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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 Bakersfield?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, they found Bakersfield to be the 83rd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city fairs well when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 43rd out of all major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Bakersfield

Bakersfield has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the warm California sun. According to a Trust For Public Land Study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 18th highest in the country.


Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks, so your dog can roam without restraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Kroll Dog Park, Centennial Dog Park, University Dog Park, San Lauren Community Park, and Seasons Dog Park. When you want a scenic walk with your pup, you can take them to the dog-friendly Kern River Parkway Trail. 

Life in Bakersfield with a dog

Bakersfield has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have plenty of tasty options when you want to grab a bite with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Eureka, Moo Creamery, Old River Grill, Tembkir Brewing Company, and Cafe Smitten.


Bakersfield has many other dog-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city also has a high number of pet-friendly rental listings, so you won’t have trouble finding a place to live with your new pup.


If your friends or family are visiting Bakersfield, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Bakersfield include The Padre Hotel, Home2 Suites, and Residence Inn.  

Popular dog breeds in Bakersfield

Bakersfield is home to many different dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Labrador Retrievers, Bernedoodles, Cavapoos, French Bulldogs, Labradoodles, and Cavalier King Charles. But, no matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.

 

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