Highland Maltie - Benito del Toro

by Pierrette
(San Diego, CA)


We adopted our Highland Maltie puppy from a rescue group called "Without Boarders". Benny was found in Rosarito Mexico in a gas station and was all black from the oil. They assume he was an escapee from a puppy mill or abandoned. I adopted him 1 month ago and did not know of his unique co-mingled breed status.

He is energetic, intelligent,loves to cuddle and very loving and often funny as he cocks his head and appears to understand quite a bit of language. He is about a year old, 12" long and 10 pounds of fun!

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May 16, 2010
You're an awesome Pup!
by: Suzie

What a little sweetie! I was browsing through this great website and posted a pix of our little rescue guy, Gizmo, who we've had 3 mo. (he's 2.5 yrs), thinking he looked like some of the pictures in the Maltease/Chi section, but our little guy looks alot like you, too!!!! Anyway, you're very cute...

Feb 11, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENITO DEL TORO
by: Kathy A. Lawes

Dear Benny:

My name is klawes12345@yahoo.com and love your picture. You are living large.

Please express HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR PAL BENITO DEL TORO. I saw him on the View you look even better. Wish I could sing you Happy Birthday as is I am an Opera Singer diamond in the ruff. Living in Lincoln, NE. Would like to move to New York, NY hopefully in 2 years. Still horning my cragt. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ciao,
Gorgeous

Dec 17, 2008
Benny and his lucky human!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Dear Benny! We are your fellow Maltese Maniacs, LuLu and LoLLy. LoLLy is a rescue too! So we say Two Paws Up for your outstanding human who rescued you! Stop by and visit our membership page when you have a chance. Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy

Dec 12, 2008
Charlie Chappy's Aunti-Benny's long lost cousin!
by: Benny's Mom

How Fun to hear about Charlie Chappy and his ties to Benny. I would loveto see a picture of him- I saw Molly but not Charlie. Wild spirit is right! We did not go through the puppy stage as he was 8 months when we adopted him but he sure is the dickens when not constantly entertained! These dog are just adorable and we am over the top about having him.

Dec 12, 2008
your Benito is our Charley's cousin!
by: MisabellasMommy and Charley Chappy's Auntie

so - it was the move to Mexico that broke our family up eh? I am the auntie of Charley Chappy and he now lives with my sister - I fostered him and his wild spirit for 3 mos. and he is now happy as a lark in New England w/ my sister and looks so much like your Benito Del Toro - boy o boy - well if my sister 'did' email I'd send her your guy -he's adorable - we'll have to live and die w/ this secret - lol!!! :-) have a great holiday w/ your little boy!

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Highland Maltie - Bobby

by Alicia
(Utah)

Bobby the  Westie Maltese mix

Bobby the Westie Maltese mix

Bobby is a West Highland Maltie mix. He's such a wonderful dog. He doesn't shed and aside from getting him groomed, is very low maintenance. Intensely loyal and very cute.

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Nov 14, 2008
2 Highland Maties
by: Westhighlandkennel.com

Lovely Dogs.

We have 2 males 7 weeks old left available.

See our website: westhighlandkennel.com

618-548-3078

Jul 15, 2008
I WANT ONE!
by: Tina

I want to know where you got Bobby. He is absolutely adorable and much cuter than others I've seen in pics.

Feb 03, 2008
White Angel
by: ellieb123@verizon.net

Adorable, cute, ahhhhhhh. Bobby is a sweety

Jan 30, 2008
Beautiful Doll
by: Murray

What a cute dog,i'm a morkie,mom was a maltese,pos was a yorkie,i live in the bronx ny!

Jan 30, 2008
so cute
by: Anonymous

he is so cute. i have a maltese, Lucky
so to my page and look at him thanks carol

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Highland Maltie - Diamond

by Tammy
(Fort Worth,Texas)

Diamond

Diamond

I have a Highland Maltie, I went to the dog pound in search of a small dog as I gave my dog to my daughter and missed her terribly. I was about to leave when they put Diamond in a cage. I was like is she adopted? That is the dog I want! She fit all the things I had told them I was looking for in a dog. It was love at first sight.

My son and I love our Maltese West Highland terrier mix to death she is the perfect dog for us even my husband can not resist her she is so playful and charming. She also has a mind of her own if she does not want to do something she will just sit and look at you.

As you can see she is a beautiful dog she is a year and half old, got her two days before Thanksgiving 2009. She sleeps with us at night and every morning she wakes me up by licking me to go outside its usually around 4-5 am lol:)

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Highland Maltie - Chloe

by Pat Counihan
(Cumberland, MD)

Chloe is quite a dog. Our Highland Maltie is smart as a whip & we have to spell and whisper around her, she knows when you do a certain move, what's going to happen next.

I love her to pieces, but she is a barker. she sits at the front window and no matter who walks by she thinks it is her sidewalk. I have tried bark collars, zappers, citronella collars, squirt her with water etc. nothing seems to work. I even try to say quiet chloe very low and she knows that means a treat if she stops. I don't want her to get fat. I do use the little traing treats.

Can anyone suggest anthing else? I would appreciate it. She plays well with toys and I wouldn't trade her for the world. Our Highland Maltie gives us such companionship.

