Maltezer - Pawsource


  • Dimensions: 20-25 cm height at the withers
  • Weight: 3-4 kg
  • Appearance: Small, compact body, white fur, dark eyes and nose
  • Care: regular brushing, eye and ear care, teeth brushing, trimming


The Maltese is a small breed of dog that originated in the Mediterranean region, specifically on the island of Malta. The breed is more than 2800 years old and is considered one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Originally, Maltese were bred as companion dogs for aristocrats and royalty. It is even known that the ancient Greeks and Romans kept them as pets. Today, Maltese are still popular as companion dogs because of their small size and adorable appearance.


Maltese are known for their affectionate and playful nature. They are extremely loyal to their owner and enjoy the company of humans. This makes them excellent companion dogs. They are also highly intelligent and learn new tricks quickly. Because Maltese are very sociable, it's important to socialize them with other dogs and people at a young age. However, they also have a tendency to develop separation anxiety so it's important not to leave them alone for too long.


In general, the Maltese is a healthy breed with a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. However, as with other small breeds, they can be prone to certain health problems, such as respiratory problems, dental problems, and eye problems. It is important to have regular vet checks and feed a healthy diet to avoid these problems.


Maltese have a long, silky coat that needs regular brushing to prevent tangles. It's also important to keep their coats clean and bathed regularly to prevent dirt and bacteria from building up. Since Maltese are prone to eye problems, their eyes should also be cleaned regularly. It's also important to keep their teeth clean by brushing their teeth regularly and clipping their nails to prevent overgrowth.


Owning a Maltese comes with several costs. Here is a brief overview of some of the costs to consider when purchasing and caring for a Maltese:

  • Purchase price: The price for a Maltese puppy can vary, but the average cost is between $1,000 and $2,000. It is important to choose a reliable breeder who offers healthy, well-socialized puppies.

  • Nutrition : Maltese have specific nutritional needs. Depending on the brand and type of food you choose, this can vary between €20 and €50 per month.

  • Grooming: A Maltese requires regular grooming, including brushing, trimming and brushing of teeth. You can choose to do this yourself or use professional services. The costs for a grooming are usually between € 40 and € 60 per time.

  • Vet Fees: Like any dog, a Maltese will require regular vet visits for vaccinations, worming and general checkups. In addition, unforeseen medical costs may arise. It is wise to take into account an amount of several hundred euros per year for veterinary costs.

  • Insurance: Consider purchasing pet insurance to cover unexpected medical expenses. The premium for insurance varies, but you can count on about €15 to €30 per month, depending on the coverage and the deductible.

  • Accessories and Toys : Maltese love to play and need basic supplies such as a basket, leash, collar, toys and food bowls. The costs for this can vary, but allow for a one-off expense of around $100 to $200.

Please note that these charges are indicative only and may vary based on your location, your dog's needs and personal preferences.

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