Affectionate ~ Energetic ~ Gentle ~ Intelligent ~ Loving
Maltipoo puppies 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. 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. A cross between the loving and joyful Maltese breed and the clever and agile Poodle breed, the Maltipoo (aka Maltepoo) is one of the most popular and sought after designer hybrid breeds in the country.Read more
Affectionate, Energetic, Gentle, Intelligent, Loving
|Adult Weight||5-10 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-12 in|
|Life Expectancy||10-14 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
A cross between the Maltese and the Poodle, the Maltipoo is one of the most sought-after designer puppies in the country. Their hypoallergenic, non-shedding coats make them a perfect fit for any allergy sufferers. These dogs were bred to show love and be loved, once in the presence of a Maltipoo it may be hard to go to any other breed. And if that doesn’t make them desirable enough, they are very easily trainable and enjoy the process.
Appearance and Grooming
These puppies have 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. They require regular brushing to keep their coats clean and clipping of their coats once or twice a year, though trimming around the eyes, muzzle and ears is recommended more often. The ears also need to be cleaned to get rid of dirt, debris and moisture. This breed needs to have regular dental check-ups and nail care. It is recommended to start the grooming process in childhood to get it used to it.
While both Poodles and Maltese are very loving and affectionate dogs, the Maltese has a tendency to become overly assertive and reactive in certain situations, and may nip if provoked. On the other hand, the Poodle, particularly the Miniature, has a milder temperament and is far more tolerant, and this tends to shine through.
Family and Companionship
This quintessential companion dog, adores attention and loves to cuddle, and should never be forced to spend long periods alone, as it is prone to separation anxiety. Expect this puppy to be lively, inquisitive and eager to play. They make an exceptional family pet as they enjoy socialization and children.
Though designed for indoor life, your new puppy will still need daily exercise to stay healthy, happy and out of mischief. The have lots of energy and if not burned in a constructive manor can result in destructive behavior. Taking short walks and both indoor and outdoor play sessions are perfect for this small pup.
Training and Socialization
Known for their intelligence, affection, sociability and loyalty, these dogs become very attached to their owners. This in combination of its inherited intelligence of the Poodle and the sweetness of the Maltese that makes training simple as they are eager to please. Early socialization is highly recommended in order for these dogs to interact with different people, pets and places. Be sure to use positive reinforcement tactics such as food rewards, play and praise.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
No. As with any puppy, you have to be patient and very consistent with your training.
Maltipoo’s have minimal to no shedding.
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.
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.
Maltipoo’s grow to between 8 to 14 inches and will weigh between 5 to 12 lbs.
Maltipoo’s are energetic, but they do not require too much exercise.
No dog is 100% hypoallergenic. However, the Maltipoo has hair, not fur, so they are considered low-allergenic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The average lifespan is between 12 to 16 years.
Baths should be given every 3 weeks. Any more than this can cause their skin to become very dry and flaky.
I have to say, when we first started looking for a puppy for our family I didn't know how extensive and exhausting it would be. We found some puppies but always felt unsettled with either the breeder or company. I came across Premier Pups in my search, but initially bypassed due to the the distance. However, after seeing an amazing review on YouTube and then looking at all of the other reviews online, I started to get 'that feeling' of excitement. I then looked for a dog on their site and came upon 'Rita' the maltipoo. She was so unique looking for her mix, and I just knew she was the one. Even though it was above our price point, Premier Pups made this decision easy! The were prompt in answering questions, helped us with selection and gave us the assurance that we were looking for. Even when we decided to have her shipped, she was flown in, in style. From the time of her preparation and departure to when she arrived with all of her supplies and info, I can not tell you how 5 star the experience felt.. We are beyond pleased and know she was EXACTLY for us... We have recommended everyone to Premier Pups! Just amazing!
I was hesitant to buy a puppy but after failing to get a foster dog for months I decided to make the risky decision to purchase online. We got Nube right after we were quarantined for COVID-19 and it has been the best decision I’ve made. Staying home with him has made our relationship extremely special, the process of getting him was easy and with a lot of communication. The next day I got him I took him to the vet He kept scratching his ears snd shaking his head and was informed he had double ear infection, I immediately got in contact with premier pups and they apologized and reimbursed what I had spent at the vet’s office. I have recommended so many people to buy from this site and whoever has bought from them are just as pleased as I am. If I ever decide to buy another adorable puppy I know exactly the place to go!!
