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The exact origin of the Maltese breed is unknown. Some say that the breed derives its name from the island of Malta. Other theories suggest that the Maltese got its name from a now non-existent town of Melita in Sicily.
The Maltese is believed to have descended from a Spitz type dog, although other speculations suggest it might be a descendant of the Tibetan Terrier. Over the years, the Maltese was crossbred with smaller breeds such as the Poodle and miniature Spaniel to further reduce its size. Originally, the breed was used to hunt rodents, but over a long period of time, it became popular as a toy breed. It was first officially recognized by the AKC in 1888.
The Maltese is a toy breed covered with long hair all over its body. It has a medium-sized head that is proportionate to the body; low set ears which are carried close to the head; round eyes which are dark colored; a black nose; a squashed muzzle that slightly tapers toward the end; taut lips which are black in color with teeth which meet in a scissors bite, even bite or an edge-to-edge bite.
This breed has a long tail which is heavily plumed and carried over the back. It has short legs which are strong and straight with hindlegs slightly angulated and round feet that are small in size. It has a single coat that is long, silky, and lying flat on the sides of the body. The color of the coat is only pure white, although slight markings of lemon on the ears are acceptable.
The Maltese are a lively and intelligent breed. It is great with kids, dogs as well as other pets. Its lively spirit makes it an excellent companion breed. It is friendly with strangers too and has a tendency to bark on hearing suspicious noises, which makes it a good watchdog. This breed is very easy to train and can be taught new tricks. However, it is prone to the Small Dog Syndrome. Strong leadership is required to have a well-behaved dog. Being a toy breed, it does very well in apartment life.
The Maltese sheds very little hair and is good for allergy sufferers. Its long and silky coat needs extensive grooming. Almost daily brushing is required to maintain a healthy-looking coat. The hair on the head should either be trimmed or tied up in a knot to keep them away from the eyes. Its long pure white coat tends to accumulate dust, so needs to be bathed regularly but must be dried properly after each bath. Its eyes, ears, and teeth should be cleaned properly to avoid any infection. The hair around its eyes, ears, paws, and nails should be trimmed regularly. Some dry food or bone should be given to the dog to chew, in order to keep its teeth strong and clean.
Being a toy breed, it needs a moderate amount of exercise. A daily walk is essential for the emotional needs of the dog. A romp in an open area every now and then or play is sufficient to take care of its developmental needs. Lack of exercise may create behavioral problems in the dog and can also make it overweight. It is sensitive to very high or very low temperatures so should be adequately protected.
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Before you buy one of our stunning Teacup & Toy Maltese puppies for sale, we ask that you take some time to read a little about the Maltese breed in general just to make sure it is a good fit for you and your family.
The Maltese are a gentle and fearless dog breed, they greet everyone as a friend. Their beautiful white coat gives them a look of great nobility.
These sprightly, vigorous dogs excel not only as a companion but also as therapy dogs and competitors in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, they love to be with their people. Even novice pet parents and apartment dwellers will find these pups to be excellent furry family members.
Why our Teacup & Toy Maltese puppies for sale are so popular? They look so fancy
This elegant toy puppy breed is famous for the silky white hair covering its nice body. Straight and thick, the coat falls all the way to the floor if you allow it to grow. Back in time, Maltese came in many colors, but these days they are always pure white. Because he doesn’t have an undercoat like some of our other Teacup & Toy puppies for sale, Maltese dogs and puppies shed a little, and many people will consider the breed to be hypoallergenic.
That’s a big plus that can save you time and money on cleaning and grooming your new puppy.
Toy Maltese puppies will weigh no more than fifteen pounds at maturity. The ones we consider as Teacups will weigh no more than 7 pounds. Males should be six to twelve inches tall at the shoulder, while females should be eight to fifteen inches tall.
Ready to take one of our adorable Teacup or Toy Maltese puppies for sale home? You should know that Maltese dogs enjoy a regular walk or playing outside. They often remain playful well into old age. Because they are active indoors and don’t require a great deal of exercise, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to keep them in good shape.
As a rule of thumb, wait until your Maltese puppy is 8 months old to walk very far with him because his bones are still developing. Let your puppy play at his own pace in your fenced yard until he is mature, and then take him or her to your vet for a checkup before increasing the exercise levels.
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All Puppy Heaven Teacup Puppies have complete up-to-date shots and dewormings. This does not mean that they have gone through the full set of them. We give them their shots as needed. Once you pick up or your new puppy, or once we have your puppy delivered to you, you will most likely have to continue the set of shots and dewormings until the puppy is fully up-to-date. Remember, there is absolutely no taking your puppy out in public before it receives all of its shots.
Some purebred puppies will come with a full pedigree certification aplication which indicate the puppy’s date-of-birth, breed, coat color, 2 generation lineage of registered sires and dames, and more. Our puppies are registered with one of these registry agencies: American Kennel Club (AKC), Continental Kennel Club (CKC), American Canine Association (ACA) , or World Dog Registration Club (WDRC).
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All mixed breed puppies do not come with any type of registration papers.
Puppy Heaven has a very fair health guarantee policy. Every puppy comes with a health guarantee. Some of the things we cover include: life threatening viral diseases and congenital defects. To see the full terms and conditions, please contact us directly so we can send you a copy.
Yes. We ship our puppies if you live far away. If the airport allows it, we will ship your teacup puppy to your nearest airport. In addition to the cost of the puppy’s adoption, PuppyHeaven.com charges $300 for shipping. This covers the Health Certificate, Traveling Crate, Water Dispenser, Air Flight, and Care and Handling. Once payment is made in full, Puppy Heaven books the flight, makes the arrangements and gives you all the information and details for pickup. Service depends on weather conditions as well as individual airline and airport policies. Ask about our special hand delivery service. More info can be found on Puppy Heaven’s Shipping & Handling page.
The first indicator is the breed of the dog. To estimate what the puppy’s full-grown size will be, first figure out which breed you want. Every dog has its own characteristics and no two teacups will grow the same. Yorkies weigh about 1.5 lbs (24 oz.) at 10 weeks old and will likely grow to become 3-4 lbs. For more information on how big the teacup puppy you want to purchase will become, please contact us directly for an accurate weight measurement.
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Puppy Heaven understands the value of your business and wants to give you the easiest way possible to buy the puppy of your dreams. In order to do so, we’ve created the ‘make an offer’ feature. We want you to give us your best price and if we find it matches with what we can do for you, then we will approve your offer. Simply go to the profile page of the dog you wish to adopt and click the ‘make an offer’ button on the bottom of its’ profile. We will send you a response and get the ball rolling.
Puppy Heaven takes the time to get to know the families and people that will be adopting our rare and remarkable teacup puppies. We hold interviews in person, over the phone, or both with all potential buyers and adopters. From time to time we must deny a family ownership of a puppy from our kennel. This is based on our own set of standards, intuition, and feelings after an interview. We only want the best for our puppies because our puppies deserve the best loving and safest environment possible. We hope you understand and we apologize for any frustration this may cause to those who get denied.
Every customer is required to get his or her new teacup puppy examined by a veterinarian within 72 hours of pickup or delivery. If the vet finds a defect in the puppy’s health, you may return the puppy within 72 hours for a full refund. For those who live in and around the San Fernando Valley, we recommend taking your puppy to the Northridge Pet Hospital for a free check-up. For puppies that have to board a plane, we issue a Health Certificate that ensures the puppy’s good health status. However, you are still required to take your puppy to the vet within 72 hours from the time you pick up your puppy from the airport or when it gets delivered to your doorstep.
Teacup is a term of endearment for a very small dog. It is not a breed or a kind of dog. This term is not recognized by any official dog federation. But every breed has a smallest kind of dog, and teacup is the common way to describe them. Simply put, Puppy Heaven carries the world’s smallest dogs. Sizes of teacup puppies vary between breeds.
Because you know you want a teacup puppy but there is not one currently available that you’re in love with yet. Once you join the list, we will let you know your place on it along with the next estimated availability for new breeds — usually 1-4 weeks old. When you are the first on the list, you’re the first to know and the first to choose. Once you make your choice then you can transfer your deposit to place your new true love on hold.
Just leave a deposit and we will notify you when your breed becomes available in the gender of your choice. Or come back often to check our available puppies listing.
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