The Maltese is a small breed of dog that is known for its long, silky white coat.

This breed has been around for thousands of years and was originally developed in the Mediterranean region.

Maltese dogs are known for their lively and playful personalities, as well as their loyalty to their owners.

They are also highly intelligent and can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, such as obedience training and agility competitions.

Despite their small size, Maltese dogs are sturdy and robust, and generally enjoy good health.

Maltese dogs require regular grooming to maintain their beautiful coat, which can become matted and tangled if not cared for properly.

This breed is well-suited for apartment living,

as they do not require a lot of space to be happy.

Maltese dogs can be prone to separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time,

so they do best in homes where someone is around for most of the day.

Maltese dogs have a life expectancy of 12-15 years, and are a great choice for anyone looking for a loyal, affectionate companion.