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Hello! My husband and I are looking for breeders in MA. Does anyone know of any good ones?

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Anyone heard of buying a puppy from a website called
puppyfind.com

Please let me know...

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Originally posted by JAKIEP33@May 13 2005, 03:36 PM
Anyone heard of buying a puppy from a website called
puppyfind.com

Please let me know...

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You have to be carefull with some of the breeders you find on the interent. If they are listed on either of these two websites, RUN!! Puppymill List Broker Lists

Be sure and ask a lot of questions. Good Breeder Checklist How to buy a Puppy What is a responsible breeder
 

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HI EVERYONE,

I found a breeder right down the street from me. I am leary because this is her first time breeding. I asked her about the health of the mother and she said she has no problems other then she had to many puppies ( she had 5 girls). The Vet said the pups are doing well . The house is clean and she only breeds Maltese. She said they are AKC . Her name is Beth Axelrod has anyone heard of her?
My husband and i are interested in her pups because they are going to be in the 10 or 12 pound range. Our Jakie was 14 pounds and he was a strong little guy.

I am just scared about picking the wrong breeder. She said they would have a health grnt but once you fallin love you never want to give them back.

We have to decide tonight please help

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I went to her web site and she appears to be a responsible Maltese breeder. I was impressed with a lot of what I saw and read on the web site... good for you... seems like you'll be getting a really nice puppy!!
 

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Originally posted by angel@Jun 11 2005, 01:47 PM
Sorry, I meant everybody who I KNOW who has a Maltese has gotten it from her 

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If those you know got their pup from her, and they have had a good experience, then this speaks highly for this breeder.
When anyone buys a pup, they should be able to call and speak to other satisfied buyers. If a breeder has trouble giving you references, run, run, run.
 

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I see on her web site that she doesn't let them go until 12 weeks, so that indicates she is following the Amercian Maltese Association recommendation and appears to know what she is doing.....
 

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I believe I saw a post from you on Maltese Only, if you're Angel_6 from Mass., saying that your breeder wanted you to take the puppy at 8 weeks. I was surprised to hear this about such an experienced breeder, who says on her site that she won't let them go until 12 weeks.
 

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Originally posted by angel@Jun 12 2005, 11:48 AM
Yes, I am but for everyone else, she let them go at 12 weeks, just this case she doesnt want to, I was also dissapointed because I know that she says that on her site, (trying to keep that a secret, ya caught me! lol) Besides that nobody has seen any problems, what was your user in malteseonly?  Small world
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Big red flag here. This pup is only a pound at five weeks, and the breeder wants to let it go to an inexperienced person at eight weeks. I can't believe anyone who really loves their dogs would do this. What is the reasoning to let this one go early, yet keep the others until twelve weeks, or is that statement about the twelve weeks just there as a selling tool?
 

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Originally posted by angel@Jun 12 2005, 12:21 PM
I have no idea why, but shes probably doing it for her own good, so she can make more money and breed more dogs instead of having the responsibility of my little Angel, I'm worried about Angel
  We are going to tell her to keep our puppy until 10 or 11 weeks though because we dont want anything to happen especially in the hot summer.  There are no other breeders that I have heard of in Massachusetts and we already put a deposit down, most of the puppies I know from her were let go at 12 weeks so I dont know
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You are wise to want your pup to stay with the breeder until it's older. In my experience as a breeder, and getting a couple way too young, the most dangerous time is around eight weeks. Your pup is way to small to leave and be stressed in a new environment. If she loves her dogs, she will not hesitate to keep it.
 

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Originally posted by angel@Jun 12 2005, 12:43 PM
I agree, and our pup is so tiny that it might get easily hurt!  They are weaned at 6 weeks so 8 weeks seems way too early.  12 weeks is a perfect age, but I guess 10 weeks is alright also, right?
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It's better than eight, but if one follows the ethical standards of the AMA, they keep the pups for twelve weeks.
 

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Besides the weaning, it's the interaction and learning from the littermates and the mother that make waiting worth while. You'll have a more socialized pup if you wait a little longer
 

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I know you are "just kidding", but just in case other potential new owners are seeing this thread now or in the future.... IMHO, the pups are the responsibility of the breeder, even if someone is a "customer" it should not be the customer who calls the shots for the breeder. It is the breeder who is supposed to know what is best for her pupppies and she needs to make sure that she does what is in their best interest, no matter what a "customer" may want or prefer. Until ownership is transferred, the pup is owned by the breeder. A deposit should not give anyone the right to dictate to the breeder to let a puppy go early or anything else regarding his/her care . . .
 
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