These regal little pups have an air of royalty, and are totally devoted to their families and companions. Indeed, they are known throughout the world as some of the best companion dogs you could ask for.
Devoted and Loyal
The Maltese is a tiny pooch, but they remain devoted and loyal to their owners much like a larger dog would.
Maltese puppies seem to glide across the floor beneath their silky coat, and have been a royal favorite for centuries.
While Maltese dogs are reserved around strangers, they are sublimely affectionate with their families.
The Maltese is one of the more intelligent toy breeds, and is always eager to please his or her owner with new tricks.
Great for Small Homes
With relatively low exercise needs, a minimally shedding coat and a small build, the Maltese is well-suited to apartment life.
These tiny dogs easily stay under 10 pounds, and make the perfect travel companion on adventures big and small.
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We only work with Maltese breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
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Questions & Answers
Nowadays, Maltese dogs only come in one color—white—although they used to be bred in a variety of coat colors. However, some breeders do offer Malteses in different sizes, such as teacup Maltese for sale or Maltese teacup puppies for sale. You might also find Maltese mix puppies for sale like the Maltese Shitzu puppy for sale.
Yes, the Maltese (especially teacup Maltese pups for sale) is an excellent breed for families who live in apartments, condos or other small homes. They shed minimally and have relatively low activity levels, although all dogs will need at least some daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. With that said, the Maltese is one of the best apartment dogs there is.
If there are no puppies available nearby, don’t sweat it. Businesses and breeders in the Uptown Network are experienced when it comes to puppy travel. That means no matter where you or your desired puppy might be, you can easily meet your pup at your nearest, most convenient major airport (outside of Alaska and Hawaii).
We regularly receive breeder network applications, but we’ve never wavered from our commitment to only approving the BEST breeders and businesses. Our strict and binding Breeder Pledge ensures that less than 10% of all breeders are eligible, meaning you won’t find any puppy mills here!
Normally when you search online for puppies, you’re looking at Google’s top recommendations based on marketing and advertising. These aren’t necessarily the BEST breeders—that’s where we come in. By independently reviewing breeders and businesses, we are able to list only the top choices in the country, even for Maltese Poodle puppies for sale.
Maltese puppy mills exist to meet the huge demand for dogs, and often offer rock-bottom prices. That’s because these dogs are improperly bred and poorly raised, can suffer from debilitating medical conditions, and often require expensive veterinary care. While “teacup Maltese for sale near me” are often cheaper than ethical breeders, they carry tons of hidden costs down the road.
Although the breed is often described as elegant or even aristocratic, the fact is that Maltese dogs for sale are actually quite intelligent and loving pets. They can require a lot of human attention, and must be conditioned at a young age to avoid separation anxiety. The Maltese is a fast learner, especially when rewarded with treats!
The Maltese is a truly ancient breed, and its origins are somewhat cloudy. It is a Bichon-type dog that hails from the Mediterranean—possibly Malta—but it may also have roots in France, Italy, Egypt, or elsewhere. Some believe the Maltese to be descended by the Melitae, a favorite lapdog of the Roman and Greek aristocracy.
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