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Breed Standards for the Maltese

 

 

General Appearance:

The Maltese is a diminutive dog with a compact, square body, covered all over with long, flat, silky, white hair hanging almost to the ground.

 

 

Head:

Well known for the striking contrast between its white coat and dark eyes and eye rims.

 

 

Tail:

Carried over the back, its tip lying to the side.

 

 

Color:

White

 

 

Size:        

Weight is 4 – 6 pounds; Height is 9 – 10 inches.

 

 

Temperament:

Long a favorite lapdog, the gentle Maltese fills this role admirably.  It also has a wild side, and it loves to run and play.


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