Maltipoo the Maltese Poodle Hybrid
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Activity Level: Medium to
Coat: Short, smooth or Long, Wavy
Temperament: Playful, social, outgoing
Information / Facts: The Maltipoo is one of the most adorable "designer breed" dogs around. This little guy is a combination of a Poodle and a Maltese. Depending upon which type of Poodle is bred into this dog, your Maltipoo can weigh anywhere from five pounds to around 20 pounds. The Maltipoo has a fluffy, curly coat and sheds very little, so they are great for those who need a dog that won't add much to their household chores. The Maltipoo likes to be out and about and enjoys a short daily walk. The Maltipoo is very social and warms up to new people quickly, so he's great to have around when company comes to visit.
Pros: The Maltipoo is a small dog and has a medium energy level. The Maltipoo is a very people-oriented dog and should be with their family; never left outside or crated for too long. The Maltipoo likes to chill out on a lap and get lots of snuggles, so they are great for the elderly or those who live alone. Due to their small size, they are also great traveling companions, especially for people who have retired and are looking to see the world. The Maltipoo is also great for families with children. This small dog has a good energy level and loves kids, so he'll be a great playmate for them to grow up with. In addition, the Maltipoo doesn't have a lot of health problems to note. Cross-breeds aren't as prone to the health issues that their pure-bred brethren deal with. If you are looking for a fairly low-maintenance dog, the Maltipoo might be a good choice.
Cons: The Maltipoo is a barker and likes to use his voice to alert members of his family to danger or anything he finds exciting. If you are looking for a quiet dog, this one might not be for you.