名字由來 : The Maltese was once known as "Ye ancient dogge of Malta," for that is where they were first recognized and how they received their name.
有趣資料 : 純白而長毛的拖地美犬
標準外型 : Drop ears ,Body Compact, the height from the withers to the ground equaling the length from the withers to the root of the tail.
毛質和毛色 : The coat is single, that is, without undercoat. It hangs long, flat, and silky over the sides of the body almost,Color, pure white. Light tan or lemon on the ears is permissible, but not desirable.
披毛護理 : Maltese should be brushed daily, and groomed often to prevent mats from forming in their long, white coat.
性格 : For all his diminutive size, the Maltese seems to be without fear. His trust and affectionate responsiveness are very appealing. He is among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs
歷史和用途 : The breed has been an aristocrat of the canine world for over 28 centuries, owned by royalty all over the globe. Even as far back as the 1500’s they were claimed to be sold for $2,000. And while other companion dogs such as the Pomeranian have been bred down from larger sizes, the first Maltese were the same size as the dogs we see today.
適合此犬種的人 : Those who worked tirelessly to maintain the dogs coat.