Dog Breeds

Maltese

Size
Appearance
The Maltese is a dog belonging to the toy group that is covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, pure white hair. Maltese have no undercoat, and have little to no shedding if cared for properly. Regular grooming is required to prevent their coats from matting. Avoiding foods treated with food colouring and serving distilled water will reduce tear staining. Some Maltese may have curly or woolly hair, but this is outside the standard.
Characteristics
They are highly intelligent and playful. They are very social and are happy and content being the centre of attention whether they are with their family or in the show ring. This endearing breed is bright, loving, and a deeply devoted companion. They can be very energetic and are relatively easy to train and enjoy a playful game of fetch. These intelligent dogs learn quickly and pick up new tricks and behaviours easily.
Temperament
The breed has a reputation for being good-natured, but may be intolerant of small children or other dogs. They can be protective of their owner and will bark or may bite if animals or people infringe on their territory or are perceived as a threat. They are among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs, yet they are lively and playful as well as vigorous. Because of their size, a Maltese puppy would not be a good choice for families with small children because they can be easily injured.
Grooming Req.
Excerise
Moderate
Locality
Town/Country
Lifespan
Over 9 Years
Feeding Costs
Under £5 per week

Oscar Recommends that customers should always consult with a nutritional advisor

Find Your Local Advisor

OSCAR Local Nutritional Advisors care for customers all over the UK. To find yours simply enter your postcode below:

Thanks for subscribing!

OSCAR News

January's Pet Idol has entered the voting phase!

Date: 14 Jan 2019

January's Pet Idol final 3 have been chosen.

OSCAR ranked top pet franchise

Date: 11 Jan 2019

OSCAR Pet Foods are delighted to have been ranked the top pet franchise in the Elite Franchise 100

OSCAR on the BBC

Date: 09 Jan 2019

We are delighted that Lucy Kyte, OSCAR Pet Foods Hampshire, customer Lena O'Reilly and Isla ..

Post-Christmas Bulge!

Date: 07 Jan 2019

Have they also enjoyed a treat too many? An extra Christmas dinner? Visitors feeding goodies?

OSCAR launches into 2019 with an exciting special offer for new franchisees

Date: 20 Dec 2018

Approaching a new year, OSCAR Pet Foods is ready to launch into 2019 with an exciting special offer

Pet Industry- vibrant, growth market

Date: 20 Dec 2018

The pet industry is a vibrant growth market and provides an excellent business opportunity.


Oscar Footer Logos
All content is copyright Oscar ©2017. All rights reserved.