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Sep 12, 2010
Training suggestion
by: Anonymous

I probably have a maltese westie mix as well (shelter mutt). She has some barking issues, but we've dealt with them by teaching an 'enough' command (via treats, positive reinforcement in operant conditioning speak), and by taking away stimulus (negative punishment). For example, when I first get home and she's dancing with excitement, I'll go back out the door if she starts barking at me, and wait until she's quiet for 15 seconds to come back in. This has caused some interesting swallowed-bark sounds, but has worked pretty well all in all.

In Chloe's case removing her from a room with a view whenever she gets barky could help, as well as getting her outside to have positive experiences with the 'intruders' and accept them as commonplace.

Sep 05, 2010
PIC PLEASE
by: Anonymous

would love to see what chloe looks like - btw the method I used to stop the incessant barking is an old method - sternly put your fingers in an o fashion around her nose and say No BARKING...and do it in a low stern voice - it worked for me for my dog and my sisters Highland Maltie Charlie - he is back to being a barker b/c she does n ot quite do what I do but dogs are intuitive..they know what they can get away with - I work out of my home - so barking is/was not an option for me (or him) when I first rescued him! ;-) good luck Please post a pic or email me one! Mislaneus@aol.com

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Highland Maltie - Lucy

by Carol
(North Carolina)

My Highland Maltie loves everyone and everything. She's well behaved and smart. My Maltese Westie mix he came from the shelter as a terrier mix, but we found pics of a Highland Maltie and we found that Lucy looks just like the pics. She checks on my grandson when he naps and gets worried if he starts to cry. I hope to have this dog for many years.

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Highland Maltie - Rascal

by Michael Porter
(Tacoma, WA.)

She follows me everywhere, even the bathroom

She follows me everywhere, even the bathroom

Rascal the Highland Maltie (and her sister Holly) are the best thing that ever happened to me. I have always been more of a big dog person until I got my Highland Malties.

Rascal has the body of a Westie and the Maltese ears. She and her sister Holly are always playing and up to something. Her favorite place in the whole world is whatever room I am in. She will be playing with something seemingly oblivious to my presence. When I get up, without missing a beat or interrupting her play, she will follow me to the next room.

She loves to give kisses and even though I know I should discourage this behavior I just can't! At night time she burrows under the blankets and has to get as close as she possibly can to me. She and Holly are the BEST dogs I have ever had!

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Mar 12, 2013
Hugs and Kisses! NEW
by: Anonymous

My girl also follows me EVERYWHERE! I can never discourage the hugs and kisses. Her snuggles always make me feel better.

Feb 26, 2013
love my westie/maltese
by: Judy

Looks just like mine !!!! Love him so much --but he has some skin disorder--losing fur around his butt and hind quarters, but bathing him at least once a week and put sulfodene on him--wish I could find out what is causing this !!!

May 10, 2009
look alike
by: Jenn

Ahhh my highland maltese mix looks just like Rascal! She does the same thing with me, follows me where ever I go. When I am washing dishes she lays right next to my feet. She is very playful and enjoy having her for a pet. Nice to hear others doing the same thing.

Feb 05, 2009
Envy does the SAME thing!
by: Jessi

My Westie/Maltese follows me everywhere, kisses everyone to death and burrows under the covers too! I just thought it was him, thats funny to hear yours is the same way!

Oct 18, 2008
I WANT ONE!!
by: Anonymous

That dog is ADORABLE!!

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Highland Maltie - Chester

by Emma
(Mississippi)

Chester is a 10 month old Highland Maltie that appeared at my back door on Sunday, April 20, 2008. He is the most adorable little thing. He has so much personality, but is having a bit of a time with housebreaking. He seems to think that outside is a place to play, not potty!

I believe that God sent him to me from Heaven. I lost my 17 year old poodle in September from congestive heart failure and I had decided that I just could not get another puppy or dog and risk that pain again. Sooooo!! God made the decision for me!! I did try to find out who his former owners were through fliers, newspaper ad, and sign in my yard. Not one phone call, so after a week he was named Chester, neutered, and micro chipped all in one day.

He is scared of the vacuum(aren't they all?), loves to sleep with me,likes to be held like a human baby and rocked. I will send a picture as soon as I can but the picture of Maggie on "flickr" looks just like him.

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Nov 23, 2008
your gardian angel
by: Anonymous

I believe he was sent to you by God. Enjoy every moment of your poodles memory and new memories of your new little one.

Oct 07, 2008
please post a pic - we're all waiting! ;-)
by: Misabellasmommy and Charley's auntie

This is a beautiful story - thanks for s haring - dying to see what he looks like - my guy finally got weight on his heinie - he's not a little scrawny puppy any longer - he's ready for his forever home with my sister - my baby misabella and I will miss him!~

Sep 26, 2008
How sweet
by: cuzzubu

Sounds like Chester is an angel that found you. These dogs are the best! I am happy that Chester found you.

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Is this a Highland Maltie - Brutus

by Ronald Wolf
(Ft. Myers,Florida)

Highland Maltie or Maltese

Highland Maltie or Maltese

Still not sure. Highland Maltie, or all Maltese?
Really don't care at this point.
He just chewed my Blackberry leather case to pieces...
Oh well.

