With an adult dog, you can easily see what you're getting, and plenty of adult Maltese have already proven themselves not to have negative characteristics. If you want a puppy, you can avoid some negative traits by choosing the right breeder and the right puppy. Unfortunately, you usually can't tell whether a puppy has inherited temperament or.
Adult Maltese range from roughly 3 to 10 lb ( to kg), though breed standards, as a whole, call for weights between lbs. There are variations depending on which standard is being used. The American Kennel Club calls for a weight between 4 to 7 lb ( to kg), with 4 Coat: white.
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The Maltese reaches her adult size between the ages of 12 and 15 months. The mature Maltese weighs in between 4 and 6 pounds. If you plan to show your dog, she must weigh less than 7 pounds to meet American Kennel Club standards. The Maltese shouldn't exceed 10 inches in height at the shoulder. Males are larger than females.