Assessment of breed characteristics
|Adaptability Definition of how easy a dog is. can adapt to changes in life.|
|Shedding Level Level and frequency of hair loss in animal.|
|Level of tenderness Level and amount of tenderness and affection that the dog gives back in return for attention to itself.|
|Need for Exercise Daily Activity Level dogs.|
|Social need Required number of dog contacts with other animals as well as people.|
|Housing ratio Factor that determines the level of noise and other inconvenience that the dog can deliver to the owners in the ratio the size of the apartment to the size of the dog.|
|Grooming Number of bathing, combing, as well as necessary number of professional grooming sessions required the dog.|
|Friendliness in an unfamiliar environment society with strangers or in an unfamiliar environment.|
|The tendency to bark The tendency to bark and its frequency and volume.|
|Health Issues Potential Health Status dogs.|
|Territorial tendency of the dog to protect his house, yard or even a car owner.|
|Cat friendliness A trend towards cat tolerance and reduced manifestation of hunting instincts.|
|Intelligence Dog’s ability to think and solve emerging difficulties (not to be confused with learning!).|
|Education and training Level of difficulty in training a dog perform certain actions.|
|Friendliness for children Factor determining how much the dog friendly to children, whether she likes to play with them and endure some children’s pranks.|
|Game activity The concept is determined by its very name, and, usually found in almost all dogs.|
|Observability Dog’s ability to detect presence a stranger in his territory.|
|Friendliness for other dogs Dog’s tendency to find common language with other relatives.|
Brief description of the breed
Maltese lap-dog or maltese is very tender, but also fearless breed. Glamorous white hair gives the animal a special noble appearance, but do not forget that appearance may be deceiving. This breed is very peppy and energetic. Maltese lapdogs are excellent companions, they are successful in agility and obedience, as well as in search. Most of all, these pets love to be near their family. These are elegant dogs, similar to toys, famous for their silky coat the whole body of the animal. Many years ago, the Maltese lapdog had different color, but now only white is found. During movements, it seems that the dog, like a white cloud, floats over ground. Of course, to enjoy the beauty of your pet enough time should be devoted to care. Representatives of this the rocks are not prone to shedding abundantly. This is another reason. the popularity of this white dog, against the general background of silky hair the black nose and eyes stand out in contrast. This cute and smart dog insanely devoted to his master. As one of the decorative breeds, she great for living in even small apartments size. Maltese lapdog is very responsive, in addition, she copes well with the tasks that the watchdogs pose dogs. Despite the fact that representatives of the breed are refined appearance, they are very active. These dogs learn fast, especially if you use rewards for correctly executed team. This breed has a long history throughout which representatives were real friends of man. That’s why owners of Maltese lapdogs should give pets a lot your attention. Alone, the dog can yearn and this will lead to the manifestation of the worst qualities of character. The Maltese lap-dog is intolerant of young children and other animals. Most often, this manifestation occurs in spoiled dogs. They are can not only growl, but also bite if they don’t have something or someone like it, or if the pet feels that the owner is something threatens. Even well-bred Maltese lapdogs are not the best The best choice for families with small children.
Photo of a dog breed Maltese lapdog |
Maltese lapdog is one of the oldest indoor decorative dogs. Her story has at least two millennia. Artists, writers and poets immortalized representatives this breed in his works. Maltese lapel mention can be found in the works of art of Greece, Egypt and Rome. Even Aristotle mentioned this breed. But the Greeks erected whole tombs for their dead lapdogs. Excavations in egypt also showed that these dogs were very much appreciated in ancient egyptian culture. For many years, Europeans believed that Maltese able to heal people. Also the breed was widespread in Mediterranean culture. Despite the fact that the Maltese lapdog found in many cultures, its exact origin is not installed. Many believe that dogs of this breed have been bred. in Malta as a result of crossing Spitz and Spaniel. And here are the others researchers suggest that the breed appeared in Italy, moreover, that some are sure that the Maltese lapdog is from Asia. Wherever dogs of this breed appeared, they quickly became popular. In the fifteenth century, they found their admirers among the French aristocrats. During the reign of Henry VIII, the Maltese lapdog hit the British Isles. By the sixteenth century, the dog had become a true favorite of the representatives of the blue blood. This a small dog became a friend of Elizabeth I and even Mary Stuart and Queen Victoria. Many artists have immortalized them in their paintings, including Goya and Reynolds. Despite the fact that the dogs of this breed managed to survive the Roman Empire, all in the 17-18 centuries, the Maltese lapwings were almost destroyed in the result of unsuccessful breeding experiments to reduce the size of the dog. After this catastrophic experiment breeders of poodles and spaniels took up active work on breed restoration. This led to the emergence of Maltese lapdogs with a diverse appearance, even new breeds appeared. Some dog breeders show confidence that Maltese lap-dog – direct ancestor of Bichon Frize and Bolognese. In the form in which we know the Maltese lapdog now, she appeared thanks to the efforts of English breeders. In the United States, Maltese lap-dog appeared for the first time in the late nineteenth century. On they were seen in the American continent in the 1870s. Moreover, according to American Dog Club, number of representatives This breed in the USA did not grow so fast until the 1950s. And here after the dog began to gain popularity in exhibitions and impressions.
