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mrsyoung
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From:Cary,NC,USA
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posted 07-14-2003 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mrsyoung     Edit/Delete Message
Hi everyone!
My family and I live in Cary,NC which is right outside Raleigh,NC and we are desperately searching to buy or adopt a baby or young maltepoo. We have had no luck in finding anyone in our immediate area. We would be willing to travel to SC or VA if need be. Please e-mail us at lacreole97@msn.com. We would like an all white puppy. Thanks for your help!

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jjami57690
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From:matthew, NC, USA
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posted 07-14-2003 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjami57690     Edit/Delete Message
Hi--I live in Matthews NC, not too far from you--go to www.petfinder.org & search for maltese (nothing comes up for maltipoo) and there are a few maltipoos, several pure maltese. i didn't know your zipcode so i used my own.

i own a maltipoo, pure white and she is the sweetest little thing. shes a year old and the apple of our eye. i would certainly get another one or i'd go for a pure maltese. they have the most adorable face, little black button eyes and nose, they are beautiful. good luck finding your little one, keep us posted.

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mrsyoung
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posted 07-14-2003 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mrsyoung     Edit/Delete Message
THANKS! I was happy to see someone respond so quickly! I will try the petfinder.org and let you know what happens. What sort of health problems should we look for in our maltepoo? Is tearstaining a problem with the maltepoo? I am new to this site and have several dozen questions about the puppy we would like to find.
Thanks again for your help!

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jjami57690
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From:matthew, NC, USA
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posted 07-14-2003 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjami57690     Edit/Delete Message
Harley does have some tear staining--she is definitely more maltese than poodle. i try to keep her face washed every day but there is still some staining. she can be very high maintenance--i don't know how long her hair would get if i let it grow but it catches everything. twigs, grass, you name it. so i've taken her to the groomer twice. i get the puppy cut so her body is quite short but the hair on top of her head is long its long on her face and chin. her ears are long too so the overall affect is a fluffy face and tail with a short body. MUCH easier to keep clean, much cooler too for our god awful summers. i don't know what they do to her but they get her eyes real clear and all the hair around them real short, i love it. but the coat-care is the only drawback to her. they matt easily when the hair is long too and ideally you should brush them daily. Harley won't sit still for too much grooming but we're still working on that. getting her clipped is the best!

you ask away!!...lol, if i can help you i will, if i can't someone else will be able to. welcome to the board.

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jjami57690
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posted 07-14-2003 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjami57690     Edit/Delete Message
ps---we have had no health issues thank god. the only thing she has "wrong" is a slight underbite. i can live with that. she was spayed at about 6 months, we're glad thats over with. she does have an occasional attack of reverse sneezing. thats pretty scary. shes had 3 incidents i think, i can't pinpoint what brings them on but we pop her a benydryl, massage her throat and walk her around and shes pretty good. i guess reverse sneezing is common in the smaller dogs.

i don't know an awful lot about dog care but i'm learning. i've read some about this reverse sneezing and esophagus (sp??) problems. i recommend the halters instead of collars for leash walking--less strain on the throat and windpipe for the little dogs, less chance of damage to their little throats.

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iluvmypup
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posted 07-14-2003 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmypup     Edit/Delete Message
i agree with jjami57690 kepping the hair clipped is a much easier way to go.i clip my pups hair myself.i guess i'm a little too over protective to send him to the groomers.but all around it's the best way

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jjami57690
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posted 07-14-2003 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjami57690     Edit/Delete Message
iluvmypup---did you just learn to clip by trial & error or did you get a book? i can't tell you how close i came to cancelling harley's grooming appointment, getting clippers and just trying it myself. i know she hates it but they do such a good job. i could handle the body no problem but i get really nervous when it comes to her face and they do it so well. but i do know shes stresses (i do too) when i leave her there. i've very tempted to get a set of clippers and try it but i'm just not sure.

