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The gentle-mannered, glamorous Maltese is small in size yet bold and fearless in temperament. Bred to be a companion dog, this affectionate toy breed also will serve as a reliable watchdog. The lively, playful Maltese enjoys learning tricks as long as he is rewarded. His lush, flat, silky coat should be brushed daily and bathed frequently to prevent matting.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
An aristocrat of the canine world for more than 28 centuries, the Maltese is known as the ancient dog of Malta, a Mediterranean island.
  • Size Toy
  • Height 20 centimetres
  • Weight 1.5 to 2.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour White
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both