Maltese Dog Price In India – Breed Information (2022)

Maltese, also known as toy dogs for their incredible and cute small size, are Spitz family dogs having their roots in south central Europe. Unfortunately, even though their name is Maltese they do not bear any relation with the island Malta, at least there is no historical or scientific evidence so far. They are mostly used as show dogs because of their dense white fur which is so long it acts as a curtain covering their body. Their coat is thick, silky, white and without any undercoat or curly hair. It’s all straight and glossy. Luckily, Maltese are unlikely to shed this beautiful fur but are prone to have tear stains in it like all other white dogs. Because of their thick fur, the chance of survival itself is considerably low for Maltese dogs. Moreover, being a small dog they have smaller airways that cause them to go through breathing problems. These reasons explain why they have a low popularity in India. But despite these disadvantages, they are playful and good with kids. A nice family dog is what you may call these Maltese.

Let’s come down to the main focus of our article now, which is the price of Maltese dogs in India. As mentioned before, these dogs do not really enjoy much popularity in India and are not that widely available as well. Even if people do want to adopt them, attracted by their looks, it’s very hard to maintain a dog as fragile as a Maltese. Plus the burden of their maintenance will exhaust the bank account of any Indian with a respectable salary. Moreover, these dogs are mostly used for showbiz and although people do keep Maltese as companions and pets they are better suited for the showbiz industry. Keeping all these in mind, let us now have a look at the price of Maltese dogs in India.

BREED Maltese
ORIGINSouth central Europe
LIFE SPAN11 to 15 years
LITTER SIZE 4 to 6 puppies
COATShiny, thick, long, straight and glossy
COLOR White, Cream and Beige 
TEMPERAMENTGentle, friendly, intelligent, loyal, docile etc
HEIGHT 20cm to 26cm for males and 20cm to 24cm for females.
WEIGHT3kg to 5kg for males and 2kg to 4kg for females.
Maltese Dog Price In India30,000 to 60,000 INR


The average price of a Maltese pup in India is around 30,000 INR to 60,000 INR. This range mostly covers the basic quality and the KCI quality Maltese.
Maltese price in india

Following we have a price list put together having the prices from different cities in India.


MUMBAI40,000 - 60,000
DELHI43,000 - 64,000
KOLKATA40,000 - 60,000
PUNE42,000 - 61,000
JAIPUR40,000 - 59,500
KERALA41,500 - 58,000
AHMEDABAD43,000 - 61,000
HYDERABAD42,000 - 59,400
MAHARASHTRA42,000 - 62,000
TAMILNADU42,000 - 61,500
  1. PRICE IN MUMBAI – Malteses of pet quality can cost you around 40,000 INR to 60,000 INR and 35,000 INR to 55,000 INR for show quality.
  2. PRICE IN DELHI – Pet quality Malteses will cost around 43,000 INR to 64,000 INR and show quality Malteses are 38,000 INR to 58,500 INR.
  3. PRICE IN KOLKATA – Malteses of Pet quality cost around 40,000 INR to 60,000 INR. For show qualities, the price hikes up to 30,000 INR to 50,000 INR.
  4. PRICE IN PUNE – Pet quality Malteses cost around 42,000 INR to 61,000 INR. For  show qualities, it’s around 33,500 INR to 52,000 INR.
  5. PRICE IN JAIPUR – Malteses of Pet quality, will cost you 40,000 INR to 59,500 INR. On the other hand, Malteses of show quality will cost you 30,000 INR to 52,000 INR.
  6. PRICE IN KERALA –  Maltese dogs of  Pet quality in Kerala will charge you 41,500 INR to 58,000 INR. In case of  show quality Malteses the price rises up to 30,000 INR to 50,000 INR.
  7. PRICE IN AHMEDABAD – Charges range from 43,000 INR to 61,000 INR.  Show quality Malteses are costlier and charge around 33,000 INR to 58,000 INR.
  8. PRICE IN HYDERABAD – Basic price for Pet quality Malteses start from 42,000 INR to 59,400 INR. Show quality charges from 30,000 INR to 57,600 INR.
  9. PRICE IN MAHARASHTRA – Pet quality Malteses can cost you 42,000 INR to 62,000 INR. Whereas  show quality Malteses can cost you 30,000 INR to 55,000 INR.
  10. PRICE IN TAMILNADU –  Breeders will charge you around 42,000 INR to 61,500 INR for Pet quality Malteses and 30,000 INR to 56,500 INR for show quality Malteses.
  11. PRICE IN RAJASTHAN – They cost around 40,000 INR to 60,000 INR for Pet quality Malteses and 30,00 INR to 50,000 INR for show quality Malteses.
  12. PRICE IN HIMACHAL PRADESH -Malteses in cold regions like Himachal Pradesh cost around 42,000 INR to 60,000 INR for Pet quality and 30,000 INR to 55,000 INR for show quality.
  13. PRICE IN MADHYA PRADESH – Price of Maltese dogs in Pet qualities in MP is around 40,000 INR to 60,000 INR and for show qualities it’s 31,000 INR to 50,000 INR.
  14. PRICE IN KARNATAKA – Price of Pet quality Malteses in Karnataka cost around 41,000 INR to 60,000 INR. For a show quality it exceeds the price tag of 34,000 INR to 54,000 INR.
  15. PRICE IN CHENNAI –  Malteses of Pet quality in Chennai come for 45,000 INR to 60,000 INR and of show quality it’s around 31,000 INR to 50,000 INR.

