Maltese Breed Information
in Melbourne, FL
I really had to say that this was such a pleasant experience. We had visited several other breeders prior to coming to see our Lucy and it was night and day different! You were professional, knowledgeable and my whole family could tell that Crystal and her husband (Sorry I forgot his name) really cared about Lucy AKA Sarah. You both answered all of our questions and even gave us more information than we even expected. Just to let you know guys, Puppy Poo Palace is working GREAT! I'm so glad I came to you. I also am a firefighter and have recommended you to all of my co-workers and friends. BTW... I took this pic myself!!! I'm proud of it and had to share! Thank you both again. :-)
I am so happy I came across Floridapups.com, we found our perfect puppy's Noah. He is so loving. My 2 years old and Noah are a great pair. Noah always follow and sit by her :).. Crystal was great with us. She answered all my questions and was very nice and professional. Thank you so much Crystal. We love Noah, he's perfect!
in Sarasota, FL
I've had 2 Maltese in the past, who both passed away a few years ago. This summer I knew I was ready for another, so began my search. I found Sunshine State Pups online and they were close enough that I went to visit the two Maltese puppy's they had available. Crystal and Joe's home is immaculate, the puppies were both in excellent condition and had played with their children - all positive's for the puppies, and future owners. Crystal and Joe were helpful with some special requests I made - thank you, guys! - and had lots of good information for me. As Crystal and I interacted with the two puppies we talked about each of their personalities. One puppy drew my affections immediately - she seemed to have the balanced personality I was looking for - plenty of charm and spunk, but very happy to be quiet and cuddled - and cute as a button. Arrangements were made, and I've had her at home for a couple of weeks now. She's a delight! My puppy is Veronica Mars (some of you may remember the TV show), called Nica, and she's happy, healthy, cheerful, and smart. If you see a puppy you like on the Sunshine State Pups website, don't hesitate to contact Crystal and Joe - they'll help you choose the right puppy for your circumstances, and you'll be glad you worked with them!
in Miami, FL
After the heart-wrenching death of my beloved Adonis, my 12-year-old Maltese, I was a complete emotional disaster. Two weeks of none stop crying and screaming, blaming myself and not understanding how this could have happened. It was then I made the decision to get a puppy, I needed to heal and I needed to heal fast! I found Coastalpups.com and scanned through the puppies, they were so cute, but I did not want another male dog, not after my Adonis died. So I found Zoe, the animals I have are all named after Olympian Gods, Athena, Aries, Adonis, and Lil goddess of the underworld. So my boyfriend and I could not agree on a proper name for her which resonated with our Godlike theme. I looked up the name Zoe, the name she was already given and realized in Greek it meant "LIFE" That was all I needed to hear and we decided to keep the name. That night my beloved Adonis came to me in a vision and said "Mom it was not your fault that I died, go get Zoey so I can reincarnate. So I did and she is our little princess. My boyfriend Doug calls her baby number 2 Since our Adonis was known as the Baby, Doug calls Zoe baby number 2 and I just call her funny face and the baby. Crystal was amazing during the entire process, she was very sweet and worked with me, she was patient and it was a total joy to meet her and to finally bring home my little Zoe. If you are in search of a puppy, THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE you should look. Again many thanks to Coastalpups.com, Zoe is very happy and so am I she is the very definition of the word "Emotional Support Dog."
in Cape Coral, FL
After losing our Maltese "Hank" that was our best friend for 15 years, it was impossible to even think of trying to replace him. Florida Furbabies made it so easy for us. They were very understanding and so helpful in so many ways. There are breeders much closer than a 45-minute drive but we are so thankful we chose them! Our new baby Dexter was so happy from the day we met that you can tell immediately that he was treated right from birth. Dexter fit into our family instantly and flawlessly! He loves being out on the boat and just celebrated his 6 month birthday! He is so spoiled already but he pays us back every minute of the day with laughs and so much love! Thank You So Much Crystal and Joe and Florida Furbabies!!
