The maltese is a pereenially popular choice for many dog owners. It is also called a maltese lion dog.
The maltese often lives between 12 - 15 years.
The maltese tends to cost in the region of £1100 (around £800 for a non-KC registered variety), so if you see maltese puppies for sale in a newspaper or online do keep this price in mind.
A maltese is usually around 21cm in height and generally weighs in at around 2kg.
Maltese are averagely difficult to train with an average intelligence and require a small amount of exercise to stay satisfied. They do NOT tolerate being alone even for comparitively short periods of time.
Every dog while in a public place should wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it.