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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.
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 Houston?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Houston is ranked as the 36th most pet-friendly city. WalletHub notes that Houston is one of the most affordable cities for owning a dog. The city ranked 28th overall for pet budget.
Dog parks and activities
As one of the nation’s largest cities, Houston is filled with plenty of dog parks. According to a study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), Houston has 16 dog parks, approximately 0.7 parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Congressman Bill Archer Park, Millie Bush Bark Park, and Danny Jackson Family Dog Park.
Being close to the Gulf of Mexico, there are several opportunities to beat the Texas heat. Your dog will love splashing around in the refreshing water, so long as they keep their paws cool in the hot sand. Some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the Houston area include Seawall Urban Park Beach, Stewart Beach Park, and East Beach.
Houston also has a swimming club for dogs to enjoy. It’s called Rummy’s Beach Club. It offers a warm water pool along with a private park just for dogs.
Life in Houston with a dog
With over 510 dog-friendly restaurants, Houston is one of the best places to grab a meal with your K9 friend. A few of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in Houston include Porch Swing Pub, Barnaby’s Cafe, Backstreet Cafe, and the Buffalo Grille.
Houston offers plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. There are flexible options for getting your pup around the city as The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County allows small pets on the city’s public transportation.
One of the highlights of owning a dog in Houston is the annual dog day hosted by the Astros. During this game, you can bring your furry companion with you to Minute Maid Park. Just make sure to get your tickets early in case they sell out.
Popular breeds in HoustonHouston is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds.
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