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Thank you for your interest in adopting Maltipoo puppies from our network of Maltipoo breeders. The Maltipoo is a cross between the Maltese and Toy Poodle breeds and shares the best personality traits of both. The pint-sized Maltipoo makes a good pet for dog lovers who live in all kinds of residential settings, from small apartments to big houses. Why not take a look at our listings of Maltipoo puppies for sale to see if you find one that may be compatible for your family?
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It can be hard to find good Maltipoo puppies for sale, since you don’t know if the breeder who is offering them is trustworthy. We want to make it easier for you to find Maltipoo puppies so we connect families with the best Maltipoo breeders which let them choose a puppy with confidence. And to ensure that you make an informed choice before you start looking at our Maltipoo for sale listings, we provide a lot of useful information about the breed that you need to know.
Before you decide to adopt a Maltipoo puppy, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the basic Maltipoo dog breed info so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not the crossbreed is the best choice for your family. Being fun-loving and affectionate are among the defining Maltipoo characteristic traits, making him a good choice for all sorts of pet lovers, from single people and the elderly who want a companion to families with kids who are looking for a dog who will complete their household. He is an active dog who loves nothing more than playing with other pets and his human family, but who is not too energetic that he requires a lot of exercise. Please feel free to look through our Facts & Information section to learn more about the Maltipoo.
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Now that you know what to expect from the Maltipoo and are ready to make the decision to adopt a puppy, we will make the Maltipoo adoption process easier for you. Our site works with the best Maltipoo breeders so that you can choose the from among the matched Maltipoo puppies that best suits your family’s requirements. Once you have made your choice, we will start the adoption process so that your puppy can soon join his new family. Please feel free to read about our happy placement process to learn more it.
Facts - Overview
The Maltipoo dog breed is a cross of two popular companion dogs, the Maltese and the Miniature Poodle. This “designer breed” has become popular as a pet who can adjust to living in a wide variety of living arrangements ranging from apartments to mansions. Maltipoo ownership has also been embraced by all types of pet lovers, from families with children to the elderly.
The Maltipoo is a good choice for people with allergies since they don’t shed a lot and were bred to be hypoallergenic. However, you should keep in mind that, as with all dogs, the Maltipoo still shed saliva and dander, which contain allergens. Thus, you may not have an allergic reaction at once but may develop one over time. Thus, as part of deciding if the Maltipoo is the best choice for you, you may want to spend some time with Maltipoos to see if you have a reaction.
If you are adopting a dog for the first time, the Maltipoo may be a good choice because of his adaptability and affectionate personality. He wants to please his owner and thus, is easy to train. They are indoor dogs who should not be kept outside or in kennels. In addition, their adaptability does not mean that they should be left alone for extended periods of time.
Although the Maltipoo is a small dog with moderate energy requirements, he is still an active dog who will need daily exercise. You will need to take him for daily walks or have a regular play time to meet his requirements for physical activity. But they also love just being with their human family, spending time doing fun activities or just enjoying a long cuddle.
One thing you should keep in mind, however, is that the Maltipoo, like a lot of small dogs, is a barker. This may be an important consideration if you live in apartments or other residential settings where your neighbors may be sensitive about the noise. But you may be able to ameliorate this tendency somewhat with training.
Are you considering adopting a Maltipoo? Please feel free to read our other Maltipoo breed info sections. We have provided pages on the breed’s care, health, grooming and personality.
Facts - Personality
Since the Maltipoo is a cross between two breeds, one of the determinants of the Maltipoo personality is that it combines the personality of both its progenitor breeds. The Maltese is described as having a lively and friendly personality, and who has a way with people that allows them to always get their own way. The Poodle, on the other hand, is seen as having a regal air and a legendary intelligence that conceals a goofy and mischievous streak.
The Maltipoo combines the best of both the Maltese and the Poodle. From the Poodle the Maltipoo has inherited intelligence and a devoted attitude toward its human family. His Maltese heritage has provided him with liveliness and a people-oriented attitude. The resulting cross is a dog that is devoted to his human family and loves nothing more than spending time on their laps or taking walks with them. However, he can also be lively and enjoys nothing more than a fun play session. They also make good alarm dogs, as they are alert and bark when they sense something. But the Maltipoo is an indoor dog and should live outside or left outdoors for long periods.
However, these are just general guidelines and the particular Maltipoo temperament can be affected by a variety of factors including heredity and early upbringing. In order to ensure that your Maltipoo grows up to have a well-rounded personality, early socialization is important. Exposing your Maltipoo puppy while he is young to new people and experiences will teach him not to react to them with fear or aggression.
