The Maltipoo dog is a cross between the gentle, affectionate Maltese and the clever, athletic Toy or Miniature Poodle. Also known as the Miniature Maltese Poodle, Maltipoos are small, charming, companion dogs. The full grown Maltipoo weighs less than 20 pounds, and is well suited to apartment living. Coat colors vary but are often white or cream, and low shedding.
- What do they look like?
- Coat types and grooming
- Pet potential
- Health and care
- Maltipoo rescue and puppies
The Maltipoo generally gets along well with children, seniors and family pets too. They are happy to swap your lap for walks and games in the park. The Maltipoo’s tousled coat need regular grooming and clipping but in return, these playful little dogs are intelligent, loving, and easy to train.
Where Do Maltipoos Come From?
The Maltese Poodle mix has only become popular in the last few decades. But both parents are from ancient breeds with a long history. The Maltese originates in Europe (although whether it is actually from Malta is disputed). It has been a pampered lap dog for many centuries.
The Poodle was first bred in Germany, as a water dog. These dogs helped hunt and retrieve in and around water. Some standard Poodles are still used for this purpose today.
Like other retrieving breeds, Poodles are known for their intelligence. Over time smaller versions of the Poodle have been bred as companion dogs. Giving rise to today’s Toy and Miniature Poodles. By crossing the clever poodle with the friendly Maltese, breeder hope to create a charming, affectionate, and bright little dog.
Over the last few years, Maltese Poodle dogs have become really popular! This could be partly because their appearance makes them look like adorable little teddy bears! In fact, you’ll see plenty of celebrities showing off these little pooches! Rihanna has an adorable Maltese Poodle dog called Oliver.
Some other famous owners (with their pup’s names in brackets) include: Ashley Tisdale (Blondie and Maui), Miley Cyrus (Sophie), Blake Lively (Penny) and Michele Kwan (Ginseng). The Ziegler family from the popular show “Dance Moms” even have a Maltipoo called Maliboo! You may have seen her in some of the earlier episodes!
Full Grown Maltipoo Appearance
The appearance of a cross breed dog is never entirely predictable. Your pup may look like a poodle, or a maltese, or any combination of the two. Looking at the parents can help us to estimate what your Maltese Poodle mix could look like. You won’t be able to predict your Maltese Poodle dog’s adult size. But you can guess that it will be somewhere between the maximum and minimum heights of their parents.
|Size||Miniature/Toy||Toy||Toy (or a little larger)|
|Height||10-15 inches||8-10 inches||8-14 inches|
|Weight||4-6 lbs (toy)|
10-20 lbs (mini)
|6-8 lbs||5-20 lbs|
Is the Maltipoo Hypoallergenic?
The Maltipoo’s coat is medium to long in length, with a soft, fluffy texture and some degree of wave or curl, depending on what it inherits. One of the main goals of crossing Poodles with other breeds is to create a dog that’s good for people with allergies. Is this true for the Maltese Poodle hybrid? First the bad news…there is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog. Most pet allergies are due to dander—dead skin flakes—not any particular kind of fur.
Low Shedding Breeds
Certain breeds like Poodles have less dander and shed less than other breeds. This can be good for people with allergies. The Maltese Poodle cross, like the Poodle, also does not shed much. It is frequently listed as one of the more hypoallergenic dog breeds. So this is all good news for Maltese Poodle mix lovers!
Your pup will not shed fur and dander as much as other dog breeds, and could be a good choice if you have allergies. But this is by no means a certainty. Be sure to spend time with Maltipoos in their home environments to see how you react before bringing one of these puppies into your home.
Grooming & General Care
This little breed needs regular grooming, to keep any knots out of their fur. Make sure to check their ears regularly for any excess wax. And keep on top of their nails with nail clippers or grinders if needed. Choose a high quality food. But ensure you don’t overfeed your pup, as this could lead to obesity.
Poodles and Maltese are both low-shedding breeds, which is good for allergies as we’ve seen. However, minimal shedding doesn’t necessarily mean that their coats are low maintenance. Although the Poodle has curly fur and the Maltese has straighter fur, both Poodles and Maltese have long coats. They require weekly grooming. As well as regular baths and trimmings. Many owners also clip their dog’s fur, especially on the face.
Are They Good Pets?
