Maltese Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The Maltese Terrier is a member of the Bichon family of dogs and has links to the island of Malta although similar small white dogs were widespread in Europe for centuries; there is evidence that the Maltese was present in Roman times and was bred solely as a pet. He is a delightful little dog, small, no taller than 10″ and weighing up to 3kg but there is no point in acquiring one if you are not prepared to put in a good deal of work on the coat. Long, pure white and silky he can look extraordinarily glamorous if the work is put in but it means daily grooming; although it does not shed it matts readily.
Although the Maltese Terrier is small, he is extremely spirited and will live perfectly happily with sensible children and has none of the reserve that some Toys show. He is intelligent and eager to please and suits obedience well and also mini-agility. Full of fun, he is a really cheerful dog but his coat is a major commitment.
- Tricajon W Yorks
- Regencylodge Essex
- Suncube Lanarks
Rescue and Rehoming
Mr L Studholme – Main Contact South Of England 01493 650900
Mrs V Blore North Of England firstname.lastname@example.org 0151 525 6470
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Breed Club for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.