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Maltipoo Characteristics: The frisky and sociable Maltipoo is a breed of Small dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Maltese and the Poodle.

The Maltipoo, is characterized by its small, playful appearance with its sweet, gentle expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Maltese and the Poodle.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Maltidoodle' puppies that incorporated the home loving and affectionate nature of the Maltese with the high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle. The temperament of the Maltipoo can be described as Loving, playful, clever.

The coat type of the Maltipoo is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Maltipoo demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Moodle". The origin of the Maltipoo dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Maltipoo Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Maltese / Poodle: The Maltipoo is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Maltese and the Poodle.

Other names for the Maltipoo: The Maltipoo is known by the nickname of the "Moodle". Other names for this breed of dog include the Maltedoodle, Malt-oodle, Malt-A-Poo, Malta-Poo, Malti-Poodle and Maltipoodle.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Maltipoo" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Maltipoo History and Origin: The country of origin of the Maltipoo breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Maltipoo is a combination of two dog breeds. The Maltese, the "Prized Dog of Malta", originated in Malta as a watchdog, companion and lapdog during the 1800's. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's.

The purpose of the Maltipoo hybrid was to develop small dogs that was for people who suffered with allergies.

Dog breeders combined the home-loving and affectionate nature of the miniature sized Maltese dog with the super intelligent Poodle with its low shedding coat. The result was the Maltipoo, a small adaptable dog who is happy in rural or an urban home. His affectionate, sociable nature extends to considerate children, other dogs and even cats. The calm, gentle nature of the Maltipoo has been appreciated by many professionals and it is also used as a therapy dog. The cross-breed Maltipoo is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC.

Maltipoo Height: This breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 8 - 14 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Maltipoo Weight: The weight of the small sized Maltipoo dog, in a male dog is 5 to 15 pounds. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Maltipoo Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits and the Maltipoo coat can therefore be short or long  soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tight curly / ringlet coat or a straight coat.

Maltipoo Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors including brown, red, black, white, cream and silver. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors..

Maltipoo Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Maltipoo is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Maltese or the Poodle. The Maltese has high grooming requirements as does the Poodle, so this dog can be expected to be high maintenance. The grooming needs and requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Maltipoo Litter Size: The litter size of the hybrid Maltipoo dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Maltipoo puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Maltipoo puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Maltipoo Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Frisky, Loving, playful, clever and Sociable.

Maltipoo Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of the Maltipoo dog is low. The Maltipoo requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day.

This small dog has a smooth, fluid gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Maltipoo Diet: A fully grown Maltipoo should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Maltipoo Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Maltipoo breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Maltipoo dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Maltipoo Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Maltipoo breed is 10 to 13 years.

Maltipoo Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Maltipoo breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Maltipoo names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male Maltipoo dog names are: Jax *** Romeo *** Rex *** Beau *** Hank *** Rusty *** Moose *** Roscoe *** Scout *** Ollie.

Maltipoo Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Maltipoo girl dog. Our top choice of good female Maltipoo names are Ella *** Harley *** Gigi *** Peanut *** Heidi *** Mocha *** Trixie *** Baby *** Jessie *** Hazel.

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