I was just thinking about something that happened with the breeder that I was dealing with when considering buying a puppy. I remembering one of the first emails that I sent to the breeder, after being on this list as a lurker for a while, and learning about genetic testing. This breeder seemed really irritated that I asked about genetic testing, saying that she had been breeding and showing Maltese puppies for 38 years and none of them required genetic testing. It is just too expensive to have this test done. A couple of months later when I asked for the price of the puppy for the second time she told me the the female is $3,500 and the male is $2,500. I guess expensive depends on whose pocket the money comes from.