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Maltipoo Breed Information

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Our cute Maltipoo puppies for sale are a mix of a Maltese and a Mini Poodle, both purebred dogs. Maltese Poodle mix puppies are smart, easy to train, effortless to groom, and a treat to have around. They are playful, very affectionate, and adorably cuddly. Although they haven’t been around for long, Maltipoo puppies are among the world’s favorite doodle dogs. Hypoallergenic Maltipoos are an excellent choice for allergy suffering owners, while their eagerness to please and intelligence make them a perfect fit for new dog owners.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Maltese ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Energetic, Gentle, Intelligent, Loving ADULT WEIGHT 5-10 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 9-12 in LIFE SPAN 10-14 yrs


  • Also known as Maltepoo, Multipoo, Maltese Poodle mix, and Teddy Bear Maltese, the Maltipoo is a crossbreed of a purebred Miniature Poodle and a purebred Maltese dog 
  • Maltipoo puppies first appeared in the United States at the beginning of the 1990s and are currently one of the most adored doodle puppies around
  • Hypoallergenic Maltipoo. Maltipoo puppies inherit the low-shedding coats of their hypoallergenic parents 
  • The Maltipoo is a toy-sized breed that can reach 9 to 12 inches in height and weigh between 5 and 10 pounds 
  • Gentle, well-mannered, and affectionate, Maltipoo puppies make lovely companion pets for families 
  • Very intelligent, eager to please, and fond of learning, Maltese puppies are among the easiest puppies to train 
  • Given their sweet nature and attentiveness, Maltipoo puppies can be trained for therapy work 
  • The Maltipoo is a low-maintenance dog breed 
  • Adaptable dogs. Maltipoos adapt easily to any type of living situation as well as any type of lifestyle 
  • Cuddly lapdogs, excellent partners for adventures, and sweet companions, the Maltipoo puppies make wonderful pets for any type of owner 
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Maltipoos are cute, fluffy, and toy-sized dogs that step with a graceful movement and always appear joyful. As a cross between Maltese and Mini Poodles, the Maltipoos have a myriad of gorgeous features to inherit. They can take after both parents in equal measure, or appear more similar to either. Generally, most Maltipoos sport a combination of features from both small Poodles and Maltese dogs. They have small, floppy, and triangle-shaped ears that hang close to their faces, dark round eyes, a dark button nose, and a well-proportioned body.  

Maltipoo size. Maltipoos are true carbon copies of their parents when it comes to size. An adult Maltipoo generally grows to an average of 9 to 12 inches tall and weighs between 5 and 10 pounds. 

Maltipoo hair. The Maltipoo hair can be straight, wavy, or curly, depending on which of the parent’s genes is more dominant. More often than not, adult Maltipoo dogs have wavy to curly-textured hair of a medium length. 
Maltipoo colors. Like their parents, Maltipoos can come in a myriad of beautiful colors. They can have solid-colored coats, tricolor, or bi-colored coats. Maltipoo colors include white, black, red, brown, chocolate, apricot, and cream.  


Maltipoos are sweet and calm dogs with an easy-going temperament. They are incredibly friendly with humans and pets alike, and they love spending time with their owners. Generally, Maltipoo puppies and dogs don’t show traces of aggression or shyness, but overly spoiling a Maltipoo puppy can result in a cautious adult dog.

Maltipoos love to be with people and soak up all the love and attention they can get. They crave to be included in family activities and thrive in an environment in which doting on them is a daily occurrence.  

Just like all amazing doodle breeds, Maltipoo puppies inherit everything good Maltese and Poodles have to offer. They are as intelligent as their Poodle parent, as loving as their Maltese parent, and as naturally well-mannered as both. An independent nature is also something Maltipoo puppies inherit from their parents.

Although incredibly affectionate, Maltipoos don’t mind the occasional time alone. Given their intelligence, easy-going temperament, and eagerness to please, Maltipoo puppies make excellent companion pets for both new and experienced owners.  


Maltipoo Grooming

Maltipoos are an easy dog breed to groom given their low-shedding coats. Before you begin grooming, make sure your Maltipoo puppy is comfortable with having its paws, face, and body handled. Allow your puppy some time to get used to the tools you will be using (nail clippers, brush, comb, dog scissors).

To brush your Maltipoo’s hair, you will need a brush or a comb for its hair type. Brushing should be done once or twice a week if your Maltipoo has a puppy cut or teddy bear cut, and sooner if your Maltipoo has long hair. Your Maltipoo will need a bath every month or so, always using dog shampoo.

