Maltese originating from Malta, Italy are known as Toy Breeds and average 4 to 7 pounds with a mantle of long pure white silky hair, (black points) nose and lips with round soft eyes, a tapered muzzle and feathered low set ears.
Maltese Dog Temperament
Maltese have a gentle and affectionate nature making them loving companions. Although being a small breed, they are athletic, playful, and adventurous. Maltese crave attention and do not like to be left alone or being ignored.
Maltese Dog's Coat
Maltese single coat is a long mantle of silky white hair. Hair on the dog's head can be tied up in a topknot or left hanging. Brushing & grooming is required every other day to prevent knotting if you allow the coat to grow.