The Maltese is sweet, loyal, and intelligent. They have a reputation for being gentle and fearless. These dogs are not only quiet lap dogs, they are perfectly suited for events such as agility, obedience, and tracking.
This breed is characterized by its rounded skull, black nose, drooped ears, dark bright eyes, short legs, and graceful tail. Their fur is long, strait, and silky. They tend to always come in a white coloration. Their movements with their little legs are elegant, balanced, and graceful.