Country of Origin:
Italy - Probably appeared about 1000 BC. Entirely bred as companions and .
This dog is eager to learn, friendly, and sociable.
This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets.
Long white hair and no undercoat.
This dog requires quite a bit of grooming, from daily brushing and combing to applying special lotion to remove ugly tear stains. Dead hair should be brushed out, as the Maltese does not shed. Irritating hairs around the eyes need to be removed.
Family Pet, Watch Dog