Pure maltise: A rare dog?

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  1. whiteteeth

    whiteteeth New Member

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
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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.
     
  3. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    Maltese are extremely common in my area. as common as labs and shih tzu
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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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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    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    ^agree with all the above.

    and its maltese
     
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    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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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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    I would not consider a maltese a rare breed. A mix of a maltese is even less rare.
     
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    It's Maltese.
    It's not rare at all.
     
  10. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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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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    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    lol...rare...i whent to town today to get groceries..no joke (tiny town) in the space of 10 mins i saw 15 maltese, and about 10 what looked to be maltese mixes...

    yup, super rare lol
     

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