The Maltipoo is what you get when you cross a Maltese with a Toy/Miniature Poodle.
Maltipoos are adorable-looking dogs that serve as excellent companions to those that are hypoallergenic. This breed finds its origins in the United States and isn’t a registered dog breed.
Because of their small size and friendly behavior, Maltipoos are gaining popularity all over the world!
In this post, I will share a few things about this cute dog breed.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right in!
A Little About the Parent Breeds
With mixed breed dogs, you never know what they might pick up from the parent breeds!
In this section, I’ll share a few things about the Maltese and the Poodle.
Known to be bright and gentle, Maltese are beautiful little white dogs with long fur and killer looks.
Needless to say, Maltese are high-maintenance dogs that need to be brushed regularly and groomed by professionals.
This dog breed needs socialization in the early years, or it might end up being bratty, over-dependent, and insecure.
Due to their small size, Maltese dogs are fragile and might get hurt while playing with kids.
These dogs are playful, loving, gentle, kind, and intelligent. And sometimes, excessive barkers.
Training the Maltese isn’t a difficult task but, they aren’t easy to housebreak.
Toy and Miniature Poodles are small, fluffy and beautiful little dogs.
Poodles have a good sense of humor and are intelligent and hardworking dogs. They are smart, loving, easy to train, and full of love.
These dogs shed a little and have an iconic curly coat. These dogs need to be groomed about every 4-6 weeks.
Poodles have a calm disposition but still, love to play.
Toy, as well as, miniature Poodles are protective of their family and very loyal little dogs. They can sometimes be excessive barkers and need to warm up to people.
Is the Maltipoo the Right Breed for You?
In this section of the post, I’ll help you determine whether or not the Maltipoo is the right companion for you!
Let’s take a look.
The Maltipoo is a RIGHT for You If You…
Want a dog that sheds only minimally and don’t want to deal with dog hair everywhere
Wish that your dog is moderately easy to train and isn’t too much trouble in that department
Want a dog who’s slightly active and doesn’t need to be taken out for a walk every single day
You’re looking for a dog suitable for new owners and don’t have much experience with dogs
You want a dog that is good with kids
The Maltipoo is NOT Right for You If…
Don’t want a high maintenance dog with frequent grooming needs
A Little About the Maltipoo Breed
Maltipoos are little furry balls of energy. They do well when they get regular exercise and love playing fetch!
These dogs like to bark a lot and will bring your attention to anything and everything they find suspicious.
So, the neighbors may not be fond of your dog. You may have to train your Maltipoo to bark less.
Since they are small dogs, they don’t need a lot of living space and do well in apartments.
Maltipoos don’t shed a lot.
That’s why they are considered good for people who suffer from a lot of allergies.
However, these dogs are rather high maintenance and need to be brushed daily, and groomed occasionally.
Maltipoos are smart and easy to train dogs—that’s why they make excellent companions for first-time dog owners.
Not just that, Maltipoos are also very good with kids and other pets.
However, because of their small size, they are quite fragile. So, you will need to always supervise whenever your dog is with the kids.
Rough play can seriously injure this little doggy.
Maltipoos are sweet and good looking dogs.
These are ideal companions for people who want a small dog that’s easy to train and hypoallergenic.
You don’t need to take your Maltipoo out for a walk on a daily basis, and it makes a perfect lap dog!
These dogs do well with other pets as well as kids and are energetic and good guard dogs.