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The Highland Maltie is taller than a Westie with longer legs and a slim body. The hair is long and coarse but does not sweep the ground. The tail is feathered and curves over the back.

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Character


The Highland Maltie has a very feisty temperament. It is not easily put off or scared of new situations. Although it makes a lovely family pet it is not ideal for very young children without proper training. The Highland Maltie is not placid or very tolerant. If it feels threatened or annoyed it may nip or growl. It needs firm but kind treatment and owner that is comfortable training this breed.

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Size

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Weight


15 pounds
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General Health


The Highland Maltie has no known allergies at this time

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History

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Maintenance


The Highland Maltie is a non-shedding dog. The coat should be brushed regularly. Bath as needed. The ears need to be cleaned regularly.

The Highland Maltie malts twice a year although it sheds a little all year long. The coat mats easily and will need to be brushed out every other day. The hair around the face will need regular trimming.

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Ideal Environment


The Highland Maltie is adaptable to all climates and is suited for apartment living. Because of this breeds thick coat, it often prefers colder temperatures. Be sure not to let this breed overheat on a hot sunny day.

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