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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 Shreveport?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Shreveport is one of the most pet-friendly locations with a population under 200,000.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Shreveport

Shreveport has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Shreveport Dog Park and Love’s Travel Stop. 


Shreveport also has several great hiking trails like Driskill Mountain Trail for when you want to go for a scenic walk with your dog.

Life in Shreveport with a dog

Shreveport has a variety 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 Marilyn’s Place, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Athena Grill, and Cantina Laredo. 


Shreveport has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Every year, there are also a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


The city is also one of the best places when it comes time to find somewhere to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Shreveport to have the 39th most pet-friendly rental listings per capita. 


If you have friends or family visiting Shreveport, 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 Remington Suites Hotel & Spa, Bally’s Shreveport Casino and Hotel, and La Quinta Inn & Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Shreveport

Shreveport is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Goldens, Boxers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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