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Maltese

General Description

The Maltese is gentle, affectionate, intelligent, responsive and trusting. A good family dog, Maltese are lively, playful, vigorous, and they generally enjoys learning tricks. They can be snappy with raucous children. The petite build of the Maltese belies its fearless presence.

General Health

False pregnancies are common.

Character and Temperament

Playful, affectionate, active, docile, intelligent, fearless, easy-going, sweet tempered, gentle, lively and responsive

Exercise

How much exercise does a Maltese need? Even though they are a toy breed, Maltese are lively dogs that love to play. To give them a chance to burn off all their energy and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you should walk your Maltese for around 30 minutes per day.

Origin

Maltese dog refers both to an ancient variety of dwarf canine generally associated with the island of Malta,

Stats

Average Dog Weight

6-8

Average Bitch Weight

6-8

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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