maltese

DOG BREED DESCRIPTION:

Maltese

The Maltese is believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. The ancestors of the Maltese were thought to have been introduced to Malta by the Phoenicians. It was also well known in England at the time of Elizabeth I (1558-1603).

The Maltese are known for their flowing, silky white hair, bright animated eyes and button noses. Their coats are pure white, and when properly groomed do not shed.They are intelligent, affectionate and loyal, and makes for a cuddly lap dog. They can make great family pets, though they require proper socialization with children. They are suitable to city and suburban dwellings and do well with small yards. They can also be quite vocal dogs.

Maltese require daily brushing and frequent baths to keep their coat sparkling white.

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BREED TRAITS:

Sizes: small
Personality: active, affectionate, clever, intelligent, lively, playful
Kid Friendly (1-5): 2
Activity Level (1-5): 4
Trainability (1-5): 4

Hair lengths: long
Shedding (1-5): 1
Jobs: family pet, lap dog, toy dog

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