I've looked at the AMA breeders list for Oregon and Washington. There are 2 in Oregon and 5 in Washington listed. To me they are just names. Without someone who knows them personally or has done business with them I still don't know if I'd want one of their dogs. I have gone to local All Breed shows and talked to a couple of Maltese breeders, but they aren't on that list. There aren't "All Maltese" shows around my area. I would like to get to know a breeder before taking one of their dogs, so I want them close enough to visit more than just going to pick up a puppy. Does anyone have personal knowledge of a breeder within western Oregon or Washington? I don't want to show, I just want a good healthy pet with a good disposition and a breeder who stands behind their dogs. No "teacup" size. I prefer one too big for show, 7-8 lbs. would be good as an adult.