The Maltese breed is everything “toy” but is certainly not a toy. They are sensitive and playful, and their stunning coats need tons of attention.
But that’s good for a Maltese, which will attach itself to its human companion and never let go. They have a long lifespan, too, so get ready for many years of puppy love, long grooming sessions and cuddling the days away.
Temperament: Gentle, playful, charming
Height: 7-9 inches
Weight: Under 7 pounds
Life expectancy: 12-15 years