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Maltese Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Maltese
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Italy
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
25cm (10in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
3kg (7lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
17 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Gun Dog

Maltese Location

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Map of Europe

Maltese

A mixed-breed dog, also called a mutt, mongrel, tyke, cur, bitzer, feist or random-bred dog, is a dog that has characteristics of two or more types of breeds, or is a descendant of feral or pariah dog populations.

This term, along with the term pure-bred dog stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of the genetics and misinterpretation of Darwinian theory, and should be viewed with the same scepticism as we view the concept of pure races in human populations. The term cross-breed refers to puppies produced by the breeding technique of breeding known dogs of two different pure-bred dog breeds for some specific reason.

The term mutt generally refers to a dog of unknown descent. Dogs interbreed freely, except where extreme variations in size exist, so mixed-breed dogs vary in size, shape, and colour, making them hard to classify physically.

Maltese Comments

ezrayah
"the maltese is soooooooo adorable becase it is awesome."
bianca
"i have one and it is pretty!!!!"
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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 16th December 2016 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]

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