The Maltese is a breed of dog in the toy group. It is thought to have originated in south-central Europe from dogs of spitz type. Despite the name, it has no verified historic or scientific connection to the island of Malta.
Also known as
This breed is also called Bichon Maltais, Maltese, Maltese Dog, Maltese Lion Dog, Maltese Teacup as well as Maltese Terrier.
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