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Okay so I’m really sad because I’ve been waiting to get a maltese and I paid a REALLY high price for this dog. And I learned the place I got it from is fraudulent. Some people have been tricked there.
I love the puppy and I’m going to keep it at all costs. I’ve had it for less than 48 hours and we’ve bonded greatly! But I’m afraid that maybe it’s not a Maltese. I think it is though. Is it? It is 4 months old shouldn’t it be looking bigger? 😞



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Hey guys. This is a picture of her I took today. We are doing great we are together all day everyday and will probably also go on our first vacation together soon! Today I gave her a bubble bath. I also used a citronella anti mosquito shampoo. She didn’t enjoy her bath. But she is happy and relaxing on the sofa now. She either sleeps there or gets in her puppy bed. 💕
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Unfortunately, there have been many people who have purchased their Pets from bad Breeders and that it has been advised over and over again to research very carefully where they are getting their new Dog/Cat from. From the pictures that you posted and what you said, you indicated that you thought he/she should be bigger than that?? You did not state how much he/she weighs? I am sure that there might be others who will come and see your post and give you some advice as well. Just enjoy your new Puppy which I am sure that you are doing already.
Thanks. Unfortunately I have no scale at the house and can’t weight her at the moment she just seems a bit small for a 4 months old, maybe she is mixed with a smaller breed. Can i get a dna test somewhere? I love her she’s right next to me as I’m typing and giving me kisses haha but I’m seriously mad about the money and their attitude
 

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Did you get medical records with her? Since you have doubts about her, and think the seller may be fraudulent, maybe you should have her checked by a vet to make sure she is healthy and the age she was represented to be. And has had vaccines and does not have parasites. And at that time you could see about getting a DNA test. It requires a blood sample to be sent to the company which does the test.

I think her appearance is generally what Maltese look like, though the snout is rather long. Does her tail curve up over her back?
I got a Bulgarian passport with her and it says she’s had the first four vaccines thank God. I’ll check this though. Something tells me she’s a mix of Maltese and a white terrier dog. No way they would give a purebred Maltese I should’ve known better but now I love her. She already seems happy and very attached to me I think she was lonely and scared before. Also her tail is not curved it is long straight
 

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Did you purchase the pup in Bulgaria? I do not know of a reputable breeder there that I would trust. That being said I would keep her if you are already bonded---what does it matter now if she is a full-breed maltese? She looks like a lovie!
I demanded they give me some kind of medical report and they gave me her Bulgarian passport and it was all in Bulgarian language. My country is exactly below so I assume she came from a puppy mill sadly, they are fastly transported by vans here. At the “breed”section they had written something that was erased and covered with “Maltese” 🤔 sketchyyy. Anyway. I love the baby it’s the fact these people took 1800 € which is a lot of money for me.
 

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You have already received wise and honest feedback about the importance of researching for reputable breeders before bringing home a pup. However, you have already bonded and love your new fluff baby. She is very cute.

I did notice something that I think should be checked out by a veterinarian right away. I do not mean to alarm you ... but, please have your puppy’s left eye checked to make sure she does not have an infection brewing. Seven weeks ago, I lost my precious Snowball who had just been healing with an eye infection. And, sadly, he had already lost the right eye to the infection. If you get the eye checked now and there is an infection ... you can save yourself and your beloved puppy a lot of heartache and pain later. Snowball’s surgery to remove his eye alone cost $4,000 ... that was not including the medications and vet visits. Again, I don’t mean to alarm you ... but, to be on the safe side ... please make an appointment to see a vet. Hopefully, it will end up to be nothing serious.

I am attaching a picture to show you Snowball’s left eye and how it looked when the infection started. At the time I thought it was not anything serous ... but, almost overnight the worst started to happen. If you look very close ... you can see stuff oozing out of his eye ... like I see in your photo. It is not a tear.

Please also make sure to, purchase pet health insurance .... it will save you a lot of money in the end.

What is your new puppy’s name? Is your name Elena?

Welcome to Spoiled Maltese! And, please give your precious little girl a hug and kiss from me.

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OMGGGG Wheree??? The little dense drop??? Can you see anything? Thanks for telling me I am scared now I should probably go to the vet. She also pants a lot especially when I come clo Yes my name is Elena
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I’ve been having the same issue with my puppy and it’s true breed after rescuing our pup from an irresponsible breeder and previous owner.. my puppy is also very difficult to tell apart the breed since the mom was truly a full breed maltese although the older our pup got, the smaller the chances of him being a maltese are as well..
Hopefully any of you guys can also care to help and see if our puppy is also a maltese mix breed?
Hey Nina! Your puppy is like an adorable polar bear 🐻‍❄ I think your puppy is a mix. Probably a maltese with a bigger dog so it might also grow! You can get that Embark dna test for your dog and learn about it’s breed, it tells you what’s the best way to take care of each breed, their needs as well as what to look out for when it comes to their health, if they are prone to a specific disease etc. I will probably do that someday in the future but the important thing is having fun with our puppies right now and taking care of them!
 
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