Appearance: 7.5-10" (19-25 cm) 6-9 lb (2.5-4 kg) Long, flat silky coat. Pure white. Light tan or lemon markings permissible.


The Maltese are believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. Whether the name comes from the Island of Malta or the Sicilian town of Melita, the breed was widespread in the Mediterranean from ancient times, appearing as art objects as early as 3,000 years ago. The breed may have arrived in Britain with the Roman invaders, or with the returning Crusaders. Many famous Royals owned one of these dogs, including Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. When Maltese were introduced to the dog show world in the mid-1800s, a debate arose over the correct classification of the breed. Was he a terrier, due to his lively personality, or did his body type and coat make him a spaniel? Eventually, breeders concluded the Maltese was in a class of his own.


Spirited, mischievous and undeniably adorable, the Maltese has a personality as big as he is small. He loves to play and thrives on attention. Happy to play with children, as long as they are not too rough, he delights in learning new tricks and finding ways to entertain and be entertained. He’s also an alert and fearless watchdog.

Maltese Breeders:

Carboncopy Perm. Reg’d

20 Minutes South of Calgary. Over 30 years experience breeding toy dogs. All dogs raised in our home. Box 764, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0.

Phone: Kathy Slifka (403) 938-0990

JBLittle Maltese Reg’d

We are top Canadian show breeders who work as a family team to show, groom and breed purebred Maltese. Proud to be accredited breeders of the Canadian Kennel Club. Our Maltese have received multiple Top Show Dog Awards for their outstanding achievement. We have also been honoured with Best in Show, Best in Specialty Show, multiple Best Puppy winning Maltese, multiple Toy Group winning Maltese, multiple Major Winners & multiple Best of Breed winners. We have found success both inside and outside of the show ring. Our Maltese are located worldwide and we offer the highest quality of companions. Dedicated to the Maltese breed, we are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. We are located 40 minutes west of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Phone: Barbara Mason (807) 935-1997