Malti-Poo Breed Summary
Happy, Loving, Affectionate, Friendly and Intelligent
These cute dogs are a cross between a Maltese and either a Toy or Miniature Poodle. They are well known for their silky, white coats and sweet black button eyes! This, paired with their adoring personalities, means they make lovely pets.
They are considered to have a non-shedding coat which means that they are hypoallergenic and thus good for those individuals suffering with allergies. They make a great option for a first time or older owner!
Fun Fact: They're very easy to train so you can teach your dog some cool tricks!
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 8in - 14in|
|Weight||Males and Females 5lb - 20lb|
|Coat||Coats are Medium in Length and are Wavy in Texture|
|Color||White, Silver, Blue, Cream, Brown, Gray, Black|
|Eye color||Blue, Brown|
|Common health issues||Soft Spots on The Skull, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Necrotizing Meningoencephalitis, Orthopedic, Eye Problems, Epilepsy, White Dog Shaker Syndrome, Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy|
|Other Names||Maltese x Poodle, Moodle, Maltapoo|
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 temperament. Maltipoos are generally well-known for their fun-loving ways. They are also very intelligent so training them is a fairly easy task, it is for this reason that they make lovely pets for first time owners. Additionally, they absolutely adore humans and love nothing more than spending their day by their owners’ side, whether it's accompanying you to the shops, or cuddling up on your lap. They are very alert by nature and make excellent watchdogs. Overall, they are gorgeous and loving family pets that have the potential to provide you with years of joy and happiness!
A relatively new designer cross breed, the Maltipoo is thought to have been developed over the last ten or twenty years. They were created as a response to humans wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Maltipoo is a cross between a Maltese and a Toy or Miniature Poodle 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 may be more playful, in likeness to their parent, the Poodle.