I got my little man off of an ad on Craigslist! He was free, but truly he's priceless. :wub:
And if you notice Gracie in your avatar pic, you will see the family trait of the beautiful elongated stretch of her neck. She's sitting up regal even when laying down. :wub:Gracie is from Mary Harrigan of Brookside Maltese (Mary H on this forum.) I couldn't have asked for a better breeder as a first time Maltese owner! Gracie is smart, independent, loving, extremely healthy, and has great knees! She is a littermate of Lynda's Gigi and a half sister to Lynda's Chachi.
well my dolce came from a broker. wishuponapup , they sell maltese, shi tzus, yorkies and designer pups , even though i researched and researched and read and read i still bought my fluff from a broker thinking it was coming from a reputable breeder with champion lines .. now dont get me wrong i wish i could have found u guys sooner and i would have been educated by u guys prior but i love my dolce , knock on wood he has been healthy n he is the sweetest fluff ive ever met.
but after having my eyes opened here , even though i spoke to breeder , got pics , got millions of questions answered , got documents , went to "brokers " house i still dont know where dolce really came from , did he come socialized yes , potty trained 98%, did he stay under 4 lbs like i wanted yes , all in all i got what i was looking for. but i really wish i had way more info about breeders. i think its hard to get a pup in nyc .
There aren't that many good breeders around the NY area. I did go to PA.I was willing to drive to see my pup before I got him. I'm thinking a reputable breeder's price may be steep for a college student. Why don't you really keep an eye out for a rescue -- there are many Maltese who have become homeless because of the economy. You can look at Metropolitan Maltese - better yet contact them since many aren't listed on website. I also was impressed by this rescue who some SM members got their Malts from and they're in the NY area. Shih Tzus & Furbabies, Shih Tzu & Furbaby Rescue is dedicated to rescue, rehabilitaton and rehoming of toy breed dogsI've been doing some research for about a month now. At first i wanted to buy my dog from a pet store but after reading post after post i've been trying to find a breeder. I'm located in NY but willing to travel a bit. I found a few breeders deep in PA (about 500 miles away). i don't want to make the trip all the way there to be disappointed and not come home with a new family member. If anyone can give me some information/contacts/emails of breeders around the tri-state area that would be great.
I'm actually looking to buy a puppy for my gf. she lives in an apartment so the dog would have to be small and playful lol. Also I'm a full-time college student which means i have a budget. Any info would be helpful thanks again hope to welcome a new memeber to the family soon.