The charming Maltese breed is revered for its gentle disposition and elegant appearance. Hailing from Malta, these dogs exhibit a compact, toy-like structure, and are renowned for their silky, white coat, giving them an alluring, regal appearance. The Maltese dog breed comes in one standard color, pure white, and their hypoallergenic coat is often trained to floor length for shows but typically kept short for easier grooming. Uniquely adaptable, the Maltese dog breed makes an ideal companion, fitting well in both city apartments and country homes. Known for their cheerful, sociable nature, these dogs are highly intelligent with an eagerness to learn. Despite their small size, Maltese dogs require regular mental and physical activity for optimal health.
Read our Maltese Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.