Maltese Breed Maintenance
In order to keep this breed’s luscious white coat white and free from tangles, frequent bathing and daily brushing is required. The best brushes to use for the Maltese consists of a pin brush and a stainless steel comb. There is no doubt that these dogs are high maintenance. When you brush the coat of your Maltese, you may want to use a gentle conditioner diluted with water to make the process easier and pain free. This will also help to protect the hair from breaking and remain static free in order to achieve a perfect hair placement. Bathe your Maltese once he starts to look dirty or dingy. Before bathing, however, be sure to comb the fur out completely to get rid of any tangles. You may want to use a whitening shampoo to help brighten the fur then followed up by a conditioner that tames long hair. Blow dry the coat completely after drying lightly with a towel. A Maltese that air-dries will not look as pretty. Regular ear cleaning and nail trimming should also be in the routine.