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Tonya C.

08/31/2022

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The experience with PuppySpot was BEYOND our expectations. The team was incredibly helpful and kept us informed along the process. The app was a terrific resource, and we loved all the help aids provided to help us prepare to welcome our new puppy to our home. The companion that brought our Giggy to us was so loving and truly cared about her. Giggy is now well settled into our new home and family. We loved that the breeder called us after about a week just to check in on Giggy. End to end the...

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Maltese Characteristics

Notable for their iconic floor-length coat, Maltese are precocious, playful, and affectionate companions. Maltese are quite small, typically weighing less than seven pounds. Their long, straight coat sets them apart from other breeds and makes them look quite high fashion! Maltese are very alert and can make good watchdogs, and they are formidable athletes on the agility course.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

Maltese are the quintessential "fancy dog." They typically weigh less than 7 pounds, and their 7-9 inches of stature is often completely covered in their iconic floor-length coat, which can come in brown, black, or white. However, their somewhat snooty appearance is easily balanced by their playful and loyal personalities. 

 

Believe it or not, Maltese are considered relatively low-shedding dogs. This, coupled with their compact size, makes them a perfect companion for condo and apartment living. Maltese are happy to make new friends of all ages. Sometimes stubborn and willful, they respond well to rewards-based training. This ability to be trained makes them fierce competitors in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking.

 

Although they look delicate and aristocratic, Maltese can have a lot of energy. Because they have a long history as companion dogs, Maltese require a lot of human attention and suffer from separation anxiety. If left alone for hours each day, they can bark and become destructive. Thirty minutes of exercise is the recommended daily minimum to keep these pups happy and healthy. 

 

These dogs also have a tendency to lack patience around small children and other dogs, especially if they have been pampered by their humans on a regular basis. Ensuring these dogs are socialized properly as puppies will allow them to play happily with others instead of becoming defensive and protective.

How dog-friendly is Albuquerque?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Albuquerque is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly places in the country because it has the 13th highest concentration of dog parks and the 28th most pet-friendly restaurants.


A similar study by Wallethub ranked Albuquerque as the 14th most pet-friendly city. In the study,   Albuquerque is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 7th overall in the category. Albuquerque is also ranked the 16th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Albuquerque

Albuquerque has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include USS Bullhead Park, Rio Grande Triangle Park, Ouray Dog Park, and Canine Skyline Dog Park.


The city also has several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. Some of the best hiking trails to explore are Rinconada Canyon Trail, Petroglyph National Monument, Paseo del Bosque Trail, and Highland Park.

Life in Albuquerque with a dog

With over 170 pet-friendly restaurants in Albuquerque, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Marble Brewery, The Grove Cafe & Market, Luca, and Flying Star Cafe Rio Grande.


Albuquerque has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for pet owners looking for a place to live. A recent Zumper study ranked Albuquerque 13th in the nation for finding a pet-friendly rental.




If you ever have friends in town, they too will have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Albuquerque include Hotel Parq Central, Painted Lady Bed & Brew, and The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Australian Cattle Dogs, Pit Bull Terriers, Border Collies, Poodles, and Dachshunds. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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