Maltipoo Information

Maltipoo History

Because the Maltipoo is a hybrid dog breed, the history for this breed is quite short. In order to understand this hybrid we need to look to both the Maltese and the Poodle. Maltipoo breeders like to breed Maltipoos from purebred Poodle and Maltese parents. This purebred mixing allows for a healthier happy puppy. Because the Maltipoo is a mix breed, the chance of the puppy suffering from a genetic or heredity disease or issue is lessened. By cross breeding these two purebreds this creates a healthy dog. This hybrid breed is known to be an all around great family pet. They are small in size healthy, hypoallergenic, and loving.

Maltipoo Health

The Maltipoo cross breed is known to live quite a long life, with a span of 12-15 years. This is because of their cross. Since they are not purebred they do not stand the risk of suffering from some of the common genetic diseases or issues that some of the purebred breeds may suffer from.

Maltipoos' Appearance

The Maltipoo will shed very little, which makes them a great dog breed for someone who is suffering from allergy problems. They are a hypoallergenic dog breed. They shed very little and will have a full coat of hair that should be trimmed every so often. You can take your new Maltipoo puppy to a professional dog groomer or you can trim the pup's hair youself. Your dog will need a bath every so often to stay fresh and clean.

Maltipoo Temperament

The Maltipoo dog breed is a hybrid breed that very personable and bright as well as spunky. This mix breed does very well around other house pets and dogs. They carry a lot of the same traits as the purebred Maltese. They are known to be very playful and full of energy like their Maltese heritage. Just the same, they are much like their Poodle purebred heritage. They very smart and pick up on tasks with ease; they are very quick learners.

The Maltipoo mix breed is known to be sweet by nature and is not mischievous. The training and housebreaking process should be quite easy. They understand what is being asked of them and take to routine and training. This hybrid cross enjoys learning new things and works well with small children and adults alike.

Maltipoo's Environment

The living environment for the Maltipoo mix breed should be mainly indoors. Small apartments work well as well as lateg homes. The Maltipoo will need a small amount of exercise and outdoor activity. So a short walk once a day will be enough exercise for this hybrid. Don't be fooled by its size—the Maltipoo is very active and loves to play and run around.

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