The Maltese and Poodle mix, is well known as a sweet and loving companion animal. Both Poodles and Maltese dogs are known for their engaging and charming personalities. With the Poodle getting high marks for smarts and the Maltese for affection. Being a mix, your puppy could grow up to be more like her Poodle ancestors. Or more like her Maltese ones.
As with any cross breed the outcome is not predictable. So you need to be certain that you love both Poodle and Maltese temperaments before you choose this puppy. Make sure to meet both the Poodle and Maltese parents. And make sure they both have temperaments you would be happy to share your life with.
These chasmatic, intelligent little dogs will thrive in an environment where someone is around for much of the day. With owners who are committed to training, socialization and regular exercise. As well as a whole lots of love.
You will need to make sure you find a good breeder, that health tests there stock. And would be advised to go for a Miniature rather than Toy mix, as they are less likely to be so small and fragile. Maltipoo personality can be as gorgeous as their appearance, and these lovely little dogs can make wonderful pets.
Like many small dogs, Maltipoos have a tendency to bark. There is much you can do to reduce barking and avoid it becoming a problem.
Try to ignore your Maltipoo puppy when they bark for attention or because they want you to give them something. It’s very cute when they are small, but it can become an annoying habit.
Instead, reward your puppy for desirable behaviors such as sitting quietly, or just standing quietly with all four paws on the floor. Put a treat by your Maltipoo’s nose when they are laying in their basket, or sitting on your lap. You can use up most or even all of your puppy’s daily food ration simply reinforcing the behaviors you want to encourage.
Training Small Breeds
New owners should be aware that Maltese Poodle hybrids can bark more than other dogs. So if you’re looking for a quiet breed, a Maltese and Poodle cross might not be for you. On top of this, the breed’s devotion to their humans can lead to separation anxiety. So really they need to be in a home where they won’t be left alone for long periods of time. Or introduced very gradually and gently to staying alone. This is not a quick process, so do plan to be around for the first months your pup is with you!
Like all dogs, this breed needs good training and socialization from puppyhood on. A Maltipoo’s puppyhood lasts until he is one year old. Start housetraining your puppy right away. Other forms of socialization and training can start early too. The most common behavioral problems you will want to focus on are barking, separation anxiety, and jumping. Socialization will help to avoid any unwanted aggression towards other dogs and people.
To stay happy and healthy, the Maltese and Poodle cross will need regular exercise. Their small size can mean they seem suitable for smaller homes, but even a dog this small needs the opportunity to stretch its legs. Make sure your pup gets outside for a walk, run, or some busy training games, on a daily basis. They might also enjoy swimming! Do be aware that, extra small toy breeds can have issues with fragile bones, which can affect their safety when exercising. You can read more about this in the health section below.
There is a wide belief that cross bred dogs are automatically more healthy than pure bred dogs. But nature isn’t quite so simple. Regular mixing of genes will definitely make our dogs healthier as a group, in the long run. But a first generation cross like a Maltipoo may be at risk of inheriting health problems from both its parents.
A Maltese Poodle mix has the potential to inherit health problems from both or either parent. Some of these problems may reduced by mixing genetics with another breed – but this isn’t guaranteed. Make sure the parents have had all the usual health tests recommended for their breed, before purchasing a pup.
Maltese Poodle Cross Health Risks:
|Heart:||Mitral valve disease|
|Brain:||Epilepsy, necrotizing meningoencephalitis|
|Eyes:||Progressive retinal atrophy|
What is the Maltipoo Life Expectancy?
Of course, all dogs are individuals, but in general the founding breeds of this cross have relatively long lifespans. The average life expectancy of a Poodle and Maltese mix is 12 years. For miniature Poodles, the average lifespan is 14 years and for toy Poodles it’s 13 years. Poodle Maltese mixes are generally given a range of between 10 and 15 years, with 12-13 years often listed as the average lifespan of a Maltipoo.
Rescuing a Poodle and Maltese hybrid
Maltipoo rescue is a great option for fans of the breed who would rather adopt, than shop. Because Poodle Maltese hybrids are so cute and popular, many puppy purchases can be impulse buys by inexperienced owners. This means that sadly some of these Maltipoos will end up at animal shelters or rescue organizations.
There are established rescue organizations devoted to Poodle Maltese crosses, other Poodle mixes, and small dogs in general. Many Maltese breed rescue groups will also have available Maltipoos. You can search these specific breed-type rescue organizations for adoptable dogs. And most animal shelters and nationwide rescue clearing houses will allow you to specify “Maltipoo” as a breed in your search criteria.
