Which breeder are you referring to?I know OP probably already found a Maltese by now, but I have been looking. Do you know this breeder? I came across two completely different comments from buyers who both said their dog died within six months and the other a year. Both also said that she refused to speak to them or help them in anyway. There are two sides to every story, so if you know she is reputable, just ignore my comment and I’ll ignore what I read. It’s hard to know who is being honest online.