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Old 12-23-2012, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for an expert opinion on if either of these are real and reliable breeder. We are looking for a breeder in Ontario, Canada, so if anybody knows a good one could you let me know

Minipups Dog Breeder Service has Puppies for Sale in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. Close drive from Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Barrie and Toronto, Ontario.

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Minipups is an awful place. Stay far far away. They are a puppy broker, and advertise dogs as "teacup" and "micro teacup" which is just sickening. As a fellow Ontarian, I've come across this site one too many times.

As for Kasamile, looks a little bit better, but still a "hobby breeder".

One place I've heard great things about is JBLittle Maltese: www.jblittlemaltese.com
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Neither of these look reliable. I don't see the dogs they've shown to championship anywhere and the first one just screams BYB or puppy broker for puppy mills. You need to try to get to some dog shows and meet breeders there.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warnings on those two! I'm looking at that link you gave me, looks great but it's a 15 hour drive from where we live, does anybody know of any other great places in Ontario closer to Toronto?

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Thanks for the warnings on those two! I'm looking at that link you gave me, looks great but it's a 15 hour drive from where we live, does anybody know of any other great places in Ontario closer to Toronto?
Look at this thread Reputable breeders in Toronto,On - I see that Maureen listed a breeder whom she seems to know. Look in the search bar for Ontario breeders and you may find a few more from past posts. Oh and if someone uses the term "teacup" there's no such thing as a teacup Maltese. It's just a marketing ploy. Maltese standard is 3-7 lbs.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thankyou! You are so helpful, I'm glad I signed up here
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I was going to post on it too, but I'm no expert but alarm bells went off on the first one with mini's teacups and celebrity endorcements, plus to put it delicately, mixed breeds (designer dogs)are mutts. I love mutts ,don't get me wrong but it's wrong to intentionally breed them.
The other one is a hobby breeder, even though it states she did show for a couple years, I'm not sure if that legitimizes it if she isn't showing and if her dogs finished?

Would you necessarily need a breeder? You can find lovely Maltese puppies in rescues in Canada.... You get a puppy or any age fluff you want and it does a good deed and saves many lives...By adopting a rescue, you help rescues to continue their work and makes room for another fluff in need...
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She was mentioned in the other thread that Sue posted, but if you are in Ontario, I would absolutely contact Vicky Fierheller. She was raised showing Maltese (her mother started showing in the 1960s). She shows her dogs in both Canada and the US. She is truly one of the experts on the breed especially in the areas of health and grooming. If she doesn't have any puppies now, she would still be the best person for you to talk to in your search.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks so much, she looks like a great choice and I think we will contact her soon!
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SM truly is your best research tool Isabel . The members here are off the chart amazing and they are certainly leading you in the right direction for your beautiful new baby. Welcome!
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