Finding a Maltipoo Puppy
Like other designer cross breed dogs, Poodle and Maltese hybrid puppies are not recognized by the American Kennel Club or other similar organizations. But you can still find reputable breeders if you’re looking for a Poodle and Maltese mix puppy. It is always a good idea to search for breeders in your area that welcome a home visit from potential buyers. That way you can check out the home environment where your puppy is raised. A good breeder will also like to meet you to make sure their puppy is going to a good home.
Where to Avoid
Cute, small dogs like Maltipoos are always popular. You will see online ads for Poodle and Maltese cross puppies, and it is common to find these puppies for sale in pet stores. It is possible that these puppies come from large-scale puppy mill breeding operations.
To avoid buying from a puppy mill, make sure you choose a small-scale local breeder who raises the puppies in a loving home environment. Visiting a breeder in person and talking to other customers is a good way to make sure you are getting a quality dog.
How much will you pay for a Maltipoo puppy? The cost of a puppy purchased from a breeder can vary. Maltipoo prices range from around $400 to as much as $2,000. Expect to pay around $700-$800 for a dog from a good breeder.
Remember that Maltipoo puppies for sale online and in pet stores can come from puppy mills. Very low prices could be a red flag, and you may find that you will be spending the money you save on vet bills instead. A quality puppy from a good breeder is worth the extra cost.
Raising a Poodle and Maltese Hybrid Puppy
Puppies should not be collected until they are 8 weeks old. It’s a good idea to have your puppy next to your bed for the first four or five nights. Maltipoo puppies will need four or five meals a day for the first four weeks. And then three meals a day until they are six months old.
All puppies get under your feet, but tiny puppies are particularly vulnerable. If you have children the main risk to your puppy in the first few weeks will be accidents. Create a puppy zone in your house for the first few weeks rather than giving the puppy access to the whole house. Have some ground rules for children about moving slowly in the puppy’s zone, and sitting down to cuddle the puppy.
Potty training a tiny dog can take a bit longer than with larger dogs, so you will need to be patient, especially if your Maltipoo puppy’s mother or father was a toy poodle. That’s simply because tiny puppies have tiny bladders that don’t hold much urine.
Take your puppy to their puppy pad, or outside, very frequently for the first few weeks. Clean up any accidents quickly and whenever there has been an accident, take your puppy outside more frequently for a few days afterwards.
Best dog ever. Loving and loyal but picks one person in my family (me) and stays by my side constantly. Loves the cat and acts as a big brother. Changed my whole view about dogs and pets in general. They do think they are a human which gives them a huge personality.
Arthur Eichner says
Looking for a south florida breeder for a matipoo
Looking for a multipoo or any other similar poodle mix. Location Michigan willing to travel surrounding states Thanks 😊
Mabel Lane says
I have a 5 month old female maltipoo. not potty trained but learning.Her name is Coco and she lives in Terre Haute, IN
Scott Ditmarsen says
We’re looking for a larger Maltipoo…from a cross with a miniature (not toy) poodle. Do you have any suggestions for reputable breeders, preferably in the Southeast (we’re in Florida) but flexible? Thanks!
I live in Oklahoma would love a maltipoo, cannot find a breeder, do you have suggestions. July 5th 2020
I have a male Maltipoo he is 1 year and a few months he is so cute but gets sad very easy wen we leave he runs out to the street some times but he is curious and cute🐶🐶🐶.I love him😍.
