All available puppies pictured below are here in Oxford, Massachusetts
The Maltese has been a very small companion dog for at least 3,000 years, one of the most ancient breeds. Despite the small size, it is a surprisingly hardy breed, perhaps because its long history has allowed their health to be perfected. Maltese are lively, intelligent and very affectionate.
Because the Maltese coat is non-shedding, it will grow very long, as can be seen in the dog shows. A Maltese kept in full coat will require daily coat care. However, most Maltese owners keep the coat shorter, in a "puppy cut," or even shorter. When kept in a shorter coat, the grooming required for a Maltese is only average, although monthly trimming is then needed.
Here are some suggestions to similar breeds: For a hypoallergenic pup similar in size and temperament: Yorkie For a hypoallergenic pup similar in temperament but slightly larger: ShihTzu, Coton, Havanese For a hypoallergenic mixed pup similar in temperament and size: Maltipoo, Malshi, Maltichon
Laughlin Kennel is a dog breeder & Kennel located in Oxford,
Massachusetts, near Connecticut, Rhode Island and all of New England,
including Worcester, Providence, Boston, Springfield and Hartford. AKC,
APRI, ACA, UAB and other registries. We have available puppies bred
here and also pups from other breeders.
considered this a purchase or an adoption, bringing a puppy home is a
wonderful joy. And yet adopting a new member into your family is a
life changing event, so call or e-mail us if you have any questions.