History of our Maltese Breed

This ancient breed has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries.
The Kennel Club settled on the name “Maltese” for the breed in the 19th century.
Appearance of the Maltese include slightly rounded skulls, with a finger-wide dome, a black button nose and chocolate brown eyes. The body is compact with the length equaling the height. The drop ears with (sometimes) long hair and surrounded by darker skin pigmentation (called a “halo”), gives Maltese their expressive look.
Lacking exposure to sunlight, their noses can fade and become pink or light brown in color. This is often referred to as a “winter nose” and many times will become black again with increased exposure to the sun.

The coat is long and silky and lacks an undercoat.
Size for an Adult Maltese range from roughly 5 to 12 lb.
Their temperament is to be cuddly companion dogs, and thrive on love and attention.
They are extremely lively and playful, and even as a Maltese ages, his energy level and playful demeanor remain fairly constant.
Routine care requires regular grooming to prevent matting, Eyes can be a problem known as tear staining, and they are highly susceptible to teeth issues.


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