Is anyone awake who has a Maltese? I would like to know who had/has the oldest Maltese. I have one who is 12 who still thinks he is very young. He loves to take walks, play, and run like crazy when someone is chasing him. Also does anyone have a Maltese who skips (hind legs) when he/she walks. Mine does and he is simply adorable.
I have a male recue who is approx. 8. I was told he was a year old when I adopted him, but I suspect he might be older. Bailey doesn't skip when he walks but I know a few chihuahuas that do. How big is your Maltese. Bailey weighs about 9lbs.
We just lost our 13 year old Maltese two weeks ago to Kidney Failure. It was so heartbreaking because she also acted young until just recently! And yes, she skipped all the time, especially when we mentioned the word "walk". She'd skip half way down the block and it was so cute! We thought she'd picked it up from our son's Jack Russell, but obviously not! She was such a luv and we miss her so much! Just found some Maltese puppies on the internet and talked to the breeder, and they were born the day that we had to have Missy put down, so will go look at them in a couple of weeks. They are such a great breed and I don't think I'll ever have any other kind of dog!
I wondered about that. None of the Chis I know of seem to be in any pain, so I never mentioned it. Both bounce all over the place like jack rabbits. I posted above asking the size of the dogs b/c the ones I know that skip are quite small. As I mentioned Bailey doesn't skip and is oversized for a Maltese so I thought maybe size had something to do with it.