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Maltipom Breed Information

Maltipoms are gentle, sweet, and fun dogs. Their people-pleasing personality and caring nature make them a delightful addition to any lucky family. These lovely dogs crave attention, like to learn and socialize, and are known to soak up all the love their family has to offer. Maltipoms are smart, cuddle-oriented, and fun-loving pooches. They love games of hide and seek, tug of war, and fetch, and they enjoy zooming from one lap to the next. A designer crossbreed between a Maltese and a Pomeranian, the Maltipom is toy-sized, cute, fluffy, and cuddly. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Hybrid / Maltese crossed with a Pomeranian ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Alert, Friendly, Playful, Social ADULT WEIGHT 4-8 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 8-10 in LIFE SPAN 10-14 yrs

Maltipom Characteristics

  • Maltipoms are also known as Pomanese, Malti-Pom, Maltese Pomeranian mix, and Pomanees
  • Alert, protective, and vigilant, Maltipoms make excellent alarm dogs
  • The Maltipom is a light shedder and a hypoallergenic breed
  • Sociable, affectionate, and approachable, the Maltipom gets along great with other dogs, other household pets, strangers, and kids
  • Maltipoms adapt well to both large and small living quarters  
  • As a first-generation crossbreed, the Maltipom puppies benefit from hybrid vigor
  • Maltipoms are moderately energetic dogs. They make a wonderful addition to families with older kids, seniors, couples, and singles  
  • Intelligent and eager to please, Maltipom puppies are excellent companion pets for first-time pet owners 

Maltipom Breeders

Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising an Maltipom puppy properly. Only the nation's best Maltipom breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential.

The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Maltipom breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.

Maltipom Appearance

The Maltipom is a tiny toy-sized dog known for his/her elegant demeanor, playful disposition, and cute-cuddly looks. The Maltipom dogs nonchalantly exude happiness and friendliness with their expression warm and approachable and their appearance joyful.  The lovely Maltipoms, although very small, are sturdy built and hardy. Their eyes are dark round and alert, their ears slightly erect, and their tails puffy and curled over their backs. The Maltipom sports a long, silky, soft, and straight coat of solid black, white, cream, orange, red, or any combination of these and other colors. As a toy dog, the Maltipom stands at 8 to 10 inches tall and weighs between 4 to 8 pounds. The Maltipom sheds very little is considered hypoallergenic and is an excellent companion pet for those suffering from pet-related allergies.

Maltipom Temperament

The Maltipoms are amongst the most loving and most lovable pooches of the canine kingdom. These elegant dogs are affectionate, sweet, friendly, and gentle. They love their pet parents above all else and are known to be highly attached and at times protective of them.  They are as feisty and wild as they are cuddly and caring. Maltipom dogs love their canine toys and games. They like to play games of hide and seek with doggy treats, fetch games, tugs of war, and games that involve obstacle courses both indoors and outdoors. They also love noisy toys like squeaky toys or dog toys that make animal sounds, and they are very fond of dog food puzzle toys. When they’ve had their fun and spent their energy, the Maltipom pups are ready for snuggles, cuddles, and pampering.

As attention seekers, these lovely pups want to be the stars of the living room stage. They like to perform tricks, stunts, and random zooms, jumps, and rolls, and get praised for all of it. They also want to be the center of the universe where all the affection is concentrated toward. Because of their need to be the ones receiving all the love, these cute pooches sometimes become territorial and exhibit jealous behavior towards other household pets. As with most tiny adorable dogs, they need to be properly trained during early puppyhood to avoid any such behavior passing on to full-grown Maltipom dogs.  

Maltipom puppies are bouncy, joyful, and playful balls of frizzy fluff. They enjoy testing their speed, jumping altitude, and exploratory skills. Maltipom puppies are as sweet and cuddly as can be, and their joyful disposition is highly contagious.

