Maltipoo


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Maltipoo
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Group: Companion dog
Height: 14 in.
Weight: 5-15 lbs.
Life span: 10-15 yrs.
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes

What is the origin of the Maltipoo?

Maltipoos are hybrids, sometimes called designer dogs. They are a cross between Malteses and Poodles. The aim is to produce a healthy dog that won't carry genetic diseases.

What does the Maltipoo look like?

Maltipoos are 14 inches tall and can weigh from 5-15 lbs. The coat is soft, silky and can be straight, wavy or curly. Colors are black, gray, apricot, cream, some with white areas and solid white. Maltipoos with straight hair should be brushed daily. Those with curly hair need regular professional clipping. They are low shedding and have little dander.

What is the temperament of the Maltipoo?

While these little dogs are not watchdog material, they make excellent family pets. They are good with children as well as other dogs, cats and other pets. As with all dogs, regardless of size, early training with a gentle hand and socialization are required. Housetraining may take some time. They are active dogs, high jumpers and fast runners, but don't require much exercise. However, all dogs enjoy a daily walk. They live indoors anywhere their humans are.

What is the Maltipoo used for?

Maltipoos make excellent therapy dogs. They are affectionate and very loving. Maltipoos are wonderful family companion dogs.