–On this page you will find info about the health, temperament, and size of this wonderful hybrid-
The deliberate cross breeding of the Maltese and Poodle creates a wonderful new crossbreed known as the Maltipoo. This crossbreed produces puppies that naturally exhibit behavioral characteristics similar to the Maltese and Poodle. This generally results in a dog that is playful and very energetic. Maltipoos are gentle, extremely intelligent, eager to please, easily trainable, and very loyal to their human families. The Maltipoo is a natural family dog as they tend to love everyone they meet. Maltipoos are also great with kids, and are an excellent choice for a retired person.
Many names have been created by Maltepoo breeders to describe this wonderful dog including but not limited to Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Moodles, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle.
Many Maltipoo breeders choose to breed Maltipoos because of their hybrid vigor. Hybrid vigor is a term used to describe increased vigor or other superior qualities arising from the crossbreeding of genetically different dog breeds.
Maltipoos can be found in a variety of colors, though light colors are more common. The Maltipoos coat is soft and fluffy, with a slight wave to curl. Because the Maltipoo is a cross, the coat can have different textures according to which dominant gene the puppy draws. We have many Maltipoo pictures/Maltepoo pictures and Maltipoo video clips of our Maltepoo puppies that you can browse through in our photo gallery and nursery.
The size of a Maltipoo will vary depending on it's pedigree. Maltipoos come in three sizes: teacup Maltipoos/teacup Maltepoos (also known as tiny Maltipoos), tiny toy Maltipoos, and toy Maltipoos. Generally, Maltipoos weigh between 4 and 10 lbs as adults. When choosing a size; bone structure, build, and height are also important factors. It is important to note that there are no established weight standards for teacup and tiny toy Maltipoos. Therefore, the definition of these sizes will vary among Maltipoo breeders. The size descriptions used here at Maltipoo FurBabies are listed below.
Teacup Maltipoos weigh under 4 lbs full grown. Depending on the size of the teacup, teacup Maltipoos cannot go to their new home until they are 10-12 weeks old. At Maltipoo FurBabies we keep these little ones longer in order to ensure they are healthy and that they are truly tiny. Teacup Maltipoos are particularly well suited as a traveling companion. However, because of their tiny size, they are not ideal for families with young children.
Tiny Toy Maltipoos:
Tiny Toy Maltipoos weigh between 4-6 lbs full grown. Tiny Toy Maltipoos can usually go to their new homes at 8-10 weeks of age. Tiny toys are also a good size for traveling and apartment life.
Toy Maltipoos weigh between 6-10 lbs full grown. Toy Maltipoos can usually go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age. The toy size is a much better choice for families with small children
Maltipoos/Maltepoos are considered non-shedding and hypoallergenic and tend to be good choices for individuals with allergies. However, this does not mean that the dog will not cause a person to have an allergic reaction. Each person is different in how much dog dander they can tolerate. I would recommend testing the allergic family member around a Poodle, Maltese, or Maltipoo before adopting. Keeping a clean pet area does help with dog dander, along with air purifiers and a good vacuum cleaner with an air filter. Purchasing a puppy is not a decision to be taken lightly; it is a lot of work but well worth it! Full of life and devotion, the Maltipoo stands out as one of the leading hybrids to become a purebreed in years to follow.
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