The Malti Poo is a cross breed between the Maltese and the Poodle and is well known for its fun-loving and affectionate temperament that is suitable for various lifestyles and therapy.
Its size varies depending on its parents. Generally, Malti Poos tend to be between 8 and 14 inches tall and they weigh between 5 and 20 pounds.
Malti Poo has a low shedding coat and a fluffy, soft and wool-like texture which is medium to long and varies from slightly wavy to curly. The coat can have different colors such as cream, white or silver.
It needs regular brush to keep its coat clean and clipping once or twice a year. Its head needs a monthly trim. The ears also need to be cleaned to get rid of dirt, debris and moisture. Malti Poo needs to have regular dental check-ups and nail care. Trim its nails once or twice per month to keep its feet in good condition. It is recommended to start the grooming process in childhood to get it used to it.
Malti Poo is an intelligent, affectionate and sociable dog. It is gentle and devoted to its owner. It enjoys good play sessions and it is watchful. It needs early socialization to get used with different people, pets and places. It inherited the intelligence of the Poodle and the sweetness of the Maltese that makes it easy to train. It loves entertaining people and loves its owner very much. When you train it, use positive reinforcement tactics such as food rewards, play and praise.
Malti Poo is designed for indoor life, but it needs daily exercise to stay healthy, happy and out of trouble. The excess of energy results in destructive behavior. It is recommended to take it to short walks or to offer it short play sessions. It can become noisy and will start to bark if it becomes suspicious.
You should take into consideration that it is very sensitive and shouldn’t be left alone for long periods.
Malti Poo should be fed with very good quality food to be properly nourished. You should also measure the quantity of food to avoid overweighting. It is recommended to offer it two meals a day consisting in dry food to avoid teeth diseases. Keep in mind that a proper nutrition will make its coat look shine and fabulous.
Its coat needs to be regularly brushed to avoid tangles and to keep it clean. Wash it once a month with special shampoo to prevent degradation of its coat. It needs haircuts a few times a year. The fur around the eyes should be frequently trimmed to avoid staining. Its nails should be cut twice a month and its ears should be cleaned often. Its teeth also need to be brushed to avoid dental issues. The bars designed for dogs are a very effective solution. If properly cared, it has a lifespan of 13 years.
If the health family history is good, Malti Poo is usually healthy. It is prone to White Shaker Syndrome, epilepsy, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.
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