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Maltese puppies have no undercoat, and have very little to
no shedding if cared for properly. Tiny teacup maltese
puppies are considered to be hypoallergenic and many
people who are allergic to dogs may not be allergic to the
teacup maltese puppy. Tiny maltese puppies are very
easy to socialize with other dogs, and even cats.
Our teacup maltese are just "Pure Joy".
They are graceful and elegant tiny little dogs with long
silky coats of pure white. They have well conformed
square bodies with small heads, short noses and dark
sparkling eyes. Their puppies average 4 to 4.5 pounds as
adults and will steal your heart!
Characteristics include slightly rounded skulls, with a finger-wide dome and black nose that is two finger-widths long. The body is compact with the
length equaling the height. The drop ears with long hair and very dark eyes, surrounded by darker skin pigmentation (called a "halo"), gives Maltese
their expressive look. Their noses can fade and become pink or light brown in color without exposure to sunlight. This is often referred to as a
"winter nose and many times will become black again with increased exposure to the sun.
The coat is long and silky and lacks an undercoat. The color is pure white; although cream or light lemon ears are permissible, they are not regarded
as desirable. Also, a pale ivory tinge is permitted. In some standards, traces of pale orange shades are tolerated, but considered an imperfection.
Adult Maltese range from roughly 5 to 12 lbs, though breed standards, as a whole, call for weights between 4 and 7 lb. There are variations
depending on which standard is being used. Many, like the American Kennel Club, call for a weight that is ideally less than 7 lb with between 4 and 6
Tiny Toy Maltese are bred to be cuddly companion dogs, and thrive on love and attention. They are extremely lively and playful, and even as a Maltese
ages, his or her energy level and playful demeanor remain fairly constant. Some Teacup Maltese may occasionally be snappish with smaller children
and should be supervised when playing, although socializing them at a young age will reduce this habit. The Maltese puppy is very active within a
house, and, preferring enclosed spaces, does very well with small yards. For this reason, the breed also fares well in apartments and townhouses,
and is a prized pet of urban dwellers. Teacup Maltese also suffer from separation anxiety, so potential owners should be cognizant of this behavior.
An Australia-wide (not including Tasmania) research project carried out in conjunction with RSPCA found owners likely to dump their Maltese
terriers, citing the tendency of Maltese Puppies to bark constantly.
Tiny Maltese puppies have no undercoat, and have little to no shedding if cared for properly. Like their relatives Poodles and Bichon Frisé, they are
considered to be largely hypoallergenic and many people who are allergic to dogs may not be allergic to the Maltese (See list of Hypoallergenic dog
breeds). Daily cleaning is required to prevent the risk of tear-staining. Regular grooming is also required to prevent the coats of non-shedding dogs
from matting. Many owners will keep their teacup Maltese puppies clipped in a "puppy cut," a 1 - 2" all over trim that makes the dog resemble a
puppy. Some owners, especially those who show Maltese in the sport of conformation, prefer to wrap the long fur to keep it from matting and
breaking off, and then to show the dog with the hair unwrapped combed out to its full length.
Dark staining in the hair around the eyes, "tear staining, can be a problem in this breed, and is mostly a function of how much the individual dog's
eyes water and the size of the tear ducts. Tear stain can be readily removed if a fine-toothed metal comb, moistened with lukewarm water, is
carefully drawn through the snout hair just below the eyes. This maintenance activity must be performed every two or three days, as a layer of sticky
film is quick to redevelop. If the face is kept dry and cleaned daily, the staining can be minimized. Many veterinarians recommend avoiding foods
treated with food coloring, and serving distilled water to reduce tear staining. There are also a few products on the market, for preventing tear stains.