Facts - Care
Understanding how to do Maltipoo puppy care correctly is important to ensure that your new puppy adjusts well to being a member of your family. Since he is a small breed, the Maltipoo is an indoor dog who should not be kept in a kennel or left outdoors for extended periods of time. But they still require daily exercise to meet their requirements for physical activity as well as to keep them mentally stimulated. Thus, you need to take them for daily walks. If they do not have an outlet for their excess energy, they might get bored and act out. Your Maltipoo will need at least ten to fifteen minutes of exercise a day, which can be in the form of walks, play time in the yard or even a game of fetch.
Due to the breed’s intelligence, Maltipoo training can be easily done using the right techniques. When you are training your dog, you should always use positive reinforcement, such as rewarding him with treats and affection when he learns what you are trying to teach him. Never treat your dog harshly or hurt them if they do not learn at once what you are trying to teach them.
An important consideration in Maltipoo care is that Maltipoos are barkers, so you will have to learn how to deal with problem barking. But barking can be managed with the right techniques so you might want to consult with an experienced trainer.
Facts - Grooming
A moderate level of Maltipoo grooming is required to keep your puppy looking at his best. The Maltipoo has a fluffy coat whose length ranges from medium to long and has a soft texture. The most common Maltipoo coat colors are white, cream and silver. Since the breed has a low-dander and low-shedding coat, the Maltipoo is considered hypoallergenic but there are people with allergies who may still be sensitive to even the low level of allergens the dog produces.
While you can take your dog to a professional groomer, if you learn how to groom Maltipoo you can save money. Grooming is also an opportunity for you to enjoy boding time with your dog if it is done in a positive manner. To ensure that his coat remains clean and free from mats, you will have to brush it daily. however, you don’t have to bathe him too frequently; once a month will do unless he gets dirty.
If you live in a warm climate, you may want to have your Maltipoo’s coat clipped short to keep him cool. However, his head will need to be trimmed monthly. You should also trim the hair around his eyes to prevent it from getting dirty. And make sure to clean his long ears regularly since they have a tendency to pick up dirt and trap moisture.
You also need to include nail trimming and dental care as part of your Maltipoo’s regular grooming routine. The Maltipoo needs to have his nails trimmed periodically when they get too long, around once or twice a month. In addition, you will have to brush his teeth at least two to three times a week to prevent tartar buildup and possible dental problems.
It is important that you start your grooming routine as early as possible so that your puppy will get used to it while he is young. One particular area you should pay attention to is his paws, since dogs are naturally nervous about their feet. You should also provide your dog with treats and positive reinforcement so that he starts thinking of grooming as a positive experience. This will not only make your grooming routine easier since he won’t fidget as much, it will also make trips to the vet less traumatic.
Facts - Health
Since the Maltipoo is a relatively new cross with a short history, there is not that much information about the health conditions the cross is prone to. However, the following Maltipoo health conditions are the ones you should be aware about if you are considering adopting a Maltipoo.
White shaker syndrome is an alarming condition in which the dog seems to suffer from a seizure as he starts shaking over his whole body and has a lack of coordination. However, the condition is not life-threatening or painful; consult with your vet about treatment conditions.
Patellar Luxation. This is a condition that is commonly seen in small dogs and happens when the calf, thigh bone and knee cap are not lined up properly. Mild conditions may be corrected manually but more serious cases may need surgical repair.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy. This is a degenerative condition that causes the loss of photoreceptors in the eye and eventually results in blindness. But the dog’s other senses can eventually compensate for the loss of sight.
Before adopting a puppy, ask the breeder for health clearances for both parents such as those from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the Canine Eye Registry Foundation.
To ensure good Maltipoo nutrition, you should feed him high-quality dog food that is not only formulated specially to meet the nutritional needs of puppies, but also those of small dogs. Consult with your vet and the breeder as to what is the best type of food.
Facts - History
The history of Maltipoo is a short one compared with those of its progenitors, the Maltese and the Poodle. The crossbreed was created along with the Yorkipoo by US breeders who wanted to create dogs that could be kept as pets by allergy sufferers since they did not shed a lot. The poodle was chosen as one of the breeds to cross since they are known to be a good pet for pet owners with allergies.
A first generation Maltipoo is bred from a purebred Maltese and a Poodle. When it is bred with another first generation Maltipoo, or with another purebred Poodle or Maltese, the result is known as a second generation Maltipoo. Third generation Maltipoos are created when two second generation Maltipoos are bred. Even though they are bred from purebred parents, Maltipoos may not share the traits of the different breeds on a 50-50 basis and Maltipoo litters may have puppies of varying appearances.
A Maltipoo history can be traced through registries such as those kept by the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Breed Registry. These registries keep the history of Maltipoos that have been bred from purebred parents whose ancestry is known and recorded. The cross is not recognized by the American Kennel Club since it is not a considered a purebred.