The Silkese is an affectionate and spirited hybrid developed by crossbreeding the Maltese and the Silky Terrier. This small breed combines the intelligence, easygoing, and fearless temperament of the Maltese with the inquisitive and friendly personality of the Silky Terrier. The Silkese makes for a great companion for adults and with older children that can handle caring for a small dog. With early socialization and training, this breed will easily make new friends wherever they go. Due to their small size, they only require a moderate amount of activity, making them great dogs for apartment living. The Silkese does require regular grooming and brushing to maintain their long, silky, and delicate coat.