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Highland Maltie - Koon

by Michael
(Los Angeles, CA)

Cute Highland Maltie Puppy

Cute Highland Maltie Puppy

I adopted my Highland Maltie Koon two days ago without any hesitation because he looked so adorable. However, I just got an anxiety.

He is mixed with Toy Maltese and West Highland White Terrier, 6 weeks old and weighs about 2lbs.
I actually live in an apartment that is too small to raise big dogs. So, I was wondering about the size of Koon when he is fully grown?

If anybody knows, please let me know how big a Highland Maltie usually grows. He is so adorable that I really want to raise him at my apartment, but I worry if he grows too big!!

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May 24, 2009
love the westie/malti
by: Charley's Auntie

My sisters dog is a Westhighland Malti and he is adorable - please update me with your pics - mislaneus@aol.com - his name is Charley and he's on here too!

May 21, 2009
Reply to your question...
by: Jenn

Hello...I have a highland maltese as well and they do not grow that big. It should be a good size for an indoor pet. My puppy is name Tekeshi and she is 3 months old and weighs almost 6 pounds! Good luck with your new puppy!

May 21, 2009
Size of dog
by: Anonymous

your Koon will be perfect for apartment! He will only get about 15 lbs tops.

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Highland Maltie - Pipsy

by Natalie
(Singapore)


Highland Maltie!! She is the cutest dog ever!!! When she was young she used to be the friendliest and most lovable dog. However, she is now a bit temperamental but we still love her! She is 11 years old. Her fur is more like the Maltese as it is not as rough as a Westies.

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Oct 10, 2009
about pipsy
by: Anonymous

this picture of pipsy is not when she was a puppy its when she was 10 years old!(:

Oct 10, 2009
Precious Pipsy
by: Anonymous

Wow her baby pic is so cute and I am sure that she still is! Pipsy is 11 so she must be the Grande Dame of the house. Enjoy your Pipsy!

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Highland Maltie - Ralphie

by Beverly
(Ohio)

Highland Maltie happy even with a bad haircut

Highland Maltie happy even with a bad haircut

Ralphie is a Highland Maltie rescue and at 7 years old he is such a little gentleman.

He needs some extensive dental work and he will be getting that this week. He was a mess with bad ears etc but now once his teeth are done he will be good on everything.

He is such a wonderful loving and exceptionally happy boy and I am lucky the HS called our rescue so I could be his new mom.

He is growing out from a bad haircut but I love him anyway.

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Highland Maltie - Custard

by Rachel Slattery
(London)

Her now

Her now

Her now
First day I got her

My Highland Maltie is beautiful, fluffy and incredibly well behaved. The only thing I found difficult was the housetraining. She is my shadow and follows me everywhere, she learnt simple commands very quickly and seems to understand what is expected of her.

She never barks unless she sees another dog but is easily settled down after I tell her she is a good guard dog. I could put a plate of sausage in front of her and she wouldn't touch it without permission. She is loving and affectionate but not very approachable in the street. She does not like strangers stroking her and pretends not to notice them (She would never behave agressively) She is not an extensive cuddler but has her moods where she wants to drape herself all over us. My Maltese Westie dog is a lot bigger than I expected but I love her regardless, she could be ten foot tall and bright orange and Id still think she was ace.

I have two puppies, my second is a Cavelier (named Jelly). Hes cute but I really learnt to appreciate how good Custard was once he came along, barking, chewing and eating anything he sees.

I highly recommend the Highland Maltie to everyone. If every one is the same as Custard, it will be the best dog you could get.

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Jul 16, 2013
cookie NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow Custard look a lot like my dog Cookie.the temperament is similar too
Mine seems to be scared of other dogs,he doesn t socialize to much.he gets along better with people.he also likes to chew a lot especially when he s playing he started bitting.he s not such a loving dog but he has his moments
i love him

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Highland Maltie - Zoey

by Day
(Arkansas)

Zoey's first grooming after coming home!

Zoey's first grooming after coming home!

We rescued Zoey from a Garbage digging" life. We weren't sure what a Highland Maltie was until a little after getting her.

I love her! She's sweet, loving and loves to be petted and groomed. She has endless patience with her "brother" our Cairn terrier Jack. They love playing, running and chewing together! Our Highland Maltie Zoey is the sweetest little girl and we are so glad to have added her to our family.

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Feb 26, 2010
Zoey
by: Little Miss Muffit

That is an adorable dog. I don't know anything about a Highland Maltese Terrier, but Muffit looks a lot like her. Muffit is a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie), but has the same look and coloring. Muffit is five months old and weighs about 6 lbs. She is very intelligent and playful and loving. We're glad that Zoey isn't digging in he garbage anymore. She deserves a good home like yours.

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Highland Maltie - Casey

by Joanne
(Massachusetts)


We got our Highland Maltie, or Maltese Westie, cheap from a breeder who thought he was a "mistake"... before "designer dogs" were in vogue. He won our hearts in seconds. When we met him, my daughter and I sat on the floor with him and just waited to see what he would do. He was so little and I am sure to him we looked enormous. He was not hyper like other pups, no jumping and biting for this little guy. He just sniffed my daughter, who was 9 at the time, crawled up on her lap and curled up. That was it. SOLD.

