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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 Las Vegas?

A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Las Vegas is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city scored number one overall for outdoor pet-friendliness. Plus, it ranked 32nd and 34th for pet budget and pet health and wellness, respectively.


A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Las Vegas as the 6th most pet-friendly city. The city is ranked so high because it has one of the highest numbers of dog parks per resident in the country. It also has a high ratio of pet-related establishments and a low average of rainy days during the year.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most pet-friendly cities, largely due to how much there is to do outdoors with your pets. The previously mentioned SmartAsset study found the city to have 3.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents, the fourth highest in the country.  


Among these are over 20 off-leash dog parks where your furry friends can roam and play. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Barx Parx, Woofer Dog Park, Centennial Hills Dog Park, and All American Dog Park.

Life in Las Vegas with a dog

There are over 200 pet-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Rollin Smoke Barbeque, Griddlecakes, and Nevada Brew Works.


Las Vegas also has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, there are several dog-friendly shopping centers for you and your pooch to peruse. A great spot to enjoy with your dog is the Downtown Summerlin shopping center, where you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly shops and plenty of other pups and their owners in the outdoor areas.  


As one of the most popular travel destinations in the country, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. If you ever have friends in town, they’ll have no shortage of places to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are NoMad Las Vegas, Sterling Gardens, The Retreat on Charleston Peak, Vdara Hotel & Spa, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. 

Popular dog breeds in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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