The Maltese, originating from the central Mediterranean area, is a small companion dog that thrives in indoor environments.
Appearance & Grooming
The Maltese is an extra-small toy dog. The breed typically has long, glossy, pure white fur. The Maltese sheds minimally but does require daily brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Maltese is known for its sweet, loving, docile, and playful character. However, these companion dogs may require adult supervision when playing with children and other dogs.
The Maltese has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Maltese should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.
The Maltese can be quite athletic. They typically respond very well to obedience training.