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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 Seattle?
WalletHub has reviewed 100 of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Seattle is ranked as the 17th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for outdoor pet friendliness, ranking 11th out of all American cities. Seattle also scored 18th over for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Seattle
Seattle has a number of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to a study from the Trust for Public Land, there are two dog parks for every 100,000 residents. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Woodland Dog Park, North Acres Dog Park, Westcrest Park, and Shoreview Off Leas Dog Park.
Seattle also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to explore include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum.
Life in Seattle with a dog
In Seattle, you’ll find over 378 dog-friendly restaurants where you and your furry friend can grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Portage Bay Cafe, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Summit Public House, Bongos, and Bad Jimmy’s Brewery Co.
Seattle has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, and pets stores. One fun place to visit with your dog is the University Village outdoor shopping mall, where you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly shops to take your pooch.
The city is also great for when you need to get around the city with your dog. King County allows pets on public transportation.
If your friend or family are in Seattle for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Belltown Inn, Ace Hotel Seattle, Hotel Max, and Pan Pacific Seattle.
Popular dog breeds in Seattle
Seattle is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retriever, French Bulldogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and Havanese. No matter, what kind of breed you choose to add to your family, you’ll find plenty of similar canines across the city.
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