Icon wrote:Tigerman: Dunno if Maltese snore a lot or not. Vet says it's because of the snout. He does overheat more easily than Toto, pants more after walking the same distance, and Toto is way older. But vet says his heart is OK.
Apparently, many Maltese dogs snore. For most, I assume it has to do with the short snout. But, other factors can contribute, such as allergies and weight (overweight). My D o f u (what's with the spell-corrector here for this word?) is in fair shape for a 9.5 year old Sharpei. He doesn't do well in the heat, either. But, he snores and snorts all the time, whether he's lean and mean or chubby and tubby. Also, it doesn't seem to matter what his sleeping posture is... he snores all the time!
Pingdong wrote:that dog in the pic even looks like he's giving a good earful!
Oh, he sure is!