The Maltipoo is a hybrid dog that emerged by crossing the Maltese and Toy Poodle breeds. They are also known by names such as MaltePoo, MultaPoo, and MaltiDoodle. Although Maltipoo dogs are registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club, they are not yet registered with the American Kennel Club. They attract attention with their cuteness, playful nature, and devotion to their family. They are among the small dog breeds and are also famous as lap dogs. It is an excellent family dog with a friendly nature that gets along well with people, children, and animals in general.
Personality & Character Traits
The Maltipoo puppies is a loving, intelligent, playful, lively, loyal, and friendly dog. It emerged as a mixture of Poodle and Maltese breeds and has similarities in both physical and character traits. It is a breed that is very attached to its family and loved ones. Communicating with people, spending time, and playing games are very important to the Maltipoo. They like to spend time with their owner. Their loyalty and obedience are supported by their harmonious response to their owner's commands and requests.
The sincerity, friendly and warm nature of Maltipoo dogs do not only treat their owners but also children, animals, and strangers in the same way over time. They love to interact and socialize. If they are trained and socialized at an early age, there is no animal or human that they cannot get along with. However, despite his small appearance and being friendly, he develops a sense of defense against strangers when it comes to the safety of his family and loved ones. It is seen that they exhibit great behavior with their small body to protect their family. They get along well with children, but it is possible for them to unintentionally harm each other when spending time with young children. Therefore, extra care is recommended when spending time with young children.
With its small body and harmonious character, it is among the most suitable dog breeds for apartment life. Since they are among the toy dog breeds and their need for exercise is not very high, they will be enough to meet the need for exercise in a small garden. They are not suitable for living outside as they are sensitive to cold weather. Therefore, they should live in a warm home environment where they live with their loved ones, which is the ideal living space.
The Maltipoo is a dog that is generally more active during puppyhood but calms down overtime after 1 year of age. Exercise needs will also be shaped by age and development. The important thing here is that the Maltipoo dog needs regular exercise, regardless of age. Exercise is very important for healthy development and mental state. When they do not exercise enough, they can exhibit restless, unhappy, and negative behaviors at home. Daily exercise will positively affect character development.
The Maltipoo needs attention, to be loved. Showing the owner's interest and love for his dog makes the Maltipoo feel good. They like to attract attention in the environments they enter. He is a social dog and tries to show his gentle, loving nature to everyone. Maltipoo does not like to be alone. If left alone for a long time, it is possible for them to become depressed and have a fear of abandonment. Therefore, it is not recommended for people who lead an irregular life to adopt this breed. They are more known as family dogs and they want to lead an orderly life.
A very intelligent dog that is eager to please its owner, the Maltipoo is among the dog breeds that are easy to train. The earlier they start their training, the better they will develop. It is a breed of dog that does not harm its environment, or the people around it, and likes to learn new things and show them to people and be praised.
The most distinctive characteristics of Maltipoo dogs are their friendly nature and great pleasure to be loved. They are known as lap dogs and can cuddle, sleep and rest in their laps for hours. The Maltipoo is a very suitable dog breed for those who are going to adopt and take care of a dog for the first time in their life. He will lead a happy life as long as he and his family are cared for and healthy in a warm, loving home.
The Maltipoo dog has a small, square-proportioned, and compact body. Its small body is more durable, muscular and athletic than it looks. It has a fine-boned, solid and straight neck. The neck is elegantly positioned to keep the head slightly elevated. Although they are a hybrid of Toy Poodle and Maltese, their appearance is closer to the Maltese breed. The Maltipoo is among the small dog breeds. It is seen that male and female Maltipoo dogs weigh 2-10 kilograms, and their height varies between 20-25 centimeters. It is normal for females to be weaker and smaller than males. When they are adults, they are small in size compared to many dog breeds.
The Maltipoo comes in two different species. It is possible to understand these types by looking at their head structures. The dominant genes of the Maltese or Poodle breed play a decisive role in the mindset. If the Maltese genes are dominant, the muzzle is round, if the Poodle gene is dominant, the muzzle is long and narrow. It is not easy to understand which race is the dominant gene from the appearance in the skull unless it is examined by a knowledgeable person. It has a size proportional to its whole body, with a round, tiny head, black nose and large eyes.
The ears of the Maltipoo are drop-shaped, wide, low and densely haired. The ears, which are close to the head, hang down. From time to time, their laps, which combine with the dense hairs on their body, integrate with their round head according to their shaving style. When the hair is left long, it is seen that the ears lose their clarity.
The Maltipoo has a sweet appearance with round, almond eyes located among the dense fur of the dog. Their oval-shaped eyes are in black, brown and dark color tones. Black and dark transitions are seen around the eyes. The distance between their eyes is moderate.
Legs and Feet
Among the small dogs, the Maltipoo has short legs and a low body. In their gaits, they move effortlessly, springingly and fluently with their unique harmony. Its legs are also hairy like its whole body.
The Maltipoo has a short, fluffy tail that is not very long. They carry the tail upright and gracefully. The feathered structure on its body is also noticeable in its tails. They have a cute appearance with their plush fluffy tail and short legs.
The Maltipoo has a single layer of soft, wavy and silky coat. Their fur is not as curly as the Poodle breed or as straight as the Maltese breed. They shed less and have hypoallergenic hair. With these features, they are known to be an ideal dog for people who are allergic to dog hair or at risk of allergies. The coat of the Maltipoo is cut short or long, with the head shaggy. Sometimes you can see the long hair on the head of cute Maltipoo dogs and fasten with hairpins.
The coat of Maltipoo dogs is usually silver, gray, white, brown, apricot, lemon, or cream. They are generally known for their white fur and are among the white dog breeds. However, as they grow up after birth, darkening may occur in their feathers and a color change can be observed. It is normal for the fur color to change from white to a lemon-colored tone as they grow up. With its wide color options, it is among the small ornamental dogs that can be preferred by people who are allergic to hair.