I am buying this This dog for my mother she just lost my father in November And she just put her dog to sleep for 4 months age And she’s very lonely
Angela Smith says
Hi I’m Angie with great adorable little FELLOW name is Buddy cause he’s my buddy that y name handsome little guy that very smart as well bark I-LOVE-U NOW WITH TREAT ONLY spoiled lol does high five walk to me etc. Only 2nd dog I own,Love mix MALTPOO…HE CURLS UP NEXT TO EVERY NIGHT BEST THERAPY EVER,ESPECIALLY BEINGS #STROKESURVIOR LOVE TO MATE HIM (still virgin @ 8yr.) Very affectionate, energetic, and go lakeside (I live lake) yes been on water swimming but waves being so small dog I wait still wave calm seen that vest 4 doggie GREAT IDEA, HONEST FORGET HE LOVE PEOPLE AND 5 GRANDBABIES!! My kids mom breed him I said well never breed dog b4 really don’t kennels gotta set it up I assume TALK IT OUT!! SORRY I JUST LOVE MY BUDDY HE’S TONS CLOTHES AND CATS TO LOL KITTY TAKE HER OFF THO BUDDY ONLY WHEN HOT BUT HE COLD HE BAT MAN, CHRISTMAS, HATS ETC. SOON HOLD OUTFITS UP RUN TO ME SITTING WAGGING TAIL SO MUCH CUTENESS … I WOULD LOST WITHOUT HIM. Xoxo He white about 10 lbs. Handsome guy. Snugly. Have make him move in bed geez I want sleep then right there again NEVER MIND LOL. MY BEST FRIEND. Wished I could post pic. Well thx reading my book lol
Deborah Hedges says
Can you help me? My husband and I (70 yrs. young) have been researching the Maltese and Maltipoo breed. We aren’t interested in breeding or showing so do not want a puppy or lineage papers. We lost our Last pet (a 17 yr. old miniature American Eskimo) 3 yrs. ago. I am lonely and can’t wait to find a new companion to sit, sleep and do a bit of traveling with me. Hopefully someone out there can help me find a young dog or tell me where to search and how to begin.We live in Paso Robles, Ca. so hoping to find an answer to our prayers that is not too far away.
Joan Kwasiborski says
I just had a stent put in my Maltese. She’s 13 years old, pure breed. This cost over $5000 & because it’s a genetic health issue with these small breeds, pet insurance may not cover. The stent was inserted because she has stage 3 collapsed trachea. I strongly recommend you talk with your vet about this health problem for Maltese. It breaks my heart. She can breathe but coughs & hacks all the time unless asleep. She will be on meds for life. It has been 2 weeks but from reviews I read for product, Throat Gold, on amazon, this coughing will be ongoing problem for her. I hope this product will greatly relieve her & make her feel more comfortable. They should not bread dogs causing them to have these genetic problems; it’s cruel. The trachea collapse is related to weak cartilage. Meds were to be every 8 hours, but I had to do more often or neither of us got to sleep for more than 2 to 3 hours. It has been very tiring. If this new product does not improve the situation, I don’t know what I’ll do. We can’t live like this.
I have a maltipoo named Milo who recently passed away. He was 8 years old. About 4 months ago, we noticed him coughing intermittently so we brought him to a vet and they diagnosed him with collapsing trachea, murmur and enlarged heart. He was sent home with an opiate (hydrocodone)cough syrup to calm him down which helped minimally. I also tried throat gold and CBD oil which I thought helped better… In a month I insisted to be referred to the specialists to see what options there were. We saw a surgeon over a month ago who did not believe surgery was necessary and that there was no guarantee he would be symptom-free with a stent placement. Despite his condition, he still loved his daily morning walks. I used to bring him hiking on the mountains but due to his shortness of breath I would bring him but carry him back home and he was so happy. And now I question myself if he had a stent, would he be still alive? But as I was reading your comment, it seems like surgery does not guarantee an ultimate treatment to collapsed trachea. I have another maltipoo and hopefully she will stay healthy. Hoping for the best for your Maltese. I know how hard and very sad to see our kiddogs suffer like this.
My wife & I live in so. Calif area and are looking to for a rescue organization for multipoo. We are past owners of this breed where we had our beloved companion for 14 yrs. we have now discovered we need another dog in our house. Can you assist with where we may look so we can fill our family void.
I’ve a Maltipoo , we call him Vickky he is 3 years old. Is neturing him madatory ? what are pros and cons
The only reason i am looking to netur him is to avoid infections in future as doc says. I am really confused and i dnt want to change anything in him we love the way he is.
Is anyone nutured there maltipoo do you see any issues, Appriciate your advice.
Elaine Toth says
My Max was nutured and had no issues. I loved that he didn’t hump on people and other dogs.
You will do a huge favor to your pet if you neuter him and this is why:
“Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs. The surgery is even simpler than a spay. A veterinarian puts the dog under anesthesia, makes an incision in front of the scrotum, cuts the stalks of the testicles, and then removes the testicles through the incision.” Talk to your dog’s vet.
Karina Beltran says
My name is Karina owner of a mix Maltese with poodle female
Am looking for a male to mate my dog . Do you recommend in the area of Miami, FL
Please let me know
Iam looking four one too maltypoo.
I have a Maltese. She will love the company as well as me.
I’m in the Buffalo area and looking for a matlipoo female. Not having any luck finding any. Help. 😃
I am looking for a young maltipoo female . I had a rescue mantis and she lived to 20! I loved her and miss her.
