with my husband for about 10 minutes. i usually win because Oliver comes back to sit with me for the remainder of the night. he really wants to make us both happy and actually takes the time to give us both attention.
There is a lot of work involved in breeding Maltese and probably any breed, but i find that i enjoy most aspects of breeding the Maltese and find it very therapeutic. it will take me an entire Saturday and part of Sunday to bathe the gang but the great thing is I enjoy every minute of it and so do my Maltese.They sit in the sink and look at me with such enjoyment on their faces as if they are in the spa for the day. i talk to them and they look me in the eye and listen to me as if they know exactly what i am saying to them. I'm not crazy, they really do understand me! ha ha.
Maltese breed profile
If you own or have owned a Maltese before, you already know that they are lively and fearless dogs. these tiny dogs have long been symbols of status and royalty. as far back as 500 years ago, they were sold for $2000 or more! unlike some other toy breeds, the Maltese is not simply a smaller version of another dog. rather, the first Maltese dogs were the same size as today’s breed standard.
Attitude and behavior of Maltese
Maltese dogs are both affectionate lap dogs and exuberant playmates. they’re friendly with children, although care should be taken when allowing toy breeds to play roughly with children. they’re usually good with other animals, although they may foolishly challenge larger dogs. Maltese are generally reserved towards strangers, but are well suited to family life.
Maltese are full of energy, and tend to be bold and curious. they learn quite quickly, but can become stubborn. reward-based training involving food or play goes a long way to keeping your Maltese engaged but be careful not to reward too much, or your Maltese’s waistline may suffer!
Exercise and nutrition
Maltese tend to stay in reasonable weight, but it may be difficult to tell because of the abundance of fur. you should be able to feel the ribs, but they should not be too noticeable by sight. feed a balanced diet, as recommended by your veterinarian, and reduce calories and increase exercise if needed. remember that the calories in treats add up fast with a toy breed dog.
Maltese make lively and alert house-dogs as long as their exercise needs are met. a daily walk around the block, coupled with several play sessions, will usually suffice. dog parks provide a welcome change of scenery, but should be considered carefully if there is not an area separated for small breed dogs. use caution when letting your Maltese run off-leash – choose only enclosed areas such as a well fenced dog park or yards.
Everyone that knows Maltese knows their sweet little personalities and how smart they are. Maltese are also hypoallergenic and non shedding dogs.People with allergies come over and sit for several hours playing with our Maltese just to see how they will react and there is never any reaction.I encourage you to do the same.Schedule a time to sit and play with our Maltese and see if your allergies flare up but i can bet that they won’t.If you have allergies then a Maltese is the best breed for you! this is a great benefit of the Maltese breed, not to mention that they are so small but have such a large personality. they love to keep you on a schedule and the older they get the stricter they get with their schedules.Our 13 year old male, Oliver, makes sure that i get in bed every evening around 10:30. he will walk to the front door to be let out to go potty and then makes a “b” line to the bedroom and looks back at me to make sure i am right behind him.He is so funny, if i sit back in the living room after letting him out then he will start the routine over again in about 15 minutes by going back to the front door to be let out.
Maltese are wonderful with kids. you just need to make sure that younger kids are gentle and hold them while sitting down because it only takes one drop while standing and holding a small Maltese to injure the puppy or even an adult Maltese for that matter. you have to anticipate that if they were to take a quick jump from your arms that you have a good hold on them because i have seen Maltese jump like that many times. sometimes when they are ready to get down they just jump and as i said they have big personalities and don't see their small size as any hindrance to what they want to do. the same thing goes with being on a bed or on a couch, if they are ready to get down, they will just make the jump so keep a good eye on them if you have a tiny one or a high couch for that matter.
We encourage you to come and visit our home and meet all of our beautiful Maltese.We are home basically all the time and typically just need a couple hours notice.I will be happy to answer all of your unanswered questions either one on one over the phone or via an email or however you feel comfortable.I can talk “Maltese” for hours!
We will be happy to deliver a puppy to you if you can’t make the drive to our home.We will be happy to send many pictures in advance and videos as well so that you can get a good idea of the puppy’s look and personality.We have many people that start a “baby book” for their new puppy so we send new born pictures via email and update them as often as they wish.We do charge a fee to deliver if more than a couple of hours away from us (round trip) otherwise there is typically not a fee to deliver within a couple of hours round trip. some of the areas we will consider delivering to are wake county, Nash county, Franklin county, orange county, Johnston county, Moore county, new Hanover county, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida. we sell our Maltese to cities and counties all over NC and will also deliver if you need us to. Maltese for sale in NC. Maltese puppies for sale in NC.