Stylish Maltese haircuts are all the rage – what cut should YOU go for? This depends very much on whether you are a groomer or a Maltese owner doing your own grooming at home. Either way, you will want to learn how to cut Maltese hair to showcase a number of different styles.
If you already have a haircut style preference, you can jump to the relevant video below. Otherwise you could watch a few of these videos to figure out which Maltese styles you wish to perfect. Watching a professional stylist grooming a Maltese, via a YouTube video, is a very useful practice. You can re-run the video as many times as you like.
From super show-dog styles to cuts that are a little less formal, we’ve described 6 of the most popular Maltese hairstyles that might be required. Want to find out what they are? Read on!
2 The short haircut for Maltese
This is a perfect summer hairstyle for your Maltese pet. It also doesn’t require any maintenance. Keep all the fur uniformly short all over the body. Your pet will be the happiest dog on the block with such a haircut.
Bows are a wonderful way to keep your dog looking neat and cute without any extra hair cutting. The bows around the neck are usually used for boys while the bows pinned to the head are more popular among girl dog owners.
Maltese dogs often have curly or wavy hair. It’s especially visible when the fur is cut short. The Maltese look much more like a toy with the curled fur so why not take advantage of it?
While a long showroom cut might be too hard on your pet, you can consider an in-between option and leave the hair to be medium length. Long hair on top allows you to experiment with making ponytails.
Since Maltese are so toy-like, many owners like to experiment with their hairstyles. If you decide to leave the hair on the head long enough to create ponytails, make sure you tie them every day. Otherwise, the hair will get into the pet’s eyes and cause it discomfort.
Maltese haircuts usually involve doing something with the hair on the pet’s ears. The ears need a special approach since they are thin and easy to damage. Ask a professional groomer to the ears.
This simple hairstyle resembles a bob. The hair on the body is cut very short, about half to a quarter inch, but the hair on the face if left long enough to create the appearance of the bob.
If you want your Maltese pet to look like a plush toy, you need to play around with the length of the fur. The best fluffy results are reached when the fur is about one-inch long. You can make it a little longer and see what suits your pet best.
The poodle or a lion’s cut looks good on a Maltese only if you leave the hair long enough. When no hair is left on the body it can make the animal feel cold, while the long hair on the face and legs make it feel hot.
If you want your cutie to look like a cartoon character, consider cutting the fur very short and leaving enough hair on the sides and ears to make an impression of natural ponytails.
A fluffy lion haircut entails cutting the fur on the body to be about a quarter inch long and leaving the rest of the hair long enough to drag on the ground. The face should also be groomed short.
When your pet is just a puppy, the best Maltese haircut for it would be short. If you think that the hair is growing too long, give your puppy a little trim without creating a full-blown hairstyle.
Working With What’s Best For Owners
Ultimately, the best hairstyle for a Maltese will be a hairstyle that the owner can maintain. If you’re not sure where to start, this home DIY tutorial is a nice place to start:
1 Teddy Bear Cut For Your Maltese
Teddy bear cut is one of the most popular Maltese haircuts since it makes any dog look extra cute. The fur is cut to be about a half an inch long and the hair on the face is shaped to achieve roundness.
This hairstyle is similar to the teddy bear cut only the fur has to be at least one-inch long. The hair on the face is shaped for roundness but a few strands can be left long on top to make ponytails.
You need to be a real dog grooming guru in order to create good-looking layered cuts. While it might take some time to do, the results are truly extraordinary.
Maltese are frequent visitors at the dog shows. The Maltese haircuts for the dog show significantly differ from what you’d like to have at home. They are long and require careful daily grooming.
The tail is one of the most important parts of a dog’s body. So you need to take good care of it. A lion’s tale is often a part of Maltese hairstyles. It looks good and requires little maintenance.
When you opt for a cut that involves leaving some of your pet’s hair long, get ready to take care of the little guy’s fur. Brushing your pet’s hair is a must to keep it groomed and healthy. Messy looks are a no-no.
This is one of the most popular Maltese haircuts since it is easy to take care of. Most of the fur is cut short and the long hair is left on the ears and the tail. You still need to brush it on a regular basis.
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