Ok, this is going to sound ridiculous...sorry. Adele is 10 1/2 month old now and pretty much all grown up. She's got such a pretty face and a wonderful personality and smart as a whip!!! I love her to pieces!!!! But there's one thing that bothers me. This is my story. I had followed a woman on FB for a few years now and she was collecting such beautiful puppies from all over....korea and other countries. All of her pictures are gorgeous and then she started breeding them and they were all so little and beautiful, and she spent hours each and every day with them, so they were socialized when they went to their new homes. It seemed like a dream come true . I wasn't in the market for a puppy, but I was hooked, I had to have one!!!!! Because of the exorbinate price, my only request was she have shorter legs and a cobby body (like my Archie and Ava) she promised me whe would be. So a friend and I drove 6 hours to Boston to pick her up. When we got to her house, we noticed all of her dogs had very long legs!!! Except for one....who was Ava's size. She then said she wasn't breeding her anymore (she has a puppy from that dog also). Anyway, we stayed and took lots of pictures and chatted then left. When I started posting Adele's pictures on Facebook, some of my friends noticed right away and mentioned that she was bigger than Ava.....the breeder would swoop in and berate them!! how embarrassing!! And then all of her "posse" friends also chimed in and were mean!!!! Then she lost the envelope of cash (she requested cash) that I paid her. She told all of her friends that I stole the money back and that my friend and I were alcoholics !! I actually had to block her after she threatened to sue me and take the puppy back!!! Holy cow, I am at a total loss. Never met someone so unstable. ...in her defense she had "chemo brian" at the time and her mother-in-law passed away the morning that we picked Adele up. But her attitude has never changed. I am so not used to dealing with people like this. So am I crazy for ordering this DNA test? This breeder says she knows "her lines" ....omg, she bought these dogs and is breeding dogs from different countries!!! She's not even on second generations yet! lol. I'm not a mean person at all, but she brings out the worst in me. ok, sorry....that's it. Rant over. Actually now that we have no contact, I send pictures now and then to another mutual friend to share with the breeder. I think there are two pictures here and I don't know how that happened....sorry Did I mention that Adele has the longest legs and body of any maltese that I've ever seen???? They're so long, her knee keeps popping out!!! It's painful for her.