AKC Maltese puppies for sale AKC Champion Maltese

Storybook Maltese

You’re looking for a Maltese puppy to love, and no doubt, you want a high quality puppy to add to your family.  Whether you’re searching to obtain your new family member or just seeking information about the Maltese breed, we’re here to help.


When you’re looking for a Maltese puppy, how can you know if what you find is truly a quality dog? Anyone can say they offer quality puppies, and all Maltese dogs are adorable when they’re puppies, but how do you know what kind of dog that puppy you’re considering will grow up to be?


When buying a Maltese puppy that is AKC Champion sired with many AKC Champions in the pedigree, you’re getting a puppy from parents that have been judged by multiple expert judges to be the highest quality, generation after generation.  This makes a tremendous difference in the health and temperament of a pet that will be with you for as many as 20 years. You aren’t just buying a puppy, you’re adding a member of the family.  It’s like adopting a child.


Storybook Maltese caters to the selective pet owner that is looking for a high quality AKC Champion Sired Maltese puppy, with health guarantee and lifelong support.  All puppies that we offer come vet checked with health guarantee, first shots, and worming. You’ll find our puppies to be healthy, well socialized, and of exceptional quality whether you’re looking for a Medical Service Dog, Therapy Dog, or just an Outstanding Companion.


We delight in offering lifelong support for our puppies and their new families and are always available to help by phone, text, email, or Facebook Messenger, because we truly care about our puppies and their new families.


Please take some time to visit our Learning Center, where you can learn all about the Maltese Breed.


You’ll come to understand what makes Storybook Maltese different from other breeders.  Please take time to review our references here and learn what adopting a Storybook Maltese puppy has been like for others.


We don’t just raise puppies here.  We work hard to create Super Puppies.  Our puppies start their Super Puppy training at just 3 days old with Canine Early Neuro-Stimulation.  This is just the beginning of developing a Super Puppy, but it’s a very important part.  Storybook puppies undergo additional training to help insure a smooth transition to their new home and make them outstanding companions or service animals.  You can learn all about the process our puppies go through by visiting our Learning Center.


When our puppies leave us, they’ve completed beginning potty pad training (to be continued in their new homes), and have age appropriate shots and worming.  All puppies are well socialized with people and other dogs.  They grow up in our laps until they’re ready to occupy yours.  We put a lot of extra work into raising our Super Puppies so you get what you pay for with a puppy from Storybook Maltese. A quick review our references will demonstrate the experience you can expect with a Storybook Maltese Super Puppy.


We invite you to peek into the nursery with frequently updated videos when we are raising our puppies and watch the puppies grow up from birth.  


Because we have a limited number of litters each year, and they seem to happen all at once, there can be a wait for one of our puppies, but our Maltese puppies are definitely worth the wait.


If you are interested in adding one of our Super Puppies to your family, please take a moment to complete our New Owner Questionnaire.


If you’re looking for a reputable Maltese Breeder

You’ve come to the right place.


We are a fully licensed & regularly inspected
Hobby Kennel.

We raise Medical Service & Therapy Dogs

Show Dogs, & Exceptional Companions!


Club Associations:
Sunflower Kennel Club & Mo-Kan Toy Dog Club


Check Our References Here






If you are looking to adopt a Maltese puppy, you need look no further.  Storybook Maltese and breeder Barbara Shewmake are the absolute best!  


In the spring of 2016 we lost our beloved 7 year old Maltese, Charlie, to kidney failure.  We had adopted him from a local breeder as a pup.  Devastated over his loss, we second guessed ourselves about everything we might have done that contributed to his illness at such a young age.  (In hindsight, he had health issues from the beginning but we thought we were addressing them and he would be okay.) A few months after his passing, still grieving, we experienced a “sign” that it was time to look for another precious pup.  But this time health was first and foremost, so my husband began researching Maltese breeders online.  


Initially he looked for breeders within a 250 mile radius of where we live, but when he’d find one there was always a red flag.  Eventually he came across Storybook Maltese and we both began to delve into the information on the website.  We were impressed with everything we read, but could we believe what we read?  My husband began communicating with Barb Shewmake by text and arranged a conference call with her.  She was absolutely delightful and it was clear she loved and adored her dogs, was an expert on the breed, and wanted to make sure that we were the right fit for one of her dogs.  Prior to that call we had been pretty sure Storybook Maltese was where we needed to adopt, but after our conversation with Barb by phone we were 100% confident we were talking to a top notch breeder.  Soon after we submitted our paperwork to adopt, Barb notified us she had a female pup available for adoption.  We were thrilled!  And we gave her the very special name of Ruby Jane.  While Ruby Jane wasn’t quite ready to leave her momma, Barb’s daily videos were awesome!  We could track her development, along with her brother and sisters, and see her growth and sassy personality.  I shared those videos daily with family and friends.  Our excitement for Ruby Jane grew as we watched the videos and we were so happy when Barb notified us that Ruby Jane was ready to go to her new Kentucky home.  Barb arranged for a puppy carrier to fly her into Nashville where we met her.  Our hearts absolutely melted when we saw her.  Totally adorable and most importantly, healthy!    That was almost three years ago.  My husband and I agree that Ruby Jane is the absolute best!  She’s beautiful, fun and funny, a great communicator, lovable, and a true lap dog.  She’s everything you read about on the Storybook Maltese site.  And Barbara is always there for us whenever we have a question.  We consider her our extended family and are grateful to Barb and Steve for our beautiful Ruby Jane.


Sally Ray and Roger Vincent