Malti Pom - Maltipom Puppies & Breed Information

Malti Pom - Maltipom

Malti Pom - Maltipom Puppy Characteristics


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Malti Pom - Maltipom 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

If you are looking for Malti Pom - Maltipom puppies for sale from reputable Malti Pom - Maltipom breeders or to adopt Malti Pom Maltipoms from a Malti Pom - Maltipom rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Malti Pom - Maltipom puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Malti Pom - Maltipom puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 10/26/2014
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