Tiny toy Maltese puppies are susceptible to "reverse sneezing," which sounds like a honking, snorting, or gagging sound and results often from over
excitement, play, allergies, or upon waking up. It's not life threatening, but owners should take measures to calm their Maltese down. Some owners
cover the dog's nostrils to force it to breathe through its mouth. Always consult a physician if your teacup Maltese puppies reverse sneezes
A crossbreed is a dog with two pure bred parents of different breeds. Dogs traditionally were crossed in this manner in hopes of creating a puppy
with desirable qualities from each parent. Crossbreeds are typically larger than the pure breeds. For pet dogs, crosses may be done to enhance the
marketability of puppies, and are often given portmanteau names. Maltese puppies are often deliberately crossed with Shih Tzus and Poodles to
produce small, fluffy lap dogs. Maltese-Poodle crosses are called Maltipoos. Maltese crossed with Pugs are also seeing an increase in popularity.
Maltese with Shih Tzus are called Mal-Shihs, Shihtese, or Mitzus. This results in a dog which is a small, friendly animal and may have a unique low
(or no) shedding coat.
Maltese crosses, like other crossbred dogs, are not eligible for registration by kennel clubs as they are not a breed of dog. Each kennel club has
specific requirements for the registration of new breeds of dog, usually requiring careful record keeping for many generations, and the development
of a breed club. At times, a crossbred dog will result in a new breed, as in the case in the 1950s when a Maltese and Lhasa Apso were accidentally
|Maltese Breed Info From Wikipedia
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This Teacup Maltese Puppy Care information will assist you in the first several weeks with your new Teacup Maltese Puppy.
Due to their small size teacup puppies must replenish their energy more than larger dogs. The only way of doing this is to
ensure that your Maltese teacup puppy gets nourishment from food. Maltese Teacup puppies eat very small amounts of food
at a time, they are not like the larger dogs that can eat twice a day. It is important not to change the type of food that your
teacup puppies are eating in the first two weeks. If you decide to change the food, ensure that you do it slowly by mixing the
new food each day until you gradually make the change. Please note that if you drastically change the food it can make the
teacup Maltese puppy not feel well.
The first thing to remember is that a teacup Maltese puppy is stressed when they are moved from environments. Remember
that the teacup puppy has been taken away from their mom and siblings and brought to a new home with strangers. It is
important that you try to make it a safe, quiet and peaceful environment for your new puppy. Please treat him like a
newborn. Refrain from loud noises, screaming and keep the new teacup puppy at home.
Please refrain from taking the puppy out to the mall, workplace or to visit family or friends in the first two weeks because they
stress a lot.
Teacup Puppy Playtime: Please ensure that your teacup puppy has 10 minutes of play time twice a day. Please refrain the
teacup puppy from running around longer. Teacup puppies can get a sugar attack if they run too much at first. Let the puppy
adjust to your house for two weeks before you allow more play time.
T-cups should be left in a confined area. This is very important because it will help you housebreak the puppy easier. We
recommend that you purchase a play pen and place the teacup puppy inside. Keep food, water and training pads in there.
Please ensure that the training pad in away from the food. You can also keep your teacup puppy in the kitchen or bathroom.
Do not let the puppy run loose in your house until they are a little older as they may loose track of where their food is.
Do not leave a teacup puppy unattended unless he is in his playpen or in a confined, safe area.
Kids and Teacup Maltese Puppies: Kids should be watched closely at first. Ensure that if a child wants to hold the teacup
puppy, he/she should sit on the floor. Sometimes teacup puppies tend to jump out of people's hands and if they fall it can
result in a head injury that can cause death. If the child is on the floor then the chance of this happening is much lower.
What is hypoglycemia in Teacup Puppies? This is a sugar attack which is lack of nutrition. Teacup puppies are not
problematic but they can't skip meals. One thing that might help is a paste called Nutrical. This can be given twice a day to
the teacup puppy for the first month. Please refrain from giving this paste more than twice a day as this may make the puppy
If the teacup Maltese puppy stops eating, you should buy chicken and rice baby food and give approx. 1/3 of the bottle every
four hours or so. Keep doing this until the puppy starts to eat. Once the teacup puppy starts to eat on his/her own, then
gradually hand feed less until the puppy is eating on his own.
The most important thing is to make sure that you keep food and water next to your Teacup Maltese Puppy at all times. This
will prevent hypoglycemia (low sugar) caused by not enough food intake. This is dangerous and can be very harmful to a