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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".
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 lb
preferred.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
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. 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 excessively.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
|Maltese Breed Info From Wikipedia
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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.
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
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