This passage describes a breed of dog called a Maltese.

Lexile Level: 390L

Categories: Animals & Nature

A Maltese is a small, white dog. It does not shed. Its hair is very silky. It is part of the "toy" group of dogs. There are other breeds in the toy group. The toy group is very small. Maltese do not weigh a lot. They can be as small as three pounds. They can be very active and playful. Even though they are small, Maltese are not afraid of things that are bigger than they are. But be careful when you take them around children. Since Maltese are small, they could get hurt. Maltese make good companions. They are a very loving breed.


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