By, Rachel Cogil
A dog who's gentle and fearless, Maltese greets everyone as a friend.
This is a sprightly, vigorous dog, who excels not only as a companion, but also a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally and tracking.
The Maltese is a small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area. Wikipedia
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Weight: Male: 6.6–8.8 lbs (3–4 kg), Female: 6.6–8.8 lbs (3–4 kg)