5 Surprising Maltese Facts

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A Maltese may be small, but he's not all fluff. These little dogs only weigh between 4 and 7 pounds (1.8 to 3.2 kilograms), but their sprightly prance, keen attention to their surroundings, affectionate personalities and devotion to their humans will make them a huge part of their owners' lives. A wonderful companion dog, Maltese can live in a variety of homes, including city apartments, since they don't require a lot of exercise. For over 28 centuries the Maltese has had an impassioned following around the globe, and that certainly still applies today. Famous Maltese owners include Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Keep reading to discover more about the Maltese's devoted following and other surprising facts.

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