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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 Stockton?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Stockton is ranked as the 75th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a dog as it ranks 37th overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Stockton

Stockton has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around in the warm California sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Michael Faklis Park, Barkleyville Dog Park, Weston Park Dog Area, and Caswell Memorial State Park.

Stockton also has several fun hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to check out in Stockon and the surrounding areas are Delta Meadows River Park, Stanislaus River Trail, and Manteca Tidewater Bikeway. 

Life in Stockton with a dog

Stockton has over a dozen pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have some tasty options when you want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants are Midgley’s Public House, Casa Flores, Mezzo Restaurant, Bobs at the Marina, and High Water Brewing in nearby Lodi.

Stockton has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. There are also a healthy number of vets, and the WalletHub study mentioned above found Stockton to have the 4th lowest veterinary costs in the country.

When you have friends or family visiting Stockton, they’ll find plenty of places to stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are the Wine and Roses Hotel, University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, and La Quinta Inn Stockton.

Popular dog breeds in Stockton

In Stockton, you’ll find a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Labs, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, American Pit Bull Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which breed of dog you want to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its fellow canine peers across the city.

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