We acquired a beautiful but anxious senior dog, Zoe August 2020 from a deaf lady – a friend of ours. She didn’t want to continue looking after this beautiful dog. She looked after it for 4 years after one of her adult daughters decided not to have Zoe after giving birth to a baby and gave it to her deaf mum.
Zoe is a cross bred Maltese and poodle. She doesnt shed any hair if any! She is lovely with people. She gets cranky when she settles on a place to sleep and does not want to be picked up! She gets anxious at ANY dog she sees. She barks like crazy!
What is a maltese breed? What is a standard poodle breed?
Maltese Dogs: The Maltese is a breed of dog in the toy group. It is thought to have originated in south-central Europe from dogs of spitz type. It takes its name from the Mediterranean island of Malta. It traditionally has a silky, pure-white coat, hanging ears and a tail that curves over its back, and weighs up to 3.6 kilograms. More information https://www.purina.com.au/en/dogs/breeds/maltese#.YO5Mfugzb-g
Hypoallergenic: Yes Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years Origin: Mediterranean Basin Temperament: Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Docile, Easygoing, Fearless, Lively, Sweet-Tempered, Responsive, Active, Gentl eWeight: Male: 3–4 kg, Female: 3–4 kg Height: Male: 21–25 cm, Female: 20–23 cm
Standard Poodle dogs: The Poodle, called the Pudel in German and the Caniche in French, is a breed of water dog. The breed is divided into four varieties based on size, the Standard Poodle, Medium Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle, although the Medium Poodle variety is not universally recognised. Hypoallergenic: Yes Life expectancy: 12 – 15 yearsHeight: Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm, Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm, Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Faithful, Instinctual, Active, Trainable Colors: Black, White, Apricot, Sable, Cream, Black & White, Grey, Blue, Brown, Red, Silver Origin: France, Germany