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A cross between the loving and joyful Maltese breed and the clever and agile Poodle breed, the Maltipoo (aka Multipoo or Maltepoo) is one of the most popular and sought - after designer hybrid breeds in the country. Joyful, loving and highly intelligent, small in stature with an average weight between 5 to 10 pounds and an average height between 9 to 12 inches, with classic puppy eyes, endearing floppy ears, a cute button nose and a soft fluffy coat, the Maltipoo is certainly as gorgeous in appearance as it is in personality.

The Maltipoos are a great choice for first time pet owners as they are easy to train, they are eager to learn and perform new tricks and are generally quick learners.

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Maltese ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Energetic, Gentle, Intelligent, Loving ADULT WEIGHT 5-10 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 9-12 in LIFE SPAN 10-14 yrs

Maltipoo Characteristics

  • Patient, kind, with a calm temperament and a sweet disposition, the Maltepoo is an excellent therapy dog
  • The Maltipoo is best suited for large and small families, with or without children, singles and seniors
  • Hypoallergenic non-shedding Multipoo coat
  • The Maltipoo (Multipoo or Maltepoo)  puppies tend to not show favorites
  • Loving, outgoing and playful, the Maltipoos make fast friends with everyone they meet – they are friendly with cats, other pets, children and strangers
  • The Maltipoos are highly adaptable – whether it’s a small apartment, a big house with or without a yard, the Maltipoo is quick to adapt to any living situation
  • Easy to train, groom and love, the Maltepoos are excellent for first time pet owners

Maltipoo Breeders

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Maltipoo Appearance

True to its parent breeds, the Maltipoo inherits the small size of both the Maltese and the Poodle breeds with an average weight between 5 to 10 pounds and an average height between 9 to 12 inches. With a sweet Maltipoo puppy face, beautiful dark round expressive eyes, an adorable dark button nose and endearing floppy ears, the Maltipoo is one of the most sought-after designer breeds and it’s easy to see why. The Maltipoo coat is hypoallergenic and low – shedding, has fluffy soft wool - like texture, varies in length from medium to long and in appearance from slightly wavy to curly. The Maltipoo coat can have different colors such as cream, white and silver. With its cuddly puppy like looks and its happy demeanor, the Maltipoo is a truly gorgeous companion for any lucky family. The delightful forever young Maltepoos retain their puppy like appearance well into their teen years.

Maltipoo Photo Gallery

Ginger, a Maltipoo puppy from New York, NY Sienna (Jaynee), a Maltipoo puppy from Rockaway Beach, OR Sky, a Maltipoo puppy from California Oscar, a Maltipoo puppy from New York Cami (Originally Giada), a Maltipoo puppy from Lakeland Florida Charlie (formerly Stephano), a Maltipoo puppy from Chicago, IL Lexie (formerly Carmen), a Maltipoo puppy from Bronx, N.Y. Nala, a Maltipoo puppy from New Orleans,La Milo (frmrly Jonah), a Maltipoo puppy from Los Angeles, CA

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Maltipoo Temperament

The Maltipoos have loving personalities, their nature is caring and gentle and their behavior adoring, they lack aggression and are generally cuddle oriented pups, perfect companions for children of all ages, as well as for singles and seniors. Easy to train, groom and love, with an easy-going eager to please personality and a sweet gentle nature, the Maltipoo is an excellent candidate for first time pet owners. The Maltipoo is a clever, easy to train pup, a quick learner equipped with a sharp intelligence, an eager to please attitude and a curious nature. Patient, fun and playful, the Maltipoos are natural born entertainers, who are known to be fantastic with children, other pets, cats and strangers, who love to play games and who absolutely adore showing off their new tricks. The Maltipoo is loyal and kind, a clever, joyful and charming dog dedicated to loving and entertaining its family. Gentle, affectionate and loving, with a happy demeanor and a cheerful nature, the Maltipoo has the ideal temperament to be an excellent therapy dog. 

