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Let’s Talk Maltese!

I began breeding in 2001 and after about 15 years I realized how much I had learned about Maltese and wished I had been blogging from the beginning. I am learning about blogging a little at a time so bear with me as I grow. I am creating this Blog in order to discuss Maltese at every level. I plan to share the good the bad and the ugly all in order to share my experience or things I have heard from others so that others can learn and benefit as well. I will share my ups and downs with breeding Maltese, their health issues, their sweet behaviors and why I feel they have stollen my heart all these years. 

 I want to welcome feedback from other Maltese owners, whether you have Maltese as a pet or are a breeder like myself. Maltese owners have many things in common because many Maltese have the same behaviors. When families share stories and memories about their Maltese I find that the stories of their Maltese are very similar to most shared stories. Families talk about how special and smart their sweet boy or girl is or was is actually what everyone shares about their Maltese. I find myself nodding and and smiling as I agree that yes, that is exactly the charming character and demeanor of a Maltese. Their wonderful nature and personality is why most can’t have just one, they are like potato chips, you can’t stop with just one.



When I purchased my first Maltese I didn’t even know what a Maltese was.  A friend I worked with had a Maltese and suggested I

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Tear Stains


The red/brown discoloration in tears comes from porphyrin. Porphyrins are iron containing molecules produced when the body breaks down iron. Porphyrins are excreted through the

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