A favorite breed of mine. They originated on the island of Malta. With Spain and Italy playing a part in their development. Are a part of the Bichon family. Most common in Cuba and in the 1950’s were starting to become more common in the USA. They have a beautiful silky hair (Non-Shedding) and come in every color imaginable. Very sociable and are prone to get along with other dogs and love most everyone. Highly intelligent and easily trainable. Great candidates for obedience trials. Are in the toy family, but not fragile or wimpy. Super good choice for a child’s dog. Normally between 8 and 12 inches tall. Usually weigh around 10-15 pounds.