19 Reasons You Should Avoid Maltese Dogs At All Costs

21/11/2017

These pooches might not even be from the Mediterranean island of Malta, which is the first clue pointing towards the fact that they are not to be trusted. But if you still need some convincing to not adopt a Maltese, read our list below. You'll be glad that you did.

1. They're one of the world's oldest dog breeds, so they have a very high opinion of themselves

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2. I guess that's just what happens when you're beloved by royalty for thousands of years

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3. You'll never want to take photos of anything but your Maltese because they're massive posers 

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4. In fact, you'll just spend all day doing nothing but looking at this fluffy cloud that just invaded your life 

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5. Trying to resist cuddling them is futile

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6. Although small, they can take over a sofa or even a bed with ease 

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7. They're too small to ever do anything fun or exciting though

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8. You'll never go on any kind of adventure with a Maltese

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9. They're just too pampered for that 

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10. Is that a Maltese puppy, or some kind of vicious demon?  

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11. Whatever they are, they're certainly not cute 

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12. You're in trouble if you run into a group of them 

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13. If it snows, you'll never be able to find them ever again 

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14. They'll eat you out of house and home

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15. They're not funny

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16. Does this look like a dog who'll make you laugh? 

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17. I think not 

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18. So whatever you do...

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19. Never, EVER adopt a Maltese! 

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If you do decide that you want a Maltese, see if you can find one in a shelter before deciding to buy. You can find purebred dogs in shelters just like any other!If you want to get a Maltese puppy, make sure that you don't support the abusive puppy mill and backyard breeder industry by getting your new family member through a trusted breeder. Ethical breeders will want to meet you several times before they sell you a puppy, will let you see the puppy with their mom, brothers and sisters and will raise their dogs in a home environment.

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