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Maltese. History: Its denomination does not indicate that its origin is the island of Malta: the adjective "Maltese" derives, in fact, from the Semitic word "màlat" which means refuge or port; the Semitic root is still found in several names of maritime places such as the Adriatic island of Méléda, the Sicilian city of Melita and also the island of Malta. The ancestors of this small dog lived in the ports and maritime cities of the central Mediterranean, where they hunted mice and rats that swarmed in coastal warehouses and ships. The list of dogs existing at the time of Aristotle (384-322 BC), includes a breed of small dogs with the Latin name "canes melitensis”. That dog was also known in Ancient Rome: pet dog of noblewomen, it was praised by Strabo in the first century AD. Representations of the Maltese by numerous Renaissance painters show this little dog in the salons of the time alongside the beautiful ladies. General Appearance: Of small size, with an elongated trunk, covered with very long and white hair. Very elegant and with a proud bearing.

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