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Tonya C.

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 San Francisco?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Francisco is ranked as the 59th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 2nd among all major cities. San Francisco is also well above average for pet health and wellness, being ranked 29th overall.


A similar study by SmartAsset ranked San Francisco as the 8th most pet-friendly city in the country. They say that the city’s high walkability score and frequent sunny skies make it a great place to have a dog.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in San Francisco

With 4.2 parks per 100,000 residents, San Francisco has one of the highest concentrations of dog parks in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Golden Gate Park, Fort Mason Center, McLaren Park, and Mountain Lake Park.


In San Francisco, there are several dog-friendly beaches to help you make the most of the California sun. Some of the most popular beaches include Crissy Field Beach, Fort Funston Beach, and Ocean Beach.


The city also has plenty of hiking trails for your dog to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Grandview Park, Lands End Trail, and Barbary Coast Trail.

Life in San Francisco with a dog

There are over 200 dog-friendly restaurants in San Francisco, so you and your furry friend will always have a spot to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Plouf, Bi-Rite Creamery, El Metate, Piccino, SoMa StrEat Food Park, and Nob Hill Cafe.


There are many other dog-friendly businesses in San Francisco, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. The city also has five shopping centers where your dog can join you.


If your friends or family are in town, there are over 100 dog-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. A good number of these hotels don’t charge extra service fees for pets. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in San Francisco include Laurel Inn, Beacons Grand, Kimpton Buchanan, and the Phoenix Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, and Poodles.

 

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