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Maltese Puppy
A Maltese Puppy

UK KC Classification Toy
Country of Origin Italy
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 20 - 25 cm (8 - 10 inches)
Weight 2 - 3 Kgs (4 - 6 lbs)
Life Expectancy 14 - 15 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Maltese are smart dogs with a proud head carriage. Their coat is long, silky and is white in colour, sometimes with lemon markings.


Maltese are known to be lively, intelligent and sweet tempered dogs.


If you are considering a Maltese as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They require a lot of grooming
They are suitable for hot climates
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Maltese are also known as:
Bichon Maltaise


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