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Wink Maltese question

I think I recall someone in the group having a maltese along with their Hav.
I am thinking of getting another dog now and I am considering a maltese. If anyone has one could you PM or email me and give me your opinion on the breed? Thanks,
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My biggest advice is just pick one that is calm! As I picked the hyper monster! <BG> My Isabelle can be a little monster but I do love her dearly. She is also a little small (4.5lbs)- I think 6-7lbs is better. I have a friend who has a calm loving maltese. I have a very loving yet very hyper one! She does like to bark, be a dog, chase birds. She is extremely intelligent but also in a bad way. Leave something down and she will find a way to get to it. Isabelle either scores close to perfect every time she competes or totally fails and figures out a new and more exciting way to do it -rolling over and barking during the down stay!

I also was told to pick a dog more calm than the one you have and you will less issues.

Hope this helps, let me know if you need help shopping!

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P.S. I am in the works of adding number 3 and it will be a havanese!

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No More Curly Butt

My Buddy is medium "hyper" and a rescue from a woman who bought from a Brazilian breeder. Luckily he's very healthy, has a good bite and on the larger size - 8 pounds and solid as a rock. He doesn't play as rough as the Havanese but does love to tussle with MeMe. She loves to stand on his back and/or bite his legs and it drives him nuts. Overall, I think the Havanese are a healthier breed - smarter breeders. The Maltese people are just beginning to do as much health testing unless you get yours from one of the top kennels - Chrisman (sp?), Richeleau, or a few others.

I do have a tiny 'brag'. I've been growing out my guy's coat for quite a while now and finally got brave and scissored off his frizzy ends. So he's beginning to look quite a bit like a Maltese. When he's wet, he's as curly as a poodle and I got almost a straight coat on him yesterday. I'm going to post some photos just cause I think he looks so good compared to what we started with.









And here's the curly butt that I started with.


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Lisa,
He is looking really nice! Does his hair just hold back on his head like that?

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Oh Lisa! He is gorgeous!!!!! I had to ' oooohhhh' and 'aahhhhh' over your pictures. Stunning dog!




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Amanda - sure it stays exactly like that when I brush it and then shoot a photo. Three seconds later it flops in his face. I just wasn't having much luck with his top knot yesterday and felt sorry for him since I'd also tried to flat iron him. Now that was a joke! Although it did help give it a silkier feel. I love running my hands through his hair now. Like silky soft cotton, very different than the Havanese. Although he's got a quadruple coat (a double double) and they should be single coated. LOL


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Lisa, Buddy is so handsome. Great pictures.

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Belle is single coat but it is just like a cotton ball and over the place. It is naturally really straight but it doesn't stay in place at all. I mean maybe the correct coat doesn't do that either.. who knows. This is a normal shaggy look for Belle. I leave her top knot and only cut her paws but her hair breaks and doesnt get as long as Dora's.



So Lisa, question is, will you have another maltese?

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Amanda - Belle has a lovely flowing coat, it looks so pretty. I don't know if I'd get another Maltese before another Havanese. But someday in the future I might have two of each - if I can get a show quality one. But at $4,500 for breeding rights, I might end up staying purely in the Havanese. The males are just as sweet as can be and I can get one of those much cheaper! My girlfriend just started breeding and she already ran into bile acid problems with her first litter and she's got top notch dogs.

Geri - thanks but it's really an illusion. He's got a stained face and his ears are uneven. I was just able to put that neat frame around him in photobucket's new editing options. You should try it - you'll be surprised at how nice you can make them look.


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