Discover the charm of the Teacup Maltese, a miniature version of the beloved Maltese breed, known for its affectionate nature, playful spirit, and unique care needs.
A smaller, adorable version of the Maltese breed, combining cuteness with a rich history.
Teacup Maltese are tiny, with a round head and bouncy gait, usually pure white with possible tan or lemon ear coloration.
True to their name, Teacup Maltese stand less than 7 inches tall, weighing between 3-5 pounds.
Sporting a long, silky, straight coat, the Teacup Maltese is a spectacle of elegance and grace.
Affectionate, friendly, and playful, Teacup Maltese are gentle yet brave, making them delightful companions.
Best suited for families with older children, Teacup Maltese require careful handling due to their small size.
With a low prey drive, Teacup Maltese generally coexist peacefully with other small pets.
Teacup Maltese may bark like other toy breeds, but proper training can manage their vocal expressions.
Clever and somewhat stubborn, Teacup Maltese can be well-trained with patience and positive reinforcement.
Playful yet not overly energetic, Teacup Maltese are content with daily walks and indoor play.
Ideal for apartment dwellers, Teacup Maltese don't require much space for exercise and are comfortable indoors.
Regular grooming is essential, especially for long-haired Teacup Maltese, to prevent matting and tangling.
Potential health issues include luxating patella and gum disease; ethical breeding practices are crucial for their well-being.
Teacup Maltese are perfect for those seeking a small, affectionate companion, but they require careful selection and dedicated care.