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    Ch. Hottie

  • Multi Ch. Am Ch. Cosmo

    Multi Ch. Am Ch. Cosmo

  • MBIS GCh. Adele

    MBIS GCh. Adele

  • 2017 Oklahoma City Regional Specialty

    2017 Oklahoma City Regional Specialty

    Paris receiving winners bitch, best of winners, best owner-handled.

  • 2017 National Specialty

    2017 National Specialty

    Paris wins 2nd place in Bred by Exhibitor class.

  • Vogue


  • Denne


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    baby girl

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    baby Madonna

  • Han


  • Madonna


    The foundation of gorgeous dogs

  • Lexi


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    Cha Cha

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  • Diva and Madonna

    Diva and Madonna

  • Andy


  • Trouble, Gillian and their brothers

    Trouble, Gillian and their brothers

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    Madonna national win

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    madonna national

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    madonna table national

Welcome to Adura Maltese! We are glad you are here!

 I am a small preservation breeder striving to preserve and protect this marvelous breed. I breed for show quality dogs that I believe meet the standard and who are strong representatives of this breed to keep the breed healthy and gorgeous for generations to come. Since not all puppies meet my strict standards for being shown and kept as dams and sires, I do occasionally have beautiful, healthy puppies available to approved homes.

Although I breed for show quality Maltese, not all puppies meet my standards for being shown. However, they are marvelous companions and family pets. "Pet" puppies are placed in loving, approved homes who are dedicated to the health, happiness and well being of the puppy for its entire life. 

Our dogs are conformation, obedience and agility champions, and some of them are all three! I am very proud to have bred several dogs with titles both before and after their names!

As a proud member of the American Maltese Association I abide by their Code of Ethics. Two central provisions of the Code are 1. all pets are placed with a spay/neuter contract, and 2. they must not leave the breeder until they are at least 12 weeks of age. Additionally, I follow the vaccine protocol set out by Dr. Jean Dodds (set out below) and give my puppies their intial vaccination at 10 weeks. It is generally accepted that puppies should not be exposed to outside environments until a week after their second shot. You can still take a puppy out and about, just don't let him or her be on the ground. Since Maltese puppies are still so small at 12 weeks of age and at risk for so many things, my puppies do not leave here until they have had their 2nd shot. This is soley for the safety of the puppy and ensuring a good and healthy start, which is best for new puppy parents as well!   

Dr. Jean Dodds – Dog Vaccine Protocol

"The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one I recommend and should not be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice."

9 – 10 weeks of age
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
e.g. Merck Nobivac (Intervet Progard) Puppy DPV

14 – 15 weeks of age
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV

18 weeks of age
Parvovirus only, MLV
Note: New research states that last puppy parvovirus vaccine should be at 18 weeks old.

20 weeks or older, if allowable by law
Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
Mercury-free (thimerosol-free, TF)

1 year old
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
This is an optional booster or titer. If the client intends not to booster after this optional booster or intends to retest titers in another three years, this optional booster at puberty is wise.

1 year old
Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
3-year product if allowable by law; mercury-free (TF)

Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian. In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request. Visit The Rabies Challenge Fund for more information.

W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hemopet / NutriScan
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

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Adura (the word for "adorable" in the Maltese language) Maltese

Adura Maltese supports and participates in AKC DNA Testing 

Adura Maltese supports and participates in the OFA and CHIC programs 

 Proud member of the American Maltese Association since 2001