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The Forever Young and Sweet Maltipoo

Maltipoos are gorgeous, playful, kind, and fun dogs. They never seem to age, which means they hold on to their cute puppy looks forever and ever, and you can never slow them down, not even in their teen years.

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Maltipoo History

During the 1990’s in the United States, breeders aimed to gift the world with a sweet, playful, loyal and smart dog by crossing the agile and intelligent Poodle breed with the joyful and loving Maltese breed, thus making sure the result (the Maltipoo) would be a perfectly balanced combination of the best qualities of both parent breeds. Although not much else is known about the history of the Maltipoo, we can take a look back at the history of the Maltese and the Poodle parent breeds to learn more about the designer hybrid breed.

The Maltese, a member of the canine world aristocracy, has been represented in paintings, ceramics and literature for centuries. Sweet, joyful, loving and eager to please, the Maltese has always been highly appreciated and loved at royal courts and among noble and royal families, often being referred to as “a living piece of jewelry”.

The Poodle, who now holds second place as most intelligent dog, has been depicted in paintings and other artworks since the 13th century in both France and Germany. Highly intelligent, proud, agile and elegant, the Poodle has been a favorite at royal courts throughout history, being especially adored at the King’s Court in France during the 18th century.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a F1 and F1b? A F1 generation is a Maltese and a Poodle. This is a result of crossing a Maltese with a Toy Poodle. F1b generation is a Maltipoo (F1) and a Poodle. This is a result of crossing a Maltipoo back to a Toy Poodle.

Is it difficult to train a Maltipoo? No. As with any puppy, you have to be patient and very consistent with your training.

Do Maltipoo’s shed? Maltipoo’s have minimal to no shedding.

Are Maltipoos good with children and other pets? Yes, they are good with children of all ages and with other family pets. Always, supervise young children around smaller dogs as they are more delicate because of their size.

What is the temperament of a Maltipoo? They are very intelligent and loving dogs. They are full of affection and have an eager to please attitude. They make for excellent companion pets.

How big will my Maltipoo get? Maltipoo’s grow to between 8 to 14 inches and will weigh between 5 to 12 lbs.

Do Maltipoo’s need a lot of exercise? Maltipoo’s are energetic, but they do not require too much exercise.

Is the Maltipoo hypoallergenic? No dog is 100% hypoallergenic. However, the Maltipoo has hair, not fur, so they are considered low-allergenic.

What type of coat will my Maltipoo have? There are 3 types of coats so it will depend on which parent breed they take after more. They can be straight and silky, thick and curly or wavy and wiry.

How often should I feed my Maltipoo? Between 2-3 months old it is recommended to free-feed a puppy. This means that fresh food should be available to the puppy at all times. Between 3 months - 1 year your Maltipoo should be on a schedule of eating 3 meals per day. From 1 year and on most adult Maltipoo’s need to have at least 2 meals per day.

How much should I feed my Maltipoo? General guidelines for feeding a Maltipoo are: • 2 to 4 lbs. 1/3 to 1/2 cups per day. • 5 to 8 lbs. 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day. • 8 to 10 lb. adult = 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day. • 10 to 12 lb. adult = 3/4 to 1 cup per day. • 13 to 16 lb. adult = 1 to 1 and 1/4 cups per day.

Do Maltipoo’s bark a lot? They love to hear themselves bark! This makes for an excellent watch dog and will alert you of anything suspicious. Their barking can be controlled if nipped in the bud at an early age through proper training and socialization.

Can I leave my Maltipoo outside when I’m not home? Never leave your Maltipoo outside unattended. Although they are active and should receive daily walks they are best left indoors. Their small size makes them an easier target for predators.

What is the lifespan of a Maltipoo? The average lifespan is between 12 to 16 years.

How often should I bathe my Maltipoo? Baths should be given every 3 weeks. Any more than this can cause their skin to become very dry and flaky.