Maltipoo or Maltepoo is a cross breeding of the Maltese and Poodle. This cross breed produces puppies that share the qualities of both pure breeds. Maltepoos are extremely intelligent, eager to please, and very loyal to their family. The Maltipoo / Maltepoo is a good dog breed as a companion – they are loving and gentle dogs.
Maltepoos are extremely intelligent
Maltipoos / Maltepoos can make great therapy dogs and have an uncanny instinct to gravitate towards an ill or needy person, whether that be a child or an adult. The size of a Maltepoo will vary depending on its pedigree.
Maltipoos / Maltepoos dogs are non-shedding, and can be found in a variety of colors, though light colors are more common. The coat is soft and fluffy, slight wave to curl. Because the Maltipoo/Maltepoo is a cross, the coat can have different textures and feel according to which dominant gene the puppy draws.
Maltese: The Maltese is a regal pure breed that has many good points: small, proud and friendly but can be stubborn. The maltese is still one of the most healthy purebreeds we have today. The Maltese is a toy dog covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, white hair. He is affectionate, gentle-mannered, eager, and sprightly in action. Adult maltese dogs weigh between 4 and 7 pounds.
Poodle: The Poodle comes in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. Toy poodles are the smallest, weighing between 6 and 8 lbs as adults. The poodle was bred to be a hunter and because they were used to hunt, they hold their heads high and the nose is always in the air sniffing. Poodles are as at home in the woods as they are in the home and are excellent for people of all ages. Poodles are mild mannered yet protective and make great family watchdogs. Like the maltese, the poodle does not shed and is generally tolerated by individuals with allerges. Intelligent, friendly, and obedient, the Poodle stands out as an excellent choice to breed to the quieter Maltese.
The deliberate cross breeding of the Maltese and Poodle creates a wonderful new crossbreed known as the Maltipoo or Maltepoo. This cross breed produces puppies that share the qualities of both pure breeds. The Maltepoo is a natural for the family as it is happy to be your companion, ready to play and romp with the kids or curl up in your lap. They are loving and gentle dogs. Maltepoos can make great therapy dogs and have an uncanny instinct to gravitate towards an ill or needy person, whether that be a child or an adult. This has been shown over and over in the Maltepoo designer dogs. The size of a Maltepoo will vary depending on its pedigree but generally maltepoos are between 5 and 12 lbs. These dogs are non-shedding, and can be found in a variety of colors, though light colors are more common. Happy, giving, loving, full of life and devotion, the Maltipoo/Maltepoo stands out as one of the leading and rising stars to become a purebreed in years to follow.