Maltese hair is distinct in that it resembles human hair rather than canine fur, and it may grow very long without shedding excessively. It may be styled in a multitude of ways from incredibly short to long and flowing.
What cut should you go for? This is very dependent on whether you are a professional groomer or a Maltese owner who grooms your dog at home. In any case, you’ll want to understand how to cut Maltese hair to show off a variety of styles.
We’ve compiled a list of the 6 cutest Maltese Haircuts and styles below; pick the one that best matches your dog’s personality and begin trimming.
1. Show Cut (Standard Cut):
This is the only Maltese hairstyle that is allowed by the breed standard, and it is also one of the best Maltese hairstyles available!
Here’s how you can get a show cut for your Maltese.
- From the back, part the hair in a straight line.
- Brush it on both sides.
- A fast cut may be required if the hair is excessively long and reaches the floor! Be aware that the coat must be long enough to cover your dog’s toes in order to comply with competition guidelines.
- Keep hair out of your pet’s eyes with a bow of your choice as a great finishing touch!
This cut is time-consuming to maintain, therefore it should only be worn by dogs whose owners have lots of time to devote to grooming.
2. Puppy Clip
The Maltese’s fur is clipped to the same length over their body, face, ears, tail, and other areas for this cut. The majority of homeowners choose a thickness of 1/4 inch to 1 inch. That’s all there is to it!
This is considerably easier to maintain than long hair, and dogs still look gorgeous with their manageable locks.
3. The Maltese Bob
Because it mimics a human bob haircut, this style is known as The Maltese Bob. The majority of the dog’s fur is cut short for this style, while the hair on the ears and tail are left longer.
This is a popular style among owners since it is both charming and simple. This clip is really easy to maintain, but it still has to be brushed on a regular basis to keep it looking stylish.
4. Teddy Bear Cut
As the name says, the teddy bear cut is rather cute and teddy bear-like.
To get this cut, use dog hair clippers to trim your pup’s side and back hair to 1/4 inch for this cut, but leave fur anywhere else longer (it’s up to the owner how long they want to keep the rest of the fur, but 1/2 inch is most typical).
Trim around the dog’s face until it resembles a teddy bear’s face: round and full! To match the coat length, keep the fur rounded off at the forehead.
Finally, leave enough head hair to make a top out of the fur.
5. Maltese Short Cut
This cut may appear simple, but it requires a great deal of skill to execute.
Here, the dog’s fur is clipped short throughout the body for this design, with the back and sides trimmed to roughly 1/4 inch. The neck, stomach, chest, and bottom are all shaved to a fraction of an inch. The leg hair is roughly 1 1/2 inches long, and the top of the head is rounded with bob-ish ears! Oh, and the tail should have about a 2-inch fringe left on it.
This cut is ideal for warmer weather and provides your dog with a sense of ease while also adding a touch of refinement to their look.
6. ‘Under The Puppy’ Haircut:
This type of grooming is suitable for dogs who do not compete in dog shows. A short cut of hair on the paws and body distinguishes the “under the puppy” haircut. The muzzle form may be styled independently.
There are no boundaries or regulations in this style, therefore grooming possibilities are many; it all relies on your taste and the expertise of the hairdresser.
Your Maltese pup can look their best with suitable grooming clippers, scissors, and correct grooming techniques to work on. Remember that the finest hairdo for Maltese is always the one that you can keep up with.
For general grooming advice for your Maltese, such as how often to bathe them and how to brush them, check out our article on Maltese Dog Grooming.
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Which of the six Maltese haircuts do you like now that you’ve seen them all? Let us know in the comments!