It belongs to the toy goup. It´s the smallest in the toy group. This breed is very ancient and because of that, it had a lot of different names.
Their button nose is black and their eyes brown. When there is no sun, their nose turns pink or light brown. This is ofter called "winter nose". But with the sun, their nose will become black again.
Adult maltese weight 2.3 to 5.4 kg.
They are very cute and playful. They have a lot of hair. They can wear pigtails and ties.
They can be carried in a bag or a basket because they are small. When they are newborns they have short hair.
It´s my favourite dog.