(Grooming Maltese with Top Knot) (Maltese Top Knot Holiday Bow)
Learn how to make a top knot with your Maltese. A Maltese is not complete without his top knots. The US shows Maltese adults with two top knots. They are shown in Europe with one top knot. Because they don’t have enough hair to do double knots, puppies often have a single top knot.
You will need the following items to tie the knot:
This article contains tips and tricks for grooming a Maltese Show dog with two top knots. Thanks to Eva and Chris Gillett Unforgettable Maltese Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos that illustrate how to create top knots in Maltese.
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- Metal Ended Rat Tail Comb
- Non-latex bands 3/16″ (4.5 mm).
- Perm wraps Papers and Mesh End Wraps
- Maltese Bow Pairs 3/8″
- Model:Champion Marcris Smarty pants
Step 1: Your rat tail comb can be used to separate the hair between the eyes and the top of your nose.
The hair should be cut at an angle above your eyes.
The hair will look half-moon when it is cut.
Step 2: Divide the hair using the metal end on the rat tail combing.
Divide the half moon into 2 equal parts.
Step 3: Only one section at a given time
To add volume to the top knot, back-comb your hair.
Step 4: A very small 3/16″ non-latex or latex band should be placed around the top of your back combed hair section.
Smoothen the top knot’s front with your rattail brush. To give your Maltese Top knot a more poofy look, you can use the metal end to run your rattail comb through the front. Pull the front towards you slowly, until you get the desired puff.
Step 5: Two jumbo or mesh end wraps are required. You can choose which type you prefer, but both will create a neat little “horn”.
To cover the band, fold the paper in half lengthwise. Wrap the paper around the hair and create a top knot “horn”.
Step 6: Your rattail comb metal ends can be used to bend the wrapped paper around the hair and create a neat little paper box-like horn.
Step 7: Wrap your hair with a non-latex band. Wrap the band around 2-3 time.
The end result will be a neat looking top knot horn.
To smoothen the front of your top knot, comb any stray hairs upward and out of your eyes.
Step 8: Your 3/8” Maltese Bow Pairs are complete!
Other Related Questions/Answers
(Do Maltese dogs bark a lot?)
The Maltese are a very affectionate breed Excessive barking is common Dogs that are not given attention or exercise will bark more than dogs who get enough. Barking can be a problem for some Maltese dogs. You can reduce excessive barking with the right training.
(Is it easy to train Maltese dogs?)
It is very simple to teach a Maltese how to play tricks and other games. It is easy to teach Maltese how to behave and to follow your family’s routines and rules. A Maltese can be difficult to train to be quiet. Toy breeds are known for being loud. This is because they have a weak defense mechanism.
(Is it difficult to train Maltese to potty?)
Although housebreaking your Maltese can be stressful, it is not the most difficult task you will face. It is not difficult to train at home. However, this can be confusing for many owners as there are so many elements.
(How long can a Maltese hold their bladder?)
A Maltese puppy will be able to hold its bladder and bowels for as long as it takes.It is many months old it is. For example, a Maltese puppy of two months could hold their bladder for 2 hours while a Maltese puppy of three months can hold its bowels 3 hours.
(How can I stop my Maltese peeing in the home?)
Here are some ways to stop your dog from peeing in your house
- You should take your dog with you to the pee spot a lot. Take your dog out to the designated pee spot a LOT!
- Do not let your dog wander around the house during potty training. Keep your dog safe!
- When your dog is in the right place, make a big deal with treats, praise, or both.