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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 Jackson?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Jackson is ranked the most pet-friendly city in Mississippi.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Jackson

Jackson has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Brees Bark Park and Clinton Bark Park.  


Jackson and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, and Parham Bridges Walking Trail.   

Life in Jackson with a dog

Jackson has a healthy amount of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Pig and Pint, Saltine Oyster Bar, Newk’s Eatery, Bop’s Frozen Custard, and Deep South Pops.   


Jackson has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Jackson, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Homewood Suites, The Westin Jackson, and Olive Tree Hotel and Banquet Halls.     

Popular dog breeds in Jackson

Jackson is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles, Beagles, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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