The Maltese is a soft little white dog with a gentle yet brave disposition. At under seven pounds, this toy breed is often seen as a "purse pooch" - something these dogs likely enjoy. The Maltese is a playful and energetic dog that bonds closely with its owner. The breed can be traced back to ancient times, where it was the beloved companion of royalty and nobility. Today's Maltese is just as pampered and is also relatively popular.
I know there are plenty of people who think the Maltese is one of those "yip-yap" dogs. While they can be vocal and prissy and times, this is a brave little breed that is tougher than it looks! Can't get enough of the lovely Maltese? Share your thoughts on this dog breed: talk about your Maltese!
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