MALTESE PUPPY SALE MALE WHITE
Litter: October 19, 2016
Size Range: 6-9 lbs
Maltese puppy for sale in NJ. Adorable male Maltese puppy for sale in NJ at Bark Avenue Puppies in Red Bank.
The Maltese dog is one of the most ancient of the toy breeds, with a history that can be traced back at least two millennia. Artists, poets, and writers immortalized this small dog in the early great cultures of Greece, Rome, and Egypt. They even were mentioned by Aristotle. The Greeks erected tombs for their Maltese dogs, while representations of Maltese-like dogs on Egyptian artifacts suggest that they were prized by that ancient culture. The Egyptians and, centuries later, many Europeans, thought that the Maltese had the ability to cure people of disease and would place one on the pillow of an ill person. This inspired one of its names — “The Comforter.” Even before the Christian Era, the breed was widespread in Mediterranean cultures.
Despite his prominence in history, the exact origin of the Maltese dog is uncertain. Many believe the breed was developed in the Isle of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea from Spitz- or Spaniel-type dogs. Others believe he was developed in Italy, and still others believe that he was originally from Asia and had a part in developing many of the smaller Asian dogs.
Wherever he came from, the Maltese thrived. By the 15th century, he had found a secure place in the arms and hearts of French aristocrats. During the reign of Henry VIII, Maltese arrived in the British Isles. By the end of the 16th century, the Maltese had become a favorite pet for noble and royal ladies. The little dog was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, and Queen Victoria. Numerous painters, including Goya and Sir Joshua Reynolds, included these small dogs in their portraits of beautiful women.
Although he survived the fall of the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages, the Maltese was nearly destroyed in the 17th and 18th centuries when attempts were made to breed him to be the size of a squirrel. After this nearly disastrous experiment, breeders mixed poodles, miniature spaniels, and East Asian miniature dogs with the breed to save it. This resulted in the Maltese becoming so varied that several new breeds were formed. It is thought by many that Maltese are the direct ancestors of the Bichon Frise, Bolognese and Havanese breeds.
The Maltese is a spirited, lively, and playful breed. They are gentle, loving, trusting and absolutely devoted to their master. They are also highly intelligent, good at learning tricks and bold and quick to sound the alarm in case of suspicious noises.
The Maltese is a classic companion dog – graceful and lovable. It does well with other non-canine animals and with other dogs. Maltese love to play outdoors.
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- Chic Dog Carriers
- Designer Clothing
- Fashionable Collars & Leads
- Beautiful one-of-a-kind Bowls
- Bully Sticks & Treats
The Boutique also carries high-quality dog supplies for puppies and adults. We carry exclusively:
- Stella & Chewys
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