Maltipoo: Everything About This Friendly Dog

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The Maltipoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Maltese. It is currently not yet a recognized breed and that is due to the fact that it is a relatively new breed. They originate in North America where they were bred as companion dogs. A major reason for the breeding of the Maltipoo is that most Maltipoo ‘s are hypoallergenic that means that people with allergies to dogs will not suffer. Because of this, it is truly an everyman’s friend. It is a real family dog that loves to be pampered by its owners. Would you like to learn more about this dog breed? Then read on below.

 

History: a very young breed

Around the 1960s, there was an increasing demand in the United States for small loving dog breeds. Important when breeding new breeds is that there are few medical complications and that the breed is preferably hypoallergenic. The result is, among others, the Maltipoo.

 

The character: a loyal companion

The Maltipoo is a dog with an enormously loving character, which was an important goal for the breeders. It should therefore come as no surprise that this breed of dog gets along extremely well with people, dogs and other animals. They also get along well with small children, making them almost suitable for any family. If you choose to keep a Maltipoo as a pet, it is worth bearing in mind that your Maltipoo will do everything in its power to get your attention. Not at all annoying of course!

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The Appearance of the Maltipoo

The Maltipoo is approximately between 20 and 30 centimeters tall measured from the shoulders and weighs between 4 and 8 kilograms. He has a dark nose with a medium length coat and ears that hang down. The coat has outliers at the ears and at the start where the coat becomes somewhat longer and fuller. The color of the coat can vary from white to apricot. They can reach an age of between 14 and 15 years.

 

The care

The Maltipoo was bred to be kept as a companion animal. It is a pet which is perfectly suited for an apartment and does not necessarily need a garden. A 15-minute walk a few times a day is sufficient. The coat should be combed at least once a week to prevent tangles. Tangles are pieces of coat that stick together due to dirt, this can be experienced as annoying.

There are also several exercises you can do with your dog that are good for him. These are exercises that stimulate the mental state of your dog and keep him mentally healthy. This will prevent behavioral problems and if you do this in combination with physical exercises the effect will be even better. Examples of mental exercises are: tricks, hiding something or commands.

 

Are there any diseases that occur in this breed?

Because the Maltipoo is a relatively young dog breed, little is known about possible diseases. What is known is that this dog breed is more likely to suffer from inflammation of the eyes or other eye disorders. Furthermore, it is good to read up on disorders often seen in Maltese and Poodles, these can also pose a risk to a Maltipoo.

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Dog training for this breed

There are also several exercises that you can do with your dog that are good for him. These are exercises that stimulate the mental state of your dog and keep him mentally healthy. This will prevent behavioral problems and if you do this in combination with physical exercises the effect will be even better. Examples of mental exercises are: tricks, hiding something or commands.

 

How much does a Maltipoo cost?

A Maltipoo puppy costs between $1200 and $2500. Always try to buy a puppy from a certified breeder. This breeder puts a lot of love into a specific breed and takes care of the preservation and improvement of the breed. The motherdog is part of the household and is well taken care of, she does not get endless litters and there is often a number of home bred animals to admire in the house. Also, dogs bred through an approved breeder should be tested for hereditary diseases. This prevents the creation of an unhealthy breed of dog. The breeder can also tell you everything about the parents and often the grandparents of your puppy.

 

How much exercise does this breed need?

Because the Maltipoo was bred as a companion animal and has no natural hunting or guarding history, the amount of exercise it needs is relatively low. It is important that you walk your Maltipoo at least three times a day and he can also be taken outside, but do not expect your Maltipoo to stay by your side if you want to run a marathon.