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Maltese Dog

Very discreet (other names: Bichon Maltais, Maltese Terrier)

Maltese Dog
origin:Malta
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:14 years
classification:Toy
height:25 to 25 cm
weight:3 to 4 kg
exercise: Undemandingtraining: Reasonableclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

This is probably the most ancient Toy breed existing today and it had many names throughout the thousands years. Bred in Malta, a Mediterranean island, the dog was worshiped by it´s habitants and it´s said that they built tombs in their honor. Publius, the Roman governor of Malta at that time, had a Maltese dog named Issa, about whom a poem was written and a painting made. But it wasn´t just in Maltese Art that this dogs were venerated. In Egipt, Rome and Greece´s culture, we can see references to this dog, which indicates it´s importance.

However, some defend that Malta isn´t the birth place of it´s