So you’re looking to adopt an Maltese, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Maltese are affectionate toy dogs weighing less than seven pounds, covered by a long, straight, silky coat. Beneath the all-white mantle is a compact body moving with a smooth and effortless gait. The overall picture depicts free-flowing elegance and balance. The irresistible Maltese face—with its big, dark eyes and black gumdrop nose—can conquer the most jaded sensibility.Despite their aristocratic bearing, Maltese are hardy and adaptable pets. They make alert watchdogs who are fearless in a charming toy-dog way, and they are game little athletes on the agility course. Maltese are low-shedding, long-lived, and happy to make new friends of all ages. Sometimes stubborn and willful, they respond well to rewards-based training. The tiny Maltese, “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta,” has been sitting in the lap of luxury since the Bible was a work in progress. Famous for their show-stopping, floor-length coat, Maltese are playful, charming, and adaptable toy companions.”
An Maltese typically ranges from 17.78cm to 22.86cm in height, and weighs from 3.17514659kg to 3.17514659kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Maltese breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Maltese insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.