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pet and show difference

by Heather

I am curious as to how young a puppy is when it is determined if it is "pet" or "show" quality. Also, is it possible for a "pet" quality maltese to have the same gorgeous coat as a "show" quality maltese?


Please bear in mind when reading topics pertaining to health issues, that many of these questions were answered by helpful Maltese owners with no formal education in veterinarian medicine. When in doubt seek a professionals advise.

Yes ,it is possible for a pet Maltese to have just as beautiful a coat as a show Maltese sometimes even better. Determining whether a pup is a pet or show dog can be determined as early as 8 weeks or as late as 12 months. A pups appearance shifts and changes as they grow.

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