I've been keeping an eye out for a Maltese pup for my mom. She had a gorgeous show-quality male Maltese in college that she absolutely adored, and has been pining for another one for a very long time. She's getting ready to retire soon, so I figure now would be a good time to start making arrangements with a good breeder. I know how long those wait lists can be! I found a breeder in a neaby city who looks good, and I was extremely impressed by her dogs and how much she knows about them. All her breeding dogs are champions, and she does a lot of showing. All the dogs are absolutely gorgeous! Here's my question: Her prices! For a pet quality female puppy (with limited registration and spay/neuter agreement) the price is $2,500 to $3,500. Is this overpriced for pet quality maltese, or the norm? If this is the norm, I guess I'll just bite the bullet.