- Full Name
- Alternate Names
- Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta
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- Life Span
- 15 - 18 years
- 4 - 7 pounds
These little white snow flakes have been living their best lives in luxury since ancient times. While they are very sweet-tempered and affectionate with their family, they can be mini guard dogs, and fiercely protect their loved ones.
Despite their small size, they pack a ton of personality, and have special skills in getting what they want! The Maltese is a true companion breed, and is adaptable, can easily live in an apartment, and is a good dog for a first time owner. But just like any dog they require attention and care- the Maltese in particular requires grooming. In return you will have a dog that is not only elegant, but loyal and loving.
- Bred For
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Maltese good with children?
Is the Maltese friendly with strangers?
Is the Maltese friendly with other dogs?
Does the Maltese like to cuddle?
Does the Maltese like to play?
Does the Maltese make a good service dog?
Is the Maltese good for first-time owners?
How well can the Maltese be trained?
Does the Maltese shed a lot?
Is the Maltese easy to groom?
Does the Maltese need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Maltese?
How much does the Maltese bark? Does the Maltese bark too much?
Is the Maltese a good guard dog?
Is the Maltese good at staying alone? Is the Maltese independent?
Is the Maltese a good apartment dog?
How big is the Maltese?
How much does the Maltese tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Maltese?
How much does the Maltese tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Maltese?
Does the Maltese try to run away?
Is the Maltese a healthy dog? The health of a Maltese should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Maltese?
How much does the Maltese drool?
Does the Maltese have a large prey drive? Does the Maltese like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Maltese atheltic?
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