Maltese Dogs are a very popular breed of dog, which can be quite mischievous at times. As with many of the other breeds of small and miniature dogs, it is very important to make sure that you invest time training this breed when it is a puppy.
Most owners regularly clip these dogs to reduce the amount of maintenance, but if you want the best looking white fluffy dog on the street, you can grow their hair long and groom them making them look extremely glamorous. They are a great choice for a family pet, with an abundance of love, personality and courage.
The average lifespan is around 14 years, but they can live for up to 16 years with the right diet, genetics and lifestyle.
They usually grow to about 25-33 cm in height and weigh between 3 and 5 kgs in peak condition.