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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 Olathe?
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, Olathe is ranked the 29th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its number of pet-friendly hotels and a B+ for the cost of dog insurance.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Olathe
Olathe and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and socialize with other dogs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Heritage Park Off-Leash Area, The Pet Ranch Private Dog Park, and Thomas S. Stoll Dog Park.
Olathe and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Mill Creek Streamway Park, Heritage Trail to Black Bob Park, and Shawnee Mission Park.
Life in Olathe with a dog
Olathe has a variety of 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 area include The Other Place, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Culver’s, and Johnny’s BBQ Olathe.
Olathe has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are visiting Olathe, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. The city has the 9th highest number of pet-friendly hotels per capita in the country.
Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Candlewood Suites Olathe, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Olathe
Olathe is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.
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