The Maltese are a breed of dog in the toy group. It is thought to have originated in south-central Europe from dogs of spitz type. It takes its name from the Mediterranean island of Malta. It traditionally has a silky, pure-white coat, hanging ears and a tail that curves over its back, and weighs up to 3.6 kilograms.

Life span: 12 – 15 years

Colour: White

Breed of: DogRank: BreedTemperament: Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Docile, Easygoing, Fearless, Lively, Sweet-Tempered, Responsive, Gentle, Active.