5 Surprising Maltese Facts

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The Maltese is the oldest of the toy breeds from Europe. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Egyptian artifacts of Maltese (or Maltese-like) dogs have been found, which means ancient Egyptians may have worshipped the breed. Greek pottery dating from 5 A.D. shows  images of  small, long-haired dogs like the Maltese, and according to the 18th century religious scholar Carolus Maria DuVeil, ancient Greek writings by historians like Strabo mention small, pretty dogs known as "Catelli

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