The Maltese is a breed of dog Spaniel type small size. Its origin is often placed for more than 2.800 years, on Meleda island, and the earliest reference we have on the race are those we, possibly, the Egyptians. Some Pharaohs tombs have appeared statues that remind us to the Maltese, in 13th century BC. In the 4th century BC, Aristotle makes mention of these dogs, to which he gives the name of "dogs malitenses“.
It is depicted on Greek ceramic pieces and is mentioned in the writings of many poets and Roman historians. Are mentioned from the time of the Roman Empire and it is perhaps known from before. The Maltese It may be the most ancient European faldera race. It is known that she was taken to various places on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Recommended list of the Maltese breeders.
- Amare's Domi dogs (Vizcaya) Zoological Nucleus No. BI-292 – Encarnación Meruelo Conde – Tel 618.104.22.168 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- bullets Villa – Breeder breeds: Boxers, Pomeranias, pugs, Maltese and Chihuahuas – Afijo: BALASVILLA.
Contact: Javier Villa – Telephone: 662 676 056 – email: email@example.com, (Murcia)