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Maltipoo FAQs – Questions And Answers On The Maltese-Poodle Mix Breed

Maltipoo FAQs

Can Maltipoos Swim?

Yes. they can swim. The parent, the Poodle, was bred for hunting purpose and is good at retrieving water games.

The water-resistant coat of Poodle also helps him to be good at retrieving games. It has the natural trait of Poodle and this trait helps him to swim.

What is a Maltipoo?

It has the “United States of America” as the origin. This hybrid dog was bred initially as a small companion dog. Now, he is a wonderful family pet.

Breeders had the plan to cross breed the poodles for their hypoallergenic coat with other good looking dog breeds. One of such crossbreed is a Maltese and Poodle mix.

How big do Maltipoos get?

It is a small dog. But, his size depends on the parent. For example, the size of this dog breed varies based on the size of either the miniature or toy poodle usually.

Besides, it stands tall between 8 and 14 inches. And, he weighs anywhere around 5 and 20 pounds.

Maltipoo Vs Cavapoo

They are the mix breeds of Poodle. But, they have a few differences.

TraitsMaltipooCavapoo
Purebred
or
Crossbred
Crossbreed
of Maltese
and Poodle
Crossbreed
of Cavalier
King Charles
Spaniel and
Poodle
SizeIt is a bit
smaller
than
cavapoo.
It stands
between
8 and 14
inches and
weigh
around 5 to
20 pounds
Cavapoo is
a small dog.
He stands
tall between
9 and 15
inches
and weigh
around
8 to 20
pounds
CareNeeds less grooming
because of
his
hypoallergenic
coat. He also
sheds minimal
He has either
long or curly
coat with
short hair.
But,
he needs
moderate
grooming
Watchdog
Ability
Good. He
alerts the
owner
about the
strangers
Poor. It
feels shy
toward
strangers
Barking
Levels
High. It barks
more
Very less.
Cavapoo
does not
bark much

Maltipoo Vs Cockapoo

Like Cavapoo, cockapoo is also a mixed breed of a poodle. Let’s see the differences them.

TraitsMaltipooCockapoo
ParentsMaltese and
Poodle
Cocker Spaniel
and Poodle
SizeIt is a small
dog. He
stands
between
8 and 14
inches
Cockapoo
is taller. It
stands tall
up to
15 inches
CareNeeds high maintenance compared
to Cockapoo
Needs less maintenance
CoatCurly, soft
and wooly
coat
Silky coat
with
dense hair
Life SpanIt has short
lifespan
compared to Cockapoo.
He lives for
about
15 years
Cockapoo
lives longer.
He can live
up to
20 years
TrainingHe takes
more time
and effort
compared
with
cockapoo
Cockapoo
will learn
commands
in a quick
manner

Maltipoo Vs Morkie

Like cockapoo,  Morkie is the mix breeds of the Maltese dog. But, they differ in their traits.

TraitsMaltipooMorkie
ParentsMaltese
and
poodle
Maltese
and
Yorkshire
terrier
SizeIt is a
small dog.
He stands
between
8 and 14
inches
Morkie is
shorter.
He stands
between
6 and 8
inches
Shedding
and
Grooming
Minimal maintenance
is enough
for this
breed
because
of his hypoallergenic
coat
Needs a
lot of
grooming
to prevent
matt
formation
TrainingEasy to
train with
positive
methods of
training
Stubborn
at times.
You have
to train
him with
patience
and
rewards
Watchdog
Ability
Good.
It will bark
at the
strangers
and alert
the owner
A vigilant
watchdog.
He will
bark too
much at
the stranger
and that
will be a
nuisance
to the family

Maltipoo Vs Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is another small dog breed.

TraitsMaltipooShih Tzu
Breed infoIt is a
crossbreed
of Maltese
and Poodle
Cross breeds
of the
Lhaso Apso
and
the
Pekingese
SizeSmall dog.
Height
around
8 to 14
inches
Shih Tzu
stands
small. His
height is
around
9 to 10.5
inches
Shedding level and GroomingSheds
minimal
but
requires a
lot of
grooming
Shih Tzu
sheds more.
But, he
needs
moderate
grooming
compared
with
Maltese mix
TrainingNeeds
more
efforts to
train this
dog
compared
with
Shih Tzu
Moderate
training is
required
for this
breed
compared
with the
Maltese
mix.
Guard dogGreat guard
dogs
because
of his
barking
nature
Bred to be
a family
companion

Maltipoo Vs Havanese

Havanese is the national dog of Cuba. Check out the difference between these two breeds.

TraitsMaltipooHavanese
Purebred
or
Crossbred
Crossbreed
of Poodle
and
Maltese
He is a
purebred,
native to Cuba.
He belongs
to the Bichon family
SizeSmall in
size.
His height
is between
8 and 14
inches
and he
weighs
between
5 and 20
pounds
Havanese is
quite shorter.
He stands
between 8.5
and 11.5
inches and
weigh around
7 to 13 pounds
MaintenanceMinimal
grooming is required
because of hypoallergenic coat
Needs high maintenance and needs daily grooming
TrainingYou can
easily
train this
breed
as he is
intelligent
and with
positive
training
methods
Socialization training
from young
age is
essential
Barking levelsHigh
compared
with
Havanese.
He will
bark
at the
strangers
Bark less
when
compared
with the
Maltese
Mix breed. Havanese
dogs will
even sound
the alarm
if any
visitor
comes to
your home

Maltipoo Vs Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle is another Poodle mix breed. Now, take a look at their differences.

TraitsMaltipooGoldendoodle
Purebred
or
Crossbred
Maltese
and
poodle
Mix
Golden
retriever
and
Poodle Mix
SizeSmall dog.
Height
between
8 and 14
inches.
Weight is
around
5 and 20
pounds
Golendoodle
is a large
dog.
He stands
anywhere
between
22 and 24
inches
and weighs
between
50 and 75
pounds
CareNeeds
minimal maintenance
due to his hypoallergenic
coat
It needs a
lot of
grooming to prevent matt formation
and to
remove dirt
BarkingHighRare
Suitable
for
Apartment
YesModerate

Maltipoo Vs Shihpoo

Although Shihpoo is another mix breed of a poodle, they have a few differences.

TraitsMaltipooShihpoo
Purebred
or
Crossbred
Mix breed
of
Maltese
Poodle
Mix
breed
of
Shih Tzu
and
poodle
HypoallergenicYes. It has a hypoallergenic
coat
No. It does
not have hypoallergenic
coat. But,
she does
not shed
much
TrainingIt requires
your time
and effort
to train
You can
easily train
Shihpoo
BarkingHas high
levels of
barking
Barks
rare
Energy LevelsHas high
energy
levels
compared
with shihpoo
Shihpoo
has
moderate
energy
levels.
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