how much is the average cost of a maltese puppy?

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  • I used to own malteses. They are adorable and very sweet. It really would depend where you get your puppy. I went to a place in New Jersey where I spent $1,500 and that was five years ago. As an example I now have a cockapoo which is another small breed and he was only $425 because I went to a private breeder. I don’t like store where they offer a lot of different pets like a puppy mill or pet store. They reel you in because they are so cute but then they charge a lot and the pets usually have health problems. I would go to a private breeder. They would be much less expensive, the pet would be healthier, and I bet the pet would have a much better temperament being free in someone’s house instead of kept in a cage at a pet store. I would think the cost could be anywhere from $800-$2,000. I would definitely not spend more than that. Good luck in your search.

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    how much is the average cost of a maltese puppy?

  • Healthy well bred pups anywhere from $300-$1,500. The dog from down the street or pets store may be in the lower range but will most likely come with plenty of health or behavior problems due to bad breeding.

    First month cost of puppy will be in the $1,000 range for vet care and supplies, not including the dog. You’ll have to pay monthly fees for food and replacement toys as well. Expect to pay a lot for grooming – my girl had to go in every three months and it was about $100 to get her clipped and bathed.

    Other thing to consider: training, carpet cleaner, replacement rugs, etc.

    Maltese dogs are great but a lot of work. Ours used to mat up so bad and never let us brush her more than once a week. She was nippy and high strung. Most little dogs are, though hers was due to my parents not socializing her – she was their dog and i was too young to do much in the way of bringing her places.

  • They can range anywhere from $500 to several thousands of dollars. When my ex-husband bought me my Maltese he paid $750. I think that is about the average cost of Maltese puppies. I think it also depends if they are in high demand in your area.

  • I would say about $500-$3000. They are pretty expensive but totally worth it. Not only are the adorable, but they make the best pet. They are so well behaved. Good Luck!!

    Also try this site for homeless maltese puppies in your area.

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    A friend recommened it to me a few years ago, and I was amazed how quickly it worked, which is why I recommend it to others. The dog training academy also has as an excellent home training course.

  • Maltese puppies can cost from around $800 to $6,000.

  • Each dog is different, so I watch the dog to see what it is responding to. Learn here

    I use different words, sounds, hand signals for each of my puppies. If the commands are not working, I change them. I do not beat, yell, or rub their nose in pee. I don’t use the command “no” because it confuses puppies. The words, “know, no” come up in conversation, and it confuses them, I use something like “shame” or “ssht” or “off” or “settle down” or whatever that puppy responds to. Some I use signs from sign language, some I use thumbs up hand signal if I want them to continue what they are doing, or a shake of a finger like I am scolding them, if I don’t want them to continue what they are doing. I was taught that puppies/dogs want to please you, so I focus on that. I teach them what behaviors I allow and what ones I don’t allow and remember to praise good behavior so they keep doing it. There isn’t a right or wrong answer in my world, what works for one puppy might not work for another. I do a lot of things you would find farmers do with their dogs, it doesn’t have to make sense in my world, it just has to work. My neighbor calls the ducks with a duck call and they come. I burp on the way down to the pond and the ducks come for me when I burp. It doesn’t have to make sense, it just has to work. I want to train my angel dolls, I don’t want them to be terrified of me, and I don’t have to make them terrified of me to get them to please me, just like I didn’t have to make my troops terrified of me to get the job done. I address a behavior the second it starts, each time it starts as many times as it takes until I win the war. I realize my IQ doesn’t matter, diplomas and awards don’t matter, I am about to do battle with an 8-week-old puppy who is already smarter than I am, and hopefully at the end of training, they are trained, and I have the very smallest amount of sanity left

  • a healthy well breed puppy will cost from $1000 and up.

    but they are great dogs and they are worth it.

    my step mom breeds them and i love them all to peices.

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