I admit, I thought our Highland Maltie was a little funny looking when we first got him, but he turned out to be so beautiful! A sweeter, gentler dog I have never met. So tolerant and affectionate! And he was SOOOOOO MUCH easier to groom than the pure Maltese we had owned previously. He was a great alarm system. Definitely let us know if someone came to the house, but would settle down as soon as he saw we were comfortable with our visitors. When he was fully grown he was only 8 lbs. This photo is one of my favorites. It is so Casey! I love to share it with people who think small dogs and small children cannot peacefully co-exist. Casey would run around in the yard with my children, cuddle in their laps, play hide and seek, he even let my daughter push him around in her doll stroller. He was amazingly tolerant. As long as the children were loving him and spending time with him, he was content. When he got tired of their games he would lay at my feet or next to me on the couch and I would tell the kids to leave him alone, that he wanted "Mommy time".

Casey saved my youngest daughter's life when she was not quite 2 years old. She left the house when I was upstairs in my room getting dressed. It was the first time she had ever opened the front door. I wasn't even aware she COULD. I heard Casey outside barking and wondered how he got outside. When I came downstairs, he was running around in the street barking like a lunatic. This was VERY uncharacteristic of him. He never left the house. Even if the door was open, he would only sit on the threshold in the sun. He was not the kind of dog who bolted every time the door was opened. On this day he had literally stopped traffic and the driver was very angry at me for not controlling my dog... until we both saw my toddler waddle out from between two parked cars.

Unfortunately, our beloved Maltese Westie Casey died on Halloween in 2008. I still miss him every day. I would love to get another "Maltie" someday... but I know it won't be my Casey.

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Feb 13, 2011
love
by: Anonymous

He is adorable.

So sorry for your loss.
xx

Jan 16, 2010
will never replace but will help the hurt
by: Anonymous

Getting another puppy will not replace or take all those precious memories away, but it will take the hurt away. I know, we lost our 6year old maltichon Sonny in June of 2009. it hurt sooo bad.His full brother(9 yrs)and half bro(a havapuff, 3yrs) missed him as much as we did. It was unbearable. My mother got us a poochon in Oct.2009 and it was great the hurt went away but its like, look Sonny use to do that! And the other dogs are back to normal except with the havapuff the table has turned instead of him picking on our old Sonny the new puppy does the same to him. Each dog has their own traits and personalities but it even helps more when they look like the last one like ours does even.

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Highland Maltie - Princess Rosabelle

by Geni
(Centuria, WI)

The Princess Getting Ready To Eat

The Princess Getting Ready To Eat

We just got our Highland Maltie from the newspaper! I had no idea about this breed we just wanted a little breed mutt for our family.

She is very playful, chases the cat barks at him wags her tail always! Goes on the puppy paper but than also on my carpets! Loves to chew so I keep my eye on her! Very happy and social puppy! We love her she's so cute!

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Nov 24, 2008
Please add pics when Princess Rosabelle gets older
by: MisabellasMommy

she's so cute and almost looks like my sisters west highland malti - dying to see how she'grows' up ;-) mislaneus@aol.com if you have more pics later! Elisabeth

Mar 20, 2008
cutie
by: Tami

cute puppy. Looks like my daughtes stuffed animal puppy.

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Highland Maltie - McKenna

by Suellen
(California)

OMGosh.... my Highland Maltie is over 3 yrs, and I never knew he was an accepted breed - He is FAST and doesn't like to be caught, brushed, clipped, etc -

For about 7 months I had a 2nd dog, an aggressive cocker puppy - way too much work at my age, etc -
for a month or so after the second dog's return to breeder, McKenna had excellent behavior. Now he has returned to normal.

Very poor bladder control - Won't come in from backyard unless he wants to. Won't go out, if he doesn't want to.

Finally started liking dog cookies some months ago, so that is a bit of a help in getting him to do anything.

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Feb 09, 2010
Desensitizaton
by: Anonymous

I had to work very slowly with my Westie/Maltese mutt getting used to routine grooming. I found that tiny pieces of jerky and the occasional pea-sized piece of hot dog worked way better (and were easier to portion-control) than dog biscuits.

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Highland Maltie - Isabel

by Al Volker
(Birmingham, AL)

Isabel is a very friendly Highland Maltie. She loves to stand on her hind legs to tell you she wants something... to go out or whatever you're eating.

She dominates an older, West Highland Maltese mix. Was probably better socialized in her first few weeks.

She is jealous of the other dog and any attention the other dog gets.

She loves to hide her toys and bones, then can't find them.

She's always ready to play ball

She and the other dog have bark-offs all the time, for no other apparent purpose than to let off steam. They will stand nose to nose and bark at each other for minutes at a time.

Isabel also loves to bark at things on t.v. and at a particular lampshade in the family room.

She loves to sleep with us...always pressing against the small of our backs or our backsides.

She comes close to demanding attention and playtime. By making growling and "Talking" noises you can hold a regular conversation with her...and it sounds like she's answering your questions.

Is very territorial and lets the squirrels in the yard know it's her yard. (We, her humans are allowed in it but no one else.)

Doesn't mind getting wet. It has to be a real downpour before Isabel is deterred from her walk about our yard.

She is a perfect pet. Loveable. Outgoing. Affectionate. I just wish she'd let the other dog alone.

