The adorable feature of this breed is that it remains a puppy or alteast looks like one – throughout its life. They love to cuddle on to the owners lap, if anyone is looking for a dog to run around the house playfully, then this is it. Being small like a toy, its ideal for apartments. Well, this does not mean that it needs no exercise – short walks will suffice. A small annoying feature is that it barks a little too much – well, even this is cute for its owners. Maltese is more comfortable with warm climate. Lots of coat means more grooming – keep them well groomed for a shiny coat.