Malti-Pug Breed Maintenance
The grooming needs for the Malti-Pug can vary somewhat from dog to dog, as each individual can inherit traits from either parent breed. Both coat types will need bathing about once every three weeks to a month, but the brushing and combing techniques may differ from there. The dogs with the shorter coats inherited from the Pug side of their family will only require brushing one to three times a week, mainly to remove dead hairs and to control their fairly high rate of shedding as well as to help properly distribute body oils over the coat. Dogs that inherit the longer coat of the Maltese tend to shed quite a bit less than those with the Pug-like coats, but they are more prone to developing mats and tangles, so require more frequent brushing. Some of these dogs may have wrinkles on their faces like the Pug breed dogs typically do and will need to have their faces wiped down on a regular basis. This hybrid may be more likely to develop dental disorders than other dogs and should have their teeth brushed and examined on a regular basis.