Unlike other dogs, Maltese are very intelligent dogs with a keen ability to detect danger. This makes them susceptible to attack anything and everything that threatens them and their owner. Show quality Maltese, or even Maltese in general is a very intelligent dog and is very adept in getting trained. They are also quite destructive and possessive of their belongings and teething as well as chewing can turn into a big problem if not taken care of from an early age.

India is a tropical country having extremely hot summers and being surrounded by oceans and seas on all three sides, faces a year long presence of moisture, making this peninsula not really welcoming to a lot of exotic breeds of animals.

Maltese is one of those many breeds of dogs that, although will survive in the Indian weather, will never fully enjoy their life or live it to their fullest. The cost of nursing a Maltese from puppyhood to adulthood is excruciating. Keep aside an amount of 2 lac INR to 2.5 lac INR a year just for them. And it’s not just the expenses that often cause dog owners to give up. The toiling work behind a healthy Maltese and to keep it comfortable so it grows up to be the majestic dog it is, takes a lot out of you.


First and foremost, what should be kept in mind is that Maltese are small dogs which simply means they have a small appetite. But a small appetite does not mean they have to be lacking in proteins, vitamins or all the other nutrients that they need to grow up and stay healthy. Dog food will be your most recurring cost throughout the time period of your parenting and will cost you around 2,000 INR to 5,000 INR for luxury quality dog food. They need the best for them as their best feature, their pearl white fur may get damaged if not given proper nutrients and taken proper care of. A proper diet is just the start to a healthy coat.


You Maltese should never miss a vet check up. They tend to suffer from a lot of physical ailments like skin problems, breathing problems, like asthma, even developing allergies to certain foods as well. Because of these, Maltese need to be kept in continuous care and monitoring so that they do not fall severely sick. Apart from these, Maltese also need to have their vaccination done which costs around 1,200 INR to 2,000 INR. Add deworming medicine expenses that go up the highest to 1,000 INR. 

Overall, your monthly vet expenses are expected to be around 3,000 INR to 4,000 INR.


The fur of a Maltese is their most precious and needs to be taken care of at all costs. Therefore get ready to buy expensive hair and skincare products for your Maltese. Normally, branded hair and skincare products for pets cost around 3,000 INR to 5,000 INR. Any good and reputable dog parlour will charge you around 4,000 INR for a basic grooming session of your Maltese. Unfortunately, this step cannot be skipped or else bid farewell to your Maltese’s beautiful coat.


It is advised by both breeders and vets that it is for the better if you get your male Maltese neutered and female Maltese spayed. Breeding is a task not meant for everyone. And as these dogs are already quite fragile to begin with it is in their best interest that they do not go through it. Although getting neutered or spayed is an equally painful process, it still prevents them from getting more dangerous diseases like Cancer.

Neutering and spaying cost in India is usually around 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR.


Accessories like leashes, belts, kennels, food and water bowls are basic necessities. Along with them you may buy teething toys liks balls, ropes etc and other toys like hoops which you may use while training them or teaching them tricks. All in all, your accessory cost will be around 4,000 INR.


Training is important for every dog. Same goes for the Maltese as well. A proper trainer who has the knowledge of the boundaries and limitations of your Maltese and is capable of pushing those limits will be able to bring out a whole new dimension of abilities in your Maltese. 

Normally, a year-long training plan costs the owner 15,000 INR to 20,000 INR.


Maltese are no doubt good pets but they are better and well suited for the showbiz industry despite being a domestic dog.

If you do end up adopting a Maltese for yourself, keep all these points in mind and try to take proper if not the best care of your Maltese.

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