Theresa Schara says
Call someone in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Is that to far.
Curious . . . . we have a rescue from the Dominican Republic. He is a great little fellow. We refer to him as our Maltewho, as we know from the group that brought him to Canada that they know he is part Maltese but not quite sure what the other part might be. He is 98% white with a little greybrown near his tail, looks just like MaltePoo (type with straighter less tight curly har), is about 12-13 pounds, but his eyes are green not black. Is is possible that he could be a Maltepoo even though his eyes are not black? To those looking at adopting a little guy / girl like this, if you get a pet anything like our little guy you are in for a real treat. We had an Airedale from puppy to almost 15 yrs of age and he made us laugh every day. Well our little guy is just the same way, he is a real going concern, loves the snow and cold, playing and has a heart 5X’s the size of his body. He is a real character. Anyhow, just curious so thanks for any feedback
I am very interested in adopting a maltipoo that you are talking about!!
How do I go about this? WHO do I contact??
Olivia in Santa Fe, NM
Oh my ! Sounds just like my little guy I bought last year. Didn’t pay much and could tell immediately he wasn’t well cared for. He was listed as a Maltipoo, I even got pics of mom and dad. As you said with yours, my Charlie has beautiful green eyes, extremely sensitive pink skin and pink tinted nose and eye area. He is the best thing ever, I just love him to death ! Would love to compare .
I have a maltipoo. That is almost four months old. He needs hair
Hair cut but I don’t want anything drastic that will take away from the puppy cuteness. He’s has had the basics, nail, bath, blow dried an brushed. Aslso potty trail has been cleaned up. What kind of cut will be the best. I don’t want to shave him.
Hi. My sister has a sweet one. And she gets him. Buttons is his name so cute ,a. Country cut not to short not to long just right ,any good groomer will no it comes from the poodle cuts .make sure it is a groomer who is kind to your pup he had never been done before it takes. A lot of patience ,
Hi I would love an Maltipoo
Any one out there knows a good breeder in Ireland that would be a great help thank you
Do I want the father or mother a certain breed of Maltese or poodle? Does it make a difference?
I live in Greenville NC and I would like to find a small maltipoo, poodle or Maltese furbaby, to adopt or purchase. Can you help?
Lin Gedeon says
Looking for a quality Maltipoo breeder.in.Ohio
I was trying to adopt any small dog with no luck I end up purchasing a malti-poo sweet girl she is like gray with black
I took her for walk second day she was scared third day she is happy running, in less than a week she sit and keeps good try to do business on right spot!
Amazing smart little diva
Training and consistency is the key for a successful dog behavior
How can I go about adopting one
How long can you leave them alone comfortably would 7/8 hours be too long? Wouldn’t want the dog to feel lonely !
Looking for a female puppy light color. Lost my previous Multipoo after almost ten years. Love this breed. Smart and sweet.
Where do you stay. I have 3 boy malapoo pups. I live in Houston Tx they are toy and four weeks old.
Shayla White says
I would like more info on the puppies
Frances villarreal says
Hi I would love a maltipoo I live alone in Conroe Texas. I had a poodle that I lost but he was 16 yrs when he passed. I need a companion so so bad. You breed them? Do you still have any more left? Please let me know and I can go see them.
Could I have some info on your puppies?
Good morning Doris I’m in Baytown 30-40 mins from Houston I’m looking for a malipoo male how much or female
Doris, I am looking for a female Maltipoo. I live in Fort Worth area but willing to drive to Houston for the right pup.
Steve Johnson says
Do you still have puppy
Hi, I’m interested in a Maltipoo or Maltese puppy. I live in Spring just north of Houston. Do you breed puppies?
I have several Malteepoopoos male and female (rare Black with silver and white markings) and two apricot with white markings to choose from if you haven’t found your special Lovie.
BETH WICKES says
Hi, I live in Illinois, Quad Cities area. Am looking for a Maltipoo breeder.
Marla VanPelt says
I’m looking for a female maltipoo puppy 8 to 12 weeks old in Houston, Tx area. Preferably black and white,
Debbie Arky says
I lost my very special Maltese, Lizzie, 8wks ago to CHF. The say before she wanted to go out for her walks, the next day I was taking her to the ER. I had her 9 1/2yrs.she was my ESA. I brought her with me to visit my daughter & grandson in Baltimore & now I’ll be going home with her ashes. It has been a very hard road. I’ve been thinking of a Maltipoo or another Maltese, but do a Rescue this time in South OC, CA. Any suggestions?
