Maltipoo A Maltese and Poodle Mix

The Maltipoo is a popular Maltese and Poodle Mix with a coat than can be thick, fine, wavy, or frizzy.

The appearance can vary from dog to dog.

Let’s find out more about this crossbreed dog.

maltipoo a maltese and poodle mix

A Maltipoo is a hybrid between a Maltese and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.

The purpose of crossbreeding was to reduce genetic diseases and to have hypoallergenic coats.

Maltipoo Breed Characteristics

Breed Classification Crossbreed dogs

  • Size: Small
  • Coat length: Long
  • Colors: Apricot, white, cream, silver, black, brown
  • Weight: 6.6 to 17.6 pounds (3 to 8 kilos)
  • Height: 9.8 to 11.8 inc (25 to 30 cm)
  • Health Problems: luxating patellas (dislocating knee caps), allergic skin disease, cataracts, epilepsy, liver disease
  • Amount of shedding: Low
  • Temperament: Affectionate, intelligent, and loving
  • Lifespan: Breeds of this cross have a long lifespan. The average lifespan for the Maltipoo is 10 to 15 years.

Maltipoo Personality and Temperament

  • This dog breed is a sweet and loving companion. 
  • Both Poodles and Maltese have lovable personalities, and the Maltipoo could get the smart Poodle personality or the Maltese affectionate character.  
  • The tendency to bark is high, and if you are looking for a quiet breed, a Maltipoo might not be for you. 
  • Additionally, this breed can suffer from separation anxiety due to her loyal human personality.
  • This dog breed mix needs to be in a home where they won’t spend long periods alone. 

Maltipoo Appearance

Being a crossbreed dog, you could have a puppy that looks like a Poddle but has a Maltese temperament, or a mix of two personalities between the two breeds.

Maltipoo Health and Care

Maltipoo breed can suffer from luxating patella, allergic skin disease, cataracts, epilepsy, and liver disease.

On the other hand, teacup varieties suffer from health conditions like fragile bones.


This canine usually doesn’t shed and is often an allergy friendly dog. The breed requires professional grooming, as well as regular combing and brushing at home.

Take your Maltipoo to a groomer every six weeks for a clip of your choice.

The Maltipoo’s ears need frequent cleaning and daily teeth brushing. Clean her eyes to prevent eye discharge and tear staining. 

Exercise Needs

They  need regular exercise. A little walk to stretch the legs is enough.

Pros and Cons of Maltipoo Dogs


  • When socialized Maltipoos are affectionate and loving dogs
  • They are Allergy friendly dogs
  • This breed are suited to small homes
  • They tend to live longer than other dog breed.


  • Toy Maltipoos suffer from health issues
  • Maltipoos can develop separation anxiety
  • They bark a lot

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