Zazu the maltese

common nameconservation status
Maltese Not Evaluated (NE)
scientific namesize
Lupus Canis familiaris Maelitacus ♂ 20–25 cm (8–10 in)
♀ 20–23 cm (8-9 in)
Canidae♂ 1.4–3.6 kg (3–8 lb)
♀ 0.91–3.18 kg (2-7 lb)
Carnivora12-15 years
class gestation period
Mammalia62 days
 population diet
This species is commonAs domestic animals, they are considered omnivorous, but originally and evolutionary they should be carnivorous.
It is a domestic animal Al ser un animal doméstico, se puede encontrar en cualquier lugar del mundo habitado por el hombre.

Did you know...


The maltese breed originated in the central Mediterranean area, being directly linked to Malta and Mljet islands.



Although its name seems to derive from the Malta island, the truth is that “maltese” comes from the Semitic term “màlat”, which means refuge or harbour; this Semitic root is found in many names of maritime places, like the name of the Adriatic island of Meleda, the Sicilian city of Melita and also the island Malta.



This breed was used in the past to catch and get rid of rodents that got in the boats in seaports.



In the Middle Ages, they started being considered a prized pet by the upper classes, as their body heat was believed to have healing power and provide pain relief.



There are two breeds: traditional and “toy”. The second one is not really a breed, but the result of breeders trying to reduce its size through crossing.



It is one of the longest living dog breeds with a lifespan of 19 years.


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