Maltese

 

Origin:

 

The Maltese originated in Italy and the Mediterranean Basin.

History

The Maltese is a toy dog with a mantle of long, silky, white hair from head to foot. It is gentle-mannered, affectionate, and sprightly in action. Despite its size, Maltese puppies possess the vigor needed for a satisfactory companion.

Color

Coat color is white.

  • Lifespan:

    12-15 years
  • Shedding:

    minimal
  • Coat Length:

    long
  • Grooming:

    high
  • Size:

    s
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    For all its diminutive size, the Maltese seems to be without fear. Its trust and affectionate responsiveness are very appealing. It is among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs, yet it is lively and playful as well as vigorous.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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