How to bathe a Maltese baby

The Maltese bichon is a breed of adorable dog, which usually like a lot because of its small size and soft white fur. Although do not kid yourself, to get your hair to stay that well we must take care.

If you already have a dog of this breed or are thinking of hosting one, keep reading this article in which we will teach you how to bathe a Maltese bichon . You will see that it is very easy and you can do it at home. It is recommended to bathe every 3 or 4 weeks and brush daily. You sign up?

You will need to:
  • Shampoo for dogs
  • Dog brush
  • Conditioner for dogs
  • A towel
  • A hair dryer
Steps to follow:


Start with a good brushing before bathing your Maltese bichon. Eliminate the knots you can by insisting on the most complicated parts, always starting to untangle at the ends. If you have many knots, you better brush it for a couple of days, before giving it a bath, to be able to wash it without knots and so that the soap will penetrate better into fur and skin.

Actually, brushing your dog is important for your health, especially if you have long hair. Badly groomed dogs get dirty more easily and release more hair. Also, they may suffer from some skin diseases if care is taken over their coat and skin. In addition, with a daily brushing caresses and relaxes, so you will improve up to the behavior of your Maltese bichon and your relationship.

Discover in this other article how to brush your dog's hair correctly.


To bathe your dog at home, before putting your dog in the bath or shower check that the water is hot but without going over, it is better than this warm and at most 27ÂșC . In addition to being more pleasant, hot water goes better to clean the dirt, it dilates the pores and allows the skin to be cleaned better. With water at a good temperature instead of cold, your dog will be calmer and you can proceed to clean it quietly.

Check that all the hair is well wet. Insist on the part of the back, where there are more layers, but without forgetting the part under the neck and belly. A first pass of water that thoroughly soaks all the layers will remove much of the dirt.


Apply the special dog shampoo . You can dilute it in water first in your own hand or, using a bowl or small container to make more foam.

Spread the soap along the entire body and rub in circles. If you have done well in brushing, this part will be much simpler, as the knots bother when applying the soap and prevent so much foam from forming.

Any specific soap for dogs serves, but we recommend that you use an oatmeal soap or aloe vera because they have moisturizing, soothing properties and are products of natural origin.

When you have applied the soap, wait a couple of minutes so that the product can be absorbed in your dog's hair. Rinse with plenty of water and warm until there is no soap left, because if there are residues will make the skin irritated and itchy.


Apply a special mask for long-haired dogs to strengthen and increase the elasticity of the hair of your Maltese bichon. The hair of the dogs is very punished because with their games between the plants they hook things to him daily. The knots do not help much to keep hair care.

Extend the mask all over your dog's hair. Make sure it is distributed evenly and abundantly (although it depends on the manufacturer's instructions). Follow the directions of the product and wait for the minutes marked on the label. Normally, the product is usually left for about 10 minutes to take effect. During this time, you can comb it so that the conditioner is applied well. After the waiting time clarifies in abundant water.


Finally, take your hairy friend out of the bathtub and dry him with a towel or several. Gently rub your whole body, insisting on the spine and especially on the legs so that it does not dirty the whole house and so dry before we let it dry in the air.

When it is quite dry, or your towel does not give more than itself, leave it aside and pick up the brush again. Comb your Maltese bichon's hair well and then use a dryer for an impeccable finish.

It is possible that the hair dryer makes you nervous. Watch that the air temperature is not too high and caress your dog while you dry it. Since caresses are a good thing, he will interpret that he is not in danger even if the dryer is something strange. Also, we recommend that you use the dryer at a distance, enough to get the air but far enough to not burn unintentionally due to the temperature.

It is possible that you do not let the dryer come near, but if necessary, take a dry towel and keep insisting until the coat is as dry as possible. After drying again brush your hair a little more, to avoid tangles that could have been made with the dryer again.

  • Be patient as dogs often scare them to bathe. So, speak with a soft voice, do not make loud noises or sudden movements and pet your dog frequently throughout the process.