5 Star Breeders
We only work with Maltese breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & Answers
Regardless of where you happen to live, anywhere across America, it's highly likely that you can find a Maltese breeder nearby. But even if your perfect pup is a few states away, the vetted breeders of the Uptown network usually offer a variety of transportation methods to safely send your new friend to a major airport in your location (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
These days, Maltese dogs can only be found in white, but they used to be found in a whole range of different colors. You might not be able to find those colorful Maltese pups anymore, but many Maltese breeders specialize in Maltese litters of different sizes, like teacup Maltese pups that are extra small and portable.
Yes, the Maltese is a fine choice of dog for anyone living in an apartment, condo, or small home in general. These dogs are particularly small and don't have very high energy levels, so they don't need very large spaces to be happy, but they will still need at least some daily exercise and regular opportunities to get outdoors and stretch their legs.
The Maltese breed has built up a reputation over the years for its elegance and almost aristocratic nature, but these dogs can be very playful and easygoing too. They're highly intelligent and sociable, requiring a lot of human interaction, so it's important to make sure you'll have enough free time in your schedule to spend with your new furry friend.
The origin story of the Maltese is something of a mystery, and experts aren't quite sure exactly where these dogs came from. Some believe that the breed began in Malta, while others argue that these friendly, fluffy fellows were first found in France or Italy. In any case, these dogs proved popular with royals and nobles across Greece, Rome, and Europe across the centuries.
Our Breeder Pledge is what sets us apart from other puppy-finder sites and demonstrates our commitment to ethical breeding and good values. We only want to work with honest, professional, dog-loving breeders, so we created a 47-point pledge. Only those who can comply with all 47 points of the pledge are allowed to join the Uptown network.
You don't have to pay to get listed on Uptown, but you do need to meet the standards outlined in our Breeder Pledge. Take a look at the pledge to start off, and if you feel you fit the bill and can meet all 47 of the listed standards, fill out an application! If you get approved, you'll be able to display out Five-Star Breeder Badge on your own site and make use of your own Breeder Profile to connect with millions of dog-lovers across the US.
To start off, simply browse through our selection of puppies and look for the one that is just right for you and your family! Next, you can chat with the breeder to inform them of your interest and ask any questions you might have, before making arrangements to bring your perfect puppy home.
After finding a dog you'd like to buy on Uptown, you'll get to choose how you want to bring your new pal home. Usually, the featured breeders on the Uptown network offer a few different transportation methods, and we find that one of the most popular choices is to have your new pup flown safely over to an airport in your area for convenient collection (Lower 48 only).
There are plenty of sites that claim to help you find puppies, but few of them can compete with Uptown's high standards and dedication to supporting ethical, honest breeding. We take the time to vet every single breeder, only approving the top 10% and promising to never, ever work with puppy mills or backyard breeders.
The breeders and businesses in the Uptown network are fully committed to keeping buyers updated and informed on every stage of the puppy adoption process. They'll let you know how your pup is behaving, what food it likes best, how it performs at its expert health check, and assist you with making travel arrangements to bring your friend home. You'll never be in the dark, always able to ask the breeder questions and get all the information you need.
The breeders and businesses in our network aim to offer boutique puppy-finding experiences, including health checks, ethical breeding standards, convenient transportation to your home state, and more. They're not focused on simply cutting corners to keep costs low, but they always keep their prices fair and provide top value experiences for every buyer.
3 Steps to Get Listed
Step 1: Apply
Do you meet the 47 Standards outlined in our Breeder Pledge? If so, just click below to apply, and get started right now!
Step 2: Badge Placement
We’ll walk you through the super-simple steps needed to place our 5 Star Breeder badge on your site for potential families to see.
Step 3: Profile Buildout
We’ll build your own personal breeder profile to show our millions of yearly visitors just how awesome you and your pups are!
We’ve been looking for amazing breeders just like you—and so are our visitors. It’s time to start getting the recognition you deserve! Apply to get listed today.
Apply to Get Listed!