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Apr 03, 2009
please send us a pic!! we have a highlandmalti too!
by: MisaBellas Mommy

I would love to see your baby's pic - I have a sister who would love to see the characteristics of another highland malti - she got hers from The Humane Society of Tampa bay - thanks so much - our email is mislaneus@aol.com - thanks!

Apr 02, 2009
Hello Isabel!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Hello Isabel! We are 2 Maltese dogs and we try to get those skwirls every day! :) In fact we dressed up as skwirls as an April Fools Day prank and if you want to see it please feel free to come visit us as http://www.luluandlolly.com!

Your Maltese dog PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

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Crazy Highland Maltie - Nicuzza

by Laura
(Los Angeles, California)

Nicuzza the crazy Sicilian puppy

Nicuzza the crazy Sicilian puppy

This sweet Highland Maltie puppy was abandoned 2 times first in Sicily, Italy then again by the American lady that brought her all the way to Los Angeles (airline tickets, passports etcetera).

I spotted the fluff ball on Rodeo Drive wearing a cute bandanna saying ADOPT ME. I couldn't resist and brought her home for a trail run with my 2 cats and husband.

Her name in Sicilian means "sweet little one" and that she is. Nicuzza is always happy and smiling and full of energy. Considering her rough beginnings we all could learn a thing or two from her she has such a positive attitude and no fears or anxieties.

She has found her Forever home with us and we are very blessed to have Nicuzza in our family.

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Nov 16, 2008
great story and extremley cute dog
by: malteselover123

that dog is so cute I can't belive she's from sicily she is really cute I have a maltese she is 4 years oldand she licks here feet and waves hi and does high-fives and she plays soccer and she is from texas and she is 7 pounds I would like to get at least 3 more dogs and I think malteses(and some of the mixes) are the best dogs ever!

Oct 27, 2008
What a beautiful dog!
by: labujabu

She is so pretty and what a story. Nicuzza is a special dog and lucky to be with you and your family.

Sep 17, 2008
How Could They???
by: April

How could ANYONE give up such a beautiful dog! It guess it took BOTH of them to give the dog up JUST so he/she could be brought to you! Enjoy!

Jul 10, 2008
thank you
by: k a pulsipher

Thank you for adopting such a charmer. Isn't it sad that people think they can change their dogs just like they change their shoes?

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Rescued Highland Maltie - Marley

by Lorie
(Choctaw, Ok)

Marley before surgery

Marley before surgery

Marley is 7 years old. A little ball of 10 lb fur.

I work with the Westie Rescue in Oklahoma, and we rescued Marley from a shelter because his breeder did not want him because he has cataracts. For 7 years old, he is way too young for cataracts. He is so loving I could not understand anyone giving him up.

Good News! He is having eye surgery Dec. 2. and the doctor is kindly reducing the price of the surgery. Still the cost is enormous since we have our other dogs treated for their ill health. Here's my question: Does anyone know of a grant or charity that could help with some of the cost of the surgery? The Westie Rescue group is slowy going into the red with the sudden surrenders from the puppy mills, which is good, but also bad, because so many of the pups are very sick. Anyway... Marley will be up for adoption after he recovers from his surgery.

I'm also fostering another Highland Maltie, his name is Baxter. He's almost a year old, exact opposite of Marley. He's very very playful and runs the other dogs until they just give out. He has a long body, which Marley's is short. Check him out on the web at OK Westie Rescue. Marley is not on there, but Baxter is, he's the one wearing the funny pirate hat.

See Marley after surgery - MARLEY UPDATES

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Dec 22, 2008
Marley after cataract surgery
by: Lorie

Everything went well. The eye doctor could not remove 100% of the cataracts out of one eye, because the breeder left them in so long, the cataract hardened. The other eye was a success. The doctor could not put lenses in both eyes because of the cataracts were in him too long.

The doctor estimated that Marley had the cataracts for about 4 years, the sad thing is, it's hereditary, so the pups he fathered will probably have them also. But since the surgery, he has changed completely.

He doesn't have perfect sight, but he can see so much better! He's going crazy playing chase with the other dogs. We still have to stop him until he makes 100% recovery and we're still giving him eye drops. Right now it's all about the play!

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Rescued Highland Malti - Marley AFTER

by Lorie
(Choctaw, OK)

Marley - after cataract surgery

Marley - after cataract surgery

Remember Highland Malti Marley in his before picture with cataracts? Well, he is "SUPER DOG" now. Yes, he has a small body, but he has the attitude of a Rottwiler (sort of), he knows no fear now.

He was adopted by a wonderful lady in Arkansas and he is living the life of being pampered and loved. I do miss him, my little fur ball.

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Oct 12, 2009
Super star Marley
by: Anonymous

Congatulations on Marley he looks so handsome. I am sure that he is very happy about his better vision too. I am so happy that he has a wonderful new family and life!

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Meet Friday the Highland Maltie

by Brandy
(Daytona Beach, FL)


Friday is an 8wk old Highland Maltie! He is the cutest ball of fluff I have ever known and I love him dearly! He is a little piglet and loves to chew on fingers. I can not wait to watch him grow and to learn all there is to know about both breeds; the Maltese and the West Highland terrier!