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Maltipom History

Maltipoms are a designer hybrid breed, a cross between a purebred Bichon Maltese and a purebred Pomeranian. Both the Maltese and Pomeranian are ancient breeds that have held high places on canine popularity charts for decades. These two lovely breeds are known for their intelligence, adorable looks, affection, and strong loyalty towards their owners. Maltipoms inherit wonderful traits from both parent breeds and are just as popular. Although Maltipoms may have been around for quite some time without professional breeders’ intervention, they were intentionally bred between purebred lines of Maltese and Pomeranian some 20 to 30 years ago in the United States. As with most designer hybrids, the Maltipoms don’t have a well-documented or extensive history. To better understand these amazing dogs, we can take a look at the history of their parent breeds.  

The Maltese are the living jewels of dogdom. These gorgeous toy dogs originate from the Isle of Malta and are among the most popular toy-sized companion pets in the world. The Maltese have been around for many centuries and in that time they have known a life of luxury among high society families as well as royals, aristocrats, and noblemen. They have been represented in poetry, paintings, sculptures, and even ancient artifacts. These beautiful dogs of silky white coats and elegant demeanor have conquered the canine show ring as well as the hearts of dog lovers worldwide. They are sweet, kind, obedient, and friendly dogs known for their strong family attachment and playful nature.  

The Pomeranians are adventurous, loyal, and animated dogs. Their feistiness, intelligence, and formidable looks have granted these precious pups a special place in the hearts of kings and queens. Originally from Pomerania, a region near the Baltic Sea, the Pomeranian breed traces its lineage to ancient Spitz dogs that were used for sledding in the Arctic. Inheriting great strength, agility, and speed from their Spitz ancestors, the Pomeranians are among the best small breed sporting competitors. These lovely dogs have been cherished by Queen Victoria and Napoleon of France, as well as wealthy and common families alike for hundreds of years. Today, the Pomeranians are ranked among the 20 most popular breeds in the world. 

The Maltipom breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Dog Kennel Club.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Maltipom? A Maltipom is a designer cross breed between the Pomeranian and the Maltese.

What were Maltipom’s bred for? This breed was developed for companionship?

How big is the Maltipom? The average adult Maltipom will measure between 8 to 12 inches at the shoulder.

How much does the Maltipom weigh? The average Maltipom weighs between 3 to 9 lbs.

What is the temperament of a Maltipom? Though they can show signs of dominance, these dogs are very friendly, playful, affectionate and loving. They are very loyal to and protective of their owners and family.

How much exercise doe the Maltipom need? This breed doesn’t need a high level of exercise, but they still require a daily walk and some active play. A small fenced in yard is perfect for this little one to romp around and burn off some energy.

What is the lifespan of a Maltipom? The average life expectancy of a Maltipom is between 12 to 16 years.

Is the Maltipom a good family pet? Yes, this breed gets along well with all members of the family. If there are small children present, please be mindful to supervise play as this breed is small and can easily be injured by overly excited children. Make sure all kids are taught how to handle dogs gently before making introductions or having play sessions.

Does the Maltipom bark a lot? Like many small dogs, the Maltipom is prone to excessive barking. However, this can be calmed through proper training and socialization starting at a young age.

What breeds are similar to the Maltipom? Similar breeds include the Maltipoo, the Morkie and the Peek-a-Pom.

What clubs and organizations recognize the Maltipom? The Maltipom is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry.

Is the Maltipom hypoallergenic? The Maltipom is classified as hypoallergenic, though no breed is truly 100% hypoallergenic. This breed makes a great choice for pet owners who suffer from allergens.

What color is the Maltipom? The most common colors for Maltipom’s include white, black, orange, red, cream, and any combination of these colors.

Where did the Maltipom originate? The Maltipom was first bred here in the United States.

Is the Maltipom easily trainable? The Maltipom is a very intelligent breed and generally responds well to training. This breed does have a tendency to display dominant traits and may develop “small dog syndrome” if you do not use a firm and consistent hand in training. Socialization and training should be started at an early age to prevent the development of problem behaviors.