Buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain is not complicated. What is difficult to find is a puppy bred in a responsible breeder that is committed to the welfare of the animal and is an expert in the breed.
So, before you start buying a Maltese Bichon in Spain through the Internet or from individuals, you should analyze what kind of care and attention the dog has received before arriving at your home. You would not be the first one to be unpleasantly surprised to find out that your dog is not of breed or is not healthy, or you have simply fallen into a scam and have been left without money or dog.
Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more common to find fake dog ads on the Internet, as well as pet stores and unscrupulous breeders who only see in animals a business to get rich.
On the Internet you will find many ads that give you puppies in exchange for advance payment of shipping costs. These are usually scams that, in case they send you a dog, it usually comes from the black market of Eastern European countries.
Therefore, if you want to buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain without risks or surprises and with all the health guarantees, always go to responsible and professional breeders.
Buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain. Keys and essential advice
They are cheerful, very playful, family-oriented and affectionate. Undoubtedly, the Maltese is a great companion that adapts to any type of home, no matter how small it may be, since they do not need much physical activity. For all these reasons, nowadays there is a great demand when it comes to buying a Maltese in Spain.
So much so that prices have skyrocketed and many non-professional breeders are selling dogs that are not purebred as if they were, bred in very poor facilities and without veterinary control.
For all these reasons, from Las Almenas, we recommend you to take into account these indications:
1.Always buy a Maltese Bichon with pedigree.
When you buy a pedigree dog, you are making sure that your dog meets all the characteristics of the Maltese. If you want to know what this breed is like and what care it needs, we invite you to read our complete Guide to the Maltese Bichon dog breed.
If in any store or breeder where you want to buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain they do not have the records that guarantee the pedigree of the dog and you cannot check the purity of its lineage or its state of health, as well as that of its progenitors, it is better not to trust that breeder.
To avoid surprises and problems in the future it is better that, when buying a Maltese Bichon in Spain, you opt for legal and authorized centers, preferably with responsible breeding.
2.Visit the breeder
Do not be in a hurry to buy a Maltese in Spain. It is better to visit the breeder and check the cleanliness and hygiene of the facilities, see if it is spacious and bright, and if it is well air-conditioned. It is also advisable that the breeder has an enclosure for the dogs to run freely.
If the breeder is not near your town, look for its web page and check the photos they have, as well as those of other users, together with their comments. All this information is necessary to make sure that the dog is receiving proper and loving care before taking it home.
3.Know the puppy’s mother
For a puppy to develop physically and emotionally balanced, it needs to share the first two months of its life with its mother and littermates. Therefore, at the breeder, when you go to buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain, the mother of the puppies must be in the care of her litter. Ask, therefore, to see her. In this way, you will be able to check that the mother is purebred and in good health.
If you see that the bitch does not show interest in her offspring, this may be reason enough to reconsider the purchase in that breeder, since this lack of interest may be due to the fact that she is not the mother of the puppies.
4.Assure your dog’s health
In responsible breeders, our dogs are cared for with the highest quality of care and attention. It is not only about getting beautiful dogs, but above all, healthy and happy dogs. For this, feeding and veterinary care are essential.
So, when you go to buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain, make sure they show you the dog’s vaccination record and make sure it is authentic and up to date with the mandatory vaccinations. Please note that dog breeders are obliged to vaccinate the puppies at the corresponding times.
The first vaccinations are administered to puppies in the fifth week of life. These vaccines protect them against infectious hepatitis, distemper, parvovirus and leptospirosis. Later, in the ninth week, the first vaccination is completed.
If they do not show you the complete vaccination card, do not trust a professional and legal breeder.
5.Make sure it is a sociable dog.
The socialization of puppies is another of the most essential things to check.
If you acquire a dog that has not been properly socialized and is afraid or if it has suffered some kind of mistreatment, the dog may become a very nervous, barking and distrustful animal. This permanent stress that it may feel due to a bad socialization, will surely have a negative influence on your coexistence.
Many dog sellers do not take into account the importance of socialization in dogs, but in responsible breeders, as is the case of Las Almenas, we do try to make this happen from the first days of the puppy’s life. For this, in Las Almenas we make it easy for each of our puppies to socialize with other puppies and dogs of other breeds, as well as with other animals and people.
In this way, we get the puppies used to different situations, people and environments. This way they will not respond violently or become frightened in unfamiliar situations. Undoubtedly, this influences the dog’s happiness and that of all of you who live with him.
6.Confidence in very cheap prices
Another key issue when buying a Maltese Bichon in Spain, or any other pedigree dog, is the price of the puppy.
It is true that you can find very cheap specimens and even given away for free, in exchange for the shipping costs, but it is not advisable to fall for this type of offers without guarantees. In the end, if you buy a dog with a physical or mental problem without knowing it, you will have to spend more money on care and veterinary care than what you should have invested initially for having made sure to buy a dog with pedigree and health guarantees.
Buying a Maltese Bichon in Spain that is bred in a responsible breeder with adequate facilities, constant care, veterinary attention and quality food, cannot cost less than 800-1.000€. A lower price can be a reason for mistrust regarding the pedigree or the care the puppy has received.
Where to Buy a Maltese in Spain
As we have already mentioned, to be sure of the breed, health, behavior and socialization of your next puppy, it is best to avoid pet stores or commercial breeders. Do not waste your time with advertisements of puppies without any kind of guarantee. The best option is to go to responsible breeders with good references.
For the whole Las Almenas team, breeding our puppies is more than a job. It is our way of life, since each one of them is part of our family. That is why we take care of their health and welfare, even before they are born.
In addition to providing our puppies with the best food, hygiene, deworming, veterinary check-ups and vaccinations, we also facilitate socialization between the puppies and other animals and people who are in Las Almenas. For this we have more than 7,000 m2 of field and forest where our dogs can run and play in semi-freedom.
In Las Almenas we are a professional breeder for seven breeds of mini or toy dogs that live and socialize in perfect harmony: the Yorkshire, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Biewer, Teckel, Poodle and, of course, the Maltese. If you want us to help you choose which is the most suitable breed for you, just ask us.
Now you can buy a Maltese in Spain with the security of being dealing with professionals experienced in small breeds, far from the black market, puppy farms and dogs imported from Eastern European countries.
If you are determined to buy a Maltese Bichon in Spain, ask us about our next litters, we will inform you without any commitment. You only have to contact us. Possibly you will have to wait several weeks until we can offer you the best dog for you. This is due to the fact that currently the Maltese is a very demanded breed, but also, since we follow a natural breeding, we must respect times and cycles.
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