Maltipoo - an adorable and loving family companion

Jon Berglund

The Maltipoo, a cross between a Maltese and a poodle, is a small dog breed known for its cute appearance and friendly temperament. These dogs are popular companion animals that offer the best of two intelligent and hypoallergenic breeds.

Here are some important characteristics and considerations for the Maltipoo.


  • Size: Small, often between 5 and 12 kilos when fully grown.
  • Coat: Soft and curly or wavy coat, often with some shedding, making them popular with allergy sufferers.
  • Personality: Playful, loving and intelligent.


  • Family Friendly: Excellent with children and other pets thanks to its gentle nature.
  • Adaptable: Fits well in both small apartments and larger homes.
  • Low allergen: Their unique coat makes them a good option for many with allergies.
  • Intelligent and Learnable: Often inherits their intelligence from the poodle, making them relatively easy to train.

Care advice:

  • Coat care: Needs regular brushing and occasional professional trimming to avoid tangles.
  • Exercise: Daily short walks and play sessions to meet their energy needs.
  • Mental stimulation: Games and exercise that challenge their intelligence.

Health tips:

  • Regular veterinary care: Important to detect and manage any health problems early.
  • Diet: A balanced and nutritious diet adapted for small dog breeds.

Summary: The Maltipoo is a charming, loving and intelligent small dog breed that fits well in almost any home. They require regular grooming and attention but give back with unlimited love and companionship.

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