The Maltese came from Malta and used to be called “Ye ancient dogge of Malta.” He has existed for more than 28 centuries and has been owned by royals right around the world. Even back in the 1500s, he was able to be sold for $2000. He has always been the same size as he is today and is known as an aristocrat in the dog world.
Despite his size, he’s fearless and brave. He’s one of the most mild-mannered of all small dogs but he also has lots of energy and is very playful. He’s a fast learner and is intelligent, clean and refined. He’s a good family dog. His coat is silky, long and white and needs to be brushed every day and groomed frequently to stop his coat from matting. He’s 8 – 10 inches tall.