The Maltese: Diminutive Aristocrat

The Maltese: Diminutive Aristocrat

by Vicki Abbott, George Gwilliam


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It's no wonder the Maltese is the 20th most popular breed registered by the AKC. He combines good looks with a strong physique and clownish, endearing temperament. He is the epitome of a showman and a companion.

Written by the country's foremost authority on the Maltese, this Best of Breed Library title combines information the smitten pet owner needs to know to take the best possible care of his new friend with the history, show, and breeding information more enthusiastic fanciers need to help them fully understand and successfully compete with a Maltese. The book is filled with photos of this captivating breed, along with instructional diagrams and numerous appendices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582451602
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/15/2000
Series: Best of the Breed Library Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

VICKI ABBOTT has been involved with Maltese dogs for more than 30 years. Vicki handled many of the country's winningest Maltese, including Ch. Scylla's Mina Maya Starfire and the top-winning Maltese dog of all time, Ch. Sand Island Small Kraft Lite (affectionately known as Henry). Vicki was the Recording Secretary of the American Maltese Association for 17 years, helped produce the official AKC Maltese video and is current chair of the American Maltese Association's Education Committee. Her husband, Larry Abbott, is President of the American Maltese Association.

Table of Contents

1. For Love of a Little White Dog.

2. A History of the Maltese.

3. A Look at the Breed Standard.

4. The Choice is Yours—Finding the Ideal Maltese.

5. Living with Your Maltese.

6. Keeping Your Maltese Happy and Healthy.

7. Routine Care for the Maltese.

8. Grooming Your Maltese.

9. Showing Your Maltese.

10. Broadening Your Perspectives with Your Maltese.

11. The Maltese Headliners.

12. What You Should Know About Breeding Your Maltese.

13. Special Care for Your Older Maltese.

14. The American Maltese Association.


Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: American Maltese Association Code of Ethics.

Appendix C: Titles a Maltese Can Earn.

Appendix D: American Maltese Association National Specialty Winners.



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