Maltipoo-Place breeds from 2 Maltipoo parents (F1), which results in a (F2) Maltipoo.
Maltipoo’s (F1 and F2) are known to be friendly, intelligent, and adorable, Maltipoo’s are quickly finding their way into many pet parents' hearts. As a dog who does well in both large and small households and who loves to play fetch as much as they love to curl up on your lap, it doesn't take long to see why so many people are eager to adopt these lovable pups. Active and charming, they’ll fit into all kinds of homes: apartment or house, family with kids or elderly single. Maltipoo’s are highly affectionate and would make a great choice for a novice pet parent. If you provide a loving home that meets this mix’s needs, you’ll have an adoring family member who can dish out plenty of cuddle sessions.
What Is a Maltipoo?
Known as a designer dog, these charming little pups are a fairly new breed. Falling into the popular category of Poodle mixes, Maltipoos are a mix between the (F1) Maltese and the Poodle. An (F2) is mix between two Maltipoo’s. With a small stature, a rounded head, and floppy ears, these dogs carry the appearance of a puppy for nearly their entire lives.
Since there can be a slight variance between the size of the Maltipoo’s will, therefore, also vary in size. The average height for these dogs is between 8 to 14 inches tall, and their average weight is between 5 to 20 pounds.
All About the Maltipoo
As a mixed breed, it is difficult to predict which traits a Maltipoo will receive from each of their parents (F1 and F2). While most receive a combination of characteristics that resemble that of a Maltese and that of a Poodle, each dog will likely have their own unique personality, quirks, and looks.
Poodles are known for their curly-haired coat that can come in many colors, while Maltese are known for their plain white fur. As a result, your Maltipoo's coat can appear curly, wavy, or scruffy and come in the colors of white, silver, blue, grey, brown, black, and cream.
Before adopting a Maltipoo, many pet parents find themselves asking these common questions:
How Long Do Maltipoos Live?
Being a smaller dog with few health issues, Maltipoos (F1 and F2) can have a lifespan of 10-15 years. This timeframe is determined by many factors, such as the dog's diet, exercise routine, and overall health. To ensure that your pup has a long and healthy life, it is important that your dog is on an appropriate diet and exercise plan. It is additionally beneficial to schedule regular visits to your veterinarian.
Are Maltipoos Hypoallergenic?
Maltipoo dogs have quickly raised in popularity because they are classified as “hypoallergenic,” meaning there should be a reduced possibility in an allergic reaction occurring. While no one type of dog is completely hypoallergenic, Maltipoos come very close. With a reduced amount of dander, these pups can be an ideal choice for someone with a dog allergy.
Do Maltipoos Shed?
Maltipoos typically shed very little to none at all. However, because these dogs have mixed genes, it is challenging to predict whether their coat will be more similar to that of there parents. Either way, Maltipoo's on their own are not heavy shedders, so there shouldn't be a need to worry about excessive shedding.
Are Maltipoos Family-Friendly?
Maltipoos can make for the perfect addition to your family. They enjoy going on walks and playing as much as they enjoy curling up on your lap for some quality one-on-one time. While Maltipoos are great with kids, they are typically a better choice for people who have slightly older kids. Younger children may accidentally be too rough with these little dogs, so it's important to keep an eye on both the child and dog when they are interacting.