According to the official classification, Maltese gullies are gullible and responsive dogs. Representatives of this breed delighted people back in Middle Ages. They were and remain unsurpassed companions. Like other small breed dogs, the Maltese lap dog loves to play. In this case, there are times when the lapdogs get along well even with relatives who are twice, or even three, more than themselves. By their nature, these lapdogs are playful and calm, but still character largely depends on the individual characteristics of a single pet. It is very important that the Maltese lapdogs have several independent character. Moreover, in no case should they be pampered, after all, this can lead to very arbitrary behavior of the animal. Proper education will ensure that independence and complaisance will have a clear boundary.
Maintenance and care
Maltese lapdogs are not prone to plentiful molting. But despite this, they need to be combed daily in order to prevent hair tangling and knot formation. Special Care must be taken in bathing. It is during swimming most often, the snow-white hair of the Maltese lapdog is tangled. Combing your dog also helps keep your coat clean. Maltese lapdogs often get dirty. So you have to bathe the dog 1 time in two weeks. But the teeth need to be cleaned weekly. of the problems is the appearance of spots from tears around the eyes, all because white color of wool. To maintain in good condition this parts need to use special wipes and detergents funds prescribed by the veterinarian. This will reduce staining. to a minimum. The dog needs to wipe its face after each use food, and you need to wipe the beard also after drinking. Some the owners of these dogs prefer to train their pets with techniques drinking water from a bottle. Do not forget about regular monitoring of condition of the ears. Make sure that there are no inflammations, irritation or contamination, as well as infections. Treat ears a special swab soaked in a solution that is prescribed exclusively by a veterinarian. Never use cotton tampon when processing the ear canal! Maltese lapwings have a very hair grows abundantly in the ears. For their cutting, it is better to handle to a professional groom. You can also ask a professional, that he taught the correct technique for removing this hair. Claws like usually trimmed as needed. This usually needs to be done 1 once a month.
Training and training
If you praise and delight the dog with treats, then she will do everything to please your master. Maltese lapdogs are very well-trained dog breeds. Some pets may have too independent, but easy to handle if resort to the right reward system for completed teams. After the dog realizes that she will get a treat for correctly completed task, she will be even more diligent fulfill your requirements. The dog of small breeds should never be oppress or undertake excessive perseverance, especially aggression. This can lead to aggression with side of the animal. Abuse or physical punishment will cause distrust and internal protest, as well as a special distrust of people.The main rule during training is the reward for humility and ignoring disobedience. Most specialists tend to train Maltese lapdogs start at the age of six to eight months. Moreover, some dog breeders begin this process almost from the first days the appearance of the dog in the house.
Health and Disease
Small breeds are prone to various problems with health. Maltese lapdog is no exception. Most the problematic period is the first few months after birth. IN this time should not be allowed to increase blood sugar puppy. In the process of growing up, the lapwort can weaken the tracheal cartilage, this, in turn, can cause difficulty breathing. In this case, you need to forget about the collar. Dogs of this breed also prone to dental problems character. Dislocations of the patella often also occur. TO potential problems, experts still refer to glaucoma and progressive retinal atrophy. Dogs of this breed are predisposed to congenital pathologies of the liver. According to reports published in Journal of the American Kennel Association, liver disease in maltese puppies can be so serious that you can get rid of them only with the help of expensive operations. Also common among Maltese lapdogs so called “trembling syndrome” in which there is uncontrolled trembling of the whole body. Such an ailment practically does not give the ability of the animal to move. Today with this disease try to fight with the drug.