The purebred Maltese is a real companion dog. He is kind, sweet and playful and can therefore associate well with children and other pets. The puppies are easy to train. A Maltese is not afraid of strangers. They appreciate a walk from time to time, but this doesn’t have to be a very long one.
The shoulder height of a Maltese is 21 to 26 for males and 20 to 24 cm for females. The Maltese weighs around 4 kg. Maltese dogs have a tight, shiny and very soft coat with a silky composition. The colour should be pure white, but an ivory tint is allowed.