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.
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