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

Meet Septembers Pet Idol Finalists

Date: 17 Sep 2019

This months finalists for September Pet Idol competition are ...

Are You OSCAR's Longest-Standing Customer?!

Date: 02 Sep 2019

As OSCAR approaches 25 years of nutritional excellence we want to remember all the lovely pets ...

OSCAR Celebrate 25 Years of Nutritional Excellence

Date: 30 Aug 2019

At OSCAR Pet Foods we are thrilled to be celebrating twenty-five years of nutritional excellence

Nikki launches OSCAR Pet Foods Sutton Coldfield

Date: 23 Aug 2019

I made the decision to set up my own OSCAR business ...

July Pet Idol winner is ...

Date: 01 Aug 2019

And the winner of July's Pet Idol competition is ...

OSCAR Win Coveted Silver ‘Franchisor of the Year' Accolade

Date: 03 Jul 2019

OSCAR Pet Foods are thrilled to win a coveted Silver ‘Franchisor of the Year’ accolade ...

OSCAR Events

East Midlands Funday and Dog Show

Date: 28 Sep 2019

East Midlands Funday and Dog Show

Elvaston Castle Christmas Craft Fair

Date: 23 Nov 2019

Elvaston Castle Christmas Craft Fair

Bridgnorth Christmas Market

Date: 08 Dec 2019

Bridgnorth Christmas Market


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