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Maltese Puppies for Sale in San Diego CA by Uptown Puppies

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About Maltese

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.

Hypoallergenic 7/10
Intelligence 8/10
Loyalty 7/10
Fun-Loving 10/10
Adaptability 7/10
Apartment Friendly 9/10
Activity Level 6/10

Devoted and Loyal

The Maltese is a tiny pooch, but they remain devoted and loyal to their owners much like a larger dog would.

Absolutely Adorable

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.

Incredibly Intelligent

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.

Perfectly Portable

These tiny dogs easily stay under 10 pounds, and make the perfect travel companion on adventures big and small.

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Our 3 Part Mission

The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.


Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.


Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials.


Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.

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5 Star Breeders

We only work with Maltese breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...

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Vintage Pups

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Puppy Place

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Ralphs Puppies

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Top Line Pups

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Prestigious Pups

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About Uptown Approved Breeders

No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.

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Questions & Answers

Questions about Maltese puppies for sale in San Diego CA? We have answers.

Give me an overview of Maltese puppies for sale in San Diego CA.

Maltese dogs used to come in a variety of coat colors but for many years now, they have been bred only as pure white. The only variation of Malteses is size. We can help you find teacup Maltese puppies for sale San Diego if that’s what you’re looking for! Mixed Malteses like the Maltipoo also exist -- browse the mixed Maltese puppies for sale in San Diego on Uptown today!

Are Malteses good apartment dogs?

Maltese dogs are the best apartment dogs! They are small, easy to train, low-shedding, and have light exercise needs. However, like any dog, they need some form of daily exercise to stay physically and mentally fit. Ready to meet the best apartment dog ever? The San Diego Maltese puppies for sale on Uptown are raised by the best breeders in any state!

How do you screen Maltese breeders in San Diego?

Uptown has a strict vetting process in place. All Maltese breeders San Diego that wish to join our network are evaluated based on their experiences, current practices, compliance, animal care, and facility quality. If you’re curious about the standards we follow, you can learn more about it on out Breeder Pledge!

Am I able to pick up my Maltese puppy in person?

When you find a San Diego Maltese for sale that you like, the breeder or business that you are working with will commit to keeping you informed about the milestones of your new puppy before you bring it home. If you’re willing to go to the breeder’s, yes, you can pick up the puppy yourself on its release date!

Why is Uptown Puppies different from other websites that sell Maltese puppies in San Diego?

Other websites that offer San Diego Malteses for sale are easy to find on the web because of their excellent marketing team -- they don’t necessarily have the best breeders. Uptown is different because we can guarantee the competency of the breeders and businesses featured on our network, thanks to our strict vetting process.

How does Uptown work?

Uptown makes your search for a Maltese for sale in San Diego simple! Start by browsing our network’s Malteses for sale in San Diego. When you find the dog that you like, get in touch with the breeder to schedule a visit or to find out the pickup date. Once the details are settled, you can begin stocking up on tricks to be ready for your new puppy’s arrival!

What can I expect from my new Maltese?

The Maltese is an affectionate dog that bonds strongly with its owner. It may look regal because of its luxurious fur but it is one very friendly dog. However, the Maltese can be quite attached and demand a lot of attention. If you are planning to leave your dog alone for hours at a time, it’s best to train them young to avoid separation anxiety.

What are the origins of the Maltese?

The Maltese is a centuries-old, Bichon-type breed that was a royal favorite of aristocrats in the Roman Empire. Some stories claim that it is from Malta though it’s possible that the breed traveled and was developed across Europe. Today, these dogs are found all over the world as loving pets. Check out our network’s Malteses for sale San Diego to find your own royal dog.

Is the Maltese a hypoallergenic breed?

Hypoallergenic is a tricky term to use as some people may not be allergic to fur but could be sensitive to dander. The Maltese is not completely hypoallergenic but it is low-shedding -- this may come as a surprise given their floor-length coat. So if you’re concerned about keeping your sofas fur-free, check out our network’s Maltese puppies for sale in San Diego today.

Is the Maltese a good family dog?

Yes. The Maltese is gentle, friendly, and loving! It loves being around people and will bring joy to any home. However, if you have small children, it’s best to teach them early how to handle a small dog like the Maltese. Having a Maltese is a great opportunity to teach kids how to be responsible for a pet, while having fun!

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