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05/08/2022

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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 Tempe?

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, Tempe is ranked the 9th most pet-friendly city with a population between 200,000 and 350,000. The city received an A for its number of pet sitters and dog-friendly hotels. It also scored a B+ for dog-friendly rentals.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Tempe   

Tempe has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Arizona sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are The Barking Bodega, Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park, Papago Bark Park, and Mitchell Dog Park.    


In Tempe, 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 Hayden Butte Preserve, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Shaw Butte Trail.   

Life in Tempe with a dog

Tempe has a healthy number 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 Snakes & Lattes, Salut Kitchen Bar, Cornish Pasty Company, Kings Fish House, Devil’s Advocate, and Casey Moore’s Oyster House.  


Tempe has many other pet-friendly businesses, 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 Tempe, 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 Apache Inn, Tempe Mission Palms Resort, Drury Inn & Suites, and Graduate Tempe.        

Popular dog breeds in Tempe

Tempe is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, Shih Tzus, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.

 

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