If you live alone in an apartment and would like to have a very affectionate, cuddly companion, then Maltese is the right breed for you. They have a high energy level, are very playful and they like children – if raised together – therefore they are also ideal for families with older kids. The best living environment for this breed is an apartment or a house with a small yard – because they prefer enclosed spaces.
The weight of a Maltese adult dog is around 7 lb (3 kg) and their height is around 9-10 inches. They have a compact body, long, silky, pure white coat – that requires not too much grooming – and a rounded skull with a black nose. They can be good watchdogs if trained properly. The Maltese breed prefer to be the only dog in the family, but they can tolerate other pets in the house as well.
All in all, the Maltese breed is ideal for single people or for families with children who would like to have a small, obedient, cuddly pet for themselves.
I hope this short introduction about the Maltese breed will help you decide whether this dog is the right one for you.