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Maltese Puppies for Sale

All available puppies pictured below are here in Oxford, Massachusetts

The Maltese is a companion dog. Despite the small size, it is a surprisingly hardy breed. Maltese are lively, intelligent, and very affectionate making them great family dogs (although you should be very cautious with the dog being around small children). They are easy to train and make great pets for first time dog owners. 
This breed also does well in apartments or condos but still requires daily outdoor exercise like a short walk down the street or a game of fetch in the back yard. Maltese dogs prefer to be around people and don't do well being lefty alone for long periods of time. 

Maltese have a white, silky, straight coat and are hypoallergenic (non-shedding) making them a great choice for people with allergies. Due to their white coat, this breed is prone to tear-stain, a almost rust colored streak that can appear around their eyes and mouth however there are preventative measure you can take to prevent this. 
A nearly daily brushing is required to keep the dogs coat free of tangles and matting and regular grooming is reccomended. 

Maltese have an average life span of 12 to 15 years. They stand 8-10 inches tall and are 5-7lbs as an adult.

Last updated 7/26/18  DD




For an explanation of the table, see our breed characteristics key.

Here are some suggestions to similar breeds:
For a hypoallergenic pup similar in size and temperament: Yorkie
For a hypoallergenic pup similar in temperament but slightly larger: ShihTzu, Coton, Havanese
For a hypoallergenic mixed pup similar in temperament and size: Maltipoo, Malshi, Maltichon


Laughlin Kennel is a dog breeder & Kennel located in Oxford, Massachusetts, near Connecticut, Rhode Island, and all of New England, including Worcester, Providence, Boston, Springfield and Hartford. AKC, APRI, ACA, UAB and other registries. We have available puppies bred here and also pups from other breeders.

Whether you considered this a purchase or an adoption, bringing a puppy home is a wonderful joy. And yet adopting a new member into your family is a life changing event, so call or e-mail us if you have any questions.