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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 Chula Vista?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Chula Vista is ranked the 70th most pet-friendly city. Chula Vista is a great place to raise a healthy dog, ranking 31st overall for pet health and wellness. The city also scored 36th overall for outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chula Vista

Chula Vista has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and enjoy the warm California sun. According to a Trust For Public Land study, the city has 1.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 24th highest in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Montevalle Dog Park, Otay Ranch Dog Park, Veterans Dog Park, and Mount San Miguel Dog Park.

Chula Vista and the surrounding area have several fun hiking trails when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A couple of great trails to check out are Rice Canyon Demonstration Gardens, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

Life in Chula Vista with a dog

Chula Vista has over a dozen pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog can enjoy a variety of different food when you want to go out to eat together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Pho Hiep Grill, Novo Brazil Brewing, and Hector’s Mariscos Restaurant.

Chula Vista has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and doggy daycares. There are also several dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your dog. One great place to enjoy with your pet is the outdoor shopping mall, Otay Ranch Town Center.

When your friends or family visit Chula Vista, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Residence Inn, La Quinta Inn Chula Vista, and Hotel Solamar.

Popular dog breeds in Chula Vista

Chula Vista is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Poodles, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter what dog breed you want to add to your family, your new dog will find many fellow canine companions across the city.

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