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If you or someone in your family are prone to allergies, then it can be very difficult to own a pet. That’s because most pets are known to cause allergies of some sort. Some people are allergic to cat hair, others just get allergic reactions to pet dander. However, a Hypoallergenic Puppy could be the answer, they are extremely cute, not to mention suitable for you even if you have other types of allergies.

There are 20+ Hypoallergenic puppy breeds

White Fluffy Maltese Puppy

While it might not seem like a lot, the fact that there is 20+. The amount of hypoallergenic puppy types out there is nothing short of extraordinary. Plus, you can add to that the low-shedding dogs, which can still be a great pet for people with allergies. There are also many colours and coat type, not to mention size variations as well. There are a vast range of options for everyone, so you will have no problem finding the right Hypoallergenic Puppy for sale.

You don’t have to worry about cleaning up after them

The great advantage you get from having Hypoallergenic Puppies is that they don’t shed that much, if at all. You still need to get them a haircut from time to time, but the fact that there’s no need to worry about shedding really makes a huge difference more often than not. Regular grooming is however mandatory here, so that’s definitely something to take into consideration.

Less dander to deal with

Most Hypoallergenic Puppies don’t have dander, or they just have a tiny bit of it. Plus, the fact that they shed less also means they spread less dander around the home. Of course, regular grooming will take care of that, so it’s definitely something to take into consideration. It’s well worth keeping that in mind for the best results.

Which are the best Hypoallergenic puppy breeds?

Poodles are widely known for being great Hypoallergenic dogs, especially teacup poodles. Then you have the Maltipoo breed which are a cross of Poodle and Maltese. Our Maltese puppies for sale are also Hypoallergenic, so you could consider giving them a try. However, they do need daily brushing if you want to prevent any type of mats. They are some of the top contenders if you want a hypoallergenic puppy.

Red Toy poodle with blue hat.

Other breeds you should consider include Bichon Frise, Schnauzer or the Chinese Crested. What you will notice here is that most Hypoallergenic Puppies come from small breeds, which is quite interesting.

Conclusion

A Hypoallergenic Puppy will no doubt be very cute, great to be around and you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions. These puppies are unique, extraordinary and you will find yourself impressed with their unique appeal and style. Since you have a variety of Hypoallergenic puppy breeds, you just have to figure out which ones are great for you. All you need is to browse our list above and find the right breed that suits your style and requirements. Whether you opt for those cute Maltese puppies, Teacup Poodles or a cross of the two – Maltipoos, they are all great Hypoallergenic breeds, and you should consider giving them a try when you want to find your next puppy!

The history of the Maltese Breed

The History of the Maltese

The Maltese breed has existed for at least 29 centuries. Dating back so far has caused a bit of debate as to the exact origin of this dog.

If you look far back, long ago descendants are thought to be Spitz-type dogs, possibly from Sweden. Another possible ancestor is the Tibetan Terrier from ancient Asia. Both theorised ancestors are much larger dogs. So, like most of the toy breeds that you see today, centuries of development bred the dog down in size. No doubt also refined the coat colour to white. No matter his ancient descendants, evidence shows that the Maltese breed most definitely became abundant on the Island of Malta. This is a small, beautiful isle off the coast of Italy.

Map of Origins for Maltese Dog
As you have probably guessed the name ‘Maltese’ derives from Malta.

The Maltese descends from one of the most ancient dog breeds to be found in recorded history. It has been estimated that the breed originated around 6,000 B.C., or 8,000 years ago. Although the ancient Greeks and Romans believed the dog originated on the Island of Malta–they called the breed the Melitaie Dog. Melitaie being the ancient name for Malta. There is really no evidence that proves the dog was indigenous to the Island. Rather that the Maltese is descended from a Spitz-type dog bred by the peoples of the area. Which is now south central Europe.

The breed was eventually distributed as an exotic article of trade from the ancient island trading centre of Malta. From there they migrated by caravans to the farthest reaches of the civilised world, including: The Middle East, Tibet, China, the Philippines, and Japan. 

