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Papitese Characteristics

The Papitese, or Maltillon, is a perky, adorable designer hybrid mix between the Papillion and the Maltese. These two highly social companion dogs combine to make a popular house pet. They're also a great candidate for apartment living due to their size and low exercise needs. The Papitese has a cheerful face and playful manner that's eager to please and be loved.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability

Standing between 8-10 inches and weighing between 6-10 pounds, the Papitese is truly a small dog. It is important to teach children how to play with such a breed appropriately in order to prevent potential injuries to the dog. However, what these dogs lack in size, they make up for in spirit and personality and will return all the love you give ten-fold.  
 
The Maltese heritage typically makes the Papitese hypoallergenic, but these dogs still shed a little bit and will require regular brushing and grooming to keep stray hair at a minimum around the house. These dogs are most popular in black or white coats but can be found with light brown markings as well.
 
Like other small dogs, the Papitese might think it’s big enough to pick a fight with a big dog. Early socialization will help – and you should introduce your pup to larger dogs under supervision. 
 
Overall, the Papitese is extremely intelligent, affectionate, and even acrobatic! They are wonderful companions for almost any size and type of family.
 

How dog-friendly is District of Columbia?

Washington, D.C. is a great place for pets, and dogs in particular! The district has plenty of dog parks and pet services, and a lot of D.C. residents own dogs. Here’s how the district stacks up in a couple of studies. 


Public review site Safewise ranks D.C. quite well as the 15th most pet-friendly region in the country. The study ranks all 50 states plus D.C. according to factors like animal cruelty laws, pet services, pet-friendly accommodations, dog parks and hiking trails, and more. 


Wallethub, another reputable review site for pet information, reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. Washington, D.C. ranked toward the middle at 61st on the list. D.C. is a bit pricier for pets than other cities, ranking 91st in pet budget. They do a little better in other categories, ranking 41st in pet health and wellness, and 9th in outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and pet-friendly activities in Washington, D.C.

A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study reviews the nation’s 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks per capita. Washington, D.C. ranked 22nd at 1.9 parks per 100,000 people.


BringFido lists Washington, D.C. as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 200 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists the National Mall and the U.S. National Arboretum as popular dog-friendly attractions.

Dog ownership in Washington, D.C.

D.C. loves dogs! Forty-four percent of Washington, D.C. residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%. 


What kinds of dogs do D.C. residents love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Washington, D.C. are Labradors, Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Basset Hounds, and Beagles. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. saved 4,185 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 553 animals were killed over this same period. 

There is one animal shelter within Washington, D.C., and it is not considered a no-kill shelter. The area has a below-average save rate of 78%. Unfortunately, this is far short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state.

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