The Maltese is
a member of the Bichon family and is one of the oldest European breeds. Maltese have a beautiful mantel of long, silky, white
hair. This is teir crowning glory. Maltese are gentle_mannered and affectionate, yet playful and full of animation. Despite
their size, they posses the vigor needed for a excellent companion. The Maltese is intelligent and easy to train, but is very
strong-willed. They enjoy being groomed, petted and fondled.
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 4-6 Ibs.
Colors: White, slight lemon markings on ears are permissit
Coat: Long, straight coat, silky texture.
Temperament: Maltese are friendly, & very alert.
Chidren: It does not tolerate young children.
with Pets: Does not mix well
with other pets.
Care and Training: Extensive coat care is needed for the Maltese. Shampoo once a week and daily brushing is essential. Special
attention is needed to keep the eyes clean as possible. Indoor activity with suffice for exercise, but Maltese will enjoy
a walk or a run in the park.
Activity: Indoors - Very High, Outdoors - Medium
An apartment is fine for the Maltese as they are a small, quite dog.
The Maltese makes a good dog for the elderly if they can socialize and take time to groom and play with them.
Life Span: 9-11 years
of Orgin: Malta
History: The Maltese origins come from
Malta dating back to about 1500 B.C. Their popularity rose during the reign of Queen Elizabeth as a companion to the woman
of the royal court. The Maltese is featured in many famous paintings. They first appeared in the United States in 1877.
FOR SALE OR DEPOSIT
- Females $600