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₹30,000 to ₹50,000




7-10 inches


2-4 Kilograms




12-15 Years


3-5 Puppies (approx.)



Who doesn’t love a tiny, sweet, cute ball of fur that this breed is? Maltese dogs are immensely popular all around the world mainly due to their adorable size and endearing appearance. But apart from their charming looks, these dogs also have a wonderful personality. They are very friendly and affectionate in nature and they are great with not only their own family members, but they are fairly warm towards other people as well.

The availability and demand for Maltese dogs in India is fairly mediocre. And the main reason for that could be that these canines are a bit pricey to bring home. But if that is not an issue for you, then Maltese can be a great breed for you. It is highly adaptable and apartment-friendly, it’s easy to train and it has a decent temperature tolerance which allows it to comfortably thrive in India. It is also considered to be a great option for both experienced and novice dog parents.

Given below is the average price list of the Maltese puppies which are available in India in various variations.

  • Maltese Puppy price (Basic): ₹30,000 to ₹50,000
  • Maltese Puppy price (KCI registered): ₹50,000 to ₹80,000
  • Maltese Puppy price (Show Quality): ₹80,000 to ₹1,20,000

If you want to get a canine from a breeder, then it is very important that you get the pooch you desire from a reputed and trusted breeder only. A good breeder will only provide you a fully fit and healthy pup, he will guide you and clear all the confusions that you might have regarding the proper maintenance and handling of the breed that you want to bring home and he will also give other important information about the pooch such as details about the sire and dam of the pup etc. And, the experience of getting a pet from a reputable breeder is far more positive and satisfying than getting the pup of your dreams from any random unreliable breeder who only cares about how much money he is making and is not concerned about the overall quality and fitness of the canine that he is providing to you. Therefore, you should never compromise on the quality and standards of a breeder while you are looking for a pet that you desire.

Maltese for Adoption

For full satisfaction and peace of mind, getting the dog you want to raise as a pet from a trusted and reputable source is very important. And Adoption is an awesome way to do just that. Not only you are getting your furry four-legged friend from a trustworthy source but you are also promoting and supporting this noble cause. There are hundreds of canines that are available at various adoption centers and shelter homes and these pooches are ready to fill your home with utmost joy and happiness. Dogs like Maltese and several other similar fluffy small-sized breeds can all be found at these adoption homes. We at Tailsbuiddy have always encouraged this amazing cause and will always urge the prospective dog parents to adopt the canine they desire rather than getting it from any random unreliable breeder. If you are someone who is looking to adopt a pooch and you are having some troubles with it, then you can call or WhatsApp us on +91 9555566321 and we'll connect you to the best adoption centers as soon as possible.

And, we’ll also guide you at every stage of your pet-parenting journey. From bringing your desired pooch home to keeping him fit, healthy and happy, we’ll be there for you. Whenever you need our help, just message us on WhatsApp saying “Hi, I want to become a Pet Parent” on +91 9555566321 and we’ll clear all your pet-related doubts and queries as soon as possible.

Factors Affecting the Maltese dog Price in India

Now there are various factors that can affect the original Maltese price in India. These factors are as follows:


There are three different price categories for a Maltese dog (in India): Basic, KCI Registered and Show Quality.

  • Basic category includes all those dogs and puppies that are not registered to any kennel club including KCI. A basic Maltese puppy can cost anywhere around ₹30,000.
  • KCI is short for Kennel Club of India and if a dog belongs to KCI Registered category, then it means you will get a canine whose quality is up to the mark. You will also be able to participate in KCI dog shows if your canine is registered and also you will get a KCI registration certificate.
  • A Show Quality dog means that the canine is closest to the ideal as mentioned in the Breed Standards. If you are not planning to participate in dog shows with your pooch, then it does not matter all that much whether you buy a Show Quality dog or a normal Pet Quality one.

Physical Attributes and Characteristics

Physical attributes like the color of the coat, length of the coat et cetera can easily influence the overall price of a dog. But because Maltese dogs are only found in a White colored coat (officially), this factor usually doesn't affect the average Maltese dog price in India. But there are some breeders who do classify Maltese canines in three different categories which are based on their size. These categories are Teacup Maltese, Miniature Maltese, and Toy Maltese. And these different categories are known to influence Maltese price in India to some extent.

Age & Gender

Young dogs and pups are usually sold at a higher price than older or fully developed pooches. Also, it is seen that male dogs are sometimes sold at a little higher cost when compared to the female canines.

Pure or Mix Breed

The cost of a purebred Maltese is higher than the mixed-breed as there are lesser chances for a purebred puppy to develop hereditary health problems as compared to the one that is mixed-breed.

Availability and Location

Breeds that have a poor availability in a region usually cost a bit more as compared to those breeds that are easily available. In the case of Maltese, they have a subpar availability in India, thus their price is also a lot higher as compared to easily available breeds such as Shih Tzu, Beagles et cetera.

Also, getting a dog from a breeder that is present at a faraway location (different state or region) will cost you more as compared to getting the same dog from a breeder which is near to your place. This is because additional charges such as shipping or traveling expenses also get added to the overall price of the dog making it price a bit higher than earlier.

Reputed Breeder

Popular breeders are also known to sell dogs and other animals at a little higher price as compared to those breeders who are not as reputed and popular as them. This also affects the average price of a dog in a region.

Miscellaneous Factors

  • Champion Bloodline: If a dog belongs to a champion bloodline, meaning any of its predecessors (forefathers) were given the title of Champion in an official dog event, then its price can also go fairly high.
  • Microchip: The price of a dog can also increase if it has been microchipped by the KCI. The extremely small pet microchip helps in providing a permanent ID for your pet.

Read some information regarding Maltese and see if it’s a right fit for you or not-

Maltese dogs are immensely playful and active in nature. They hail from Italy and are considered to be a fairly ancient breed. They are quite famous all around the world because of their size, furry body, the distinct white color of the coat and cute looks. The section below will help you in deciding whether this breed is right for you or not.

Reasons that might make a Maltese dog suitable for you:

  • Their adaptability is great. They do quite well in apartments and small houses.
  • They are highly affectionate with their housemates. And, they are generally quite warm with the strangers too.
  • They mix well with other animals including cats and other canines.
  • They are sufficiently intelligent and are great when it comes to getting trained and learning various skills and tricks.
  • They have a decent watchdog ability.
  • They are considered a great option for an inexperienced or a novice dog parent.

Reasons that might make a Maltese dog ill-suited for you:

  • Their grooming requirements are quite high.
  • Their tolerance to colder climates is below average and are not suited for low temperatures areas.
  • Their tendency to bark is moderately high. And they can be sometimes a little noisy.