The Maltipoo is intelligent, loving and friendly. They enjoy spending time around the house with their family. This designer breed does well with children & does well with other pets when introduced properly. They are quick to obey & love to play.
Their coat is usually thick, curly and/or wavy and soft to the touch.
The most common & distinguishable color is white or cream. It is also common to have black markings around the eyes or on their ears.
Because of the Maltipoo has fine, dense hair, it is important to brush daily with a firm bristle brush. This will help to prevent the hair from matting because it will remove any excess dead hair or dirt. Clipping every 6 – 8 weeks is also recommended. Bathing this breed monthly will help to maintain their soft coat.
The Maltipoo life expectancy is between 13 – 16 years. The Maltipoo breed have a few health concerns to watch for are:
• Patella Luxation
• Heart Disease
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
The Maltipoo is a designer breed created through the cross of the Maltese and the Toy/Mini Poodle breed. 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).