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Life span

15 Years


3.6 Kg

Breed Group

Toy Dogs

Maltese Characteristics

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Exercise Needs
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Dogs Health
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Child Friendly
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Grooming Needs
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Energy Levels
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Dog friendly
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Maltese Overview

The Maltese belongs to the small and toy dog breed group. They're hypoallergenic so would suit a family that suffers with allergies as they shed very little. They have a wonderful and loving temperament. Willing to show affection all day and the aim to please their owners, they're great with commands and easy to train. They have a gentle nature and docile and fearless approach to life. They're highly intelligent and easy-going. More than happy to chill in their bed as well as a long country walk. This dog breed suits most people and families. A good well-rounded dog breed of choice.

They measure in height around 21-25 cm for Males and 20-23 cm for Females. Weight, they weigh typically 3-4 kg for Male and same for Females.

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