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"Ye ancient Dogge of Malta" as they were called many centuries ago, Maltese through the years have been gifts for royalty, lap companions, and comforters, and sought after for their owners' pleasure and amusement. They enjoyed tremendous popularity by the aristocracy because of their elegance and beauty. Many people long ago thought that they could put the little dogs right next to them at the end of their beds when they were ill, and the Maltese would have healing and comforting qualities. They are still today prized as small companion animals, best friends and comforters, always gentle-mannered, affectionate, and amusing!

Visit the official website for the American Maltese Association


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