Maltipoo puppies are a cross between a Maltese and a toy or miniature poodle. They have become very popular dogs due to how cute they are as well as their playful and affectionate personalities. Maltipoo puppies bond closely with their owners and need a lot of attention, so they are a great choice for a family or for an owner who can spend a lot of time at home with their dogs. Here are three things to know before buying a Maltipoo puppy:
Maltipoos Are Very Small
A Maltipoo puppy will be quite small, and will not get much bigger as it grows into adulthood. A Maltipoo may grow to around the 10-pound range, or possibly stay even smaller. Having such a small dog can be very convenient since it's easy to bring them everywhere with you.
On the other hand, they may be a bit too fragile and small to be in a household with very young children or with much larger dogs. You may also want to invest in ramps for the couch or bed if you plan to allow them on furniture, since they may be too small to easily jump onto or off of furniture.
Maltipoos Need Frequent Grooming
If you decide to buy a Maltipoo puppy, plan to have it professionally bathed and trimmed every month or so. Part of what makes a Maltipoo puppy so cute is its curly fur, but this also means it will need to be groomed by a professional who has experience with the breed. Getting onto a regular grooming schedule will ensure your Maltipoo doesn't have a tangled or matted coat and that the fur around its eyes doesn't irritate it.
Maltipoos Are Indoor Dogs
Maltipoos have thick coats and are bred to be more on the delicate side, so they don't do well with tons of outdoor time. They make the perfect companion for someone who would like a dog to play with inside and snuggle with on the couch, but may be the wrong choice for an owner who is really into the outdoors. If you are looking for a dog to take on long hikes and runs, you may want to consider a more sturdy breed like a lab.
As you can see, while Maltipoo puppies are a great choice for a dog it's still a decision that should be made thoughtfully. If you decide that a Maltipoo puppy is right for you, be sure to look for a reputable breeder with great reviews.