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What is a Maltipoo?

A Maltipoo is a designer dog, these charming little pups are a fairly new breed. Falling into the popular category of Poodle mixes, Maltipoos are a mix between a poodle and Maltese. With a small stature, a rounded head, and floppy ears, these dogs carry the appearance of a puppy for nearly their entire lives.

Due to the naturally smaller stature of the Maltese, the Maltipoos' Poodle parent will be one toy or miniature.


Since there can be a slight difference between the size of the Poodle parent, Maltipoos will, therefore, also vary in size. The average height for these dogs is between 8 to 14 inches tall, and their average weight is between 5 to 15 lbs.


Maltipoo History Facts

The history of the Maltipoo can first and foremost be linked to the history of the Maltese and the Poodle.

  • The Maltese is believed to have come from the small island of Malta, which is located south of Sicily, Italy

  • Throughout the centuries, these dogs were beloved by people of royalty, and they were treated as part of the royal family.

  • The popularity of the Maltese steadily and slowly rose over the years, and they were finally introduced to America in the late 1800s.

  • Although it is known that the Maltipoo is a newer Poodle mix, it isn't very easy to locate an exact place or year that this mixed breed was created. No one person or organization has taken credit for the first puppy of this new mix.

Are Maltipoos Hypoallergenic?


Poodle mix dogs have quickly raised in popularity because they are classified as “hypoallergenic,” meaning there should be a reduced possibility in an allergic reaction occurring. While no one type of dog is completely hypoallergenic, Maltipoos come very close. With a reduced amount of dander, these pups can be an ideal choice for someone with a dog allergy.

Are Maltipoos Family-Friendly?

Maltipoos can make for the perfect addition to your family. They enjoy going on walks and playing as much as they enjoy curling up on your lap for some quality one-on-one time. Get along with bigger dogs I have come to find out if raised with other dogs/breeds. Very sweet and rely on companionship. Like to be help close or really.... just held and spent lots of time with. Which makes them perfect because they are small enough to go anywhere and everywhere. Kids love these fluffy pups because they are not over powering and are very kind.


As a social dog who thrives off of companionship, Maltipoos do equally well in large houses or small apartments— they even do well in city settings but can also be the best ranch dog as long as kept inside we find.

These pups are additionally a great choice for first-time pet parents. The most important thing to Maltipoos is that they receive some quality time and attention with their pet parent. This includes cuddle sessions, cuddles on your lap, nap time together, or many ear scratches.

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