There is no such thing as a *true* black Maltese. Originally, Maltese came in different colors, but white is the only color now. The dog must be mixed with something else. Check the AKC standard.
: All I have ever been told is that there is only ALL WHITE MALTESE. Well I just got one and was looking in a book on Maltese and there was a BLACK MALTESE in it, but I can't find anything on them. I was wondering if anyone can give me some tips on places to look.