Ye ancient Dogge of Malta was how the Maltese were referred to as far back as 28 centuries ago. Even in the 1500 s Maltese were so revered they sold for $2000. Also, unlike so many other breeds that have developed and evolved, the Maltese is identical to their ancient ancestors. In spite of their small size, under 7 pounds, 4 to 6 pounds preferably, this little silky, long haired dog is one of the most gentle-mannered of all little dog breeds. They are playful and full on energy making them a great family pet. The AKC recognized the breed in the Toy Group in 1888 and since that time they have remained one of the more popular breeds.
The Dog Tiny One figurine is detailed, hand-painted miniature figurine. Each one was designed by Conversation Concepts to represent a specific breed with an outstanding level of detail and quality. Each Tiny One will vary in size, slightly, depending on the pose and breed but the average size is approximately 2 tall by 1 wide. These museum quality figurines come individually packaged and ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store. The Tiny One s line includes 218 dogs, 20 cats and 77 animals.