Set of seated and standing side elevation drawings of the Maltese dog breed

Gentle, playful, and charming, the Maltese is a beloved member of the toy group of dogs. Weighing in at less than seven pounds, the Maltese is a petite pooch with a remarkably long, silky, hair-like coat that comes in a trademark white color. With origins rooted in the Mediterranean area—hence the name—, this dog has been around since ancient times and was  bred to be a companion from the start. The Maltese is favored for its lively, playful, yet gentle temperament and has a life-expectancy of 15 years. Did you know that the most popular hair cut for a Maltese is called “the puppy cut”?

Series of illustrations of the Maltese dog breed lying down, and standing and sitting seen from the front

The Maltese has a withers height between 7”-9” (18-23 cm) and a weight in the range of 3-8 lb (1.4-3.6 kg). The Maltese has an overall body length of roughly 13.5”-17.5” (34-44 cm), standing height of 12”-15” (30-38 cm), and a typical lifespan of 12-15 years.


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12”-15” | 30-38 cm
13.5”-17.5” | 34-44 cm
Withers Height:
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
3-8 lb | 1.4-3.6 kg

Coat Color: Pure white

Temperament: Gentle, lively, playful, fearless

Breed Size:
12-15 years


Drawings include:

Maltese side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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Dogs are domesticated mammals of the Carnivora order. Descendants of wolves, dogs are the first animals to have been domesticated by humans. Dogs are bred for particular physical and emotional characteristics and are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’ referring to their high degree of loyalty.