Maui is absolutely fearless - even of other dogs that are twenty times her size. We have HUGE dogs in our neighborhood - one black lab comes nearly to my waist - and Maui bosses them around like she's the boss. Well, they do what she wants them to, so I guess she is. But why do Maltese have this attitude? I see it in every Malti I meet.
Probably because she has the biggest heart. My little Tanner is also fearless of other LARGER dogs, my neighbor has a standard poodle, and Tanners nose barely reaches her @#*? to give her a sniff and he's not afraid of her, but our Bichon leaves the room (he thinks she's a little pony).
Dear Molly, on behalf of Maltese dogs everywhere, we like to boss everyone around because, well, we are bossy. Although currently we are having trouble with a neighbor's Chow who ignores us and also we have trouble getting the skwirrels in line. Love, Your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy
I believe our sweeties absolutely know, beyond a shred of a doubt, that they are too cute and kind to be mistreated in any way. I have to ponder this further, though...I mean, it doesn't really make sense!!!