I am new to the forum.
I found it extremely hard to find a maltese for sale that's a pure maltese and not a crossbreed. Grrr!
Ok so my back story is i do currently own a 2 yr old non-cross maltese. It took me literally 4 whole months to find him and i looked up ads almost daily for months. Yes i Admit. I am guilty of buying him from a BYB.
Before i went the BYB route. i did call up several reputable registered maltese breeders to only be told by all of them. there were no puppies available at the moment. A couple mentioned there would be some available NEXT YEAR! Grrr!. Price was not an issue for me and i was willing to pay the high price for the right pure maltese. The issue was there was None available from the reputable breeders in my area and i had to resort to finding a non-mixed maltese with BYB.
Every single time i saw an ad saying maltese, i was always disappointed to find out they were really a crossbreed. Alot of the ads were misleading and did not state they are mixed until you see the pictures and you can clearly tell they were mixed.
during my months of searching. As my hopes were dwindling down to find a Pure maltese. I decided to broaden my search and include Pomeranian's and toy poodles. To my surprise i found Many poms that were Pure poms available. so many poms available that were not Mixed BUT.......
Every single maltese and i saw was mixed! Grrr...
In the end i did finally find one that was not mixed but it was a tough search.
why is this? is maltese becoming a rare breed in australia that it's now hard to find non-mixed malteses?