Maltese Dog in the 17th century

Early Maltese Dog

The earliest known representations of Maltese dogs on artefacts found at Fayum, Egypt (600-300 B.C.). They suggest that the Maltese was one of the dogs worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. Numerous pictorial representations of the Maltese occur in Greek ceramic art, such as the vases found at Vulci (about 500 B.C.). The dog is also mentioned in the writings of many Greek and Roman philosophers, and other ancient poets and historians, including: Aristotle, Timon, Callimachus, Aelian, Artimidorus, Epaminodus, Martial, Strabo, Pliny the Elder and Saint Clement of Alexandria. Notable ancient owners of Maltese include Roman Emperor Claudius and Publius, Roman governor of Malta.

The Maltese emerged untarnished from the Dark Ages and  recorded as a prized dog. Especially by the upper class, aristocrats, states persons and royalty. Maltese were believed to possess medicinal powers of healing. The ailing would place the dog on their stomach or chest for comfort. Because of this practice, and the dogs warm, affectionate nature and small size, which made it easy to hold in ones arms or lap, the Maltese became known as the “Comforter.” The dog was particularly popular in England during Elizabethan times (the late 16th century). Two notable owners of Maltese in those times Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

1800 – 1900

Maltese dog in a basket pictured in 1855

Beginning around the mid 1800’s and into the early 1900’s there was great debate among the noted dog writers and dog authorities concerning the question of “which dog family the Maltese belonged”.  A large group, especially the dog fanciers of England, felt that the Maltese belonged in the Terrier family due to their terrier-like temperament.   As with the English terrier breeds, the Maltese of the period was an excellent ratter and exhibited great fearlessness, despite his small size.  Others disagreed and felt that the Maltese, because of his body and coat type, were spaniel in nature.  Ultimately, in the early 1900’s, the conclusion was that the “Maltese dog” was neither terrier or spaniel.  Rather, the correct reference should be the “Maltese dog”.

Maltese puppy breeder

Welcoming a puppy into your world is one of the most exciting, joyful (and challenging!) times of your life. As a Maltese breeder we understand. But before getting carried away with planning your first pet friendly holiday, there are some serious things to consider.

Choosing the right dog breed for you and your lifestyle will be a deciding factor in how happy life with your pup will be. If you have decided you will get your puppy from a breeder, then theirs a few vital things you need to know.

New statistics show that most of the puppy problems vets saw last year as a result of poor purchasing decisions, related to owners choosing a breed without sufficient understanding of its needs or its suitability to their household or lifestyle.

Micro Maltese

So, how can you choose the right dog breed for you? Also how can you be sure your that your dog has come from a responsible puppy breeder?

The Puppy Contract is a free, one-stop guide developed and supported by leading UK animal welfare charities. It gives prospective puppy owners all the information they need at their fingertips. This includes all the right questions to ask the breeder about important aspects of the puppy’s care. Such as socialisation, vaccination, microchipping and health tests.

Here are the important questions you should ask a puppy breeder before making your big decision:

1.Did you breed the puppies?

If the answer is ‘no’, walk away regardless of the answers to the other questions. Puppies from puppy farms often will be sold via third-party sellers. ALWAYS buy a puppy directly from the breeder.

2Where are the puppies kept? Have you started to house train and socialise the puppy? 

It’s important to know if the puppy has had lots of human interaction or only at particular times, such as during playtime and feeding. If puppies are not kept in a home environment, they will have reduced human contact and they may have socialisation issues or trouble adjusting to life in a home.

3. Were both the puppy’s parents screened for inherited diseases? 

All dogs, whether pedigree or crossbred, can suffer from inherited diseases which can pass from parent to puppy. Health testing and screening, such as the BVA/The Kennel Club Canine Health Schemes, allow breeders to screen for inherited diseases. The results can help to ensure that only healthy dogs go into breeding programs.

Micro Maltese Puppy

4. Is the puppy micro-chipped and given its first vaccinations prior to homing?

Micro-chipping is mandatory for all puppies by the time they are eight weeks old, and before they go to their new home. The breeder should supply you with microchip paperwork which includes your puppy’s individual identification number and the database which its registered. Also vaccination records signed by a veterinary surgeon.

5. Has the puppy or its parents had any health problems? 

Knowing if any health problems the puppy or its parents have had is very important, as they could pass to your puppy. Many puppies don’t need to see a vet before they leave their breeder. If your puppy has been checked or received any treatment, the breeder should provide details of anything abnormal that the vet noted.

6. Has the breeder used any routine veterinary treatments for the puppies, such as wormers? 

Regular worming is important for the health of puppies and humans. Ask your vet about the products mentioned and avoid buying from breeders who have not treated their dogs for worms at all.