Hello everyone. I am a previous owner of a beautiful Maltese. I had my fur-baby since he was a puppy and sadly I lost him after 12 wonderful years of due to congestive heart failure. Now I think I am ready for another fur-baby. I live Southern California and it is so hard to find a puppy over here. I want to get the puppy from a loving family and I am afraid to get one from a puppy mill and there are so many scammer over here. I cannot find a Maltese in shelters or rescues either. I finally found and met with one puppy after weeks of searching. However, while the puppy is really cute and lovely, he seems to have long legs and long body. The breeder said he is toy size and he will probably grow up to 7 pounds. What do you think? Can Malteses have longer legs? I appreciate your input.