How Big Do Maltese Dogs Get?

The Maltese Poodle on a floor

Are you a parent to a cute little Maltese?

How big do Maltese dogs grow?

Let’s find out.

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What age is Maltese Fully Grown?

By the time they reach eight months, Maltese dogs stop growing and achieve their maximum adult size of 8-10 inches in height and not more than 7 pounds. However, they continue to add on weight until between 10-12 months old, which comes in muscles.

How long do Maltese usually live?

A Maltese dog can live for 12-15 years, with the average lifespan being 13.5 years.

When Do Maltese’s Mentally Mature?

Within 15 months of birth, the average Maltese reaches complete mental development. As such, you have limited time to enjoy their puppyhood.

What Does An Adult Maltese Dog Look Like Fully Grown?

Fully grown Maltese have a round head with fluffy, drooping ears. They have button-like eyes, sloping shoulders, thick chests, a level topline, black noses, and long necks. They have fine-boned legs with a thick feathery covering, plumy tails, round feet with black paw pads, and a long silky coat.


Are Maltase good dogs?

Yes. Maltese is a gentle, lovable breed, intelligent, sensitive, and trustworthy, making them a fantastic family dog.

Are there different sizes of Maltese dogs?

No. Maltese come as a toy breed of dogs, and that’s the sole standard classification for these dogs.

At what age is a Maltese not a puppy?

At eight months, a Maltese is no longer a puppy. 


Maltese dogs are wonderful companions with a size that can easily fit into an apartment or a much larger home.

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