The average number of Maltese puppies that a dog may have at a particular time is three. Maltese puppies are mostly used as show dogs but they make great pets because of their nature.
If you choose to buy these puppies you need to be informed so that you can give them the care that they need. It is not enough to think that the Maltese puppies are cute, taking them home is a full-time responsibility that if one is not ready for, and they should not bother to buy any puppy. The care that is given to a puppy is dependent on the breed of the dog. Once you understand the needs of the breed you can learn how to take care of the puppies. These are some of the things that you need to know if you are buying Maltese puppies.
For people who love dogs and have allergies, Maltese puppies are a great choice since they have beautiful white fur but they do not have an undercoat and do not shed. Consequently, this means that they need a lot of grooming.
You have to comb their hair daily preferably using a metal comb to brush out dead hair. Maltese puppies are generally sensitive, friendly and love human attention. When you are housebreaking them you can be firm and harsh because they can notice it in your tone. They are also extremely playful, so if you have a small child you need to be cautious. Their playful nature means that they can remain active indoors and take them for a walk every day is not a necessity.
If you have other breeds of dogs or pets you have no cause to worry because of their sociable nature. Maltese dogs have a life span of 12 to 15 years although some may live longer. Some of the issues that you have to watch out for when taking care of them include loss of teeth if you do not give priority to their dental health, heart issues that develop as they grow older and reactions to extreme weather conditions. These puppies will are prone to sunburns and will experience discomfort in very hot weather.