Registration: All Lowchen dogs are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Lowchen in 2002.
Breed Characteristics: The Maltese is a member of the Bichon family and is the most ancient of the European toy breeds, and among the oldest of all dog breeds.
The Maltese is directly related to the Bichon Frise and Bolognese. All three breeds came from the same initial breed, simply developing on different islands created their different traits, as well as their difference breed names. The Maltese came from Malta, the Bolognese came from Bologna, and the Bichon (Frise) Tenerife came from Tenerife.
The Maltese is a small, compact dog with a squarely built body covered in a marvelous silky white coat that hangs down to the ground on either side of the body.
Maltese are gentle mannered, friendly, eager and active.
Country of Origin: The Maltese originated on the island of Malta, off the southern coast of Italy.
Original Purpose: Companion.
Today's Uses: Companion.
Weight: Maltese should weigh less than seven pounds, four to six pounds preferred.
Height: The Maltese weigh between 4 to 8 pounds.
Coat: The coat of the Maltese has long, flat silky hair. No undercoat.
Color: The color of the Maltese is white, light tan or lemon on the ears is only allowed although it is not preferred
Temperament: The Maltese is a gentle and sweet breed, but may be reserved with strangers. Most Maltese does not tolerate or enjoy rough play and as a result may not tolerate small children or other pets.
With Children: Maltese are generally not good with younger children, however Maltese they get along great with older children.
With Pets: When properly socialized the Maltese is very accepting of other pets.
Trainability: The Maltese is an intelligent breed that does well in obedience training, but can be very strong willed.
Maltese require minimal exercise. The Maltese does well indoors but enjoys walks.
Life Expectancy: Maltese can be expected to live 12 to 16 years.