Maltese are Happy , affectionate, intelligent
and said to be the gentlest mannered of Toy Breeds.
The Maltese Breed Standard is 4 to 7 lbs ( occationally smaller as well as bigger)
Occationally you may get one under 4 lbs as well as some over. Under 7lbs is not a Tea Cup. There is no such thing as a Teacup.
Non Shedding, the maltese silky coat may be kept long or clipped .
Hypo-allergenic is used in advertising this breed. This is misleading. Depends on the type of allergies this does not apply to everyone.