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puttin510
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posted 07-14-2003 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Hair clipping is a big issue, so if you can not bring it to a groomer, if its too cost. You will need to buy the necasary grroming tools. Maltesehealth issues tend to be liver shunts, heart murmurs almost always the eyes staining unless you can figure out what they are aleric too. If you don't clean their eyes often too much yeast can fester and cause infections, right JJami. In poodles, they can have eye problems and luxating patellas(knee joint problems) So those are some. This is why you need to get someone who believes in health testing their breeding stock before mating them to make sure they are healthy before hand too. Other wise you end up like me. I got my poodle from the shelter and I am paying for monthly meds for degenerative arthritis. She got this from one of her parents. (thank goodness I have her under dog health insurance). Oh poodle can also be very prone to seizures, grand Mal or Petite. But also have heard of malts having them too. But just do everything that the dog needs and everything is fine. Alot of people don't have the faintest thing they are getting into when purchasing one of the so called high maintance dogs. You are either a doer or your not. I groom my own poodle. It was a learning experience and I really can't afford to be bringing her in to be groomed as often as I like so its up to me. Let us know what you find. How about a pure malt or pure poodle. They are easy to find too. Today I went to pickup some dog food at my local pet supply and they also run a rescue for dogs and cats. My eyes wents ping. Straight to this little white mix of poo- malt maybe a little terrier. She was adorable, only 11 months old straight from a town close by from the shelter. She was already waiting for her new adoptive mom to get her. They are out there and you have to jump as fast as you can. Once you get any of these breeds you fall head over heals in love.

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ilovemypets
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posted 07-14-2003 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
My maltese has some tear staining problems. Is it just in the genes or what? =) by the way Welcome to auspet Mrsyoung!

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mrsyoung
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From:Cary,NC,USA
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posted 07-15-2003 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mrsyoung     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks again to all of you for the excellent information. Ilovemypets, puttin and jjami-everything you have said is truly helpful. Jjami- I thanked you for the wonderful idea of the halter instead of a leash in another part of the message board-so... just wanted to let you know I really thought that was a useful and thoughtful idea. Puttin, thanks for the heads up on the health info. THAT is what I am interested in knowing. Due to everyones' good advice, I WILL be purchasing pet insurance because it seems like there is no better alternative . What I would like to know is... Is there anyone in the NC,VA,GA area who knows of a RELIABLE,HONEST maltepoo breeder? I have found one site BUT all they have is one page of vague info and I am not able to do any type of research on them AND they are out of state so, I can't go visit. I think it's a positive that we are going to purchase a maltepoo but FINDING one is proving to be the hardest. PUTTIN-Thanks for the info to think about when adopting from the shelter,because that is something we were also thinking about but unless we are extremely comfortable with the health of the pet we will most certainly be adopting from a reputable breeder.
Thanks again

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ilovemypets
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posted 07-15-2003 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
Your welcome! I don't know of any breeders in that area though. I hope you find your perfect puppy soon!

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bellasmommy
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posted 07-15-2003 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bellasmommy     Edit/Delete Message
mrsyoung.. i don't know of any breeders but i would definitely check out www.petfinder.com in your area, you just might find your perfect pup in regards to health, mixed breeds tend to be healthier pups.. many diseases and health issues run in some breeds and not others, when you mix two breeds the outcome, often, is a pup without health problems.. good luck with finding your pup, keep us updated on the search

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iluvmypup
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posted 07-15-2003 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmypup     Edit/Delete Message
jjami i just learned by doing it. i have been doing it for a while though i had another dog before i got my shihpoo and after about 2 cuts i got the hang of it.i'll admit it does take a while because puppys don't like to hold still but by the time i'm finished he looks like he just came from the groomers.it's not a matter of the cost i just feel safer doing it myself. and if your worried about her being nervous when you cut her hair wait untill she's tired to do it.that way she won't put up a fight and it keeps you more relaxed when she's not trying to get away.

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puttin510
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posted 07-15-2003 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
JJami, I groom my poodle and I completely shave her face. You can do it. With any dog the more they are in a situation the better they handle it. I think that you prefer a longer cut on the face don't you. You just need to put on an attachment. Maybe an 1 1/4 Or you could scizzor it. But it will be well worth your time getting your pup used to the clipper that way you can do anything to the hair you want and it won't freak out. I love at pictures and have read some stuff online on how to clip. I don't do the fancy stuff, but she always looks cute. Defenatley get pup used to having feet messed with.

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