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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 Detroit?

WalletHub has reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Detroit is ranked as the 96th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to own a pet, ranking 33rd for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Detroit

Detroit has a variety of outdoor attractions for your pup to enjoy. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Detroit Dog Park, Grand Circus Dog Park, and Midtown Detroit Dog Park.


In Detroit, there are also several awesome hiking trails for you and your dog to explore, including the Detroit Riverfront, Dequindre Cut Greenway, and the Clinton River Trail in West Bloomfield.

Life in Detroit with a dog

Detroit is home to over 30 dog-friendly restaurants for you and your furry companion to grab a meal. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Batch Brewing Company, Mercury Burger and Bar, Grandma Bob’s Pizza, and Traffic Jam and Snug.


Detriot has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One great place to take your dog is the Mall at Partridge Creek. This open-air mall will let your pup accompany you while you browse. Many of the stores are also dog friendly and will let your pooch inside. The mall even has some dog comfort stations for your dog to grab a relaxing moment.


No need to worry about your pet being lonely, as Detroit provides several opportunities for your dog to socialize with their peers. For instance, you can stop by the Riverfront Canine Club every Sunday to enjoy a walk around the riverfront with other dogs and dog owners. Or you can join the Canine to Five community for Drinking With Dogs, where you can hang out with your fellow dog owners at some of the city’s pet-friendly restaurants.


If your friends or family stop by Detroit for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include The Siren Hotel, Aloft at The David Whitney, and the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Detroit

Detroit is a warm home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Rottweiler, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, and Labrador Retrievers. 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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