Meet The Breeds: Maltipoo

Meet The Breeds: Maltipoo

Are you looking for a beautiful and smart dog to adopt? Then you are at the right place because in this article we are going to talk about a beautiful small dog known as Maltipoo. Maltipoo breed is a cross between Maltese and Toy Poodle. Just like both his parents, it has a huge range of amazing qualities. The Maltipoo personality is filled with smartness, affection, playfulness, and of course, cuteness. This breed is an embodiment of gorgeousness combined with intelligence. Despite their small size, they are extremely clever. It is a perfect choice for young families as well as empty nesters due to its extremely devoted nature. Maltipoo loves going on long walks. Not only do they have the cutest of the names, but they also live up to it as well. They have traits of a great companion dog such as their cute appearance and cuddly nature. They are surely one of the most popular crossbreeds available.


Maltipoo History

Maltipoo was bred for the first time in the United States. The purpose of creating a breed like Maltipoo was to design a breed for allergy sufferers. Though every dog produces different amounts of allergens. Nevertheless, this breed has been really popular and for the right reason. They are like an adorable ball of fluff and their popularity is still increasing.


This breed has been especially popular among celebrities. Maltipoo personality is fun-loving, charming, active, and affectionate, making them more famous than other mixed breeds. Although most of the time the litter of Maltipoo results in breeding a Maltese and Poodle, breeders breed Maltipoo to Maltipoo as well. Even though they are not officially recognized by the AKC since it's a crossbreed, Maltipoo enthusiasts have formed the Maltipoo Club and Registry.


Maltipoo breed information and facts

Maltipoos are the dogs that are considered to be highly energized dogs that are crammed into tiny packages. There are numerous fun facts about Maltipoo that you will love to explore. They have inherited the best qualities from both of their parents. As a result of cross-breeding Maltese and toy poodle, we got an ideal dog breed that is non-shedding, hypoallergenic, and highly trainable. Talking about Maltipoo trainability, they are excellent and easy to train.


  • Breed Group: Hybrid
  • Height: 15-35 cm
  • Weight: 3-6 kg
  • Life span: 10-15 years
  • Coat: soft, fluffy wool-like coat with low dander and low shedding.
  • Color: black, grey, cream, white, phantom, apricot, brown, Cafe Au Lait
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Temperament: friendly, gentle, playful, fun-loving, intelligent, affectionate, and outgoing.
  • HDB approved: Yes
  • Difficulty level for first-time owners: On a scale of 1-10 paws of increasing difficulty, Maltipoos have secured 1/10 paws. They are extremely gentle and loving with new owners. They accept their new home with all their heart and win the hearts of their family very quickly. Maltipoo does not require specialized training and it is not considered as a breed that would give a tough time to its owners.


What are the types of Maltipoo?

Maltipoos are available in a lot of types in terms of their color and coat type. The most famous types of Maltipoo depending on their color are:

  • Black
  • White
  • Cream
  • Grey
  • Phantom
  • Apricot
  • Brown
  • Cafe Au Lait

While depending on the coat type, they are classified into:

  • Soft and silky
  • Thick and curly
  • Wiry and wavy


Are Maltipoo good pets?

Their personality is full of love, that is what makes Maltipoo ideal family dogs and excellent therapy dogs as well. They are known to be highly active dogs who enjoy life with their family. Going out and long walks are their favorite activity to stay active. That's what makes them an ideal pet dog for a family with children.


Are Maltipoo high maintenance?

This breed requires regular brushing to keep its coat free of mats and clean. Many people need to clip their Maltipoos to maintain their tidiness. Usually, a Maltipoo requires clipping once or twice a year. However, its head requires trimming every month. For keeping their coat clean and soft, they need a bath every month at least once. In a nutshell, they are high maintenance regarding grooming while in other aspects, they are easy to be handled.  


Do Maltipoo Bark A Lot?

Yes, Maltipoos have a high tendency to bark. They consider barking as a pastime activity. Barking is also one of many reasons why they make incredible watchdogs. They alert the family if they sense danger or suspect anyone. However, noise-sensitive people might find it annoying and may not want to deal with such a dog.


Are Maltipoo Aggressive?

Usually, Maltipoos are not aggressive. They are known to be sweet and friendly with people. They don't want to show aggression to their family because they love their humans. However, they may show aggression in unusual circumstances, such as improper training techniques or health problems.


What are popular mixed breeds with Maltipoo?

As Maltipoos are already a mixed breed. There is no valid mixed breed of a Maltipoo with other breeds.


Are Maltipoo HDB approved?

Luckily, yes. Maltipoos are HDB approved. This small-sized dog is approved by the HBD and can be kept in homes in Singapore.


Are Maltipoos hypoallergenic?

Yes. Maltipoos are considered to be hypoallergenic breeds that are amazing for people who suffer from allergies as they shed very little.


What health issues do Maltipoos face?

Like every other breed, Maltipoos are also prone to some health problems. Keep in mind that not all Maltipoos will get all the below-mentioned problems but you need to be aware of the common health issues among this breed if you want to adopt it.


Maltipoo puppies are at high risk of developing the leg-calve-Perthes disease. This disease is common among toy breeds and can be cured by surgery.


Adult Maltipoos tend to develop the following diseases:


  • White Shaker Syndrome: this includes tremors over the body, rapid eye movement, lack of coordination, etc. It's not a painful condition but your vet can treat it permanently.
  • Epilepsy: it can cause seizures in dogs. Although it cannot be cured, it is manageable with medication.
  • Patellar Luxation: A common disease in small dogs, in this disease the knee cap, thigh bone, and tibia are not properly linked together. If it's severe, it might require surgery.
  • Portosystemic Shunt: it causes when the blood flow between the liver and body of a dog is abnormal.
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy: it is a degenerative eye disorder. It can lead the dog towards blindness


Are Maltipoos easy to potty train?

Maltipoos are known for their easy trainability. They tend to learn potty training faster than other breeds, they just need patience and consistency.


Why do Maltipoo stink?

Maltipoo stinks because of some skin diseases such as candida or a yeast infection. Also, a bad diet can cause excess fat which makes oily skin.


Can Maltipoos be left alone for 8 hours?

Maltipoos shouldn’t be left alone for long as they are prone to anxiety and need to use the bathroom as well.



After learning all the details about Maltipoo and its needs, you must be having a better idea if they are the right choice. Maltipoos usually make excellent companions for families with children and other dogs. This breed can be a wonderful addition to your family.

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