Though its precise origin is up for debate, the Maltese has strong, ancient ties to the Mediterranean, and it is certainly one of the oldest European dog breeds. The first Maltese exhibited in the United States was listed as a Maltese Lion Dog in 1877. It is a small dog with lots of character. It is bold but very affectionate. And what a treat it is to pet that long, luxurious white hair! Enjoy twelve months of these charming little dogs in this wall calendar. Includes a free download of the DogDays™ app for the smartphone and tablet, which grants access to the world’s most captivating dog photos and backgrounds, fun puzzles, and a calendar featuring your favorite furry friends. BrownTrout is committed to sustainability.