Micro Teacup Maltese Puppies
North Carolina Maltese Breeders
There is no cuter companion than a Maltese puppy! Our facility has purebred Maltese puppies for sale that are ready to go home with you today! We are the best breeders in the area because of the excellent customer service we offer and the high quality of puppy that will leave our home bundled in your arms. The health of our puppies is our number one concern, so we make sure they have fresh water at all times, live in a clean environment, are current on shots and do not leave their mother until they are 100% ready to do so. Our puppies are not separated from their siblings until they leave with you and they also spend time with people daily, so they are not lacking in social interaction! On our website you will find in further detail specifics about our individual teacup Maltese puppies, our health guarantee and our nutritional puppy supplement VitaDawg.
We understand that adopting a puppy is a huge responsibility, so don’t be afraid to give us a call! We are more than happy to answer any questions you have before and after you adopt your little puppy. We still hear from families that adopted puppies from us months ago! Unlike some Maltese breeders, we want to form a community of puppy lovers that gives our babies the love and attention they deserve.
If you are looking to purchase a little Maltese puppy, please browse through our collections page and see if one of our little bundles of joy catches your eye. If so, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment so you can meet your new fur baby!
History of the Maltese
The Maltese has a very extensive and elaborate history. This breed has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries including; "Canis Melitaeus" the "ancient dog of Malta," the "Roman Ladies' Dog," the "Maltese Lion Dog," and "Melita" (the former name of Malta). The Maltese has been wrongly called the "Bichon", a name that refers to the family ("small long-haired dog") and not the breed. The Kennel Club officially settled on the name "Maltese" for the breed in the 19th century. Throughout the years the Maltese is thought to have been breed with different breeds depending on the region to keep its size small. It has been linked to a Spitz-type dog found among the Swiss Lake Dwellers and the Tibetan Terrier from Asia; however, the exact origin is unknown. The Maltese probably made their way to Europe through the Middle East with the migration of nomadic tribes. Various writers such as Aristotle, Stephanus of Byzantium, Callimachus and Martial have referred to dogs resembling the Maltese in their writings throughout time.
During the 17th and 18th centuries breeders tried to breed even smaller dogs to the point where this breed almost disappeared, but was crossbred with other small dogs like Poodles and miniature Spaniels. In the early 19th century, there were as many as nine different breeds of Maltese dog.
The Maltese is known for its pure white coat, but parti-color and solid color dogs were accepted in the show ring from 1902 until 1913 in England and as late as 1950 in Victoria, Australia.
Physical Characteristics of the Maltese
This small and compact dog with round dark eyes, a small dark nose and small drop ears. They are very small, usually ranging from 4-8 pounds and roughly 10 inches tall. Depending on parentage and how much they eat, they can be smaller or larger. They are known for their pure white fur; it is typically straight with a soft and silky texture. If properly brushed and left untrimmed, their fur can grow to be extremely long but it is common for people to keep their hair trimmed so as to prevent matting.
Hypoallergenic Hair of the Teacup Maltese
Like their poodle relatives, our micro pups have no undercoat, making them an ideal fit for people with animal fur related allergies. But lets be clear; there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog. Maltese may lack an undercoat but some of their hair will come out and all dogs shed skin cells; just like humans. You should be able to snuggle up close with your baby doll face fur baby and be sniffle free!
Temperament of the Maltese
The Maltese may be small, but they make up for their size in personality! They are loving and highly devoted to their owners. They love to play and have no problem being the center of attention. Since they do tend to have some energy, your t-cup Maltese would love to be able to go on a short walk or just spend some time playing with you and their toys. Small dog breeds have been known to be snappish with young children, but if you talk to your children about the importance of being gentle with these tiny teacup Maltese and socialize your puppy at a young age, then your children will have a loving companion to grow up with. We want our small pups to go to a home that is as loving as they are, so if that is you then contact us!