Maltese Dog does not have coverage, and have little or no shedding if cared for properly. Like their relatives Poodles and Bichon Frise, which are classified as largely hypoallergenic and many of those who are allergic to dogs may be allergic to the list of hypoallergenic dog breeds Maltese). Daily cleaning is necessary to prevent tear staining.
The preparation of regular is also necessary to maintain the layers of non-shedding mats dogs. Many owners keep their Maltese clipped in a "puppy", a 1-2 "round structure that makes the appearance of the dog as a puppy Some owners, especially those who show Maltese in the sport of conformation prefer to wrap the long hair. to avoid the embarrassment and then falls to see the 'dog hair styling bowed out its entire length.
Dark spots in the hair around the eyes, "tear staining" may be a problem in this race, and is primarily a function of the amount of water that every dog in the eye and the size of the tear ducts. The strips stains can be removed easily if a fine tooth metal comb, moistened with warm water, was carefully prepared by the nose, the hair under the eyes. This maintenance must be performed every two or three days, as a layer of adhesive film is easy to rebuild. If the face is kept clean and dry, the color can be minimized. Many veterinarians recommend avoiding foods treated with food coloring and service of distilled water to reduce the stains of tears. There are also some products on the market, to prevent stains of tears. It 's been shown that a diet based on wheat will help the process deteriate staining.Also tears, with Malta, care should be taken with hypoglycemia, dental problems, and hip dislocation.
Malta are subject to "reverse sneezing," which sounds like a cry, snort, gasp or good results and often in overdrive, the game, allergies, or waking up. It is not life threatening.
It is ranked 59 of 69 in Stanley Coren's book The Intelligence of Dogs