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, are not great with children 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.