Fun Facts About The Maltese
If you already own a maltese puppy or you are wondering if a Maltese is the right breed for you, here are some facts! The maltese is small breed dog that has origins in the central mediterranean area. They are a part of the toy group. They have been known as the “Roman Ladies Dog”.
Size – Adult maltese will roughly range from 3 to 10 pounds, breed standards generally call for a weight range from 4-7 pounds with a prefer weight being 4-6 pounds to fit comfortably in your lap. Average standing 7-12 inches. Tea Cup Maltese puppies are considered to be 4 lbs or less. For more information about the term “tea cup” click “HERE”.
Silky, thick white hair, not fur
Tiny-slightly longer than tall
weight: 4-7 pounds generally (meets American Kennel Club (AKC) standards
Height: 7-9 inches depending on size
Playful, but not hyper
Loves all people
Great with children
Maltese Care and Health
Easy to potty train
Very minimal health issues compared to most other breeds
No matter your stage in life, Maltese make great companions!