Size: Under 10 inches Weight: Under 7 pounds Accepted Colors: Pure white Coat: Single coated; long, straight & silky. Grooming: No special grooming. The coat is not cut. Origins: Malta Registration: FCI, AKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, UKC Group: Toy Notes: Originally known as the Maltese Lion Dog or Maltese
For more than 28 centuries, the Maltese has
been the aristocrat of the dog world. The inhabitants of ancient
Malta were well known for their sophisticated, peaceful and artistic
society, and the Maltese provided the perfect complement to their way
This vibrant little breed is more than just a pretty accessory. The
hardy Maltese was once used as a ratter and will signal the approach
of strangers just like a large watchdog.
The Maltese are very energetic, but still do well in apartment
settings. They play well indoors, and will run around franticly for
short periods chasing their tails or bolting from room to room. They
stay active well into their old age and do not require a large amount
of exercise. They'll usually tire themselves out!
Maltese are not good in families with small children because of their
small size. They are, however, amazingly gentle dogs and are highly
intelligent. Because of their attachment to their family they don't
do well when left alone for long periods of time.
Because of their long, white coat the Maltese does require grooming
time if their coat is left long. Many owners clip them shorter to cut
down on this. The coat sheds very little, however, and these dogs are
good for people with allergies.
We breed Quality, Healthy, Home-Raised Bichon Frise,
Maltese and Toy Poodle. We are a mother and daughter team. Mom fell in
love with the Bichon Frise and I fell in Love with the Maltese after
having Toy Poodles for years but we both Love all our Breeds. All our
Dogs/Puppies are AKC reg and come with a 1 yr Health Guarantee.