The Maltese is a toy breed that possesses very long silky hair however, it is not known to shed. Its long hair requires regular brushing to prevent matting. If its dog owner decides to keep its hair long, frequent grooming can prove to be expensive and time consuming. Although highly intelligent, a Maltese has a stubborn streak which can be quite a challenge during housetraining. It is highly excitable and can fearlessly charge at a dog or other animals larger than himself thus you need to keep it on a leash when venturing out of your home.
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