Up to 10 months
Maltese puppies are loving, sociable and lively, with a naturally energetic character that belies their delicate appearance. Care must be taken in their first year to set ground rules and fully socialise a Maltese puppy so they begin to understand their boundaries and grow into well-rounded and obedient adults.
From 10 months
Adult Malteses are extremely adaptable and will happily assimilate to life in the city with single owners, couples or families. That being said, adult Malteses don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time, and so are best suited to people who spend a lot of time at home.
It is important to know how to properly care for a Maltese to ensure they are healthy and happy in every stage of their life. As they age, their sensitivities can include patellar luxation.