Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
6674, South Africa
Posted September 27, 2016
At age five I received the best gift any child could wish for, a tiny Maltese puppy called Vlooi. She became my absolute best friend and I am sure she thought of herself as entirely human. It didn't take her long to crawl into the hearts and minds of every family member and we were blessed with 12 happy years together.
Although she never had any formal training the two of us thought up endless games including plenty of activities that would resemble agility training. We jumped anything we could find and made all kinds of obstacles to navigate from stuff I could find around the house. Mom was in seventh heaven as we kept each other busy for hours on end.
These guys need a lot of love and attention including some serious grooming to keep the fur from matting and getting soiled. Other than that my experience was excellent with this one and we never had any major health concerns.
If you are looking for a great child's dog I think these guys are a super choice!