Maltese is a very small dog. It has long white hair . A Maltese gets along well with other dogs. If it is well cared the Maltese can live until 15 to 18 years. It likes to go on walks, and likes to play outside. It does not need alot of exercise. You need to brush the Maltese hair everyday. It hardly sheads hair at all. People that have allergies a Maltese dog can help that. I found this infomation at http://facts4me.com.