Tips to Care for Your Maltese!

Maltese Dog

Care of Maltese


→ Fur care

It is white or ivory in color, with a single layer coat that is velvety and silky and hangs straight down from a parting down the middle of its back.

Brushing: Maltese have a beautiful white coat that is long and smooth. Because this little dog lacks an undercoat, he sheds relatively little. Regular grooming is required to prevent tangled fur.

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Tangled fur: You can use a filter comb to remove tangled fur.

NOTE: Do not use the Furminator on your Maltese

While some Maltese have long, flat, and silky coats, others have naturally downy fur. Given that Maltese only have one coat of fur, it is not recommended to use the Furminator on them.

Bathing: You can bathe your Maltese weekly or every other week, using Biogance Snow dog shampoo and conditioner to keep the coat white, silky and moisturized.

→ Dental care and General Hygiene

You can brush your Maltese's teeth every day with a dog toothbrush. Add the product Plaque Off to your dog's meals so that the dog gets fresh breath and prevents the build-up of tartar and plaque.


The Maltese is a playful, energetic dog that gets along with people, other dogs, and other animals (such as cats and rabbits). If properly trained, it is extremely intelligent and quick to pick up tricks. Many owners let it get away with rude behavior because of how adorable and charming it is, which can result in unwanted barking and snapping. This tiny puppy needs to realize that he is not the head of the family. Training in obedience is crucial for companion dogs like the Maltese. 

The Maltese is a cross between a poodle and a small spaniel. The first was bred in Italy before becoming popular in Malta, where it received its name.

The Maltese was brought to England by Crusaders and became a desirable lap dog for royalty. It was worn in the sleeves of noblewomen and served as a fluffy, cuddly bed warmer. The Maltese was welcomed into the American Kennel Club in 1888.

The Maltese stands 20 to 25 cm tall and weighs 3 to 5 kg. The Maltese has shiny black eyes and a black nose. Skin irritation, ear infections, and discolouration around the eyes can be avoided by brushing the Maltese every day and cleaning the eyes and ears.

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