Maltese versus Bichon Frise: Temperament
For families a Maltese dog is more suitable than the White Bichon dog breed, because the Maltese is more kid-friendly while the Bichon Frise dog breed is not as easily trained.
For seniors a Bichon Frise dog is more suitable than the Maltese dog breed, because the White Bichon dog is more calmer and more quieter than the Maltese dog breed. Bichon Frise dogs are more likely to stray than White Maltese dogs which are also less quieter than Bichon frise dogs. Maltese dogs are as protective as Bichon Frise dogs. White Maltese dogs require more exercise and longer walks than White Bichon dogs. Maltese dogs are much harder to train than the White Bichon Frise dogs. Both dogs easily get along with other dogs in the family. Both Maltese dogs and Bichon Frise are as suitable for families with multiple dogs.
Bichon Frise vs Maltese dog: Lifespan
Loyal and long - haired Maltese dogs have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. In comparison, fluffy Bichon Frise dogs have a life span of 12 to 15 years, a very similar life span to the Maltese dog. Bichon dogs, on average live longer than the Loyal White Maltese dogs.
Maltese versus Bichon Frise dog: Grooming
Maltese dogs are more challenging in grooming than the White Bichon Frise dogs breeds because, Maltese dogs have a longer coat than Bichon dogs. For people who enjoy grooming their pets, a long haired white and loyal Maltese dog is more suitable. For people who prefer a dog with lower grooming needs, a White Bichon dog is more suitable. Loyal Maltese dogs are more suitable for people with mild pet allergies than the Bichon Frise dog. The Maltese unlike the Bichon Frise, has a Hypoallergenic coat which is a better for most people.
Maltese dogs versus Bichon Frise dogs: Size
Difference in weight between the White Bichon and the White Loyal Maltese is as follows
White Bichon Frise dogs often weigh between 7 and 12 lbs.
White and fluffy Bichon Frise males can reach a height of 9.5 inches. Bichon females also often reach a height of between 9.5 inches.
In comparison, White Maltese males can reach a height of between 9 and 10 inches.
Loyal White Maltese females can too, reach a great height between 9 and 10 inches.
Male and female Malteses reach a weight of about 4 to 6 lbs.
In size, White Malteses are much larger and weigh more than White Bichon dogs.
Maltese versus Bichon Frise: Energy Level
Are White Malteses or White Bichons suitable as apartment dogs? The Maltese dog breed is a very low exercise required dog. In comparison, the Bichon dog breed is also low energy dog but, the Maltese has less energy than the White and fluffy Bichon Frise. Both of these dogs can be great apartment dogs. Bichons are adaptable for the amount of exercise that is offered. They do need to burn the energy and several walks and some playtime are necessary. In comparison to the Maltese, Bichon Frise breed is slightly more active on average. Maltese and Bichon are both suitable as apartment dogs.
Maltese and Bichon Frise dogs make quite amazing pets
Even though loyal Maltese dogs have a more playful temperament, and are easier to train, fluffy Bichos are much more quieter, and are less likely to stray. Both Maltese dogs and Bichons are low energy dogs, both dogs are better with older children, both the Maltese and the Bichon Frise have a hypoallergenic coat, which is good for people with allergies on dog fur, and they both make very good Companion pets after all.
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