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Maltese Info

Maltese Breed Information

Learn all about Malteses at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Maltese, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Maltese breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 15-18 years Height: 8-10" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 2-4 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 4-6 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Maltese is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 4 lbs that can reach 6 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Maltese breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 18 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Maltese should know that the average litter size is between 2 to 4 puppies.

Maltese Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Malta Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Maltese Temperament

gentle and sweet breed, but may be reserved with strangers

Health Problems

eye problems and patellar luxation

Maltese Coat

Maltese Dog Colors


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How Others Rated the Maltese

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Litter Size 0-0 pups Lifespan 0-0 years
Yard Needs N/A Easy to Train
Guard Dog
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

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