in Bradenton, FL
Crystal and Joseph were a pleasure to work with. Have been searching online for months to find just the right dog for our family. Using online resources gave me a good idea what places are the real deal such as Florida Pups, and who to be careful of. Our 15 y/o named him Dobby (yes she's a Harry Potter fan) and have had the Maltese for only four days. He seems playful, happy, healthy and very loving... and extremely adorable (my wife took the cute pic). Crystal was very caring and thorough in providing great info during these early days with our new puppy and we truly appreciate her expertise. Crystal kindly takes care of the first vet visit and we're looking forward to hearing what they have to say in a couple of days. Thanks Crystal and Joseph, our family loves this bundle of joy and we look forward to spoiling him for many years. Steven
in Seffner, Florida
<p>A picture of her with her favorite toy, Ducky! When we met her, we were already in love, but when learning more we knew she was perfect. She was born on Star Wars day, which was so fitting because the Star Wars movies are my favorite films. She's only been a member of our family for a short time, but she's already helped so much. When our old family dog Lucy died, she was so sweet, laying her head on us and comforting us. She's perfect to be my ESA for college.</p>
Lily (aka) Paris
in Lake Placid Florida
Hi got Lily a couple weeks ago and I couldn't be more pleased. It was love at 1st sight. Lily is sweet and she has a personality that will take your breath away. She is pretty calm for a puppy. So far no chewing or biting. Joe and Crystal are wonderful people and so glad I found Them they checked in a few times to see how Lily was doing & that goes to show you that they are caring people.
in Fort Lauderdale
I picked up Tucker this past Tuesday so it's only been a few days since we've met. We are both adjusting well to one another. Tucker is such a sweetheart, full of love and personality. I couldn't have asked for much nicer experience from Crystal and Joe, they have a very nice location, clean and professional on all levels. Two very kind people that are passionate about what they are doing. Highest level of standards! Would highly recommend Floridafurbabies. So happy I found them. Thank you Tammy and Tucker
in Fort Mill, SC
Chewie has taken leadership of our family and moved right in, what a great personality! This guy traveled 8 hours with us on the first day and never looked back, he has taken the whole house with love and kisses! Many thanks to Crystal and Joe with the FaceTime and calls! Vey good experience and love our boy!!
The Maltese grooming needs depend on the length and haircut style of their gorgeous coats. The Maltese participants in canine show rings generally have long, luxurious coats and require daily brushing, combing, and spritzing. The most famous Maltese haircuts are the Maltese puppy cut and the Maltese Teddy Bear cut. The Maltese puppy cut and the Maltese short hair require up to three weekly brushes, and the Maltese Teddy Bear cut requires a brush every two days.
It is beneficial for the Maltese to have their nails clipped every two months, their teeth brushed weekly, and their ears cleaned regularly. It is also recommended to bathe the Maltese every 4 to 6 weeks in order to keep their coats healthy, silky, and shiny.
Maltese Exercise Needs
The Maltese are moderately active dogs. They love to chase, fetch, and chew canine toys, play with other dogs, entertain kids, and impress family members with tricks. They also love lazing around, cuddling, and being pampered and spoiled. Two walks per day combined with fun activities indoors are enough to keep the Maltese happy, in shape, and ready for cuddles.
The Maltese is one of the healthiest dogs in the canine kingdom. Although they are generally healthy for most of their lives, they can sometimes be prone to certain health conditions such as dental conditions, luxating patella, white dog shaker syndrome, and eye conditions such as cataracts and progressive loss of sight during old age.
Maltese Life Span
The Maltese lifespan is 14-16 years. The Maltese life expectancy can extend to 18 and even 20 years if the dog is properly cared for, exercised, and fed high-quality dog food.
The Maltese are very smart dogs. Their cheerful nature and eagerness to learn allow for training sessions to be fun and entertaining activities. They are clever, fast-learning students with a knack for tricks and a great love for stunts. They are quick to pick up on basic commands and are more than capable of taking on complex tasks like obedience and agility.
The Maltese are easy to housebreak, leash train, and socialize. They are outgoing friendly dogs that love to meet and interact with new people, kids, and other pets. Introducing them to other dogs, cats, new situations, and new places when they are puppies is a great way to ensure they grow into well-behaved sociable dogs.
The Maltese are independent dogs. They are more than happy to entertain themselves when left alone. They love to nap, play with toys, and nap some more when they are home alone. They are also moderately quiet and not prone to excessive barking. It is always best, even with naturally independent dogs, to gradually leave them alone for short periods of time when they are young, in order to avoid any problematic behavior in the future.