Meet the Maltese

by SheKnows
Oct 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET
The profile of an adult Maltese.

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The Maltese is one of the oldest living European breeds.

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Known for their round puppy eyes and button nose, the Maltese is hard to resist.

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Due to their silky and straight long hair, the Maltese needs regular grooming sessions.

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Because of their tiny size, Maltese pups are best supervised around smaller children.

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With an inactive lifestyle, the Maltese would do well with apartment life.

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This smart pup may be tiny in size, but she'll protect and serve her master with pride.

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A friendly breed, the Maltese gets along well with humans, dogs, cats, and nearly everything under the sun.

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A smart breed, the Maltese enjoys learning new tricks and showing them off. She will be happiest when intellectually stimulated.

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The Maltese is an amazing companion to anyone who loves to give and receive affection!