Debbie- So sorry for your loss. I recently adopted a rescue Maltipoo female 23 months old. She’s spayed & chipped. I’m older & have disability so training her is too much for me. She needs socialization. I live in N. San Diego county. If you are still looking, we should talk.
IAm interested in adopting a miniature maltipoo. I would prefer a rescue one but have been unsuccessful. I would be willing to buy. Are there any reputable breeders in the NJ/NY/CT area?
I’m in the same situation. Would love to find a Maltipoo to adopt. We have an 8 year old cockapoo. He could use some company. I work from home so can handle a pup or older.
Lisa- Did you find a Maltipoo? I just recently adopted a 1 year old Maltipoo. I wanted a friend for our 3 year old Cockapoo! Similar to your situation. Just to let you know, these two hit it off immediately and are the best of friends already. I registered with “Adopt-a-Pet”, wherein you describe what you are looking for, and when they come across a pet similar to your wants/needs, you get an automatic email with their pictures, and info about them. Thats how I found my Maltipoo. But the Maltipoo and Cockapoo do great together!!
Maurine Clark says
Any Maltepoo in MN?
I’m also looking for Maltipoo puppy or even a toy poodle are there any breeders in south east idaho thanks
I am looking for a multi-Poo I had one for 9 1/2 years and he passed away they are such a loving wonderful dogs but I can’t seem to find one. If anybody knows one from the shelter someone giving one away or breeder I would appreciate it somewhere Around the Cincinnati Dayton area
I HAVE A 4 MONTH MALTIPOO MALE. HE IS ADORABLE. HE NEEDS A FRIEND. WHERE IS THERE A REPUTABLE BREEDER IN THE MASS OR NH AREA? EVEN MAINE?
Roxanne L Haecker says
Hi, Carol. Did you find a Maltipoo breeder near MA? I am interested in getting one as a therapy companion for my granddaughter.
How can I know if my dog is really a maltipoo. Is there any kind of tests to know exactly the breed she is? Is it expensive?
Do a dna test. That’s what I did. I got the test from Groupon. Cost $49. My maltipoo came out of a shelter.
I am looking for a reputable Maltipoo breeder in Los Angeles. I am interested in purchasing a Small Maltipoo for my 14 year old daughter.
So glad to have seen this post. I am a newbie to dog world. I am looking for a maltipoo pup for myself and my son. I am a full time working mom and spend 12 hours out of the house. I would love advice about things to consider with either purchasing a pup or adopting one.
I live in Northern NJ and would love advice on good breeders in the nearby area.
Dog lover says
Don’t purchase a dog that you can’t commit time to, what the hell is it going to do the 12 hours your not there ? You silly woman
Donna Goldman says
I toally agree. I have a Cacalier and these types of dogs, poodle combined or not, need extra attention. I feel like that post has to be a cruel joke. What little boy or girl human being wants to be alone more than all day. How can that lady have a son and be gone 12 hours. Joke or not, anyone taking ANY DOG needs to be 1000% like a mom or dad to it. It’s almost abuse not to be there.
My 10 ur old full bred Cavalier outlasted the MD predictions but finally passed away from cancer less than 3 months ago. My 8 year old Cavalier is now alone. More importantly, I miss him dearly and have been slowly considering another but I want to mix the dog with poodle for the fur and intellect benefits. Maltipoo is very cute. I’m leaning towards that or a Cavapoo if the right guy came along. He doesn’t have to be a puupy. Under 3 years would be best because these guys don’t have long life spans.
Well, I intended to “reply” to that selfish lady who shouldn’t be able to buy or adopt. I put in the rest just in case. I live in South FLorida and have alrge fenced yard and everything a dog would want. If you all hear anything….
You have no right to judge or call this woman any names when you do not know her full situation. Maybe she is working all these hours to take care of herself and her son. Maybe her son is at home the other hours with someone that is helping them. So her son will have a furry love to play with while she is working and not able to stay home all day like some of you. The price is high for those puppies and some of us have to work in order to afford them. To give them all the love and things they deserve. Not that you cruel women who speak and call names without knowing the full story. She was asking for advice and instead all you can do is call names. SHAME ON YOU!
