Thanks everyone. I don't really want this to become a discussion on shipping puppies...I'm just curious if Shinemore, and also Sunnydale, are reputable breeders to consider buying from. I do like their look and the look of the Maltese I get is extremely important to me, as is health, temperment and buying from a reputable breeder. If I'm waiting this long to buy a puppy and spending the money to buy from a reputable breeder, I want to get what I want in a Maltese. I've seen plenty of puppies from US breeders that have the look I like as well.