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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 Columbus?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Columbus is ranked as the 40th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best when it comes to ped budget, ranking 2nd out of the largest cities in the country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Columbus

There are several great dog parks in the city of Columbus, many of them letting your canine friend roam off-leash. Some of the most popular parks in the city are the Dog Park at Godown Park, Goodale Park, Scioto Audubon Dog Park, and Wheeler Memorial Dog Park.


In Columbus, you’ll also find plenty of hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Battelle Riverfront Park, quarry Trails Metro Park, and Antrim Park.

Life in Columbus with a dog

With over 130 dog-friendly restaurants in Columbus, you and your furry friend will always have a place to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Short North Pint House, Gresso’s, and the Roosevelt Coffeehouse.


If your friends or family are in town, there are over 140 dog-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Columbus include Hotel LeVeque, Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, and The Westin Great Southern Columbus.

Popular dog breeds in Columbus

Columbus is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter, what kind of breed you choose to add to your family, you’ll find plenty of similar canines across the city.

 

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