They may look fun and cute, Maltese dogs are o…

They may look fun and cute, Maltese dogs are often intolerant of children or other animals. It is not uncommon for Maltese to be hostile to people other than their owners.

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A common problem often found in the Maltese breed is the dark coloration under their eyes, coming from their tear ducts. Not necessarily a problem, “tear staining” can often be an eyesore for some owners, and is usually just caused by overwatering of the dog’s eyes or even just the size and production of their tear ducts in general.

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It is believed that the Maltese breed white coat was specially bred by the Romans. The color white was sacred to the Romans, who wanted their pets to exhibit an air of divinity. 

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