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How long do maltese terriers live for

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Trixie-Bell- R.I.P 1995 - 2008

I am gone but- not forgotten
 
 
Barked: Wed May 2, '07 6:36pm PST 
I have a maltese terrier who is almost 13 years old & im just wondering how long the live for as im scared of loosing my Trixie-bell
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Ambroxya- Christmas

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Barked: Fri May 4, '07 2:20pm PST 
Congrats on having a Maltese mix for this long! I'm not sure how long they live... I've been told that a Malt. can live up to 17-18 years... it all depends on how well you take care of them. I can tell she's very loved! I knew a neighbor who had one for almost 20 years. Good luck! and congratulations!
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Fendi

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Barked: Sat Aug 4, '07 10:57pm PST 
Yeah , I hear that they can live relatively long (compared to other breeds) if they are well-taken cared of (good diet, exercise, etc etc)
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