Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Weight: 5-15 lbs
Height: 14 inches
Color(s): Black, white, gray, apricot.
The Maltipoo is a crossing of two breeds: Maltese and Poodle. They are often referred to as a "designer dog" and have become popular companions and therapy dogs.
Ideally, the Maltipoo is well-proportioned, sporty, and displays a cheerful and lively expression. They are active, agile, and alert.
The Maltipoo is affectionate, loyal, and loving. They do best in homes with older, considerate children. They generally do well with dogs, cats, and other household pets. A sweet and friendly pet, Maltipoo's do not make good watchdogs.
The Maltipoo requires daily brushing if the coat is long. Professional clipping is required if the coat is curly. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. They are prone to such health issues as eye and skin disorders.
The coat of the Maltipoo may be long, straight, slightly wavy, or curly.
The Maltipoo may have a tendency to be stubborn. However, they are intelligent and eager to please their master. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with reward, firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Maltipoo is well suited for apartment and city living. They thrive on human interaction and enjoy securely leashed walks and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.
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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