That original poster has not been on this site for a couple of years.Can you elaborate. Was considering buying a puppy from souther silks.
I went to the breeder's website, and there is very little helpful information of the type that would help you decide whether to buy from this breeder. No pedigrees, no information about health testing, and the pictures of Maltese puppies on the site are not dated (unlike the pictures of the Havanese). There are pictures of some of their Maltese winning shows, but it looks like they are from years ago (and you don't know if they are the ancestors of the puppies).
Ask lots of questions.
The general advice on this site is to go to an American Maltese Association breeder.