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Malti Poo

Description: A Malti-Poo is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Maltese and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the the Poodle's nonshedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Malti-poos are sweet, loving, energetic dogs.

Other Names: Malt-A-Poo, Maltipoo, Moodle

Height: 14 in.
Weight: 5 - 12 lb.

Color: Color vary from Poodle Parent. Grey, black, white, and apricot.
Malti-Poos have fine, frizzy, wooly.

Temperament: Malti-Poos are intelligent, friendly, loving, loyal affectionate family dogs.
With Children: Good, very friendly towards children. Supervision is recommended.
With Pets: Generally good with other dogs and pets.
Special Skills: Used mostly as Therapy Dogs.

Watch-dog: Low
Guard-dog: Very Low

Care and Exercise: Malti-Poos have low-shedding, low-dander coat dogs. Shampoo once a week and daily brushing is essential. Yearly body hair clipping. Indoor activity with suffice for exercise.
Training: Easy to train
Learning Rate: Moderate to High

Activity: Moderate, indoor and outdoors in safe open areas.
Living Environment: Suburban home or apartment.

Health Issues: Skin, Eye and other Inherited disorders are common. Owners should give their dogs hip and eye tests regularly.

Life Span: 10 - 15 years
Litter Size: 4-6

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History of the Malti-Poo: The Malti-Poo is a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle.

AKC Group: The Malti-Poo has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club