Malti Pom - Maltipom Puppies & Breed Information

Malti Pom - Maltipom

Breed Characteristics


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Breed Information



Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 3-9 lbs

Height: 8-12 inches

Color(s): Variety of colors that include: white, black, orange, red, and cream; may be solid or patterned.

Overview

The Maltipom, also called the Pomanees, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Maltese and Pomeranian. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and have become one of the popular smaller crosses.

Character

The ideal Maltipom should possess a keen and lively expression and be well-proportioned and sturdy in appearance.

Temperament

Affectionate, loyal, and devoted, the Maltipom is high-spirited and energetic. They do best in a home with older, considerate children. They do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. Maltipom's do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and lonliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. They are wary and suspicious of strangers and are quick to announce visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.

Care

The Maltipom requires daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. The Maltipom may be prone to such health issues as skin and respiratory problems, slipped stifle, eye infections, luxating patella, and heart problems.

Coat

The Maltipom may have a single or double coat that is long and silky or long, straight, and profuse with a dense under coat.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Maltipom may be difficult to housebreak. The crate training method works best. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The Maltipom is well suited for apartment living. They are relatively active indoors provided they have a wide variety of safe toys to keep them occupied. They enjoy securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.

Ownership

Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.


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Updated: 11/27/2014

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