We are Maltese hobby Breeders that breed Maltese puppies on a small scale to produce sound, healthy Maltese puppies
for the Maltese show ring and as Maltese pets for loving Maltese pet homes. We offer only the best
quality Maltese with silky coats, dark pigment, and beautiful baby-doll faces with no eye staining.

We've been involved with the Maltese breed for over fifteen years and have made a significant impact in
the Maltese world. Our kennel name was derived from combining our first names, Christopher & Manny
(Chrisman).  We are active with Maltese Rescue because we feel that rescuing Maltese is part of the job
of the Maltese Breeder. We have only the best interest of the Maltese breed at heart. Christopher is a
Certified Judge of Maltese and all the Toy dogs for the National Canine Association. Manny is involved
with grooming Maltese and showing the Maltese as well as other toy dogs. All of our Maltese are home
raised, we are not a commercial kennel or Maltese puppy brokers

We are the Owners of the one most informative and active Maltese Online Discussion Groups:  'MalteseShowDogs', a Group
of Maltese Breeders and Exhibitors Worldwide.

We do not sell to commercial Maltese breeders or anyone looking specifically for Maltese breeding stock. All of
our Maltese pets are sold with a non-breeding contract. Please try to stay away from commercial Maltese
breeders and/or pet shop Maltese. Your best bet is with a reputable Maltese show/hobby breeder to
ensure that you get a healthy Maltese pup that also fits within the standard set by the American Kennel

Chrisman Maltese is the home of Best In Show Maltese, Top National Specialty Winning Maltese as well
as local Specialty Maltese winners, Top Producing Maltese Sires and Top Producing Maltese Dams,
Pedigree Award Winners for Top Producing Maltese, Maltese Best of Breed winners at Westminster,
Maltese Best of Opposite Sex winners at Westminster and Maltese Award Of Merit winners at
Westminster. Our Maltese dogs are winners throughout the nation and the world. Ch Chrisman's
Goomba Johnny was the winner of the American Maltese Association National Specialty in 2001. He was
the only Maltese to win a Best In Show in the year 2000.

Our Maltese have graced the covers of the 'Maltese Magazine,' 'Top Notch Toys (Maltese Edition), the
Malteser Journal (Germany). Our Maltese are featured in Maltese books such as 'A New Owner's Guide
To Maltese' [V. Abbott], 'Maltese' [Juliette Cunliff], 'Maltese' [K. DiGiacomo, B. Bergquist]; Dog Show
Publications such as 'Dog News' Magazine,' and 'Showsight' Magazine; and many Maltese Calendars.
Pictures of Chrisman Maltese can also be found on the most comprehensive Maltese website on the
internet: MalteseOnly.com

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 570 476-8872
(only 90 minutes from Manhattan)

Vero Beach, Florida 772 492-9350

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Maltese puppies

We are amazed at so many people wanting to buy a so-called "Teacup" Maltese puppy. Thus the reason we are writing this piece concerning our views about the phenomenon of so
many people wanting a "so-called teacup" puppy.

Puppies aren't toys; they are living breathing babies that need love and attention, not to spend half of their life in someone's HOT purse!

Please take the time to read this and educate yourself!  The lives of many little dogs depend on you educating yourself, and others, not to buy into this phase.  

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

This is a topic that most assuredly needs to be brought to the attention of perspective puppy buyers.

Let's start out by saying "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "TEACUP" Maltese PUPPY".

With that in mind, let me say this; It seems as though there is a plethora of people who are insistent on buying tiny puppies in the 2 to 4 pound range.  Also commonly referred to as a
"Teacup  Maltese puppy".

The word "Teacup" has been used to merely describe the size of a puppy, meaning it is very small and will probably be under the standard size which is 4 to 7 pounds for the Toy Group,
breed. We cannot imagine anyone wanting anything smaller than that!  Their bones are VERY fragile and can be broken by jumping off of a couch, falling off of a bed, being stepped on
or worse.

Many breeders, while tacking a whooping price on a puppy, "claim" to breed so called "teacups" as if they were a breed all their own. Don't be fooled! They are NOT a breed of their own.  

If a breeder says they specialize in "teacups" RUN, RUN, RUN for the hills! Most "TEACUP" puppies are in reality, a premature puppy.

Most females are bred on the ninth through the fifteenth day of their heat cycles. Eggs can be fertilized for up to 72 hours after any of these breeding's. Therefore, it is possible to have
puppies conceived up to a week or so younger than the puppies first conceived in a litter.  However, when the first puppies conceived are mature and ready to be born, labor starts and
all the puppies will be born, no matter when they were fertilized.  

Some of the problems that may be encountered are both genetic and congenital in these tiny babies and the list is a long one.

The risk of open fontanels (soft spot from the cranial bone not forming), portosystemic shunts (PSS- abnormal vessel that allows blood to bypass the liver. As a result the blood is not
cleansed by one of the bodies filters: the liver.), hypoglycemia, cardiac problems, collapsing trachea, luxating patellas, Leggs Calves Perthes disease, seizures, hydroencephaly,
blindness and digestive problems can be increased in these tiny babies.
Problems such as respiratory problems can remain or worsen throughout their lives. These babies frequently are so fragile that they do not live more than a few years. There have been
several tiny Yorkies as adults who still had open fontanels and their owners had to carry nourishment with them all the time. Their vets have felt it unsafe to give a full dose of vaccine so
the puppies had to get several injections to be on the safe side.

There is no such thing as a "tea cup"  Maltese or any other breed for that matter.  They simply do not exist. "Tea-cup" is just a marketing ploy given by unethical and unscrupulous
breeders to drive up the price of their puppies.

Educate yourselves before buying a tiny puppy. You could be in for months or years of heartbreak not to mention staggering veterinarian bills.

Teacup Maltese puppy.
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