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The Nortese is a mix between the Maltese and the Norwich Terrier. These two dogs are very different from one another in all aspects and no matter which parent it favors, the Nortese is happy whether a small apartment or a big house. They are not advised for families with small children. Their life expectancy is between 12-15 years.

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The temperament this dog can change from individual to individual due to the different personality of its parents. This is a dog which gets along with everyone, but when with small children, supervision is advised, for the safety of the dog. They are wary of strangers and can be jealous and possessive. Nortese usually gets along with other pets but has the tendency to develop aggression towards other dogs if not socialized early. Training is not a big challenge with them as they are intelligent and very eager to learn things. It is their occasional stubbornness which needs to be tackled while training.

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8-10 inches
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7-12 lbs.
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General Health

Below are some health problems to which the Nortese can be at risk to as their parents suffer from the same, as no exact official data is available: Major Concerns Cataracts Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA) Dental Problems Minor Concerns Patellar Luxation Portacaval Shunt Deafness Allergies Hypothyroidism Portosystemic Shunt Shaker Dog Syndrome Atopy

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The Nortese is a mix between the Maltese and the Norwich Terrier. The exact details of its origin are still unknown.

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The amount of maintenance required for this breed depends upon the type of fur it inherits. If inheriting the coat of the Maltese dog, then they have to be bathed at least once a month. On the other hand of it inherits the double coat of the Norwich Terrier, then they are required to be given a bath only a few times in a year. Brushing also differs for both the coats, in case of a Maltese coat regular brushing is advised to prevent the coat from tangling and matting, whereas the Norwich coat needs to be brushed only a few times in a week. It is advised to take them for professional grooming for their coat trimming. Teeth need to be brushed a minimum of two times in a week, and ears must be checked for dirt and cleaned such that it does not lead to infections.

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Ideal Environment

The exercise time advised for these dogs is between 45 minutes to an hour at maximum. The exercise or activity sessions are recommended to be divided into two to three short sessions. They like going on short walks and visiting the dog park to play. It is important to ensure that they get their daily exercise and activity, or it may result in behavioral changes. Weather comfort depends upon the coat which they inherit, in case of Norwich Terrier coat they would like slightly cold weather, whereas the Maltese type cold will assistance during cold climatic conditions.

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