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if you have a maltese do you keep their hair long or short?

trying to decide which look is best for my Shadow and also with upcoming summer weather

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ilovedogs1967

Asked by ilovedogs1967 at 2:04 PM on May. 4, 2010 in Pets

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  • if i had one i'd get the puppy cut
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • same here. almost adopted one, coworker was looking for a home for one, i looked into the cost of maintaining the dog and it was too much and someone else took the dog but i do love them in the short puppy cut. i cannot stand the look of the long styles on that breed. jmo
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • i'm partial to long hair dogs but it takes a lot of time n dedication. i had one but not anymore. now i have shih tzus and keeping their long hair from mating is hectic. brush mine everyday or at least a few times a wk and somehow i still have to do a good demating session once a wk.
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 4:24 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Definately short cut for summer and then trimmed the rest of the year. It helps them with cleanliness. Wonderful choice of friends, the Maltese.......... smart and playful. Downside.......... they will run if they can and a house dog is not prepared for the world outside.
    GMMOLLY

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 8:18 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • i have a malti-poo. his fur is just like a maltese except it has a slight kink to it. we laugh cause everytime he goes to the groomer he looks like a totally different dog. we have cut him short, except his ears and tail which is not my favorite liook. i like his body short, feet short, face, ears and tail almost untouched( he has apricot colored ears which makes him funny and cute) he gets a trim around his eyes, and muzzle. i like him best that way.their fur grows so fast, i just keep going till i find the perfect cut.
    devonsmom

    Answer by devonsmom at 1:24 AM on May. 13, 2010

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