Maltese Breed Information

Maltese
Showdog.com Breed Since Sunday, June 01, 2003
Breeders Dogs Entries Litter Size Lifespan* National
4 39 38 3.9 14 25

Schedule of Points

Sex 1 2 3 4 5
Dogs 2 3 4 5 6
Bitches 2 3 4 5 6

Top Kennels in Breed

Rank Username Contact Last Visit
1 Mignon Kennel send a message to Mignon Kennelsend message 2 hours ago
2 Shaphira send a message to Shaphirasend message 1 hour ago
3 PrairieSky send a message to PrairieSkysend message 1 hour ago
4 TianaJohn send a message to TianaJohnsend message 18 days ago

Breed Scale of Points

Trait Importance
Head 20
Forequarter 5
Hindquarter 5
Gait 10
Top Neck and Back 15
Coat 10
Size 10
Feet 5
General 20


Lifespan
Lifespan refers to the earliest age (in months) that Maltese dogs can die on Showdog.com
"General" Factor
The "General" factor takes into account such things as show shine and temperament in addition to the other genetic traits.
Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.