Need some help from dog lovers out there. My girlfriend has been looking for a puppy for some time now. I was going to surprise her and buy a little puppy for her. Problem is, I don't want to go to the pet store and just pick one up without knowing what kind of home the dog came from. Yes, I've also considered the SPCA and I would consider adopting a larger dog (I've always loved labs) if it were just me, but she's terrified of large dogs and she seemed quite interested only in the maltese/yorkie mix breed. Anyone know of any well reputable breeders of these dogs, that take good care of them? I don't want to support the local puppy mill.
Any help would be definitely appreciated!