The Maltese is an attractive looking dog breed that is small in size but elegant in stature. Part of the toy group of dog breeds, the Maltese is pretty much covered with hair from head to toe. Maltese dogs are gentle-mannered and affectionate during down time yet energetic and animated during play time. The Maltese dog breed is generally obedient and trainable but at times carries a stubborn streak depending on how his/her day is going.
Maltese dogs like to be spoiled and enjoy being caressed by their owners. Similarly, many Maltese breeders and owners tend to spoil their loved one with fashionable dog collars, dog clothes, and other pet accessories. Though small in size, the Maltese enjoys to make their master happy and provides for an terrific companion. The Maltese is a highly desired and sought after dog breed.