Maltese are toy dogs. Beneath that all-white mantle is a compact body moving with a smooth, effortless gait.

  • Group: Toy Group
  • Personality: Gentle, playful, affectionate; fearless in a charming toy-dog way.
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; A classic lapdog, but Maltese still like brisk walks, playtime, and learning tricks.
  • Good with Children: Better with Older Children
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 8-10 inches
  • Weight: 6-8 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

Dog Size: Small

Kid Friendly? Better with supervision

Genetic Dispositions: Lap Dog / Low Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated / Loyal