7.5-10" (19-25 cm) 6-9 lb (2.5-4 kg) Long, flat silky coat. Pure white. Light tan or lemon markings permissible.
The Maltese is believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. Whether the name comes from the Island of Malta, or the Sicilian town of Melita, the breed was widespread in the Mediterranean from ancient times, appearing as art objects as early as 3,000 years ago. The breed may have arrived in Britain with the Roman invaders, or with the returning Crusaders. Many famous Royals owned one of these dogs, including Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. When Maltese were introduced to the dog show world in the mid-1800s, a debate arose over the correct classification of the breed. Was he a terrier, due to his lively personality, or did his body type and coat make him a spaniel? Eventually, breeders concluded the Maltese was in a class of his own.
Spirited, mischievous and undeniably adorable, the Maltese has a personality as big as he is small. He loves to play and thrives on attention. Happy to play with children, as long as they are not too rough, he delights in learning new tricks and finding ways to entertain and be entertained. He’s also an alert and fearless watchdog.
Carboncopy Perm. Reg’d, Kathy Slifka. 20 Minutes South of Calgary. Over 30 years experience breeding toy dogs. All dogs raised in our home. Box 764, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0. (403) 938-0990; email@example.com; www.carboncopymaltese.com
Adorable Maltese Puppies, Mitchell Davis. Specializing in breeding small CKC registered Maltese from foreign lines with exceptionally adorable faces. Show quality is my aim so pets are still a good representation of the breed. Excellent guarantee. Delivery to Calgary. My small Maltese family live pet lives. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.myminimaltese.ca
EverDear Perm Reg’d. We are passionate and dedicated to producing what we call our Marvellous Maltese, companions that are true to the breed standard. Puppies range in size from very small to regular toys. Each puppy receives the correct veterinarian care with checkups, needles and microchips, and of course they are
all lavished with love! Puppies are sired by American Canadian Double Champion. Ask about transportation options. New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0. (705) 647-6394; email@example.com; www.everdearmaltese.wix.com/everdear
Fierheller Vicki, Four Halls Perm Reg’d. A small highly respected hobby show kennel with a tradition of quality, not quantity. Puppies from our champions are available occasionally. Inquiries welcome. Ajax/Pickering area. (905) 619-2750; firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbylane Kennels, Jane K. For security reasons we do not list our address. Please call or text us. Home raised puppies with love, playtime, and a little bit of training. Country Home or Toronto. (647) 376-3420; www.abbylanekennels.com