Question: Maltalier - what is a good weight?

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Question: Maltalier - what is a good weight?

Hi, I have a Maltalie and she is currently 13.8 kilos which I think is big, can you tell me the right weight range for these breeds as I can't locate anything on the internet.
Posted: 04/06/2006

Answer: Maltalier - what is a good weight?
Now, don't take this the wrong way but a Maltalier is not a recognized breed, so with this in mind - there isn't exact breed standards to be compared by. So, each individual Maltalier may vary dramatically in size for this reason. This is why you would have problems finding info on the net. The best way to tell if your dog is under or over weight is to slightly rub and feel the fat that covers the rib cage. If it is hard to impossible to feel the ribs, you can assume your pooch is over weight. If you can very easily feel each rib, you can assume she is under weight. So you are looking for something between, when the ribs are evident to touch but have a nice layer of skin and fat on top. You can gauge this yourself by touching your ankle, hardly any fat covering it. Compare this to your girl as this would be under weight, if this coverage was found around the rib cage.
Posted: 06/06/2006

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