Maltipoos are a cross between a Maltese and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Maltipoos make wonderful family pets. They are smart, well natured, and affectionate. Maltipoos need lots of stimulation are active and energetic but love to snuggle on the couch too.
Popular apartment dogs, Maltipoos are small and require little exercise but love to go for short walks. They are known to bark which makes them great watchdogs. Multipoos are small, adorable dogs and are usually good with children. Because of their small size they can easily get hurt and supervision with children is advised.
Maltipoos come in a variety of colors and sizes depending on it’s parents. They are know to be great emotional support and therapy dogs.
They are one of the smallest of the doodle “designer dogs.” Maltipoos are eager to love and be with their human families. They do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Early socialization is important for Maltipoos.
They can develop allergies to food that can cause coat and skin health issues.
They are considered non or low shedding and sometimes referred to as “hypoallergenic” however there is no guarantee as all dogs have and shed dander.
It is often assumed that when cross breeding two dogs the best traits of both parents show up in the offspring but that is not how genetics work and there is no way to know what the temperament of the offspring will be.
Before buying a Maltipoo puppy, consider this: Maltipoos are a targeted breed of USDA commercial dog breeders, Amish dog breeders, backyard breeders and online puppy broker websites. Maltipoos popularity makes them an attractive business model for these unscrupulous dog breeders. It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Maltipoos puppy breeders and online puppy broker websites.
Read the story about four rescued breeding dogs.
Please do your research before you buy a Maltipoo puppy online — if the breeder will not let you meet the mother dog and see her condition and where she lives, don’t buy the puppy. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
About the Breed: Maltipoos
Maltipoos can range from 6- 15 inches tall and can weigh 5-15 pounds.
Age Expectancy: 12-15 years.
Temperament: Low energy, laid back, playful.
Coat: Curly, wavy.
Color: A variety of colors. White, fawn, cream, black, grey, red, red and white and apricot.
Grooming: Maltipoos require regular brushing and grooming, as well as, cleaning under their eyes and tear area as well as regular brushing of teeth.
Training: It is suggested to start positive training your Maltipoo puppy early.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well being of your Maltipoo puppy.
Types of Maltipoo Puppies
FAQ’s About Buying Maltipoo Puppies Online
When buying a Maltipoo puppy, you want to make sure it was born in a loving clean environment. Never buy a puppy from a picture, always meet your new puppy in person before you buy it. The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. He should be happy and well adjusted.
Make sure the Maltipoo puppy’s eyes are bright, he is clean and happy. Look at his body language make sure his tail is up and wagging. Is his posture good?
Does he hold his head up, is he curious? Does he run up to you or is he afraid to approach you? Is the kennel where he lives clean? Is the breeders house and property clean. Listen to your gut. Don’t buy the Maltipoo pup if you have a bad feeling about how the breeder treats his dogs. Buying the Maltipoo puppy keeps the breeder in business so don’t buy it if you think the breeder is not reputable.
There are many risks to buying Maltipoo puppies online. Since your Maltipoo puppy will live for 12-15 years, it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill. Any breeder can be a puppy mill and most selling doodles and poos are profit breeders looking to make money.
Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If you don’t see the kennel in person and meet the mother dog you are taking a big risk and could get an unhealthy and poorly bred puppy that may have mental and physical health issues that you will have to deal with. There is no way to tell if a puppy is mentally and physically healthy when looking at a picture.
It is not safe to buy Maltipoo puppies online or any puppy listed on a website. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by air nanny or even meeting the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting a puppy mill.
There are over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year. It is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these bad breeders. There is no excuse for a breeder that won’t let you see where the dogs live. They should have nothing to hide. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
It takes time to find a new happy healthy puppy and that is ok. Your new Maltipoo puppy will be a part of your family for 11-15 years so it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. Never take a breeder’s word for it, always pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother and puppy in person before you give the breeder your hard earned money. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
It’s important to go to the breeders home in person and see where the dogs live and how he treats them. Responsible breeders should have no problem with that. Since Maltipoos’ are not purebreds, and they are very popular dogs, many unscrupulous breeders are breeding and selling these puppies online.
Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live.
A puppy mill is a dog breeder that puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. These breeders vary in size from small breeders to very large breeders that have hundreds of breeding dogs packed in cages.
Puppy mills are legal! They keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding dogs are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in stacked wire cages.
The breeding dogs live in the cages 24/7/365. They are not groomed, or given the opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. Proper vet care is expensive so the dogs are denied veterinary care. Most dogs in puppy mills are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors — that never get addressed. Not to mention the mental suffering they experience.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find another breeder.