The Maltese is a breed of dog in the toy group. Historically the breed name and origins were thought to have derived from Malta, however more recently they are thought to have originated in south-central Europe from spitz-type dogs.
Also known as
This breed is also called Bichon Maltais, Maltese, Maltese Dog, Maltese Lion Dog, Maltese Teacup, Maltese Terrier as well as Sleeve Dog.
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