After showing Arabian horses for several years in english and western pleasure, then moving to dressage, my focus changed to dogs after a nasty spill and back surgery. While shopping one day I came upon a book with a photograph of a beautiful Maltese in full special's coat on the cover.
I was in love and hooked. That was in 2000.
Since then I have owned and co-owned several Multiple Best in Show and Best in Specialty Show dogs, a rescue boy who was the love of my life, and many wonderful "kids" in between. After many years of mainly studying and observing other responsible Maltese breeders, I bred my first litter. I am now a very small hobby breeder of happy, healthy, pure-bred Maltese located in the Dalllas/Ft Worth area in Texas. All my dogs live in my house with me, underfoot (much to the chagrin of my grown sons), and my puppies are raised first in my bedroom and then in the family room and office to optimize their socialization and conditioning. Since I do love this breed and am focused on the health and welfare of all, I occassionaly foster health and temperament challenged dogs with the American Maltese Association Rescue. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling honor to be trusted with those that have the most need for a loving, caring home.
My goal in breeding is to produce the most structurally correct, healthy and outgoing Maltese I can. I breed primarily for me to have a dog to show, and perhaps breed when they are old enough, to continue to try to improve this breed for future generations to enjoy. The dogs and bitches in my breeding program are health screened, most are shown to their AKC Championships, and all have exceptional pedigrees. They are chosen as parents for future generations based foremost on their structure, temperament and health. Gorgeous white silk coats, jet black pigment and beautiful faces are the icing on the cake.
I am a big proponent of Dr. Jean Dodd's vaccination protocol and I only feed my dogs those foods which are proven to be safely made and benefit a Maltese's unique needs. I have dogs vet checked specifically regarding hearts, patellas and eyes. Due tp the controversy around the bile acid test I do not routinely have it performed on my puppies I am a proud member of the American Maltese Association since 2001.