We purchased our puppy almost a year ago and couldn’t be happier! Sprinkles is a great addition to our family and is great with my children. The process of purchasing her from Premier Pups was amazing and we highly recommend buying a puppy from here. We were nervous about buying a puppy online and flying her to NJ but everything was fine. She was super clean and healthy! Thank you Premier Pups!
Our journey began almost two weeks ago. Olivia is such a playful addition to our family. We could not have asked for an easier process with such supportive staff checking in on our puppy and her progress throughout the transition. We will definitely be recommending all our family and friends to Premier Pups!
Marley became apart of our family last Fall and he has brought us (especially me) so much joy! He is a playful puppy but super smart!!! He loves to go for long walks...we walk 2 miles and he hangs in there like a trooper! I’m considering getting Marley a fury companion?? if so we will definitely get him/her from Premier Pups. Many thanks for such an awesome doggie!
We got Wrigley (Wade) a couple years ago, and we LOVE him. Not the entire family loves animals, but Wrigley has changed their opinion. He never barks, was potty trained in less than a week, and is the cutest little thing. He will do literally whatever you want, whether it be to snuggle or play and run around. Wrigs is the best Christmas present in the world, and is like the 7th member of the family. He goes everywhere we go, and we are always getting stopped by passing strangers for them to pet him and visit. He doesn’t mind it at all, and in fact loves getting the attention. We definitely think that Premier Pups was the best choice, and we wouldn’t trade Wrigley for the world!
Penny has been a wonderful addition to our family. She gets along great with our other maltipoo as well as our three kids. She is 5 pounds full of love!
I was hesitant to buy a puppy but after failing to get a foster dog for months I decided to make the risky decision to purchase online. We got Nube right after we were quarantined for COVID-19 and it has been the best decision I’ve made. Staying home with him has made our relationship extremely special, the process of getting him was easy and with a lot of communication. The next day I got him I took him to the vet He kept scratching his ears snd shaking his head and was informed he had an ear infection, I immediately got in contact with premier pups and they apologized and reimbursed what I had spent at the vet’s office. I have recommended so many people to buy from this site and whoever has bought from them are just as pleased as I am. If I ever decide to buy another adorable puppy I know exactly the place to go!!
I have a 1 year old boy Cavapoo, a 10 month old Rescue Chihuahua mix (belongs to my daughter) and I was looking for a little girl to complete my pet family. Having almost been scammed twice, I was skeptical. I read everything on the site, checked the BBB and watched the videos on the site and in Vimeo as well as called and spoke to Customer Care to ask questions. I was extremely surprised at all the information this site offers as well as the excellent Customer Care I received. The process was easy and informative. Once I completely read all of the FAQ's, I really didn't have any other questions as they were basically all answered. The best part was searching through all the great photos of all the adorable faces for the one that spoke to my heart. When I saw Carmen, I just knew she was the one! I loved her the moment I saw her! I was so afraid she would be sold before I could reserve her that I can't even remember the process I went through too clearly. It was the fastest purchase I have ever done! LOL!! The days went by feeling like years and then that day came. I love the fact that she was being driven to me. When they handed her to me, I barely heard anything the gentleman said to me. It was a good thing they have the directions in the bag they give you as well as all the e-mails they send with the same info. Premier Pups, in my opinion, is Amazing! I love the staff as they were so patient with me with my questions. The website is Fantastic. I couldn't be happier with my experience! If I could change anything, it would have been to have had the time to drive over there and experience everything in person!! Lexie, is adorable, energetic and !! Everyone falls in love with her when they see her!! I am so grateful to have come across this site and I would recommend Premier Pups to everyone looking for that special little one to complete their family!! Thank you Premier Pups, my heart is overjoyed!!
Willow (formally known as Greta), has brought a lot of joy to my life since I picked her up in March 2021 from Premier Pups. I was very nervous at first since I was a first-time dog owner, but Premier Pups prepared me and answered any and all questions I had throughout the process. They also followed up with me after I brought Willow home to make sure that she was eating properly and was adapting well to her new home. Willow is everything I hoped for in a dog and more; she is playful, smart, calm, and a cuddler. She is the most perfect (and cutest) addition to my family.