Those of you in the fire service can skip this post and check back when the next one is posted:) It used to surprise me how much we were. Maltese definition, of or relating to Malta, its people, or their language. See more. Maltese information including pictures, training, behavior, and care of Malteses and Luxation means dislocation of an anatomical part (as a bone at a joint). . Ask your groomer or vet to do this or to show you how to pluck the hair at home. Dog Breed Group : Companion Dogs. The Maltese had been recognized as a FCI breed under the patronage of Italy in , at the annual meeting in Interlaken , Switzerland. East Coast and spread in popular use. The breed name and origins are generally understood to derive from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. Nero was helped to Hades in 68 AD and in 69 AD three more emperors met their untimely demise amidst a prevailing, multi-fronted civil war. Aristotle was the first to mention its name Melitaei Catelli , when he compares the dog to a mustelid , around BC. The Maltese's paws are very sensitive to touch. Aristotle was the first to mention its name Melitaei Catelli , when he compares the dog to a mustelid , around BC. Translated by Philemon Holland. Harper's Young People, June 15, Various. Its status is in some ways compareable to that of Welsh in Wales , where English has gradually displaced its usage. Thanks for your vote!