Maltese love everybody and anything. They could burst from curiosity when out and about and want to say hello to everyone they meet.
Jumping up to lick your face is a must for this breed. Their friendliness will make even a non-dog lover turn into a huge fan!
Maltese are a very clingy breed and separation from their human (or any human) is something they don't appreciate. If left alone, they often start whining to inform the world about their misery. They prefer to be with somebody 24/7 and if it can't be you, anybody will do. So if you are working long hours or you go away a lot, this breed is not for you.
Maltese might be small but they still require more exercise than one thinks. Daily one-hour outings are important and we recommend taking different routes each day so their desire to smell new things can be pleased.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|