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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 Rosa?

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, Santa Rosa is ranked the 36th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received a B+ for its number of dog parks as well as a high score for the number of dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm California sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Northwest Community Dog Park, Rincon Valley Community Dog Park, Southwest Community Park, and Galvin Community Dog Park. 


In Santa Rosa, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Crane Creek Regional Park, Spring Lake Regional Park, West County & Rodota Trails, and Oat Hill Mine Trail.     

Life in Santa Rosa with a dog

Santa Rosa has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Emily’s Kitchen, Mi Tierra, Cooperage Brewing Co, and Fogbelt Brewery.  


Santa Rosa has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. And, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Santa Rosa, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Sandman Hotel, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, and Travel Lodge Santa Rosa.       

Popular dog breeds in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Beagles, Pugs, French Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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