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08/31/2022

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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 Santa Ana?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Santa Ana is ranked as the 100th most pet-friendly location in the country. Wallethub noted that the city is a great spot for pet health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Santa Ana

Santa Ana has numerous dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy the warm California sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city and the surrounding area include Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Home Run Dog Park, Harada Heritage Dog Park, and Bellis Dog Park. 


When you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog, the city has several great hiking trails for you to explore. A few spots worth checking out are Santa Ana River Trail and Oso Creek Trail in nearby Mission Viejo.


Santa Ana is also home to several awesome dog-friendly beaches for when you and your dog want to enjoy the water and beat the California heat. A few great beaches in the area include Rosie’s Dog Beach and Corona Del Mar State Beach.

Life in Santa Ana with a dog

Santa Ana has dozens of dog-friendly restaurants so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite with your furry friend. A few of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city include Darya, Dog Haus Biergarten, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.


Santa Ana has a bunch of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. The city is also one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study ranked Santa Ana as the 26th best city in the country for finding pet-friendly rentals.


If you have friends or family visiting Santa Ana, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dog as the city has several pet-friendly hotels. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Courtyard Costa Mesa, DoubleTree, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Santa Ana

In Santa Ana, you’ll find a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Labs, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Chihuahuas. No matter which kind of dog you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.

 

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