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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 Scottsdale?

A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Scottsdale is ranked the most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as the best place to have a dog as it scored 1st and 3rd overall for pet health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness.


A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Scottsdale the 24th most pet-friendly city in the country. Again, the city stands out for its high number of dog parks and low average annual precipitation. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Scottsdale

Scottsdale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to SmartAsset, there are 1.2 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Chaparral Park, Eldorado Park, Horizon Dog Park, Vista del Camino Dog Park, and Mountain View Park. 


Scottsdale is also home to several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great trails to explore are Sunrise Trail, Gateway Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.

Life in Scottsdale with a dog

Scottsdale has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a meal with your furry friend. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Diego Pops, North Italia, Raven’s Gastropub, Morning Squeeze, and Fate Brewing Company.


In Scottsdale, you’ll find many other pet-friendly establishments, including spas, groomers, and daycares. Plus, the city is one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Scottsdale is also 1st in the country for pet-friendly rentals.


If you have friends or family in town for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Hotel Valley Ho, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, and The Phoenician Scottsdale. 

Popular dog breeds in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is home to a diverse range of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Shih Tzus. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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