Maltese

A.K.A. : Bichon Maltiase
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Overview: The Maltese is a great family dog who is great with kids, visitors, and other household pets. He likes to be treated as a special family member, though learns early to respect the rules.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 4-7
Height (in): 9-10
Colors: White.
Coat: Long white hair, with no undercoat. It's flat and silky.
Character: Maltese dogs are eager to learn. Very friendly and sociable, these dogs make great family pets.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets.
Care: The Maltese requires daily brushing and combing as well as special lotion to clean the tear stains around the eyes. Dead hair should be brushed out, not plucked, and the hair around the eyes should be removed.
Training: This breed is very sensitive, so a gentle approach is called for during training.
Activity: The Maltese can adapt itself to your activity level, but enjoys a nice romp outside when possible.
Country of Origin: Malta
Health Issue: This breed is prone to respiratory, eye, tooth, and skin problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-14
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