It is recommended to clip your dog’s nails if they get too long and check their ears regularly for rashes or signs of infection. Since most dogs are prone to dental issues, it is beneficial to provide your Maltipoo with plenty of chew toys and dental sticks and keep to regular teeth brushing schedule. Ideally, you should brush your Maltipoo’s teeth a few times per week.  

Maltipoo Exercise Needs

Although most Maltipoos are big fans of roaming freely in dog parks, playing games of fetch outdoors, and chasing their favorite fur baby friends, their everyday exercise needs are low. Maltipoos need an average of 30 to 40 minutes of exercise each day. One or two daily walks around the block coupled with a brisk chase or a few games indoors will be enough to keep them exercised, in shape, and happy. 

Maltipoo Health

Like most crossbreeds of purebred dogs, Maltipoos have hybrid vigor to protect them from certain health problems than their purebred parents are prone to. Maltipoos enjoy excellent health, but there are still some conditions that they can develop, although rarely. Among these are vision problems that are caused by old age, cataracts, hypoglycemia, allergies, ear infections, and dental issues. Although adult Maltipoo dogs are not prone to become overweight, they can be picky eaters. It is recommended to provide a healthy diet of high-quality dog food as well as home-cooked meals that are dog-friendly.  

Maltipoo Lifespan

Maltipoos are a long-lived dog breed that enjoys an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. It is not rare for Maltipoos to reach an age of 17+ years. You can give your Maltipoo the best chance of exceeding 15 years by providing a well-balanced diet, a good environment, and proper exercise. 

Maltipoo Training

Maltipoo puppies, like their parents, are very smart and responsive to training. Since these puppies are eager to learn, impress, and please in any way they can, you can expect them to be very good students when it comes to training. Like most puppies, Maltipoos love puppy treats and chew toys.

To get the best results when training your Maltipoo puppy, make sure to have plenty of treats on hand as well as their favorite toys. Maltipoo puppies are also the most responsive to a calm yet determined voice and a gentle approach. Most puppies will shy away if they are yelled at, so that is best avoided. It is also recommended to keep training lessons short and interactive so that your puppy doesn’t lose interest. 

Although most Maltipoo puppies grow up to be independent dogs that have no problem staying at home for a few hours on their own, it is always best to take precautions and train them in advance to be independent. Overly spoiling can turn even an independent dog into an overly attached one that doesn’t deal well with being alone. To prevent this, it is recommended to begin training your puppy as soon as it comes home.

Training a puppy to be independent is easy but it does take time and patience. The first thing you should do is leave the room for a few minutes at a time while your puppy is busy chewing on its favorite toy or munching on its favorite treat. The best result would be to get no attention from your Maltipoo puppy as you leave and return to the room. It is always best to provide a treat or a preferred toy as you begin this exercise to make sure your puppy is entertained. Once your puppy is ok with this action, you can proceed to leave the room for longer, and then the house. 


The Maltipoo puppy is a doodle breed that is a cross between a purebred Maltese dog and a purebred Mini Poodle adult dog. Originally from the United States, Maltipoo puppies were designed to enchant dog lovers with their superb appearance, high intelligence, and sweet-loving nature. They were first bred during the 1990s and have since become one of the most popular Poodle hybrids. In the past 30 years, the Maltipoo breed has been bred into different sizes, colors, and generations. There are currently 4 Maltipoo sizes, several Maltipoo colors, and 3 Maltipoo generations.  

  • Maltipoo size varieties include Standard Maltipoo, Toy Maltipoo, Teacup Maltipoo and Micro Teacup Maltipoo.  
  • Maltipoo colors include any combination of white, black, apricot, chocolate, different shades of brown, red, silver, and cream. White Maltipoo puppies, Black Maltipoo puppies, and Chocolate Maltipoo puppies have solid-colored coats.  
  • Maltipoo generations include F1 Maltipoo puppies that are half Poodle and half Maltese, F1B Maltipoo puppies that are a mix of a Maltipoo backcrossed with a Poodle, and F2 Maltipoo puppies that are a mix of two Maltipoos.  

Like most Doodle puppies, Maltipoo puppies were created as a new type of hypoallergenic dog breed that could reside with allergy sufferers. Since the Maltese and the Poodle dog breeds are both known to have low dander and low-shedding coats, they were selected for the Maltipoo mix to obtain a crossbreed puppy with the same qualities.