PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.



The gentle-mannered, glamorous Maltese is small in size yet bold and fearless in temperament. Bred to be a companion dog, this affectionate toy breed also will serve as a reliable watchdog. The lively, playful Maltese enjoys learning tricks as long as he is rewarded. His lush, flat, silky coat should be brushed daily and bathed frequently to prevent matting.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
An aristocrat of the canine world for more than 28 centuries, the Maltese is known as the ancient dog of Malta, a Mediterranean island.
  • Size Toy
  • Height 20 centimetres
  • Weight 1.5 to 2.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour White
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both