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Highland Maltie - Chauncey

by John Chisari
(Yorkville, IL USA)

Chauncey at 3 yrs old

Chauncey at 3 yrs old

Chuncey is our 4 yr old Highland Maltie. We've had him since he was about 10 wks old. He is very possessive of his things and us. He definitely doesn't like our other dog Luigi, a 11 mos old Havanese taking his toys, but usually allows him to win.

As a puppy, he was very active, wanting to play all of the time. He would stand in front of us and bark until we paid attention to him. Definitely a very tenacious breed. Very intelligent, he learns things usually from only being shown once. My Highland Maltie was house broken by the time he was 10 mos old. I put a bell at the back door when he was about 4 mos old and rang it once to let him know we were going out, and he has rung the bell every time since to go out. He is extremely loyal and loves children and adults as well as other dogs.

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May 17, 2010
Chauncey
by: Little Miss Muffit

Your Highland Chauncey looks just like my Miss Muffit (Morkie being a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier_. The only difference is Chauncey has a tail and Muffit's was docked. And the temperament and intelligence sounds alike, too. Muffit is like lightening when she runs. Our German Shorthair, Lady, can only catch up to her because of her long legs. In the house, Muffit always wins because of her size (5 1/2 lbs. at 8 months). They get along well but no matter how many toys or bones they have, they always want the same one! I box-trained Muffit when she was 8 weeks old with a cat box and newspaper because we have very long, cold and snowy winters here in Utah. She is very good about using it and seldom had a mistake. She travels with us all over and is very well behaved. We have to make sure she is on a leash because she loves to greet people, especially children.

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Highland Maltie Rescue - Charley

by Elisabeth
(Tampa FL)


My Highland Maltie is absolutely magnificent! He's a 'rescue' from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and he's adorable.

He came w/ the name Salvador Dali but he did not quite respond to that or any other name and so I called him Peanut. Soon to be reverted back to Charley when I realized that he was confused and disoriented and so I chose something CLOSE To his 'original' name. Which was undocumented based on the report that the daughter gave him up because apparently her mom died and she was his original mommy.

I'm ecstatic to have him. I'm 'gifting' him to my sister to allow my dad to have a doggie in both of his new residences (he lives w/ my sister pt time and me pt time) so - he's got my Maltese and he'll have her Highland Maltie part of the year too. I'll miss him and if she ever decides he's too energetic for her - I'll take him back GLADLY!!!
:-) have a super day Malti Westie owners... this was a great surprise for me to have him as long as I have.

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Dec 29, 2008
Beautiful Puppy!
by: Anonymous

I call my little one peanut too! Enjoy your time with him!!

Oct 02, 2008
Thanks for commenting!
by: Anonymous

I see a few comments under the pics and welcome ANY Highland Malti owners to send me pics - I saw one where the little guy was upside down and has these large freckles (which Charley has as well) and wondered if that was indicative of the breeds mix - my maltese has no skin markings and I've kept her out of direct sun so she never has an issue w/ skin cancer or other things that can occur when a light coloured dog is exposed to radiation/sunrays or even through clouds - any thoughts?

Sep 26, 2008
Cutie Pie
by: cuzzubu

What a sweet story he is soo cute. The pic of both them is great. I am sure that your family enjoys and love them very much.

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Highland Maltie - Lucas

by Bullet Hardy
(Cameron, North Carolina)

This is Lucas with his dad Matt.

This is Lucas with his dad Matt.

Our c (at least I think he is) is named Lucas. He loves to interact with people and loves to hang out with his family and friends.

He is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. He lives with his dad in North Carolina. So there is more to my Highland Maltie Lucas but that stuff is personal.

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Apr 30, 2013
matt hardy from wwe?? NEW
by: Anonymous

lovely dog... just curious is that u matt hardy?

Sep 09, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Lucas!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Lucas! We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We wanted to give you Two Paws UP! for your outstanding post! Also, we like your pikture! We have always wanted to go to a casino but out humans wont let us after the credit card incident... Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Highland Maltie - Petey

by Kelly
(Upstate Ny)

Petey and Ivan

Petey and Ivan

Petey is very friendly and cuddle with his big brother Ivan a Shepard Collie mix. He loves to run outside and play. He thinks he's as big as his brother Ivan.

He's very funny he also loves to run and jump in a pile of snow. He is a very picky eater loves to drink water.

He is also very jumpy which got him a torn CCL in his right leg. It cost a lot of money to have it fixed. The vet said its starts and $2,000 to $3,000 per leg, but he will have it done. We just can't let him run and walk till he gets it fixed. It's hard to keep him still he just wants to play even though can see he is in pain.

Petey also loves to play with his other brother Jack (tabby cat) and sister Sammi (calico cat). One more thing before I end is Petey HATES to have his eyes cleaned. He growls at the wash cloth and shows his teeth. Other then that hes a wonderful puppy!

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Sep 19, 2008
so sorry...
by: Misabellas Mommy (charley too)

I am so sorry for your situation...how are you feeling? Mislaneus@aol.com

Sep 19, 2008
so sorry...
by: Misabellas Mommy (charley too)

I am so sorry for your situation...how are you feeling? Mislaneus@aol.com

Jul 26, 2008
miss you!
by: Anonymous

Miss you Peteyxoxo

Jun 25, 2008
MISS OUR PETEY
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for your prayers for our Petey, He is no a free happy healthy puppy.He can now run the rainbow bridge and be happy i will see him one day my heart cries every day for him as i miss him so but he is happy and out of pain and thats what matters most . WE LOVE YOU PETEY.