Christina Bennett says
A maltipoo is def not for they require and thruve well when someone is home majority of the day. But I feel like that the case with most animals. Maybe get a fish.
Carleen Burgess says
I would love a female Maltepoo. I live inCovington, LA
I am looking for a female maltipoo weighing between 4 to 6 lbs. I live in Lexington, Ky and am willing to travel a little bit to find my forever fur baby
Gloria Campbell says
Is your puppy still available?
Gloria Campbell says
Please disregard earlier post..I misread…
Looking for a maltipoo
Michigan please email Thank you
Nancy Kasabali says
Yes I am looking for a multiple less than 10 lbs……I would prefer an older puppy but open to age!
Virginoa Gañindo says
I want a multipoo puppies. Male and female
are there any reputable maltipoo
breeders in New Jersey or Pennsylvania?
Landen Hitchcock says
“Because Maltipoos are so cute and popular, many Maltipoo puppy purchases can be impulse buys by inexperienced owners. This means that some of these Maltipoos will end up at animal shelters or rescue organizations.”
This is exactly what happened to my mom when she saw a maltipoo at a flea market. My mom saw it and had the immediate impulse to buy it. We still have Bear, he’s a sweet little dog, but mom is VERY inexperienced with taking care and training animals, so now he’s 6 years old and he still barks a lot, does his “business” in the house, and jumps on people and tables alike. I started doing research so late into buying him because she keeps saying she’s going to get rid of him and now I’m sad because I’m the only person in the house that actually likes the dog, and I can’t train him now because of how old he is.
He may be six yrs old but you can still train him. In order to do that you need to get him out of your mom’s house. Take him home with you and spend lots of time with him. Also take him to training classes or look online as to how to train him with love and plenty of PATIENCE. You will be rewarded with a loving loyal companion.
Phil Doherty says
These are very smart and want to please. They really respond to the miniature “treats” as rewards, they soon learn how to get these “treats” by always keeping a small baggie in your pocket it provides instant positive feedback. They truly love to please and are super loving…
My Laci is 3 1\2. She’s still very trainable. It would be much better if other people would but out and quit saying “oh she’s ok, I don’t mind” . She’s a very smart and intelligent, sweet and special little girl.
I am looking to adopt a male adult maltipoo. For myself and my elderly mother
Brenda Helbert says
My rescued Maltipoo is 3 years old. I have had him for almost 2 years. I have worked with him and he is a lot better than he was. He snaps at you if you come up behind him or put your foot at the door to keep him from running outside. He also runs off from me when I take him out if I don’t put him on a leash and he won’t come back to me when I call him. He eventually comes back when he gets ready to. He is so sweet and I love him very much, but he is very independent.
I’m looking for a maltipoo. I want a girl, either white or apricot in color and small in size. I just lost my baby girl and I’m heartbroken. I’m from Kentucky and would love to find a baby close to my home. Thank you
Teresa Griffitts says
I have a friend with Maltese/Maltipoo mix puppies. She is selling them for $800-$1000. Are these mixes a valuable as Maltese/Poodle mixes? Do you think she is asking too much?
Julie Coon says
I got a Maltipoo as a puppy through a rescue and paid 250.00 which included the spaying, a few free shots, and a free vet exam. I definitely would never pay even 800. oo dollars for one.
Karen Madrigal says
I rescued my Maltipoo and only paid $100. I would never pay that much for a mixed breed puppy. There are just to many wonderful little dogs needing forever homes. My $100 paid for the spay and her shots. They didn’t make any money off of her.
Lynne LeBlanc says
where did you rescue the dog from? very Curious I think it will be more than that.
I am looking for a small male puppy as our vet states our 3 yr. old 4lb. Maltese Pappilon mix needs to be introduced to a small breed male puppy if we want another dog.
Do you have any info. regarding these puppies?
Where is she located? I have found puppies from around 450 to 1000. 1000.00 is too much. I am looking for a breeder in Virginia/Maryland/North Carolina areas.
Sandy Whinery says
I am interested in a Maltipoo puppy or young adult for sale or adoption. My kids are grown and gone and I think this is the perfect breed that I am looking for. How do I find a reputable breeder in Oklahoma?
Charles Lipschitz says
Did you receive a response to your advert—-
Do you have names of people wanting to give up their maltipoo for adoption
Teresa Miles-Burnham says
I adopted a maltipoo from a breeder in the Tulsa area and we are very happy to have her.
Do you know of a breeder in eastern NC or eastern VA?
