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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 Waco?
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, Waco is ranked the 28th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its cost of dog insurance. It also received Bs for its number of dog-friendly restaurants and hiking trails.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Waco
Waco and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and enjoy the warm Texas sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are HOT Dog Park, Douglass Subaru Dog Park, and Holly Dog Park.
Waco and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Bosque River Trail, Waco Lake Hike and Bike Trail, and Skeet Eason Hike & Bike Trail.
Life in Waco with a dog
Waco has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area include La Fiesta, Vitek’s BBQ, Health Camp, and Milo All Day.
Waco has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are visiting Waco, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Candlewood Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Aloft Waco.
Popular dog breeds in Waco
Waco is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Blue Lacys, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Poodles, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.
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