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BSK Breed Index: The Maltese

Life Span: 9-15 years

Height: 8-10 in

Weight: 6-9 lbs

Litter Size: 3 pups

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: High

Classification: Toy

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Maltese

The Maltese was a breed owned by royalty and royalty only for about 28 centuries. They have always been about the same size as the breed is today. It is believed to have been developed in Italy.

Maltese Fun Facts

Nicknamed "ancient dog of Malta"

Were sold for over $2,000 dollars in the 16th century.

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