Maltese are toy dogs weighing less than seven pounds, covered by a long, silky coat. Beneath that all-white mantle is a compact body moving with a smooth, effortless gait. The overall picture depicts free-flowing elegance and balance. Maltese have no undercoat and have little to no shedding if cared for properly. they are considered to be largely hypoallergenic. Don’t let the showy looks fool you: These are hearty, adaptable pets.
Although Maltese love sitting in the lap of luxury, they are extremely lively and playful and they’re also feisty watchdogs. Sometimes stubborn and determined, they respond well to rewards-based training.