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Breed History

Maltipoos are a hybrid mix of the Maltese and the Toy Poodle. They were initially bred in the United States and are recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry. The Maltipoo can thank his parents, a Maltese and a Poodle, for many of his great qualities. Maltese are said to be the oldest dog breeds known to man and have roots dating back to 3500 B.C. in Malta. These dogs are known for their loyalty and companionship and their warm demeanors. The Toy Poodle originated in Germany and was originally bred to be a water dog aiding hunters in retrieving small game. Poodles are also known for their companionship, intelligence, and friendly demeanor.

Personality and Temperament

The Maltipoo has a very approachable demeanor and a friendly disposition. This breed is ranked as one of the smarter existing dog breeds and is a joy to be around. They do well with children and other pets in the household and tend to bond quickly with their families. This breed is one of the better all-around family dogs and is sure to win your heart (and lap) in no time at all.

Appearance and Grooming

Brushing your Maltipoo regularly will keep hair mats and tangles at bay. Using a pin or slicker brush to go through his coat daily and remove any tangles or knotted hair is a great way to prevent matting. For some Maltipoos spritzing their hair with a detangling spray before brushing helps prevent static buildup and loosens their hair. Monthly nail clipping and bathing are also recommended to help your pup feel and look his best. This hybrid pooch offers a playful personality wrapped in a coat that can range from scruffy to curly and comes in a wide variety of colors. The most frequently seen colors are white, black, apricot, and red. They have curly to scruffy coats that do well with a daily brushing and a weekly bath. Utilizing a slicker brush is a good way to keep his hair from matting. Routine teeth cleaning is very important in this dog’s health, as is nail clipping.

Care and Feeding

As your Maltipoo grows, he will need more and more nutrition. Feeding this dog a well-balanced diet using only quality dog food is key. Many Maltipoo owners also tend to feed their puppy on a twelve-hour schedule. Keeping this dog’s teeth cleaned is a good way to ensure his overall health. Nail clipping, routine baths, and daily coat brushing are also highly recommended. This breed is not high maintenance, and with basic care, you will help give him a long and happy life.

Breed Size and Life Expectancy



Interesting Breed Facts

Fact: The Maltipoo inherits the best qualities of his parents, a Maltese and a Miniature Poodle. They are a great combination of inteligence and loyal.

Fact: Maltipoos have a very easygoing temperaments and tend to get along with everyone.

Fact: This breed is dog and cat friendly.

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Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Maltipoos.

Do Maltipoos shed easily? 

No, they do not, at least for a full year they shed just a little.

Are Maltipoos great fits for families with kids? 

Yes, they are. In fact, kids finds it hard to resist their furry and cute faces. Most times, they are mistaken for a teddy bear. But kids below five years should be under the supervision of an adult when playing with Maltipoos to avoid them getting hurt.

How often should Maltipoos be fed? 

They should be fed four times a day when still in the growth phase. But when they move to adulthood, their eating timetable should be changed.

Do Maltipoos have generally health challenges? 

In some cases they do, when they are not properly taken care of by their host families. Small dog breeds are believed to have big health issues. They usually suffer from “tracheal” health issues where they find it hard to breathe.

How long can Maltipoos live? 

The life expectancy of maltipoos are between the age of 10-16 years.

Can Maltipoos be left alone for long? 

Not all the time, maltipoos tends to get anxious and stressed when left alone for a long time especially when left outdoors for long periods. They start barking loudly unnecessarily.

How big can Maltipoos get in size? 

Maltipoos are small dog breeds which means that they are naturally small dogs. Except when they are crossbred with miniature poodles then they come in larger sizes.

Is it difficult to train a Maltipoo? 

No, it is not, maltipoos are very easy to train. They are very friendly and affectionate breeds and does well around cats and dogs alike. They can do well within enclosed and spacious places. But it is important to give special care to their hygiene.

How often should a Maltipoo be bathed? 

You can bathe your maltipoo once every 3weeks and brush as often as possible.

Why are Maltipoos the best dogs? 

They are because they are very easy to train, they are really adorable and also friendly. They can adapt to an environment quickly as long as it is not too hot or too cold. They are dog companions for both cats and dogs and their human owners.

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