Did you find one? I am also looking for one in the same area.
I am interested in a 6 week old female multipoo. I live in Springfield, OH. Would like to buy one close to my home. Please help me fine a white puppy.
Interested in Maltipoo in central Florida. Do you recommend a good breeder in that area?
Jane Belvin says
Interested in adopting, acquring a maltipoo puppy or dog. I can visit, purchase dog anywhere in Florida. Love the maltipoo breed.
Can you recommend responsible multi-poo breeders in Northern California (Bay Area)?
Did you find one? I’m looking for one too? I live in the Central Valley
Simply Goreous says
Did you find one I’m in the Bay looking for a Maltipoo for an Xmas gift for my daughter
Gabriel McKay says
I am interested in purchasing a maltipoo puppy as a companion dog for my husband who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I live in Brisbane Australia, if you could give me a contact here I would be greatly appreciative. Gay McKay.
Debbie Hernandez says
I am interested very much in a Maltese poodle!❤️ Mine was stolen!
Mine was stolen also. I’m looking to rescue one. I know how you felt when your baby was stolen. I have been crying day and night since July 3. I miss him so much.
I feel so sorry for you it must be hard for you.I’m sorry someone stole it for you.I feel sad if it were me.
Hang in there you’ll find one soon.
I feel so sorry for you two. Hang in there find one soon.
Steve & Janice Hickerson says
We live in S Orange County, CA in Laguna Woods and have owned three toy poodles that lived about 13 years and now we are looking for a new companion dog. So our first choice is a toy Maltipoo from a reputable breeder. Can you recommend one?
Janice, I live in Pasadena. I got my Maltipoo from DOGzHOUSE based in Glendale, Ca.. Yoko is wonderful and she has a website and a non-profit tax number. I paid $250 for mine & included all shots, spaying, worming. She does check out the home and also brought food, collar, leash. “Hathor” does bark at the right times, but unfortunately also on walks at other dogs. but very smart, as said before, mind of her own, but listens. 3 1/2 years old. Loving. Anxiety problem. Might have to get another dog. My 5th dog. Never needed a trainer, but at this age, problem re the walks which she LOVES. Clearly not abused, but also not trained. Does not know how to bring a ball back. Needs lots of affection and people/dogs around, but this is the breed, so don’t get one unless you are ready for all of it.
I’m looking for a toy female maltipoo I’m located near Phoenix, AX
Suzie Getman says
I live Iin San Leandro, California and got lucky. I found my Abby Rose on Craigslist. I tried going the adoption route with no luck. Abby came from a private home, one of two puppy litter. She does require a lot of attention, a lot of grooming if you keep their hair long. Yes, my Abby has separation anxiety issues, even when I take a shower. She’s been potty trained to go on potty pads. She might miss the pad now & again. She is just 5 months, still a baby. She is very smart. We have her in Puppy Play Time class and other classes offered by Petco. I love my little Abby & wouldn’t trade her for anything. Good luck in your search.
My name is Abbey with a e
Gail Holloway says
I have a 5 month old maltipoo. Do you have a homemade puppy and also adult dog food recipe for their breed?
Looking for a Maltipoo fo companion ship. Love this breed!!!
Sandy Waldman says
We just lost our precious Westie she was 17 1/2 the best dog we’ve ever had. We are
looking to adopt a Maltese/poodle female dog, not a puppy but has to be housebroken, and
We would love to find one near our home so we can see it before we adopt.
Norah Roadman says
I just lost my beloved Shammah, a malti-poo I rescued 5 years ago…he was almost 10….had COPD and he died in my arms when his heart gave out….my life has been altered. Never have I had a dog like him.
Sheri Schooler says
We purchased what we were told was a poodle, but quickly recognized our fur baby was a mix of some kind. We believe he is a malti poodle mix. He is completely black except for his tuxedo markings. He is a delight, loving, friendly, and oh so smart!
Marie Edwards says
I am intrested in the Maltese poodle mix
Sheila kaye says
So am I but live in ny. I need one who has very small parents like 3anda half to five pounds. FEMAle if u know where to get one rescued or for sale let me know pls.
Robert inman says
What’s its geographic location
Barbara. Hansen says
I really enjoyed your article. We just lost our precious YorkiePoo and think our next dog will be a MaltiPoo. Can you recommend a breeder near San Diego? Do you think this breed would be calm and not happy?
I have a maltipoo he is great but hard to handle sometimes