5 Haircut Styles For A Maltese

1. Top Knot cut

Maltese Haircuts Style TOP KNOT CUT

It is more a hairstyle than an actual haircut, but you can combine it with Maltese haircut styles. The primary purpose of the Top Knot is to tie a ribbon or bow on the dog’s head. Which in turn adds to the dog’s adorable looks. A part of head coat hair is not cut allowing it to grow to a certain length that you desire. It also must be long enough for tying it into a knot for the ribbon or bow.

2. Show Cut

Maltese Haircut Style Show Cut

If you like to enter your pet Maltese in dog shows this haircut style is suitable for your pet. The hair of the coat must grow to certain long lengths until the hair reaches the floor. Brush the hair downwards on either side of the Maltese’s body so that it covers the feet. Tie a bow to the dog’s head to keep the hair from obscuring the dog’s face.

Be aware that unlike to other Maltese haircut styles this particular is harder to maintain. It takes a lot of energy and works to do this kind of hairstyle. It is not advisable to do this style on a Maltese dog unless you want it to enter a dog show or competition.

3. Bob cut

Most Maltese Haircuts shorten the length of hair all over the Maltese’s body, but in the Bob style’s case, the hair is spared from cutting. The hair around the dog’s head is allowed to grow to a certain length. As the hair grows length, it is parted in the middle so that it keeps growing on either side of the Maltese’s head. The rest of the coat hair on the dog’s body, legs and tail are all trimmed or cut to shorter lengths. As a result, the haircut style on your Maltese’s head is emphasized.

The Bob style is stylish for Maltese Dogs while simple enough to do and maintain. If you want a stylish haircut style that is straightforward and easy to manage this style will suit you.

4. Teddy Bear cut

Maltese Haircut Style Teddy Bear Cut

This haircut style is a cross between a Maltese puppy cut and a Standard Cocker Spaniel cut, unlike other Maltese haircut styles.

5. Maltese Short Cut

Maltese Haircut Style Short Cut

This style is somewhat complicated and resembles hairstyles found on Bichon Frise or Poodle dogs instead if Maltese Dogs.


 All of these styles can be done by the grooming professionals at The Paw Spa! Connect with The Paw Spa on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for pet-related news, tips, and tricks for your four-legged friend!

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