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hi all maltese owners would like to ask if tobi suitable to keep long coat now ? Tobi going 1 years old this month thought of keeping a silky long coat and try it out on him.wonder if its suitable based on his feature ? And male Maltese owner here ? :chili:










 

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Hello and welcome to SM :D it is very nice to have you and your ADORABLE Tobi; the above picture is my fave ^_^ love the happy faces that these fluffs do in pictures:wub:
You are gonna love it here - lots of useful information and very sweet members.

hi all maltese owners would like to ask if tobi suitable to keep long coat now ? Tobi going 1 years old this month thought of keeping a silky long coat and try it out on him.wonder if its suitable based on his feature ? And male Maltese owner here ? :chili:
I also don't quite understand your question.

Of course you can grow your maltese coat long if you like ;) Do you mean to ask us, will it look better/cuter on him? well, I believe that maltese look super adorable in long and short coat .. who could resist that face of a maltese :wub: .. at the end, it depends on your preference - how do you like it on him. I have a male (Snowy) and female (Crystal) maltese. They both had their coats long few times. At the moment, they are in short cuts. They look super cute in long and short coats. However, I prefer to keep them in puppy cuts - fits their life styles and saves my time in grooming them both.

I suggest you grow Tobi's coat. See how will you like it ;)

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Not sure about your question either.....

I'd suggest you just try to grow it long and see if you like it. Not all Maltese are blessed with the correct silk coat. It's hard to tell about Tobi's from the picture. If he has a more cottony coat, you'll want to keep him in a puppy cut.

Give it a try and see what you think.
 

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Most people with maltese in long coats do a "Sanitary trim" on the tummies and private parts to help them stay cleaner but the outside fur stays longer - I'm not sure if that what you meant or not.

I say grow it out and see how you like it - you can always cut it again.

You baby is ADORABLE!!! Love that face!
 

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Hi and welcome ! It is hard to tell from a pic what the coat texture is like but it is possible to grow a coat on a dog in a puppy coat. He is a cutey !
 

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I'm not sure what you mean.

I have a boy the same age as yours and I am growing his coat out - his coat has never been cut though.
hi thr ,thanks for your prompt response what im trying to ask is its my first time having this puppy and I havent had experience keeping his fur long as i always opt for puppy cut whenever his fur grows so this time round i intend to keep his fur long for once and wonder if its suitable based on his face looks.Secondly As some people mention male maltese look very girly with long coated fur. Just curious based on your experience roughly how long it takes for a puppy cut maltese to grow to a full length ?:biggrin:Anyway Milo look awesome too ^^

Not sure about your question either.....

I'd suggest you just try to grow it long and see if you like it. Not all Maltese are blessed with the correct silk coat. It's hard to tell about Tobi's from the picture. If he has a more cottony coat, you'll want to keep him in a puppy cut.

Give it a try and see what you think.
hi thr sorry if i sound complicated to you.I think you get roughly what i mean as i worry the coat isn't suitable as its my first puppy maltese and for cottony coat hmm....i think its quite soft and cottony though hehe as partly i realise wow there are many fabulous maltese in long coat here not so fluffy and messy but straight and cute :unsure:

Most people with maltese in long coats do a "Sanitary trim" on the tummies and private parts to help them stay cleaner but the outside fur stays longer - I'm not sure if that what you meant or not.

I say grow it out and see how you like it - you can always cut it again.

You baby is ADORABLE!!! Love that face!
Thanks for your compliment .Yes I think i shall try .And hmmm...pardon me askin if i were to intend to keep in long ...what are the additional things I need to take note of :innocent::ThankYou:

Hi and welcome ! It is hard to tell from a pic what the coat texture is like but it is possible to grow a coat on a dog in a puppy coat. He is a cutey !

Thanks dere ....i cant wait for my lil boy with a new look in him :aktion033: bella looks so pretty with the topknot ^^
 

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Partly haha in the process of growing ...this is how he looks anyway the longest fur so far before i bring him for puppy cut


 

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Tobi is so adorable! I love his little smile.

Depending on the dog, growing his coat out to the ground will probably take 9-12 months or so. Of course, you may not want it to the ground. Some people cut it so it's somewhere between full coat and puppy cut.

If clippers have been used on him, once it gets a bit longer, you'll probably want your groomer (or you, if you're brave) to try scissoring the ends so everything grows in more even/nicely.

