Maltese Breeders Kent WA

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Sunstar Animal Services
(206) 241-2908
PO Box 98072
Des Moines, WA
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Aspencreek Chinooks
(425) 235-3438
13728 SE 172nd St
Renton, WA
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Chinook

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Bayview Retrievers
(360) 941-5227
Seattle, WA
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Labrador Retriever
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AKC Certified

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Jill Chalmers
(509) 935-6547
508 N Center St
Chewelah, WA
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Graces Gate
(253) 304-6700
19949 Old Highway 99 SW #218
Rochester, WA
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Chihuahua

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Sandstone Dachshunds
(206) 251-5942
Des Moines, WA
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Dachshund

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Hillrose Fox Terriers
14050 20th Ln S
Seatac, WA
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Fox Terrier, Wire

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Brigadoon Assistance Dogs
(360) 733-5388
4759 Mission Rd
Bellingham, WA
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Collie

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Brenda's Oorang Airedales
(509) 826-6978
277 Riverside Cutoff Rd
Riverside, WA
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Airedale Terrier

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Alabaster Puppies Dachshund
(360) 650-6808
Bellingham, WA
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Dachshund

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Maltese - Guide to Maltese

Description: The Maltese, the oldest European toy breed, has been depicted on objects of art as old as 3000 years. The name Maltese comes from the old Latin name, Canis Melitaeus, which referred to the dog's place of origin. There is debate as to whether this was actually the Island of Malta, or the town of Melita in Sicily. Throughout Europe, the Maltese was often used as an object of barter along trade routes and it gained human interest wherever it was left. The main function of this charming toy breed has always been to serve its master as friend and companion. The Maltese has been recognized and exhibited since 1862 in England, since 1877 in the States, and since 1901 in Canada. This tiny breed fits well in any size accommodation and does not require very much exercise.

Height: The height of a Maltese is 10" (25.4cm)

Weight: The Maltese weighs 4 - 6 lbs (1.8 - 2.7 kg).

Coat Type: The long, flowing coat of the Maltese should be straight and silky, and neither woolly nor curly. The most common color is all-white but beige or lemon markings are permitted. There is no undercoat, yet care and grooming of the coat requires dedication and attention. Daily brushing and frequent bathing keep the Maltese coat tangle-free and clean.

Temperament: The Maltese is a mild-mannered, gentle dog. It is an animated and intelligent creature that enjoys human companionship, including that of children, and, in return is very affectionate.

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