The Maltipoo is a mixed breed resulted from the cross between the Maltese and the Poodle, ideal for therapy due to its affectionate and fun-loving temperament.
The Maltipoo’s size varies depending on its parents, usually being between 8 and 14 inches tall and weighing between 5 and 20 pounds. Malti Poo has a low shedding coat and a fluffy, soft and wool-like texture which is medium to long and varies from slightly wavy to curly. The coat can have different colors such as cream, white or silver.
Maltipoo is smart, sociable, affectionate and devoted to its owner. It likes to play and is watchful. Its affectionate and playful temperament makes it perfect for therapy. It needs early socialization to become a well-rounded dog. It is intelligent like the Poodle and sweet like the Maltese. It loves to entertain and amuse people.
Due to its sweet features, it is easy to train using positive reinforcement methods that should include rewards, play and praise. If it is correctly trained since puppyhood, your Maltipoo can become a lovely companion.
Malti Poo is designed for indoor life, but it needs daily exercise to stay healthy, happy and out of trouble. The excess of energy results in destructive behavior. It is recommended to take it to short walks or to offer it short play sessions. It can become noisy and will start to bark if it becomes suspicious. You should take into consideration that it is very sensitive and shouldn’t be left alone for long periods.
Brush your pup regularly to keep its coat clean, trim its head once per month and clip it once or twice a year. Clean its ears on a regular basis to get rid of dirt, debris and moisture. Wash it once a month using a special shampoo to prevent degradation of its coat. Brush its teeth regularly to avoid dental problems. It is better to start the grooming process in childhood to get it used to it.
Maltipoos is active and energetic and needs daily exercise such as walks, romps in the yard or play sessions indoors.
Feed your Maltipoo with high quality food to be healthy. Always measure the quantity of food to avoid overweighting. Two meals a day consisting in dry food will help to prevent teeth problems. Also, a high quality nutrition will make its coat shiner.
Maltipoo is usually healthy if it is well cared. It is prone to diseases like epilepsy, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, White Shaker syndrome, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. It is recommended to take it to vet for regular dental check-ups.
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