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Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Malti-Poo owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Malti-Poo and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

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It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Malti-Poo and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Malti-Poo Profile

A Malti-Poo is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Maltese and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the the Poodle's nonshedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Malti-poos are sweet, loving, energetic dogs.

Other Names: Malt-A-Poo, Maltipoo, Moodle

Height: 14 in.
Weight: 5 - 12 lb.

Color: Color vary from Poodle Parent. Grey, black, white, and apricot.
Malti-Poos have fine, frizzy, wooly.

Temperament: Malti-Poos are intelligent, friendly, loving, loyal affectionate family dogs.
With Children: Good, very friendly towards children. Supervision is recommended.
With Pets: Generally good with other dogs and pets.
Special Skills: Used mostly as Therapy Dogs.

Watch-dog: Low
Guard-dog: Very Low

Malti-Poo Care and Exercise: Malti-Poos have low-shedding, low-dander coat dogs. Shampoo once a week and daily brushing is essential. Yearly body hair clipping. Indoor activity with suffice for exercise.
Training: Easy to train
Learning Rate: Moderate to High

Activity: Moderate, indoor and outdoors in safe open areas.
Living Environment: Suburban home or apartment.

Malti-Poo Health Issues: Skin, Eye and other Inherited disorders are common. Owners should give their dogs hip and eye tests regularly.

Life Span: 10 - 15 years
Litter Size: 4-6

Country of Origin:
History of the Malti-Poo: The Malti-Poo is a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle.

AKC Group: The Malti-Poo has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club


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