A dog breed who’s gentle and fearless, the Maltese greets everyone as a friend. His glamorous white coat gives him a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. This is a sprightly, vigorous dog who excels not only as a companion but also as a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, he loves to be with his people. Everything Maltese Puppies! See below for complete list of Maltese characteristics! Maltese Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Watch and learn about Maltese dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Maltese Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Maltese Dog Companion Dogs 8 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder Up to 7 pounds 12 to 15 Years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Maltese is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Maltese is rated 5 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Maltese is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Maltese is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness.:

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Maltese is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Maltese is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming.:

Maltese is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Maltese is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Maltese is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Maltese is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Maltese is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability.:

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Maltese is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Maltese is rated 1 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs.:

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Maltese is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Maltese is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Maltese has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Maltese is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Maltese has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group.

Companion Dogs

Height

8 inches to 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

Up to 7 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Although your Maltese will want to please you, he can be difficult to housetrain. Crate training is recommended.Maltese are prone to chills, especially if they are damp or walking in damp areas.If your Maltese has long hair, he can get sunburned on the skin where the hair is parted on the back.Because of their small size and delicate structure, Maltese generally aren’t recommended for households with toddlers or small children.Some Maltese have delicate digestive systems and may be picky eaters. Eating problems can occur if your Maltese has teeth or gum problems as well. If your Maltese is showing discomfort when eating or after eating, take him to the vet for a checkup.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.