Welcome to Bella Dolce Maltese

“Raising Gorgeous Maltese Puppies into Loving and Affectionate dogs, is not just something I do~its my passion!”

bellaM1I am a Maltese breeder of show and companion puppies located in Phoenix, Arizona. I strive to breed beautiful, healthy Maltese that are affectionate, happy and well socialized.

I began showing Maltese in conformation in 2002. Occasionally I keep or hold back puppies to show or for my breeding program.

All of my Maltese dogs and Puppies are raised right here in my home where I strive for health, AKC standard quality, proper socialization and loving temperament. “In order for animals to live in our human world, they must be properly socialized, beginning at an early age.” This is my philosophy and I take it very seriously. I touch, talk, and respect my animals daily to make them all part of our family life. It shows in the dogs that I breed and the animals I raise on my property. Proper socialization and effective puppy rearing make all the difference between a confident, social & intelligent family pet and an antisocial animal.

Champion Maltese

I am a self-described, “Animal Lover” -often arriving late to appointments to help lost dogs or rescue an injured animal. I only breed purebred Maltese puppies. However, I do love a few other animals in my home including, 2 rescued Italian Greyhounds named Dane & Zoey. We always welcome visitors to our home and see where the pups are raised and to meet our family.

I don’t have a lot of litters, so if you are looking for a Maltese puppy, please feel free to email me and asked to be placed on my waiting list. I may also be able to refer you to friends of mine who also show and breed high quality Maltese.

I also offer basic Maltese training as well as behavioral consultations! I love working with this breed and look forward to hearing from you!


Kathryn Henzerling
Bella Dolce Maltese   

Proud Member of The American Maltese Association

Proud Member of the Arizona Toy Dog Fanciers Club.