What do you get when you mix the beautiful, easy to groom, and hardy Maltese with the bright playfulness and sensitivity of a cute, curly haired poodle?
You get a MaltiPoo, a toy mix that is adorable, hardy, playful, and intelligent. In addition, many people find the MaltiPoo to be hypoallergenic. This is because both the Maltese and Poodle belong to classes of dog breeds that are hypoallergenic for most people. The Maltese has "human-like" hair that sheds minimally, and the Poodle has non-shedding hair. For this reason, many people that are allergic to other breeds find that they are not allergic to the Malti-Poo.
The Maltese has soft, silky hair that does not shed and does not have many of the genetic health problems that get passed down through other breeds. For this reason, Maltese are one of the healthiest toy breeds available. Poodles have cute, curly hair, with a playful personality, yet they are normally not high strung. But they do prefer to be pampered and make a great little lap dog.
The MaltiPoo has soft silky curls that do not get matted. Because their hair is so easy to comb through, they can be ready for a night out or a visit with friends in a moments notice.
MaltiPoos with a Baby Face (More of a Maltese look)
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MaltePoo / MaltiPoo (Maltese Poodle Mix Puppy)
MaltiPoos with a Teddy Bear Face (More of a Poodle look)
They are very sweet little lap dogs and make a great little friend to play with. Grooming: You can keep a short puppy cut with a teddy bear face that needs very little grooming even as adults. (Keeping their hair the way they are as puppies as seen here on my web site. ) Or you can let their hair grow long in length and put a little pony tail with a bow on top.
A lot of people call them a fancy little dog because they have become a favorite of many celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Zaa Zaa Gabor. They are more of a pampered pet not the kind of dog you would put in your backyard and forget about. In my opinion they are very carefree and fun loving little dogs with lots of personality, eager to play ball, and can amuse themselves for hours with their own little toys.
The Poodle has also been a favorite of Toy Breeds because they are so loyal and easy to train- a favorite of all Circus trainers because they can be taught the most difficult tasks. Not easily distracted by things going on around them such as the audience and keep their focus on the trainer. Always eager to please and enjoy a treat in return. Malti-Poos can be any color that the poodle comes in. A light Fawn, Brown, Chocolate, Black, Black and White like a party poodle and Apricot. 98% of MaltiPoos do not have problems with tear stained eyes and most of my customers have noticed their hair grows a little slower which means less trips to be groomed.
Temperament: Playful and alert, both trainable and intelligent with a sweet, non-quarrelsome and carefree disposition.
They have a very carefree and loving personality. When someone comes to my door I will have to admit my Chihuahuas are on guard and sometimes bark at my visitors and it does take a couple of minutes to calm them down. Some Chihuahuas can be very protective of their home and owners. But the Maltese and Malti-Poos seem to greet every stranger at the door with a smile. They may bark once or twice when they hear the door bell, but once they have noticed that you are welcoming in the visitor they are right by your side to let them know they are happy to see them. Eager to be patted and noticed. They are not big barkers or high strung at all. You even have to be careful about taking them outside unattended they want to greet everyone that passes by and may be willing to follow them home if they feel they will get some extra attention.
Correct name and spelling is: MaltiPoo
Variety of names for Maltese Poodle Mix Puppies
MaltiPoo, Malte Poo, MaltaPoo
Malti Poo, Malte Poo, Malta Poo