Maltipoo Puppies for Sale
Looking for a Maltipoo puppy for sale? While many designer breeds can be tracked to a certain year or breeder, the Maltipoo has a less documented history. These dogs are hybrids between two old European breeds: the Maltese and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. While these pups have gained popularity in recent years, no one breeder or kennel has stepped forth to claim the origins of the breed.
These sweet lap dogs are friendly and outgoing. Like most lap dogs, they are affectionate and love to snuggle. While they sometimes bark at strangers entering the home, they are not true watchdogs and make friends quickly.
The Maltipoo is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 6 - 15 lbs
- Height: 8 - 14 inches
- Color: While the white of the Maltese is often dominant, the Poodle parentage means that many colors are possible, though sometimes rare, including apricot, black, blue, brown, cafe-au-lait, cream, grey, red, silver, and parti-colored.
If you want to buy a Maltipoo puppy, it’s smart to do a little research first. These dogs are playful and sometimes clownish. They are smart and playful, but sometimes stubborn, so gentle, consistent training is necessary. They need a moderate amount of outdoor exercise daily.
These small dogs do well with cats and other dogs but tend to get defensive if they feel overwhelmed. Spending time on socialization will help your dog feel more confident around larger dogs.
Maltipoos do well with children, but they are small and can be hurt by smaller children.
They enjoy spending time around the house with their family.
If you’re considering adopting a Maltipoo puppy, make sure you understand this breed’s special health considerations. The average life expectancy of these pups is 13-16 years. Because this is a new breed, the health information is still unreliable.
However, a few health concerns to watch for are:
- Patella Luxation
- Heart Disease
For every dog, stay current on shots and vaccinations. Schedule regular vet checkups.
Coat & Coat Care
The Maltipoo coat is usually thick, curly, or wavy and soft to the touch. Because of the Poodle parentage, these dogs are often hypoallergenic.
Brush daily with a firm bristle brush to prevent matting and tangling. Clip the coat every 6-8 weeks to keep it neat and manageable. Monthly baths will help to maintain a soft coat.