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Yorkshire Terrier


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Suited For Apartment Living
Suited For First Time Dog Owners
Sensitivity Level
Ok To Be Left Alone At Home
Deals Ok With The Cold Weather
Deals Ok With The Hot Weather
Affectionate With Family
Children Friendly
Friendly With Other Dogs
Strangers Friendly
Shedding Amount
Drooling Potential
Easy To Groom
General Health
Potential For Weight Gain
Size
Easy To Train
Intelligence
Potential For Mouthiness
Prey Drive
Likely To Bark Or Howl
Wanderlust Potential
Energy Level
Intensity
Exercise Needs
Playful
Dog Breed GroupCompanion Dogs
Height8 inches to 9 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight4 to 6 pounds
Life Span12 to 15 years
Yorkshire Terrier PicturesSee Yorkshire Terrier Pictures
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Maltese


maltese 2017
Suited For Apartment Living
Suited For First Time Dog Owners
Sensitivity Level
Ok To Be Left Alone At Home
Deals Ok With The Cold Weather
Deals Ok With The Hot Weather
Affectionate With Family
Children Friendly
Friendly With Other Dogs
Strangers Friendly
Shedding Amount
Drooling Potential
Easy To Groom
General Health
Potential For Weight Gain
Size
Easy To Train
Intelligence
Potential For Mouthiness
Prey Drive
Likely To Bark Or Howl
Wanderlust Potential
Energy Level
Intensity
Exercise Needs
Playful
Dog Breed GroupCompanion Dogs
Height8 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder
WeightUp to 7 pounds
Life Span12 to 15 years
Maltese PicturesSee Maltese Pictures
Maltese VideosWatch Maltese Videos

Conclusions after the Yorkshire Terrier vs Maltese comparison



1. Which of the two dog breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier or the Maltese, adapts better for apartment living?



Yorkshire Terrier is as better suited for living in an apartment as the Maltese so that any of these two dog breeds can be easily accommodated into an apartment as they quickly adapt!.


2. Is the Yorkshire Terrier better for first time owner than the Maltese ?



The Maltese is a better choice for first time dog owners than the Yorkshire Terrier.


3. Is the Yorkshire Terrier better for first time owner than the Maltese ?



The Yorkshire Terrier is more sensitive than the Maltese


4. Which of these two dog breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier or the Maltese, is dealing better with being left alone at home ?



The Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese are at the same level!


5. Is the Yorkshire Terrier coping with the cold weather ? What about the Maltese ?



The Yorkshire Terrier can handle cold weather well enough. The Maltese, on the other hand, does not!


6. Is the Maltese doing better with the hot weather conditions ? What about the Yorkshire Terrier ?



The Maltese can handle hot weather well enough. The Yorkshire Terrier, on the other hand, does not!


6. Is the Maltese doing better with the hot weather conditions ? What about the Yorkshire Terrier ?



The Maltese shows his affection through his behaviour all the time. The family where this dog lives will surely fell this dog's affection. The Yorkshire Terrier has a problem with showing his affection. That does not mean it does not love its family, but shows it a bit less than the other dog breed in this comparison.


7. Is the Maltese ok at accepting other dogs around it than the Yorkshire Terrier ?



The Maltese can deal ok enough with the presence of other dogs. The Yorkshire Terrier does not tolerate other dogs too well and fights may occasionally appear. Is better to keep a Maltese away from other dogs, to stay out of trouble!


8. Is the Maltese ok to be left alone, around children ? Is the Yorkshire Terrier more children friendly as a dog breed ?



The Maltese behaves properly around children. The Yorkshire Terrier does not like children too much around him and it is better to keep a Yorkshire Terrier away from children!


9. Is the Maltese tollerating strangers ? Are strangers a problem for the Yorkshire Terrier ?



The Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese act very similar around strangers, without too many differences in their behaviour!


10. Drooling... Is the Maltese drooling more than the Yorkshire Terrier ?



The Maltese drools a lot and will surely make his presence felt around your house. If you prefer a less drooling dog breed, the Yorkshire Terrier is ideal as a not so drooling breed!


11. Does the Yorkshire Terrier shed a lot in comparison to the Maltese ?



We can say that both Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese shed about the same amount!


12. Talking about dog size: should you go for a Maltese ? Is the Yorkshire Terrier a better idea regarding size ?



The Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese are around the same size so no matter the dog breed, you need the same amount of space, both indoor and outdoor!


Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Description




Maltese Dog Breed Description


Description

The Maltese is a toy breed of dog. They weigh between 3-10 pounds. They most distinctive characteristic of the breed is their coat. They have very long, wavy hair. They do not have an undercoat. They are almost always pure white but can be found in cream and light lemon shades as well. They have long, drop ears. Their noses are black but when not exposed to sunlight can fade to a brown or even a pink shade. They have very dark eyes. The Maltese exact origin is unknown but their is some evidence that suggests the breed was first created is Asia. It is believed they are decendents of the Spitz family.The breed was traced back to 6000 BC by Darwin. It is thought that Maltese were originally bred for rodent control but they are best known as a companion dog. The breed was a favorite among the royal and the rich. Some of the most famous Maltese owners include Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Josephine Bonaparte, and Marie Antoinete.

Also Known As

Bichon Maltaise

Country of Origin: Italy

Temperament

Maltese have a fairly friendly temperament. They are very protective and will bark or even bite if they feel you are threatening them or their owners. They are not an ideal pet for young children. They can be intolerate and young children and other pets often irritate them. It is often said that a maltese does not comprehend how small it is. They seem fearless at times often attacking much larger animals if they feel threatened by them. For this reason it is better to not have larger dogs if you have a Maltese. Maltese, unlike some other smaller breeds, do have a playful side.

Health Problems

The Maltese are a relatively healthy breed. They can live for up to fifteen years. Some problems that are commonly associated with the breed are luxating patella (slipping kneecaps), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), and Portosystemic liver.

Exercise

Maltese do not require a great deal of exercise which makes them an ideal pet for apartment living. They are playful at times, especially in the first few years. Maltese enjoy shorts walks and games of fetch.

Special Grooming Needs

Maltese have very long hair that resembles human hair more than fur. They do not have an undercoat so shedding is limited but they still require a good deal of grooming to prevent matting. Many Maltese owners clip the hair to for easier maintenence. Others prefer to keep the hair longer. Professional grooming may be required to ensure that a Matlese coat is healthy. Maltese are also prone to “tear staining”, which is when the liquid produced by the eyes stains the area around the eye. Wiping the eye are of a Maltese is necessary to prevent staining.

Maltese Dog Breed Description
Description

The Maltese is a toy breed of dog. They weigh between 3-10 pounds. They most distinctive characteristic of the breed is their coat. They have very long, wavy hair. They do not have an undercoat. They are almost always pure white but can be found in cream and light lemon shades as well. They have long, drop ears. Their noses are black but when not exposed to sunlight can fade to a brown or even a pink shade. They have very dark eyes. The Maltese exact origin is unknown but their is some evidence that suggests the breed was first created is Asia. It is believed they are decendents of the Spitz family.The breed was traced back to 6000 BC by Darwin. It is thought that Maltese were originally bred for rodent control but they are best known as a companion dog. The breed was a favorite among the royal and the rich. Some of the most famous Maltese owners include Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Josephine Bonaparte, and Marie Antoinete.

Also Known As

Bichon Maltaise

Country of Origin: Italy

Temperament

Maltese have a fairly friendly temperament. They are very protective and will bark or even bite if they feel you are threatening them or their owners. They are not an ideal pet for young children. They can be intolerate and young children and other pets often irritate them. It is often said that a maltese does not comprehend how small it is. They seem fearless at times often attacking much larger animals if they feel threatened by them. For this reason it is better to not have larger dogs if you have a Maltese. Maltese, unlike some other smaller breeds, do have a playful side.

Health Problems

The Maltese are a relatively healthy breed. They can live for up to fifteen years. Some problems that are commonly associated with the breed are luxating patella (slipping kneecaps), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), and Portosystemic liver.

Exercise

Maltese do not require a great deal of exercise which makes them an ideal pet for apartment living. They are playful at times, especially in the first few years. Maltese enjoy shorts walks and games of fetch.

Special Grooming Needs

Maltese have very long hair that resembles human hair more than fur. They do not have an undercoat so shedding is limited but they still require a good deal of grooming to prevent matting. Many Maltese owners clip the hair to for easier maintenence. Others prefer to keep the hair longer. Professional grooming may be required to ensure that a Matlese coat is healthy. Maltese are also prone to “tear staining”, which is when the liquid produced by the eyes stains the area around the eye. Wiping the eye are of a Maltese is necessary to prevent staining.
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