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The Maltese: Diminutive Aristocrat

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The Maltese Diminutive Aristocrat A favorite saying of Maltese fanciers is that a Maltese is "a big dog in a little body," and this adorable little dog lives up to their claim. Admired and treasured for its beautiful white coat, expressive eyes and gentle attitude, the Maltese is capable of very big accomplishments. The Maltese's size makes it the perfect, portable companion, and it has great crowd appeal as a show dog. A perennially popular breed, Maltese are gentle, playful, inquisitive and loving. Thought to ...

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Overview

The Maltese Diminutive Aristocrat A favorite saying of Maltese fanciers is that a Maltese is "a big dog in a little body," and this adorable little dog lives up to their claim. Admired and treasured for its beautiful white coat, expressive eyes and gentle attitude, the Maltese is capable of very big accomplishments. The Maltese's size makes it the perfect, portable companion, and it has great crowd appeal as a show dog. A perennially popular breed, Maltese are gentle, playful, inquisitive and loving. Thought to have originated on the small Mediterranean island of Malta and long esteemed by royalty and aristocrats, the refined Maltese combines good looks with a strong physique and a clownish, endearing temperament. He is the epitome of a showman and a dedicated companion, and there is nothing in the world like owning a Maltese, whether he's a top-rated show champion or the champion mischief-maker in your household.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582451602
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/15/2000
  • Series: Best of the Breed Library Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

VICKI ABBOTT has been involved with Maltese dogs for more than 30 years. Vicki handled many of the country's winningest Maltese, including Ch. Scylla's Mina Maya Starfire and the top-winning Maltese dog of all time, Ch. Sand Island Small Kraft Lite (affectionately known as Henry). Vicki was the Recording Secretary of the American Maltese Association for 17 years, helped produce the official AKC Maltese video and is current chair of the American Maltese Association's Education Committee. Her husband, Larry Abbott, is President of the American Maltese Association.

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Table of Contents

1. For Love of a Little White Dog.

2. A History of the Maltese.

3. A Look at the Breed Standard.

4. The Choice is Yours—Finding the Ideal Maltese.

5. Living with Your Maltese.

6. Keeping Your Maltese Happy and Healthy.

7. Routine Care for the Maltese.

8. Grooming Your Maltese.

9. Showing Your Maltese.

10. Broadening Your Perspectives with Your Maltese.

11. The Maltese Headliners.

12. What You Should Know About Breeding Your Maltese.

13. Special Care for Your Older Maltese.

14. The American Maltese Association.

Epilogue.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: American Maltese Association Code of Ethics.

Appendix C: Titles a Maltese Can Earn.

Appendix D: American Maltese Association National Specialty Winners.

Bibliography.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2004

    First time Maltese guardian

    A super book! Has the appearance of a 'coffee table' book, but it is chock full of extremely useful info. --A librarian

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2002

    The maltese

    this book is a great book to get if you are going or planning to get a maltese. I thought it was just wonderful

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