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Maltese

Group Toy Dogs
AKC Group AKC Toy Dogs
Temperament alert, intelligent
Size small dog breeds
Feeding Very Small Feeding Dog breeds
Coat care Regular Grooming
Activeness Active Dog Breeds
How friendly is this dog? Moderately Sociable Dog Breeds
Watch dog Good Watch Dog
Training Easy to train dogs breeds

Maltese Facts

First used for Catching rats
Country of origins Malta
Year of origin 500 bc
Colors Pure white, with slight lemon markings permitted
Height (min) 9 inches (22 cm)
Height (max) 10 inches (25 cm)
Weight (min) 4 lbs (2 kg)
Weight (max) 6 lbs (3 kg)
Life expectancy (min) 15 years
Life expectancy (max) 18 years