Maltese are head turners with their small statures and long, silky, white hair. They are light on their feet with jaunty gaits and lively movements.
Lifespan: 12–15 yr
Height: 8–10 in
Weight: 5–13 lb
Though Maltese are a low-shedding breed, maintaining their beautiful coats still requires regular grooming. Occasional baths (with conditioner) and daily brushing can keep their hair from becoming tangled or matted. Maltese have fast-growing nails that require regular trimming to keep them from cracking, splitting, or causing pain when they walk or run. Start a regular dental care routine when Maltese are young. Brushing their teeth and scheduling professional cleanings ensures good oral hygiene throughout their lives.
Maltese have fast-growing nails that require regular trimming to keep them from cracking, splitting, or causing pain when they walk or run.
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Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.