Jun 11, 2008
So sad
by: Anonymous

I just came across this today. I am so sorry about Petey. So sad to have to put a member of the family down like that, especially so young.

May 02, 2008
Petey Update 5-2-08
by: Kelly

Hello all, well Petey started to go down hill with his breathing ,eyes, he as not doing well at all he went today to be put down, and run over the rainbow bridge and be a new puppy happy and healthy. I miss him so much already its killing me. As for Ivan hes looking all around for Petey.Now my sweet little baby can rest in peace, Mama loves u Petey(Nee Nee) xoxoxoxoo

Apr 21, 2008
Love You Petey
by: Laney

I am so sorry. That is awful! Petey looks like such a good puppy and we will pray for a miracle.

Apr 20, 2008
the name of what it may be
by: Anonymous

LEUKODYSTROPHY IN PUPPIES...............OTHER THEN THIS WHITE BRAIN MATTER PETEY WOULD BE FINE. AND WE COUGHT IT LATE BEING ARE VET AS TREATING HIM FOR THE CCL TEAR SO IF UR PUPPY STATRS TO ALK FUNNY NOT ON THE FLOOR PLZZZZ GET THEM CHECKED ASAP!!! PETEY WOULD ONLY GO ON THE CARPET THERE IS NO CURE IM TOLD BY CORNELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR THIS AS OF RIGHT NOW.KELLY AND PETEY.

Apr 20, 2008
Petye update.
by: Anonymous

Hello all , Petey came home yesterday from the hospital. The spinal test came back good the DR said its the WHITE BRAIN MATTER and dont know the cause they are sending a unrine test out to Penn it will take a month or so before we know what the cause of this is . They put Petey on meds and vitamins they said the white brain matter is attacing his nervos system being there is more white hen gray. He is sleeping now still eating and drinking alot of water. so thats good . the dr said the meds may work or may not he did take a few steps across the bed and floor he is very HAPPY to be home in house with his brother IVAN ..lol the DR also said this is very common with the mixed breed they dr said it comes from the WESTIE side they are born NORMAL as they GROW it comes inafect and attacks with in 3 to 6 months i will get the full name of it for u all . on my next post inthe morning when while Petye is napping. plzzzzz keep him in ur prayers Thak you!

Apr 18, 2008
Petey @ Cornell vet hosp.
by: Kelly

Thank you very much Katie. The DR. CALLED BACK AT 6 PM SAID it is in Petey Brain. the Mri of spine was good till they got to his brain. Its something in the brain they are waiting for the test results from the Spinal tap ON Petey said it does not look good. The DR said my poor puppy hes just a baby will update when dr calls back i pray there will hope still for my baby boy Petey.ty for ur prayers and thoughts sorry for typos very upset.ty

Apr 18, 2008
Praying for Petey!
by: Katie

I am so sorry about your Petey. I hope his doctors will treat him and he will be all better soon. I am praying for you!

Apr 17, 2008
update on Petey.
by: Kelly

Hi all , Petey dose not have a have a ligament tear, turns out the vet as wrong. He my poor Petey is Cornell Hospital and the Dr's there 2 that seen him think its a Nurology problem poor puppy is 7 months old. He ill have MRI ,ct blood work done to find what the cause of him forgetting how to walk is. If anyone has a problem with there puppy walking or front paws going under please get it looked in to more we thought it was just his knee and the vet put on meds turns out omg !!! its Nuro . he is still eating and drinking just fine ants to get up and run and play he dont know they say he for got how to use his feet. they think it maybe somthing in his spinal cord area or neck ...plz pray for our petey...thank you .....

Mar 29, 2008
To cute
by: Anonymous

To cute

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Highland Maltie - Deirdre (Deer dra)

by Michelle
(San Diego CA)

Deirdre and my rotty Cara

Deirdre and my rotty Cara

I love my Highland Maltie! Deirdre (sounds like Deer dra) is so funny. I was expecting a quiet lap dog, but she is a pistol!! I thought I'd have to keep her separate from my 2 big Rotts, but all she wants to do is play with them.

My Highland Maltie Deirdre is 13 lbs. My Rotts are 100lb female and 120 lb male. Deirdre is very alert and always wants to play. She thinks she's a big dog. She's only a lap dog when she's tired!

I love her funny antics. She does shed. She's more Westie than Maltese.

I'd recommend the Highland Maltie mix breed to anyone who wants a small dog with a big personality. She barks a lot and is very active. I wouldn't recommend this mix for someone who wants a quiet lap dog.

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Sep 28, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Deirdre!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Deirdre! We are 2 Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We think you sound like a ton of fun! Also, your human called you a pistol but you are aktually a dog!
We wanted to give you Two Paws UP! for being so cute! Also, have you heard about our Health Care Reform? It is very eggsiting and dogs all over are getting involved! Tell your rotty friends about it too! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Handful Highland Maltie - GIZMO

by Leanna
(Greensboro,NC)

Gizmo is a very intelligent Highland Maltie. He does have a digging problem, however, it has resolved a little over the years. He is very lovable and a good companion. He does tend to bark at the littlest noises. A very good watchdog. He is 2 years old now, and weighs 12 pounds.

