The Maltipoo is a small dog breed resulting from a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle, known for its soft and fluffy coat.

General details

In general, their weight can vary between 2 and 7 kilograms, depending on the size of the parents and individual variation. In terms of height, they usually measure between 20 and 35 centimeters at the withers. Regarding life expectancy, it is estimated that Maltipoos have an average life expectancy of around 12 to 15 years. *This breed is not recognized by the International Canine Federation (FCI) and is not currently considered a purebred breed. Several canine associations classify it as a mixed breed or hybrid breed. It comes from the cross between a poodle and a Maltese.

Breed history in brief

The Maltipoo is a breed of companion dog that originated in recent years in the United States as a result of a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle. This hybrid breed was developed with the aim of combining the desirable qualities of both breeds. In today's society, the Maltipoo has become a popular choice as a companion dog and family pet.

Breed characteristics

The Maltipoo is a small and adorable looking breed of dog. They have a rounded head with large, expressive eyes that are usually dark or hazel. Their ears are medium to long in size, usually drooping or semi-erect. The tail is carried high or slightly curved over the back. Their coat is soft, dense and usually wavy or curly. The characteristic colors of Maltipoos vary and may include shades such as white, cream, gray, black, brown and gold. One of the most prominent features of the Maltipoo is its hypoallergenic nature, which means it is less likely to cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. In addition, they are known to be affectionate, playful and friendly dogs. They are loyal companions and get along well with people of all ages, including children and seniors.

Common health problems

Being a combination of Maltese and Poodle, they can inherit certain conditions from both breeds. Some diseases that have been observed in dogs of these breeds and could affect Maltipoos include cataract, retinal dysplasia, glaucoma, respiratory and dental problems, and dermatitis.

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