How Much Exercise Does a Maltese Dog Need?
Looking to own a Maltese and want to know how much exercise does a Maltese Dog need?
According to pet experts, Maltese Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that need daily exercise.
The Maltese does not require a great amount of exercise. It can have its needs met by indoor play and activities, and enjoys playing chase.
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They need a large backyard to run around in all day so that they can exhaust all that pent-up energy. Nonetheless, there are other breeds that are on the opposite end of the spectrum. If you do not have the time or energy to play with your pooch for several hours a day, then there are specific breeds ideal for your way of life.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They have a tendency to be rather aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you commit for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make great cuddle friends.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred predominantly as a lapdog and buddy, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel succeeds at its original job. The breed is gentle, caring and would much rather be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are really lazy canines that are delicate and caring towards their loved ones. Although they require little exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus often tend to not be especially keen on going outdoors. Many times, they will get lots of exercise simply walking the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight typically maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are constrained to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are quite inactive. One walk a day is all you need to ensure these dogs get a good workout.
They are one of the most gentle mannered of all little dogs, but are also full of energy and very playful, making them great family dogs. Maltese are highly intelligent and know very well how to use their charm to get their way. If given the chance, they become easily spoiled. This isn’t a problem for dog savvy owners, but many pet owners will give in, often resulting in a pet with poor manners. It is not recommended that Maltese go to homes with young children, where as tiny puppies, there is the possibility of being stepped on or dropped by a child.
What to do if you lose your Maltese
If your Maltese Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Phone the local vet clinics to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.
4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost Maltese
If you find a Maltese Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Call the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your area.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.