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bichon maltais

English translation: Maltese

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French term or phrase:bichon maltais
English translation:Maltese
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20:57 Apr 15, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Livestock / Animal Husbandry
French term or phrase: bichon maltais
what is this breed of dog (vs. a 'westie') ? please ? have a cute picture.... is it simply a Maltese Bichon ?
ormiston
Local time: 20:33
Maltese
Explanation:
From Wikipedia:

Maltese (dog)
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Maltese

A Maltese with a "Puppy Cut", a cut popular with many owners.
Other names Bichoy Maltaise, Couton
Country of origin Malta
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[show]Classification & standards
FCI Group 9 Section 1 #65 standard
AKC Toy group standard
ANKC Group 1 (Toys) standard
CKC Group 5 - Toys standard
KC (UK) Toy standard
NZKC Working standard
UKC Companion Breeds standard

A Maltese is a small breed of white dog belonging to the toy group. The Maltese does not shed a lot and is covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, white hair. An ancient breed long associated with the island of Malta, it has retained its distinct appearance for millennia. They are very lovable and often get along well with other dogs. Tear stains make red circles around their eyes, though, so their coat should be carefully taken care of.

Contents [hide]
1 Description
1.1 Appearance
1.1.1 Coat and color
1.1.2 Size
1.2 Temperament
2 Care
3 Barking
4 Health
5 History
6 Conformation champions
7 Cross-bred Maltese dogs
8 References
9 External links

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Gad Kohenov
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nice quick work, thank you!
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4 +2Maltese
Gad Kohenov
4bichon maltese
Dana Pottratz
4comment - NFG - Support for "Maltese"xxxBourth


  

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Maltese


Explanation:
From Wikipedia:

Maltese (dog)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maltese

A Maltese with a "Puppy Cut", a cut popular with many owners.
Other names Bichoy Maltaise, Couton
Country of origin Malta
[hide]Traits

[show]Classification & standards
FCI Group 9 Section 1 #65 standard
AKC Toy group standard
ANKC Group 1 (Toys) standard
CKC Group 5 - Toys standard
KC (UK) Toy standard
NZKC Working standard
UKC Companion Breeds standard

A Maltese is a small breed of white dog belonging to the toy group. The Maltese does not shed a lot and is covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, white hair. An ancient breed long associated with the island of Malta, it has retained its distinct appearance for millennia. They are very lovable and often get along well with other dogs. Tear stains make red circles around their eyes, though, so their coat should be carefully taken care of.

Contents [hide]
1 Description
1.1 Appearance
1.1.1 Coat and color
1.1.2 Size
1.2 Temperament
2 Care
3 Barking
4 Health
5 History
6 Conformation champions
7 Cross-bred Maltese dogs
8 References
9 External links



Gad Kohenov
Israel
Local time: 21:33
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in HebrewHebrew
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Grading comment
nice quick work, thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxBourth: My mother had one in the 1970s/80s, when they were known as "Maltese terriers", though I have a feeling there are subtle distinctions between these and "bichons".
10 mins
  -> Merci beaucoup!

agree  Michael Lotz
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  -> Merci beaucoup!
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
comment - NFG - Support for "Maltese"


Explanation:
The Wikipedia page referenced above goes on to say:

As an aristocrat of the canine world, this ancient breed has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries. Originally called the "Melitaie Dog" he has also been known as "Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta", the "Roman Ladies' Dog," the "Comforter Dog," the "Spaniel Gentle," the "Bichon," the "Shock Dog," the "Maltese Lion Dog" and the "MALTESE TERRIER." SOMETIME WITHIN THE PAST CENTURY, HE HAS COME TO SIMPLY BE KNOWN AS THE "MALTESE."

Maltese
The MALTESE TERRIER is a MEMBER OF THE BICHON FAMILY OF DOGS and has links to the island of Malta although similar small white dogs were widespread in Europe for centuries; there is evidence that the Maltese was present in Roman times and was bred solely as a pet
http://www.kennels.co.uk/Toy/Maltese.htm


xxxBourth
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bichon maltese


Explanation:
Not to be confused with the bichon frisé. This link explains the different varieties of the breed and its origins.

http://www.bichon.org/InfoHistory.htm

Dana Pottratz
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Apr 17, 2008 - Changes made by Claire Chapman:
Field (specific)Zoology » Livestock / Animal Husbandry
Apr 16, 2008 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
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