Maltese (dug)

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1AKC Maltese Dog Show 2011.jpg
OreeginCentral Mediterranean Aurie [1]
PatronageItaly [1]
Traits
Wecht Male 3-8 lb.
Female 2-7 lb.
Hicht Male 8-10 in.
Female 8-9 in.
Coat white
Bruid size avg. 3 tae 5 puppies.
Life span 12-15 years[2]
Clessification / staundarts
FCI Group 9, Section 1 #65 staundart
AKC toy group staundart
ANKC Group 1 (Toys) staundart
CKC Group 5 - Toys staundart
KC (UK) Toy staundart
NZKC Toy an Teacup staundart
UKC Companion Breed an Shaw Breed staundart
Domestic dug (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Maltese is a smaa breed o dug in the Toy Group. It descends frae dugs oreeginatin in the Central Mediterranean Aurie. The breed name an origins are generally unnerstuid tae derive frae the Mediterranean island naition o Maltae; houever, the name is sometimes describit wi reference tae the distinct Adriatic island o Mljet, or a defunct Maltese toun cried Melita.[3][4][5][6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Davis, Peggy (translator) (4 Juin 1999). "Maltese". FCI standard No. 65. Retrieved 14 Apryle 2009.
  2. "Maltese". Animal Planet dog breed directory. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. Drury, William (1903). British Dogs - Their Points, Selection, and Show Preparation. L. U. Gill. pp. 575–581. ISBN 978-1-4067-7606-5. Retrieved 14 Apryle 2009.
  4. Lee, Rawdon Briggs (1894). A history and description of the modern dogs of Great Britain and Ireland. (Non-sporting division.). London: H. Cox. pp. 312–322.
  5. Hyytinen, Iiris. "Maltese - A Mean Little Toy Dog". Retrieved 14 Apryle 2009.
  6. Cramer, John Anthony (1828). Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Greece. Clarendon Press. pp. 45–46. Retrieved 16 Apryle 2009.