His glamorous white coat gives him a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. This is a sprightly, vigorous dog who excels not only as a companion but also as a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility , obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, he loves to be with his people.
The Maltese is a small, hardy dog with silky hair. The body is compact, fine-boned, but sturdy and slightly longer than it is tall with a level topline. The chest is deep. The skull is slightly rounded on the top with a moderate stop. The medium length muzzle tapers, but not to a point. The pendant, low-set ears are set close to the head and heavily feathered. The black eyes are large, round and set moderately apart with dark rims. The nose is black with open nostrils.
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This photo gallery includes photos of the cutest Maltese puppies as well as cute pictures of adult Malteses. Maltese are a toy breed of dog, originally from the Central Mediterranean area. They originate from the island of Malta, and are a very ancient breed, with roots that date far back.