One of the toughest parts is growing out the face because hairs will probably be poking him in the eye for a while, so it's a battle to keep them down and away from the eyes. You'll want to get some little baby clips to keep the tiny hairs up. Some people use gel to keep the other hairs down on the muzzle until they grow long enough to stay down by themselves. Unfortunately, during that time, the hair in the eyes can promote tearing (and sometimes staining), so you have to be as vigilant as possible about it.

Hope that helps a bit. Welcome and can't wait to see more pics of your Tobi and your Chi :)
 

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Tobi is so adorable! I love his little smile.

Depending on the dog, growing his coat out to the ground will probably take 9-12 months or so. Of course, you may not want it to the ground. Some people cut it so it's somewhere between full coat and puppy cut.

If clippers have been used on him, once it gets a bit longer, you'll probably want your groomer (or you, if you're brave) to try scissoring the ends so everything grows in more even/nicely.

One of the toughest parts is growing out the face because hairs will probably be poking him in the eye for a while, so it's a battle to keep them down and away from the eyes. You'll want to get some little baby clips to keep the tiny hairs up. Some people use gel to keep the other hairs down on the muzzle until they grow long enough to stay down by themselves. Unfortunately, during that time, the hair in the eyes can promote tearing (and sometimes staining), so you have to be as vigilant as possible about it.

Hope that helps a bit. Welcome and can't wait to see more pics of your Tobi and your Chi :)
Hi Ashley ,

Thanks for your compliment ! omg ur maltese looks glamourous with its long fur ....so tempting to keep tobi fur long too ...just that as mention he is my first puppy and its my first time keeping a puppy and i worry things might not turn out well as im really new to it rather then those pros here in SM forum...So excited and happy to know u all ^^

And yes thanks all for your guidance hope tobi will turn out well .

and haha sure will post more updates on them...oh the chihwahwa hope it will not turn off topic lol as its a maltese realated forum but nevertheless will try to post more...^^
 

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I just love the pictures, he has such a cute smile.
Remember with longer hair there is a lot of brushing/combing involved.
 

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How old is Tobi? If he hasn't gone through his coat change yet, you might want to wait to try to grow his coat long. They get their adult coat towards the end of their first year and mats can really be a problem.
 

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I just love the pictures, he has such a cute smile.
Remember with longer hair there is a lot of brushing/combing involved.
noted ya thats why i was thinking keep long once after then get puppy cut back again as partly our country is summer all day long

Tobi looks soooo cute in his puppy cut! He has a great smile by the way. I gotta say havng a long coat does take a lot of work, but as everyone has mentioned, it's all up to you and your preference. I think he will look cute either way :)
Thanks alot ! Yeah but for a short while hope to see how will he look in longer coat :thumbsup:

How old is Tobi? If he hasn't gone through his coat change yet, you might want to wait to try to grow his coat long. They get their adult coat towards the end of their first year and mats can really be a problem.
on this coming may 28 he gonna turn 1 years old. ^^

Tobi is a cutie pie! Good luck growing out his hair! I'm sure he'll look gorgeous!

Thanks alot :thumbsup::thumbsup: if u notice jill looks like tobi too haha
 

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the next thing im worried is the tear stain too although hes's on eye envy now it doesnt really seem to work on him :unsure:
 

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I rather like the puppy cut on your puppy. B)

haha thanks :thumbsup: i like the puppy cut on him too just that i wanna keep a photo of him and wonder how he will look like in long coat ...if he feels uncomfartable with it i will bring him for a puppy cut again :thumbsup: ...now in the midst of awaiting his fur to grow long for once :chili:
 

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haven't ever heard of eye envy working for anyone, unfortunately. :(
I DO think your sweetie will be adorable in long hair, tho!
 

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I think Tobi looks adorable in his puppy cut...one of the cutest Maltese with a puppy cut I've seen! :) ...but my favorite style IS a full coat. I have two Malts and although I love full coats, it's just too time consuming for me personally (I COULD take the time to do it, but I'd rather not! lol).

If you decide to grow his hair out, it will take about 9 months to 1 year to grow a complete coat depending on how fast his coat grows, how much damage to the coat there is/was, etc. Once his coat grows out a few inches, you can hand scissor the ends of the coat all over to even him out (the clippers break the coat and split the ends so it looks nicer to hand scissor once it grows out some). He looks like he has a nice, thick coat but I cannot tell from the photos if it is silky or cottony.

If you don't already have one, get a Madan pin brush...you will need one for his growing coat! Any pin brush without the balls at the ends of the pins will work fine. Don't use a slicker brush on him, as it will break his coat and make it impossible to grow out. Always use water or a grooming spray when you brush him out (daily, of course)...and I suppose that is all the advice you really need! :)
 
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