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Maltese

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Maltese profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: Up to 25cm.

Avg weight: 2-4kg

Coat type: Long, silky, non-shedding coat with well-feathered ears.

Coat coloursWhite.

Originally bred for: Hunting rodents, companion.

Breed traits: Affectionate, active, lively, sweet-tempered, fearless. 

 

A little about the Maltese

 

The Maltese are pint-sized bundles of fun that make good family pets, though they can be less tolerant of small children. They love learning new tricks and are affectionate and lively.  

 

MALTESE HEALTH INFORMATION

Diseases that the Maltese breed is predisposed to include Patellar Luxation, Open Fontanels, Hypoglycaemia, Hydrocephalus, Distichiasis, Entropian, Peridontal Disease, Hypothyroidism and Portosystemic Shunts.