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This weight chart is just a guide line of expected weights. Parents weight, historical trends
and litter size all factor in a puppies adult weight projection.
Prospective puppy clients are welcome to come to my home, visit the puppies and their parents and see where they are raised. Clients are invited to pick up their puppy in person once they reach a minimum age of 12 weeks. Silverbrook is located half way between Pittsburgh and Erie. Call for an appointment. This is my home so please respect calling hours between 9 am and 7 pm. Thank you.
I may discount a puppy on sale on occasion for a particular personal reason or (I.E. age size pigment, etc. Please do not ask for discounts. Some puppies are show quality and are sold as pets. They are deemed more valuable. I hope this helps you understand my pricing system. “Adoption”– the term adoption does not mean “free”. Breeders use that word because we feel that much love for our puppies and want the very best for them. It is adopting a family member, not “Buying” a pet. Several terms can confuse our readers. I use the words required in my keywords to accomplish proper search engine term requirements.
Thank you for visiting Villa Star Maltese. We pride ourselves on sound Champion pedigrees. (Not just “champion lined” Which simply means somewhere in a dogs history, there may be a champion. Our puppies are raised in our home with regular veterinary care, quality human grade food and much love and attention. You are welcome to come and visit our home and meet the puppies in person. We provide excellent references and have many repeat clients. We offer a health guarantee and a lifetime of re homing should you no longer be able to care for your Teacup or Toy Maltese puppy. Because this breed is very small (usually between 4 and 6 pounds) and ours are at the smaller end of the scale, it is best look at all aspects of owning this breed. Maltese are not for everyone. They are fragile,need a lot of coat care and require a lot of time and attention, affection, a pleasant environment, quality food, and appropriate vet care. The new owner should understand the puppy’s background and potential health risks. Deposits are non returnable. Please inquire about other policies. Most puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract with limited registration. Occasionally, we may offer a show potential puppy. We require a deposit of $1000 for puppies $3000 and under. For puppies 3500 or more, the deposit is 1500) to hold. We accept deposits on puppies younger than 10 weeks. Older than 10 weeks full payment is required. All puppies are held for a minimum age of 12 weeks of age, and older for very small Maltese.
When I speak to a client about a puppy availability date.., I use generalized dates for departure because…. 1. I allow the pup to nurse as long as possible. It is a known fact that leaving a pup with its mother until she interrupts nursing is best (as in nature uninterrupted). 2. I won’t start puppy shots till the beginning of weaning 3. In my house…A puppy must be weaned a full 2 weeks before leaving and 4. A pup doesn’t leave until a minimum of 12 weeks and typically later depending on the puppy’s weight, eating habits etc. I would rather hold a puppy back a little longer to insure health, socialization, and a well established eating schedule etc… And be strong enough to without-a-doubt to make the journey home and be able to withstand all the stresses of acclimating to a new environment. I happily sign my name to a health guarantee on that puppy knowing I did my best to give him or her best start that I could. The code of ethics for the American Maltese Association states a puppy should be a minimum of 12 weeks. I heartily agree. Maltese like other toys mature more slowly and need that time before enduring the rigors of accepting a new environment. Why not give them the best possible start we can -Tammy