Cocker, I NEVER delete something without giving the time (usually 30 minutes to an hour) for posters to know why I am deleting it. I also forwarded the link to the other mods as we all try to communicate with one another over deletions, not make arbitrary decisions. I will now delete this once you have had a chance to see this post
a bichon is a mix of a maltese ......yes it is but there is a differencence between someone mixing for a cute name and money and a breeder who knows what the are doing....i did maltese rescue but i toke all dogs until....i toke a maltese who had coccida and 4 of her 5 pups passed....i have 1 lil male left...and my vet said he is not true in the breed of maltese.....so.....is it right no mix and give cute names.....ask my new matese momma (who is maltese ,but has no real name yet,she dosent answer to misty)tell her how some -one let this help to such a sweet ,sweet ,baby girl!!!!!