ANIMAL LIFE EXPECTANCY!

MALTESE

Picture of a maltese
LIFE SPAN: 15-18 years
Breed Name: Maltese
Group: Companion Dog
Origin: Central Mediterranean Basin
Bichon Maltais, Malteser, Bichon Maltes

HISTORY

The Maltese, one of the many Bichon breeds indigenous to the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, is believed to be as much as 2,000 years old. The Maltese was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1948.