Hi, I think that a Maltese would probably be good for you but it really depends on where you live and how much you want to pay. I live in Australia and a Maltese puppy normally costs about $200 to $300 each. I have a maltese and they are good dogs to own however if they get out in long grass it can be very hard to groom them. They are very playful and i absolutely love them!! Cheers Morgan
It really depends on your living situation. If you have kids and how old they are. Smaller breeds can be hurt by an overzealous toddler. Maltese, Yorkies and Shih Tzu are great dogs but they are high maintenance requiring daily grooming even if you keep them in a short cut. How much time and money do you plan to use for grooming, a good quality food, exercise, toys, training (not to mention potty training) and vet care? Puppies can be a cute and cuddly but they can also cause a lot of damage to furniture, clothing, baseboards and even walls. Do your research on the small breeds and choose one that fits your family lifestyle. Be sure to check out your local shelters also. There are a lot of wonderful small breeds to choose from. Don't just jump on the first cute face you see.
wow! Maltese's are really cheap in Australia! On average they are around $1000 from your average backyard breeder. The show breeders I've been looking into are $2500-$3500 for a female. Yorkshire Terriers are wonderful dogs! I have one named Lacy. I would really research each breed and think about each specifically to your situation. Yorkshire Terriers and malteses both require daily brushing, weekly bathing, and frequent trips to the groomer.
Hi, have had Yorkies, mixed breeds, etc. Now the proud owner of a Puggle, I guess they were breed as "Apartment" dogs. He was a rescue dog, we love him to pieces, extremely energetic, get about 15" tall supposed to top out at about 21 pounds. Before we got him, we went to every rescue and ASPCA around for almost 8 months. The small dogs are gone even before they used to the place, but try anyway unless you are set on a full blooded whatever. As much as we loved our Yorkies, I kept them cut as short as possible because of the hair. Good luck!
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How about the big dog in a small package? Parson(Jack) Russell Terrier, a hardy, tenacious, loyal, low maintance(grooming),smart, loves to please, and full of energy.
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I have a pug and a boston. They are both very sweet, very cute, very loving, and rather calm. I think they are good for just about anyone as long as you can handle snoring, grunting, snorting, and a fart here and there
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