Maltese Bichon dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Europe
- Group: Toy
- Weight: 3 - 4 kg
- Height: 20-25 cm
- Colors: White
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: should be brushed daily
- Temperament: playful, gentle, docile, intelligent, active, courageous
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 1-6 chicken in average 3-4
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Maltese dog, Bichon Maltese dog
Maltese breed dog shows a long history and great. Being a member with the most striking aspect of the group of toy breeds, their white robes, long, hanging is possibly was the reason why Queen Elizabeth I. became the favorite's Bichon Maltese coat requires daily care.
The origin of this dog, also known as Bichon Maltese is somewhat unclear. It is estimated that his ancestors have come a long way through Europe, across the Middle East, along with migrating tribes.
Malta - a shard of rock in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea was still very early a center of trade and a stopover importance of the maritime sector in the Mediterranean, and it seems that the first specimens were left to merchants on the island as payment under certain shifts, possible reserve of food.
Reared in tight enclosures on ships or ashore, the first representatives of the breed, suffered a steady decrease waist. Darwin himself big, author of evolutionary theory, places the starting point of this breed of dog somewhere now 6000 or even 8000 years!
Aristotle makes several references to the existence of this breed in the South, and, fellow 'his Timon, Callimachus, Aelian, Artimidorus, Epaminodus, Strabo, Pliny the Elder and St. Clement of Alexandria remember him in their Scierie.
Roman women wore it in high aristocracy sleeve dress and lay him in bed with their dog and yet maintained the share of sympathy among men age. Roman Emperor Claudius owned a Maltese and governor of Rome in Malta, Publius, had a Maltese, Issa, which meant more than anything to him, proven by the poem written by a certain Marcus Martial:, Issa is more goblin than a canary / Issa is whiter than a dove pure / Issa is gentler as a virgin girl, / And the most precious jewels of India ... '. Impressive, right? It shows that men wealthy Romans of that time had no options in Chapter white Rolls Royce!
Maltese has had its share of glory in ancient Egypt (the oldest representations dating from approx. 600 BC, the Fayum), here pharaohs bestowing him or harem ladies of the suite. He always slept with masters and, at one time, have been attributed curative properties!
Doctors recommend placing the dog on pillow, the bedside suffering person. Due to this practice and thanks to its small size, affectionate character and body warm, Maltese was named in the era of "comforter".
Food Maltese Bichon
Maltese needs a balanced diet of vitamins, minerals and proteins.
The main source of protein is of various types of meat (pork, fish, etc.).
Corn and chocolate are not recommended.
Description Maltese Bichon
Maltese is a small breed white dog belonging to the group of pets and poodle.
Maltese not lose much hair and is covered from head to toe with a silky white fur robe.
A species associated with old island of Malta has maintained its own distinct look of centuries on end.
Attaches a lot and very often they get along well with other dogs. Lacrimal secretions form red patches around the eyes, and therefore their fur should be history very carefully.
Behavior Maltese Bichon
Maltese is a companion dog suitable for families, devoted and loving.
You can spend hours on your knees owner savoring moments of attention, since they are sausages, not recommended for families with small children or older children very energetic put on tricks.
Maltese dog is an excellent site for seniors.
Dogs of this breed is distinguished by long coat which "flows" along the body and can reach almost to the ground.
The hair on the head of this dog can bind the stem. These dogs are always white with truffle and pads negre.Sunt very nice and playful.
Training Maltese Bichon
Maltese-it is a pet completely.
Besides learning obedience training he requires no more detail.
Characteristics Maltese Bichon
Their hair hanging long and require daily brushing.
People who are not able to brush them daily, sometimes choose to shorten hair.
Health Maltese Bichon
Patellar luxation is a disorder that involves the migration of the patella (kneecap) in the ditch sliding in at the distal extremity of the femur.
Hypoglycemia is a disorder characterized by decreasing blood glucose fainting and loss of consciousness attacks dog with stiffness (generalized contraction). Cryptorchidism is a condition represented by the absence of one or both testes descent into the scrotum.
Shake the albino disease (White shaker disease) is a state of tremor felt at the small white dogs.
In addition, the Maltese are susceptible to blindness, deafness, stagnation of tears and lacrimal duct obstruction. All this requires a visit to the veterinarian regularly.
Maltese average lifespan of 12-15 years.