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Maltipom Breed Summary
Intelligent, Playful, Happy, Affectionate and Friendly
Maltipoms are a hybrid cross between the Maltese and the Pomeranian. They are a very lovable breed and combine the best of their parent breeds characteristics, making them both gentle lap dogs, and fantastic watchdogs!
They have a few varieties of names, including Maltipom, Pomanese or even Pomamess! They are relatively new, having only recently been developed over the last 30 years so don't have a huge history behind them.
Fun Fact: They are very playful which means that they can do well with children!
|Lifespan||12 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 18cm - 20cm|
|Weight||Males and Females 1.5kg - 3.5kg|
|Coat||Coats are both Long, Dense and Straight|
|Colour||White, Cream, Black, Brown, Fawn|
|Common health issues||Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), Patellar Luxation, Cataracts, Hypothyroidism, Portosystemic Shunt, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)|
|Other Names||Malti-Pom, Pomanees|
Its important to remember with any designer cross-breed, that temperaments and personality will vary from puppy to puppy, due to a number of factors, environment and parents temperaments. However, they are normally regarded as a very friendly and happy breed, with a real love for 'hoomans'. They typically get on very well with children as well and can often be seen running around joining in with games. However, they can be territorial at times, and don't always get on with other doggies. For this reason they need plenty of training to try and tone down this trait. However, they make great pets and are a good choice for first time owners!
A relatively new 'designer' cross breed, the Maltipom is thought to have been developed over the last ten or twenty years. They were created as a response to 'hoomans' wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Maltipom is a cross between a Maltese and a Pomeranian and it's also claimed, although not proved, that cross breeds are hypo-allergenic and prone to fewer health issues. However, as a new breed, pups will vary from litter to litter with very different physical and mental traits. For example, some may look more Maltese like in physical appearance, whereas others maybe more alert, in likeness to their parent, the Pom.