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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 Joliet?

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, Joliet is ranked the 40th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A+ for its number of pet sitters as it has the 5th highest sitters per capita of any U.S. city.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Joliet

Joliet and the nearby area have 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 area are Wag ‘N Paddle, Whalon Lake Dog Park, Central Bark, Hammel Woods Dog Park, and Gregory Island Dog Park.   


Joliet and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Wauponsee Glacial Trail, Old Plank Road Trail, and Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC. 

Life in Joliet with a dog

Joliet has over a dozen pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Hamburgerseria, Metro Grill & Bar, Babe’s Hot Dogs, and Baba’s Famous Steak & Lemonade.      


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


If your friends or family are visiting Joliet, 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 Towneplace Suites, Best Western Plus, and The Clarion Hotel & Convention Center.                   

Popular dog breeds in Joliet

Joliet is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Beagles, Pomeranians, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Shepherds, French Bulldogs, and Rottweilers. No matter which kind of dog you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.

 

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