Post # 1
So I’m getting a dog, well I’d like to but I can’t seem to choose – this is my first pet and before you ask yes I am sure that I want a dog I have bought and read piles and piles of books combed the internet and spoken to as many dog owners as I know. I am sure I want this. I’ve narrowed it down to three choices. The Yorkshire Terrier, The Maltese and The Coton de Tulear. So I’d like some input from anyone who’s had interaction with any or all of these dogs. To give me some input on which meets my needs the most.
First off as I mentioned this is my first dog and I’d prefer a dog that’s not too difficult to train, doesn’t require massive amounts of exercise, I don’t mind the large amounts of grooming that comes with all three. What I would like to know is what are they like personality wise. Male vs Female is there a better temperament etc any information that you can give me in terms of comparison and overall in terms of which breed would serve me best as my first pet would be greatly appreciated. I love them all and I really just can’t choose.
Post # 3
I have a yorkie and she is the best! She is so sweet and I can’t imagine my life without her! 🙂
Post # 4
I have a yorkie maltese mix and I gotta say, she is the absolute best of both worlds! And was quite a bit cheaper too.
Post # 5
I do love a Coton de Tulear, but they are VERY pricey and hard to find!!
Post # 6
@Mrs. Fireworks: Oh she is a sweetheart – I swear dogs make mush out of me
@Mrs Hedgehog: Hmm a morkie I actually hadn’t considered that
@TheFutureMrsCarness: there are actually a few coton breeders in canada from my reserach I’ve found 3 Yorkies and Maltese are easier to find and they are cheaper but if the Coton ends up being meant for me I don’t think i could put a price on my little guy.
What draws me to all 3 breeds is that really laid back loving temperment in such a small package. Sadly I’ve never had any genuine interaction with any. 🙁
Post # 7
I had a maltese mix growing up and was an amazing dog and now I have a terrior mix puppy and love him! Must say the terrior in his gives him a ton of energy. Not sure about the last dog.
Post # 8
You should see what dogs are at your local shelter. Breeds do have a big impact on a dog’s personality, but each dog is different. If you get a dog that’s a few months older at a shelter, you’ll know if it’s the right fit for your lifestyle.
Post # 9
We have a 4 month old Maltese and she has been the best so far! Really quite easy to train, she is smart. Grooming is not as difficult as expected- but we do keep her in a puppy cut (not cut by us!). She is so sweet; playful at times but will also curl up on our chests for a nap 🙂 I would recommend a maltese for sure!
Adding a pic, sorry it’s bad quality. I don’t have any from the camera on my laptop!
Post # 10
I vote maltese but I’m biased, I have an awesome adorable rescue dog named Swag who happens to be a maltese. Also thank you for giving me a chance to show him off. 😀 My guy has been super easy to train for the most part, and while he loves long walks, and we have them a lot, it doesn’t seem to have a really marked impact on his behavior if he does or doesn’t get them. He can be a little compulsive at times, though that might have to do with his… uh… storied past. The one thing I have to say about Maltese is… you better be ready to love the little bugger to death. They are the most attention hungry dogs I have ever met.