The Maltese hallmark is their elegant mantle of long white hair that is non-shedding. They are one of the oldest recognized breeds. They were pets of royalty, due to their graceful, affectionate, and regal personality. They are very well-mannered, while displaying happiness, intelligence, and a need for daily socialization. They are also known for being an endearing and devoted companion.
Maltese have a very gentle and trusting temperament and play well with other pets and children. However, owners should supervise due to their small size. They are protectors and sometimes territorial of their owners and home. The Maltese coat does require daily brushing and combing, but can be kept in a puppy cut for convenience. The Maltese does not require a high level of exercise and are suitable for apartment living. I would be pleased to answer any additional questions.
Dallas Texas Area