What do Britney Spears, Halle Berry, Eva Longoria and Elizabeth Taylor all have in common? These mega-celebs have all owned at least one adorable Maltese in their lives.
The Maltese may be small in stature, but don’t let their size fool you — these pups come with a whole lot of lovable personality. Known to have a calm and gentle nature, Maltese pups make excellent family dogs. They have long, silky hair that does require a bit of extra attention, but running a brush through their luxurious locks once a day will prevent any grooming issues.
If space is an issue, this breed may be for you. Maltese generally weigh about seven pounds and don’t require a huge yard to run around in. They do need a few brisk, daily walks, but they prefer to spend the rest of their time cuddled up next to their favorite human.
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