I love him dearly, and is looking for him a brother/sister. I wouldn't trade him for the world. If you are thinking of getting a Highland Maltie, you are making one of the best decisions EVER. Good Luck, I know you will enjoy your new dog (:

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Jul 29, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Gizmo!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Dear Gizmo, We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy. We think you sound really neat! Digging sounds like fun, we will try it next time our human isn't looking. Two Paws UP! for the great idea! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Kallie - Highland Maltie


(Canada)

Kallie the cute Westie Maltese

Kallie the cute Westie Maltese

Kallie was a West Highland Terrier Maltese mix dog. She was the sweetest dog ever, very friendly, and very cute. She was quiet, playful, and always up for a cuddle. We lost her this Spring, and we miss her very much.

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Nov 23, 2008
Hello
by: Anonymous

We commented here before telling you how we lost Molly our Wheaten Terrier,now this yr we lost Murphy our Wheaten Terrier,due to a similar problem.Losing a pet is always hard so we feel for you.The best thing to do is give another animal a home.We now have Murray,a Mrkie/Malty/Yorkie mix and Jenny,another small terrier mix.Hopefully you have a new pet.Take Care.

Nov 20, 2008
Sorry
by: Cuzzubu

Sorry for your loss but it sounds like Kallie had a very happy and full life. She looks very sweet in her picture a very nice way to have her remembered.

Jan 30, 2008
Sweet Dog
by: Murray

So sorry to hear of your loss,we lost Molly last Feb,a Wheaten Terrier,6 yrs old from kidney failure.We have another wheaten terrier,Murphy,who missed Molly as much if not more than us,and we have him plus 2 more dogs,Murray who we bought the same month we lost Molly,as we wanted Murphy to have a friend[who hated his new friend for 2 months] Murray is a morkie,maltese/yorkie,and now we have Jenny,a maltese/something,very cute too.Email soon,we live in the bronx ny.Bye!

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Highland Maltie Sister - Holly

by Michael Porter
(Tacoma, Wa.)

One of Holly's RARE quiet moments!

One of Holly's RARE quiet moments!

I have two of these WONDERFUL Highland Maltie dogs. I had picked out Holly's littermate Rascal when they were only 2 weeks old.

On the day I went to pick Rascal up I was watching Holly, who was quite the character, and thinking how cute she was. The breeder told me that Holly's Mom had decided against taking her because Holly was born with a rather large hernia. She told me that if she could find someone who would agree to pay for her medical bills they could have the dog.

Now the thought of having TWO puppies to train did NOT appeal to me, but I couldn't leave her. I am SO glad I did!! These two pups are the best dogs I have ever had. Holly has more of the Maltese size but the Westie heart! She is the brave one and is ALWAYS outside or getting into something. She loves her Daddy though and lets me know every chance she gets. She and her sister like to burrow under the blankets and be as close to me as they possibly can.

When I leave the house Holly jumps up on the back of the couch and watches me through the window until I drive away. When I come home there she is at the couch again. If you are considering one of these dogs DO IT! In fact get two!

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Dec 12, 2008
Cute as a button!
by: Benny's Mom

Your Holly looks lots like my Benny. I did not get Benny as a puppy so looking at your darling pup let's me know just what Benny's baby picture might have been.

Oct 29, 2008
Jealous!
by: Jes (Envy's Mom)

When I went to pick up my westie/maltese pup his little sister was there who was the runt and with him at 4 lbs she had to be about 3lbs. If I could have I would've taken her in an instant. I wanted to so badly. I hope you are enjoying them that is so sweet of you to take on all that responsibility!! I'm happy for you.

Oct 18, 2008
FACE
by: Doglover!!!

Look at that face!

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Highland Maltie - Izzy

by Jeanine
(Mount Vernon, NY)

Izzy the Highland Maltie

Izzy the Highland Maltie

Izzy is a great blend of the best of both breeds, the Westie and the Maltese! Down to the ears she shows her mix, one ear she holds up like the Westie, one ear down like the Maltese.

She is a devoted companion, loves to be a lap dog while the family is relaxing in the evening like the Maltese. But during her active hours her personality is more like the terrier, she is curious, independent, adventurous and fearless!

On walks she loves to be in front (heeling is a reluctantly followed option of last resort for her) darting from one place to another, exploring every facet of the landscape. When playing with other dogs she prefers to chase and run with the big dogs. She plays a great game of fetch. Outside her energy seem to be boundless! She is also a great watch dog, is not real friendly with strangers, but is very gentle with babies, a real plus for a small dog.

Lastly, the dog is super smart, training her was actually easy. Because she is so curious and independent obedience training was a must, she quickly responded to the hand signals and voice commands. Later I taught her other tricks, such as, roll over, say please (she stands on her back legs while waving her front paws), dance (stands on back legs and circles), and play dead.

She is a very quick learner, often understanding what I wanted her to do within 15 minutes or so! The dog is very healthy, free of the genetic disorders that often challenge the pure breeds. Which is the main reason I opted for a hybrid, I wanted a dog with an expanded gene pool. Well I got one two years ago and it has been great!

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Nov 11, 2008
Cutie Pie Izzy
by: Cuzzubu

Izzy sounds like such a sweet heart and so much fun. And she is so cute with those ears!

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