Not really a dog breed per se, the Maltipoo is a popular Maltese and Poodle cross, known for its fun and affectionate character. Active and charming, they fit into all types of homes: flat or house, family with children or elderly singles.although these dogs sometimes have the unfortunate status of “designer breed”, you can find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. Don’t shop around if you want to bring a dog home.Maltipoos are very affectionate and would be a great choice for a novice pet parent. However, they are very sensitive and do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. As companion dogs, they crave the company of their humans and can develop separation anxiety when they don’t get the attention they need. But if you can provide a loving home that meets the needs of this mix, you will have an adoring family member who will give them many cuddle sessions.


The Maltipoo is a cross breed, the result of breeding a Maltese with a Toy or Miniature Poodle, Maltipoos are active and energetic. They need daily exercise: a good walk, a romp in the yard or a game of fetch will suffice. Barking may be a Maltipoo’s favourite pastime. They are excellent watchdogs, barking to warn of anything suspicious, but may not be the best choice for noise-sensitive people or those living in homes with noise restrictions.Maltipoos shed little. They are considered good for allergy sufferers, but be aware that there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog. All dogs shed dander and saliva, which carry allergens. The best way to know if a Maltipoo causes allergies is to spend a lot of time with him, and Maltipoos need daily brushing and monthly baths to keep their coat clean and tangle-free. Maltipoos need daily brushing and monthly baths to keep their coat clean and tangle-free. But because small Maltipoos can be easily injured, they are only recommended for families with children over the age of six who know how to handle dogs.Maltipoos are intelligent and can be easy to train.Maltipoos generally get along well with other dogs and pets.Maltipoos can do well in both flats and houses. They have high energy levels indoors.Maltipoos are companion dogs and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone frequently for long periods.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop.


The Maltipoo was created to be a small breed companion dog for allergy sufferers. It is disputed whether it is truly hypoallergenic; every dog is different in the amount of allergen it produces, but in any case, it is a charming ball of fluff with a growing popularity.Maltipoos have enjoyed the affection of celebrities and are among the most popular of the so-called designer breeds. Most litters are the result of first generation crosses between Maltese and poodle, but some people also breed Maltipoos with Maltipoos.The Maltipoo is not officially recognised as a true breed, but fanciers have formed the North American Maltipoo/Maltepoo Club and Registry.

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Dog Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
Height: 8 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 5 to 20 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 13 years

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