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Find a ruputably bred Maltese puppy / dog from a reputable Maltese breeder /  breedersHow To Look For And Find A Reputably Bred Maltese From A Reputable Maltese Breeder In The United States

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First off, let me say that all Maltese puppies are cute, darling fluffs of hair. So how do you find a quality, reputably bred Maltese puppy from a reputable Maltese breeder in today�s modern age with the internet at our fingertips? That�s a really hard question! With the countless websites for Maltese dogs and puppies, how can you be sure you are going to end up with a reputable Maltese breeder? Just remember that anyone can have a website built, and anyone can breed Maltese and sell Maltese puppies.

Let me first give you "my" definition of some terms that I will be using through out this article.

  • AKC � American Kennel Club
     

  • BYB � Backyard Maltese breeder�this is someone who possibly has a couple of dogs who they breed for extra cash once or twice a year. Chances are that they know nothing about the background of the dogs other than they are cute and perfect in their eyes. These people normally will advertise their puppies in local newspapers but are now branching out to the internet also.
     

  • Puppymill � What I include under this term are breeders that have "numerous" breeds of dogs that they continuously breed for the sale of puppies. They may or may not take care of their "breeding stock" dogs in an acceptable manner. Many use brokers, pet shops, and their own personal websites to sell their puppies.  Puppies are usually readily available.
     

  • Reputable Maltese Breeder � A breeder who will normally breed only for the betterment of the breed. They know the genetics behind the dogs they have chosen to breed, and often show their dogs at AKC sanctioned Dog Shows. They will stand behind the dogs they place and be there for you anytime you have questions.  A Reputable Maltese Breeder will usually only have one or possibly two breeds that they raise, show, and sell.  Sometimes you may have to wait for a puppy to be available from a reputable Maltese breeder.

  • Maltese Breeders who accept credit cards & PayPal are huge red flags when searching for your new Maltese puppy.Now, how do you decide whether a Maltese breeder is reputable or not? Are they adding cute little fad names to their dogs such as "teacup�, micro-mini, toy, etc."? Do they accept most major credit cards and possibly PayPal? Do they have numerous different breeds or mixed breeds on their website? These are huge red flags when looking for a reputable Maltese breeder and a nice quality, healthy Maltese puppy.

    In the United States, are they offering a registered dog with some registry other than the AKC?   AKC has its faults but it is the only registry that is recognized by reputable Maltese breeders. Now there are still puppymills that register their dogs through the AKC, so just because it is AKC registered, does not make it a healthy, quality dog.

    Remember the term "you get what you pay for"? That is not always true in the case of Maltese puppy sales. Many of the BYB�s and puppymills are charging as much as or more than many of the reputable Maltese breeders. Since the cost of a Maltese puppy is usually around $1000.00 or more with the average being between $1500.00 and $3000.00, you should try to increase your chances of getting a nice, healthy Maltese puppy by trying to get it from a reputable Maltese breeder. By doing so, you greatly increase your chances of getting what you want and what you are paying for.  In most cases, if you contact a reputable Maltese breeder and they do not have a Maltese puppy available, they will give you references to other Maltese breeders, whom they feel are reputable. I guarantee you I am not going to personally refer anyone that I feel is unethical in their breeding practices nor is any other reputable Maltese breeder, since it is their reputation on the line!!

    Reputable Maltese breeders will sell their "pet" Maltese puppies with spay/neuter contracts and limited registrations to "approved" homes only.  A reputable Maltese breeder will never ask one price for the puppy and another price for the registration papers or for breeding rights.   A reputable Maltese breeder will also want to get to know where their Maltese puppy is going and to know the people it is going to. In many cases a lifetime relationship is formed between the buyer and the seller due to these processes.  A reputable Maltese breeder will NEVER sell their Maltese puppies through a broker or a pet shop!!!!!

    It has become "Buyer Beware" on the internet.  The best chance you have of getting a nice, healthy, quality Maltese puppy/dog is by going to a reputable Maltese breeder who breeds to the Maltese Standard and for the betterment of the Maltese breed. 

    One last thing�..if you have your heart set on a Maltese puppy / dog (who wouldn�t) and you can�t afford or find a Maltese from a reputable Maltese breeder, then please consider a rescue Maltese puppy / dog. There are several organizations that can help you to find a rescue Maltese.

    American Maltese Association Rescue
    (http://www.americanmaltese.org)


    East Tennessee Maltese and Small Dog Rescue
    (http://www.geocities.com/etmsdr)

    Hearts United for Animals
    (http://www.hua.org)

    Metropolitan Maltese Rescue
    (http://www.malteserescue.com)

    Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc.
    (http://www.malteserescue.homestead.com)

    Ohio Maltese Rescue
    (http://www.geocities.com/OhioMalteseRescue)

    Petfinder.com
    (http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?action=1&pet.Breed=Maltese)

    Save Our Small Dogs
    (http://www.sosdogs.org)

    Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue
    (http://www.scmradoption.com)

    United Maltese Rescue
    (http://www.rescueamaltese.com


     

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