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A good breeder/owner will wait to start breeding a dog until after the second heat (so around 2 years of age), then breed every other year until the dog is 8 years old (for a small breed dog). So following those guidelines, you could get about 4 litters from a maltese, providing she got pregnant at the desired heat cycle.
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