October 13, 2010

What should I get a Pomeranian or a Maltese?

I am thinking about getting a dog and I have ecided I will get a Pomeranian or a Maltese. I don't know which one. Please help by giving your opinion and try to expain why.

Those are two very different breeds, and its not just because they don't look the same.
Here is some good research on the breeds. Read about them, write down all the pros and cons that you may have about each breed as you read about them, compare how many pros and cons that you've written about them, and pick the one that has more pros than cons. :0)

Pomeranian
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/pomeranians.html
http://www.akc.org/breeds/pomeranian/
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pomeranian.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeranian_(dog)

Maltese
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/maltese.html
http://www.akc.org/breeds/maltese/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_(dog)
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/maltese.htm

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October 13, 2010

Courtney @ 4:47 am

for one it is what dog u will interact the most with and determine the circumstances of getting that dog. you should see what dog will be most helpful with your lifestyle.
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Nicholas C @ 5:25 am

Pomeranian,

they need grooming but not as much as malteses.
they're more playful
they don't get jealous of you like when you hug someone like a maltese.
there more fun the maltese.
I think there more cute.
oh yeah and maltese need to be taken to a groomer to have it's hair cut!
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MD @ 5:56 am

Pomeranian they are so much more cuter!!

http://www.bichon.de/maltese/maltese1.jpg
^ MALTESE WHEN OLDER

http://www.breederretriever.com/photopost/data/524/medium/pommy.JPG
^ POMERANIAN WHEN OLDER
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Pat @ 6:46 am

The ones I have been around have both been very sweet breeds. Depends how much time you have for brushing and stuff. The maltese would take more time.
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~ Fabulous ~ @ 7:20 am

I love and have both dogs! Maltese's are great, but they get stuff in their eyes, which is a genetic thing), which needs to be cleaned daily. And the Pomeranian is a fabulous watch dog. However grooming will be required ab it more than the Maltese.

Congrats on deciding on those two dogs. Whichever one you choose, I know you won't be disappointed!
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♥Friends with Everyone♥ @ 7:42 am

Those are two very different breeds, and its not just because they don't look the same.
Here is some good research on the breeds. Read about them, write down all the pros and cons that you may have about each breed as you read about them, compare how many pros and cons that you've written about them, and pick the one that has more pros than cons. :0)

Pomeranian
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/pomeranians.html
http://www.akc.org/breeds/pomeranian/
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pomeranian.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeranian_(dog)

Maltese
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/maltese.html
http://www.akc.org/breeds/maltese/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_(dog)
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/maltese.htm
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PERFECT POMS! @ 8:22 am

Pomeranian.
They can make much much better pets than Maltese.
They are easier to train, aren't as stubborn ( but still can be very stubborn ), and IMO are just better ( but thats b/c I am a pomeranian Addict, and I am sure that Maltese are great dogs too. Infact, when I was 4 I used to own a little male maltese, but he got into just about as much trouble as possible……).
Here is a little bit of info about each breed.

Pomeranian:
Breed Group: Toy
Weight: 3-7 lbs
Height: 8-11 inches
Color(s): all colors and patterns allowed
Coat: The Pomeranians long double coat requires brushing at least once weekly. It is important to lift and part the top coat and brush the cottony undercoat as well. This will reduce shedding. Frequent brushing can damage the coat.
Overview: The Pomeranian is lively and eager to learn. They get along well with other household pets if given a slow and proper introduction. They make wonderful companions for families with older, well-behaved children and the elderly.
Character: The Pomeranian is a compact, active toy breed. They are intelligent, extremely loyal to their family, and loving. They are eager to please, gentle, and affectionate. They also exhibit an inquisitive expression and curiosity.
Temperament: The Pomeranian is confident, commanding, and outgoing. Due to the Pomeranians small stature they are not recommended for homes with small children as they may become temperamental. They make excellent guard dogs and will sound a bark when they sense danger.
Care: In addition to grooming it is important for Pomeranians to receive excellent dental care. They are prone to tooth loss; so regular cleaning is a must. Dry food is recommended to aid in keeping teeth and gums healthy.
Training: Pomeranians respond best to firm commands and are quick to learn. They are easily trained in obedience. Their barking must be controlled or they will do so incessantly. They may be difficult in housebreaking, but with consistency and praise do very well either going outside or in a litter box.
Activity: The Pomeranian requires short walks and play time with other pets and family. They have the capability to learn tricks if done with patience and time. They may become bored if they are not given enough to do. They are excellent for apartment living and homes with small yards.
Ownership: If you are looking for Pomeranian puppies for sale from reputable Pomeranian breeders or to adopt a Pomeranian from a Pomeranian rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Pomeranian puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Pomeranian puppies, dogs and puppies that make great pets.

Maltese:
Breed Group: Toy
Weight: 4-7 lbs
Height: 9-10 inches
Color(s): white
Coat: The Maltese has an elegant mantle of long, silky hair. The coat is straight, lacks an undercoat, and is pure bright white in color. They are non-shedding. Their luxurious cloak of white is the hallmark of the Maltese.
Overview: The Maltese is considered to be the oldest of the European Toy breeds. Nobles, royals, and aristocracy favored them. They are very well mannered and affectionate. The Maltese displays a graceful and regal demeanor.
Character: The Maltese exudes great joy and delight. They are highly intelligent, animated, and playful. They are very social. They are happy and content being the center of attention whether they are with their family or in the show ring. This endearing breed is bright, loving, and a deeply devoted companion.
Temperament: The Maltese is gentle, trusting, and obedient. They are typically good natured and amiable and love to be held and cuddled. They will tolerate other pets, but are not suitable for inconsiderate or ill-behaved children. They most often will establish a close bond with one person. They do not do well when left alone for extended periods of time. They may be over-protective of their owner, family, and territory, and bark or bite if they perceive a threat. They are a fearless, vigorous, and agile breed. The Maltese commit themselves fully to their owner and families.
Care: The Maltese coat requires daily brushing and combing to prevent matting. The coat is extremely soft and silky, so gentle care is highly recommended. They need to be bathed or dry shampooed on a regular basis. The eyes need daily cleaning to prevent staining. It is also important to keep their ears clean and free from stray hair. They may be prone to eye problems, skin disorders, and respiratory problems. The Maltese do not do well in very hot climates or damp conditions. They may be finicky eaters and suffer indigestion. Dental hygiene is important to prevent tooth loss.
Training: The Maltese may be difficult to housebreak so crate training is recommended. They do best with early socialization. Training must never be harsh in nature. It must be done with gentle love, consistency, reward, and patience. They are adept at learning tricks. The Maltese does not need extensive obedience training, as they are naturally obedient to their Master.
Activity: The Maltese does not require a high level of exercise. They are suitable for apartment or condominium living. They enjoy a daily walk, indoor play sessions, or a romp and run in a secured small yard. The Maltese loves to be social, so a play date at the park is always welcomed. They must be supervised and securely leashed.
Ownership: If you are looking for Maltese puppies for sale from reputable Maltese breeders or to adopt a Maltese from a Maltese rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Maltese puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Maltese puppies, dogs and puppies that make great pets.

That info is from http://www.nextdaypets.com

Hope this helped.

GOOD LUCK!
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