Information about the Maltese

Country of Origin:



The Maltese dog, a distinguished member of the bichon family, hails from the Mediterranean regions and boasts a rich history spanning over two millennia. Esteemed as a cherished companion by nobility, this breed’s roots intertwine with aristocratic circles, where its exquisite beauty was frequently lauded. The Greeks, captivated by the Maltese’s allure, went to the extent of erecting tombs in their honor, testament to the dog’s revered status.

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, English travelers, enamored by these delightful companions, introduced them to their homeland. However, it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century that the Maltese dog made its official debut in the United States, captivating hearts with its timeless charm and endearing qualities. Today, this ancient and noble breed continues to enchant dog lovers worldwide with its elegance, intelligence, and unwavering companionship.

Physical Description:

The Maltese dog, characterized by its petite stature and balanced physique, showcases an endearing charm. With a head of moderate length, adorned by a gently rounded skull and a well-defined jaw, the Maltese exudes an air of refined elegance. The petite, black nose complements the dark, round eyes that radiate intelligence and curiosity. Its ears, gracefully drooping and set low, contribute to the breed’s signature look.

A distinctive feature, the Maltese’s long plume of a tail, gracefully arches over its back, adding a touch of sophistication. The single coat, boasting a silky and flat texture, cascades down either side of the body from a central part, creating a luxurious mane. The head’s long hair is often fashioned into an elegant topknot, further enhancing its regal appearance.

While the breed typically flaunts a pure white coat, some variations may exhibit light tan or lemon shades on the ears, although such deviations are considered less desirable. This commitment to purity reflects the breed’s dedication to maintaining its classic, pristine aesthetic. The dog, with its distinctive appearance and glamorous coat, stands as a timeless symbol of grace and beauty.


The Maltese dog, embodying fearlessness, extends trust and gentleness to familiar faces while maintaining a cautious demeanor around strangers. Renowned for its affectionate nature, this breed thrives on companionship and playfulness, establishing deep bonds with its human family. However, due to its sensitive disposition, the Maltese may be susceptible to bouts of anxiety, requiring a compassionate and understanding approach from its owner.

Engaging in a structured dog training course proves beneficial for this intelligent and adaptable breed. Such courses not only provide mental stimulation but also help in channeling the Maltese’s energy positively. Socialization, a key component of training, aids in curbing any excessive wariness towards strangers, fostering a well-rounded and sociable canine companion. With the right training and social exposure, the Maltese dog transforms into a confident, well-mannered, and loving member of the family, showcasing its remarkable capacity for resilience and affection.

Activity Level:

These dogs, characterized by its small size and elegant demeanor, typically exhibits a low activity level. While it enjoys short bursts of playfulness and interaction, this breed is content with moderate exercise. Regular, brief walks and indoor play sessions align well with the Maltese’s energy requirements. Their diminutive size and preference for indoor living make them suitable companions for those residing in apartments or homes with limited outdoor space.

It’s important to note that despite their lower activity level, mental stimulation through interactive toys, puzzle games, and gentle training sessions is crucial for the well-being of the Maltese. This intelligent breed thrives on mental engagement, ensuring a happy and well-balanced companion. Understanding and catering to the Maltese dog’s activity needs contribute to fostering a harmonious and fulfilling relationship between the pet and its owner.

Best Owner:

Known for its adaptability, this breed proves to be an excellent choice for families or individuals residing in both city and suburban settings. Their small size and low activity level make them well-suited for apartment living, where space may be limited. The Maltese’s calm demeanor and contentment with moderate exercise align seamlessly with the dynamics of urban or suburban environments.

This breed’s affectionate nature and sociable personality also contribute to its suitability as a family pet. Their gentle disposition makes them excellent companions for children and adults alike. In a city or suburban home, the Maltese can thrive, provided they receive the necessary love, attention, and mental stimulation. Their adaptability, coupled with their elegant charm, ensures that the Maltese not only fits seamlessly into various living spaces but also becomes a cherished and delightful member of the household.

Special Needs:

Attention, grooming, socialization.

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Below are the emails from our customers with their Maltese.

Rocky 1 jaar
Bedankt voor de verjaardagswensen voor Rocky 1 jaar ‚̧ūüĎć

Maltezer - Rosie uit Geraardsbergen

Hallo dag Marleen en Wannes, 

Hier nog eens wat nieuws over onze Malthezer pup Rosie, alles gaat super goed met haar ze groeit als kool maar is toch een kleintje, ze heeft een eigen karaktertje maar is super lief en een knuffel meisje, ik stuur nog wat foto’s mee van haar eerste knipbeurt gisteren ze is om op te eten grtjs Lorrez Paul en katty¬†

Maltezer Louca: Schattige puppy's

Dag Marleen & Wannes,


Wat schattige Maltezer puppy’s hebben jullie weer,

wij raden deze zeker aan,

want wij hebben een mooi schatje van jullie.


lieve groetjes,

Fam.Verloo en Louca uit Hoboken 

Maltezer - Petange, Luxemburg

Elle dort sur la place de mon bichon qui est mort
Elle est née le 29/05/2022.
Mapa x Samson


Maltezer - Rik - Oudsbergen, Belgi√ę

Onze Rik is een zeer levendige hond die het liefst van al de hele dag in de tuin zou rondrennen. Hij gaat graag wandelen ,is niet graag alleen en knoken zijn zijn lievelingssnoepjes.


Jos en Jeannine L

Maltezer - Robert - Gent, Belgi√ę

Thank you so much for congratulations ūüôā


Robert is a great, happy and super active puppy! Here are some pictures of him.


Thank you again :))


Kind regards 



Robert was born on the 15th of april 2022.
Snowy x Samson


Maltezer - Lexy - Ganshoren, Belgi√ę

Merci, notre petit Lexy nous comble de bonheur, il n’est pas encore tout √† fait propre mais il est joyeux, gentil, affectueux et en bonne sant√©.


En pièces jointes quelques photos,


Bonne journée, 




Lexy est née le 15/04/2022.

Snowy x Samson

Maltezer - Plush


Vorige week, 30/01/23, is onze Plush, een Maltezer geboren 03/01/2006 in de Woefkensranch, van ouderdom in onze armen overleden.
Wij zijn dus heel tevreden van de Woefkensranch. 17 jaar oud, het is niet niks.
Momenteel zijn we alles nog aan het verwerken, maar stilletjes aan durven we al te denken aan een nieuwe dikke vriend.
We zouden dan opnieuw voor een Maltezer opteren.
Ik schreef me in en zal dan wel een mail ontvangen mocht er een nestje zijn.
Wij wilden jullie toch even bedanken voor onze Plush en hopen op termijn weer net zo’n goede, leuke hond bij jullie te kunnen kopen.
Aangezien we een volgende pup weer de volle aandacht willen geven, schatten we dat we er rond de zomer wel weer klaar voor zullen zijn.
met vriendelijke groeten
W & N


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