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Old 12-30-2009, 12:58 AM
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Default Pure maltise: A rare dog?

I have a pure maltise, which is the mother and the two puppies are mixed maltise and shih tzu, Could you tell me if the pure maltise breed is rare today?

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:10 AM
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No, maltese are fairly common these days. They've become a favorite for petstores, puppymillers and unethical breeders known as "Back Yard Breeders" (BYB).

Your pups will be cute, but certainly nothing rare or extraordinarily special.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:58 AM
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Maltese are extremely common in my area. as common as labs and shih tzu
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:04 AM
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Not rare at all. In fact, neither are your puppies. TONS of unethical people create mixes like you have.

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Old 12-30-2009, 10:58 AM
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^agree with all the above.

and its maltese

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:29 PM
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They are common, I even have seen some in my country.

Just see how many malteses are at petfinder Pet Search Results: Maltese Dog in Miami, FL: Petfinder
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:46 PM
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Yah I see alot of malt's. What are rare is the ones that are very well bred from good breeders. Most of them are from BYB breeders that breed health problem prone dogs.

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:57 PM
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I would not consider a maltese a rare breed. A mix of a maltese is even less rare.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:12 PM
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It's Maltese.
It's not rare at all.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:28 AM
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Wouldn't say rare. I myself have only met three in my life time but most people wouldn't have a hard time pointing one out in a line up.
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