Maltese's Lifespan is about 12 - 15 years, making them good long term companions. Average Height is 5 to 8 inches tall and weigh in 4 to 7 lbs. Maltese experience a growth spurt 4 to 5 months of age and reach adult size by 6 months.
Despite maltese's small size, they are affectionate and energetic making them one of the most appealing dog breeds.
With proper care, maltese have healthy lives. Find a good vet as part of the maltese's health care. Few problems exist; Ears must be plucked to kept clean from bacterial, keep anus area trimmed neatly, and brush teeth 2 times a week.
- Annual Health Exams with Vet.
- Preventive Health Care for Your Maltese.
- Diet and Exercise.
- Dental Care.