This toy-breed of dog owes its origins to south-central Europe, one possible ancestor is that of Tibetan Terrier from ancient Asia. The Maltese is known for being a lap dog, and it’s friendly, yet competitive nature. They are prize dogs used in competitions as well.
Characteristics: Active, playful, gentle, intelligent, docile, easy-going, affectionate, docile, sweet-tempered.
Size: Male: 8-10 in, Female: 7-9 in
Life Span: 12-15 years