Typical haircuts for Maltese dogs include the show, puppy, bob and flair cut. For show dogs, the Maltese must be given a show cut. For household pets, Maltese can be cut in many other short hair styles.
The Maltese show cut is a long haircut with a part straight down the dog's back. The hair is brushed to fall straight down to the dog's feet. The puppy cut is a short cut aimed to make the dog look like a puppy. The bob cut is a short haircut with the hair on the head parted and cut in a rounded fashion. The flair cut involves cutting the dog's head hair and body short while leaving the legs longer.