Maltese Dog Breed

The Maltese Dog Breed is a Toy dog breed that descends from the island of Malta.

They are popular for their cute appearance and the fact that they shed very little. So they are considered to be a hypoallergenic dog breed

Personality and Attitude

This breed is very good with kids because very little phases them and they are fairly energetic for a small dog. Younger children should always be well supervised with any breed of dog and raised to be respectful with pets.

They are active but do not need a lot of space. So they area fine choice for anyone that has a small home and small yard.

They are also good in a home with other pets because they are not afraid of other animals. I hope it goes without saying that a 7 pound dog needs some protection from other animals. And if you have other, larger pets, they need to be trained not to be too aggressive towards their smaller housemate.

This breed will fit in very well in most homes. They are loyal, energetic, playful social and affectionate.

Size and Appearance

This is a small dog with long, white, silky fur. Their ears are dropped and triangular in shape. Their fur does need good grooming on a regular basis to avoid matting.

They weigh between 3 and 9 pounds (1.5 to 4.5 kilograms) and stand 7 to 10 inches tall.

If you buy or adopt this breed of dog you can expect it to live fifteen or more years.

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