Hi Everyone! I'm new here and I've been reading your posts for the past couple of weeks. I do not have a maltese or even a puppy yet, but I will get one eventually. I've been looking for a puppy for about a year and I've decided to get a maltese. I've been searching and it is so hard to find the right puppy! You have the 4,000 or more priced ones, you have the 300 priced pups, its so confusing! I almost put a deposit on a couple of puppies but I saw their names on the USDA list. One place I asked a bunch of questions and they said they had 5 litters of maltese due in one month! I thought, oh my gosh, plus you have a couple of other breeds you own as well? But you all have been so much help. I'm way pickier about who I am getting a puppy from, so the process is going to be hard and time consuming,but I can be patient to get the perfect baby. Thanks to you all for giving so much advice and tips on the boards! I look forward to sharing pictures with you all of my new additionto my family (near future)!