Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy information

 

 

 

 



















































 

Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy information

 

Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy informationHave you ever wondered why so many reputable Maltese breeders will not place a Maltese puppy or small Maltese dog into a family with young children or a young couple planning on having a family in the near future? 

Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy informationIt is not because the Maltese puppies don't love children!  Toy breed puppies such as Maltese puppies are very small and fragile especially when they are young puppies, sometimes barely weighing 2 pounds at 3 months old.  It is because unintentional accidents happen!  Let me give you some actual instances of how quickly something traumatic can happen.

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A sweet little girl who is normally a very good little girl gets mad at her mom and throws a temper fit......happens all the time....seems to be a part of normal childhood.....but in this case the sweet little girl ran upstairs and threw her Maltese puppy over the stairs to it's death.
 

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A young child is with her mom while cleaning an apartment for someone who just happened to own a very small Maltese dog which weighed 3 pounds as an adult.  The mom proceeds to clean the apartment.  Shortly the young child comes in and says to mom "Look mommy....puppy sleeping".  Needless to say, the puppy was not sleeping, the child had accidentally killed the dog while trying to get it from it's safe place behind a child gate.
 

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In another instance a young child was visiting Grandmas house who just happened to have a small adult Maltese dog.  Being a happy loving child, the young child ran over to pick up the Maltese but dropped it .....the dog died a very short time later from neural and brain damage.
 

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Then there is the instance of the kids all playing a good game of baseball outside in their back yard.  Well, of course, the family Maltese dog wanted to play also.  Problem is he accidentally got hit in the head with a baseball bat.
 

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There are also many instances of tails and legs being slammed in the doors or being stepped on or the dog being accidentally kicked by a child who is busy playing.
 

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Then there is the instance of the couple buying a Maltese puppy for their very young children.  Over time the Maltese puppy/dog became fearful of the young children due to being accidentally hurt and then began snapping at the children.........needless to say, the parents decided the Maltese puppy/dog needed to be out of there immediately.  Sadly.....there are a lot of Maltese dogs that go into rescue because of this type of instance. 
 

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There are also a lot of stories which involve puppies and children in recliner chairs who forget that the puppy is "down there", many of which do not have a happy ending for the puppy.

Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy informationThese were all totally unintentional accidents but the Maltese dogs/puppies paid dearly in each one because they are small and fragile in comparison to young children.  They can get hurt very easily  even by a toddler who is just wanting to give the puppy kisses.  Have you ever noticed that one of the first things a baby wants to do with a dog/puppy is put it's finger in the dog/puppies eye, or pull the tail?

Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy informationAs with everything in life there are exceptions to every rule.  I know some parents who have taught their young children to respect the small animals for what they are and to treat the animal accordingly.  These type of parents I will and have placed young puppies into their homes. 

Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety, even if they are only "dogs" to some people. - AKC Breeders of Maltese puppies and Maltese Show dogs with information about Maltese breeders, Maltese puppies, Maltese dogs, Teacup Maltese puppies, Tcup Maltese puppies, T-cup Maltese puppies, and other Maltese dog and Maltese puppy informationAs a Maltese puppy breeder I must always think of my Maltese puppy's welfare first.  If I have any concern about the Maltese puppies safety, I must always rule in favor of my Maltese puppy's welfare. 

Maltese Puppies are not toys.....Puppies are actual living creatures with feelings and needs, not the least of which is their own safety,
 even if they are only "dogs" to some people.

The Maltese puppy pictured on this page is a 4 week old
female Maltese out of the
RÍve/Cruiser litter
produced here at Foxstone Maltese.

 

 

 



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