The Maltipom is a mixed breed resulted from the cross between the Pomeranian and the Maltese. It is a small toy dog that weights around 4-8 pounds at maturity, whose fur is hypoallergenic as it doesn’t shed, with small ears and high, almond-shaped eyes and black or rounded eyes and a short straight pot, depending on their parents.
Maltipom is an excellent companion, it is lively, playful and intelligent. It is easy to train and eager to learn always new tricks. Training is usually difficult and needs patience and perseverance. It requires a gentle trainer and constant rewards. It is gentle and devoted to its master and it loves his company. If it is left alone for long periods it can suffer from separation anxiety. It is not likely to bark and alert you when you have visitors.
Due to its temperament, the Maltipom can adapt very well to apartment living as it does not need lot of space. It is perfect for families with children as it is very friendly and playful with children. It gets along well with other pets. It is sensitive to heat and needs to be protected.
Maltipom shed frequently, so you’ll have to vacuum often. Its fur needs daily brushing to avoid tangles and to be kept clean. Brushing also diminishes shedding and makes the coat softer and cleaner. The ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly and the nails have to be cut every 2-3 weeks. Occasional trimming is required.
It has lot of energy and it will need regular exercise to maintain its fitness. Trips to the dog park can be great.
Maltipom needs dry food to keep its teeth healthy as it is prone to premature loss of teeth. It needs regular checks, supplements teeth and cleaning sticks.
It is usually a healthy breed, but it can develop certain health problems that parents may suffer from such as heart issues, eye infections, respiratory issues, skin allergies, dental disease.
If you are looking for a playful companion, pick a Maltipom and you’ll enjoy every day you spend with your new companion. Premier Pups sells Maltipoms in Ohio and in nearby states such as West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania.