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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 Miami?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest cities in America to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Miami is ranked the 23rd most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best places to raise a healthy dog, ranking 19th for pet wellness. The city is also above average for pet budget, being ranked as the 36th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Miami

With warm, sunny skies, Miami has tons of activities for your pup to enjoy the outdoors. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, there are 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Tropical Dog Park, Amelia Earhart Dog Park, David Kennedy Dog Park, and Perrine Wayside Dog Park.

Unsurprisingly, Miami has plenty of dog-friendly beaches for your pooch to frolic in the sand. A few great beaches to take your dog to include Haulover Beach Park, Hobie Island Beach Park, South Pointe Park, and Lummus Park.

Miami also has several great hiking trails for when you want to take an extended walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend are South Dade Trail and Tamiami Trail Park.

Life in Miami with a dog

Miami has over 230 dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lulu, Catch of the Day, Cheen Huaye, Batch Gastropub, and The Spillover.

Miami has plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. It also has the highest number of veterinarians per capita, meaning you’re never far from professional care for your dog.

Plus, each year there are several pet-centered events and special occasions for dogs and their owners to come together. For example, each year the Miami Marlins host Bark in the Park, where you and your furry friend can catch a baseball game.

If you have friends or family in town, there are countless pet-friendly hotels for them to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Miami include Chateaubleau Hotel, InterContinental Miami, The Altair Hotel, and Dunns Josephine Hotel. 

Popular dog breeds in Miami

Miami is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles. But, no matter what kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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