Are you looking to get a black Maltipoo puppy? Here are some interesting facts about the black Maltipoo that you should know.
The black Maltipoo is a gorgeous crossbreed variety, combining the gentle, friendly Maltipoo with the lively, intelligent Poodle to create a good-natured, fun-loving fluffball that’s ideal for companionship and family life. Whether you’re thinking of getting one of these dogs, you’ve already got one, or you’re simply an admirer, let’s look at some fun and interesting facts about black Maltipoo puppies.
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1. A Black Maltipoo is One of The Rarest Colors
Our first interesting fact about black Maltipoo puppies is that they are among the rarest in the crossbreed. When you look up Maltipoo puppies online, you’ll most likely see white and cream-colored puppies, but there are darker-colored varieties and even bi-colored Maltipoos.
However, the darker ones, black and brown Maltipoo puppies, are by far the rarest and most unique – making us love them even more! While all black Maltipoos are rare, most of them have some white markings on their chest and sometimes other places, but there are true black Maltipoos with no markings whatsoever, which are even more uncommon.
2. A Black Maltipoo Puppy is More Expensive
Because they’re so rare, black Maltipoo puppies are also more expensive than the average white or cream Maltipoo puppy. The cost of a Maltipoo puppy in the United States ranges from $500 to $2,500. The exact cost depends on the breeder and on the lineage and coat color of the puppies, so you can expect black Maltipoos to be on the higher end of the scale.
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3. You Can Only Breed a Black Maltipoo Puppy if Both Parents Have Black Coat
The black coat is a recessive gene, so a pure black Maltipoo is typically a genetic rarity because recessive genes need to be dominant to present. So, to create a black Maltipoo puppy, the Maltese parent and the Poodle parent must carry this gene. Black is a common coat color in Poodles, but it is very rare in Maltese dogs, who are predominantly light-colored dogs, and this is why black-colored Maltipoo puppies are so rare.
4. Black Maltipoos Are Smart Dogs Because of the Poodle Genes
Although evidence is anecdotal, some people believe that black and white Poodles are smarter than other colors because they were the colors of the original breed standard and therefore undiluted by other genetics. Therefore, because black Maltipoos carry black Poodle genes, they may also be smarter than other Maltipoos. That said, all Poodles are smart. They’re the second smartest breed in the world, and all of their crossbreeds, including the Maltipoo – are also highly intelligent, whatever their color.
5. A Black Maltipoo Can Get Bored Easily
Because of their intelligent nature, black Maltipoos get bored very easily. Without adequate daily exercise and mental stimulation, they can become bored, frustrated, and anxious, resulting in destructive behaviors towards themselves and their home, including excessive barking and ripping up household items and furniture.
To prevent boredom, your black Maltipoo should get 30-40 minutes of exercise daily and lots of stimulating play with fun games like a hiding and seek and treasure hunt. Challenging toys like puzzles, snuffle mats, sensory toys, and treat dispensers are also good options.
6. A Black Maltipoo is Considered a Hypoallergenic Dog Breed
People with allergies to pet hair aren’t allergic to the hair. They’re allergic to the proteins that pets secrete through their dander, which are released when they shed their hair. While there are no truly hypoallergenic dogs, other than hairless breeds, as all dogs with coats shed somewhat, Poodle mixes like the Maltipoo shed so little that they are classed as hypoallergenic breeds – meaning that they are very unlikely to cause a reaction in people with pet allergies.
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7. Maltipoo Requires a Lot of Grooming Regardless of Colors
The black Maltipoo’s long, thick, curly coat is prone to tangling and trapping dirt, leading to poor hygiene and hazardous mats without regular grooming. To prevent this, their coats need to be brushed every 2-3 days with a slicker brush to remove small tangles and debris and bathed once a month with natural dog shampoo. They also need haircuts every 6-8 weeks to prevent mats and to keep everything neat.
8. There Are Three Different Black Maltipoo Sizes
Like all Maltipoos, black Maltipoos come in three sizes; miniature, toy, and teacup. The average height of a mini black Maltipoo is around 11-14 inches or 27-35 cm, and they weigh between 15-25 lbs or 6-11 kgs, while the toy black Maltipoo stands at 6-11 inches tall or 15-27 cm, and weighs 5-15 lbs or 2-7 kgs. Teacup Maltipoo puppies are only a few inches in size and weigh fewer than 5 lbs or 2 kgs.
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9. The Black Maltipoo is a Relatively New Crossbreed
Like many Poodle crossbreeds, Maltipoos were first bred in the United States to create a small, hypoallergenic, friendly family pet. They’re a relatively new mix, with the first known Maltipoo dog being created in the 1990s, around 30 years ago as of 2023. The lineage of the first generation of Maltipoo puppies is different from the second; the first generation was created by breeding Maltese dogs with Poodles, and the second generation came from mixing two Maltipoos.
10. A Black Maltipoo is Single-Coated
Most dogs have double coats, which means they have an undercoat underneath their guard coat which is usually thicker and more insulating. However, black Maltipoos only have one layer of fur, which means they shed less, making them more vulnerable to harsh weather conditions.
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11. A Black Maltipoo’s Coat Can Vary in Texture
The coat of black Maltipoo puppies can vary greatly in texture. They’re all pretty wooly, but they can be straighter with slight waves or curly, softer, or coarser to the touch.
12. The Black Maltipoo Won’t Do Well in Hot Weather
Maltipoos are known for being fairly intolerant of harsh weather because of their single coats. In extreme weather, they can fall victim to heat stroke, dehydration, frostbite, and hypothermia much faster than other breeds. Black Maltipoos are particularly vulnerable in the heat because their dark coats attract heat more than lighter coat colors, so it’s important not to exert your black Maltipoo in the heat and make sure he has constant access to shelter and water in the hot weather. A lined vest or coat in the winter can also be helpful – plus, your dog will look so cute!
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13. The Maltipoo Has Many Different Nicknames
The black Maltipoo’s name is spelled differently in different kennel clubs across the United States. The national kennel, the Maltipoo Club of America, spells it “Maltipoo.” In contrast, the North American Maltipoo Club spells it “Maltipoo” and “Maltepoo,” and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club spells it “Maltapoo.”
14. A Black Maltipoo’s Coat Can Slowly Change Colors Over Time
The black Maltipoo puppy’s coat can also change color. Many Maltipoo puppies’ coats can fade or lighten as they mature – it is especially common in Poodle puppies, which is where the Maltipoo gets this trait from. Many black Maltipoo puppies will lighten into a grey color or have some areas or speckles of grey fur in their coat.
That said, this won’t happen to every black Maltipoo puppy. There’s nothing you can do to determine whether or not your puppy’s coat changes color – it’s all about genetics. Their coats can also lighten in the summertime from sun exposure, but this isn’t typically permanent and should darken back to black again in the winter months.
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15. A Black Maltipoo Can Suffer From Separation Anxiety
As mentioned above, black Maltipoos are highly intelligent, and such dogs are more prone to anxiety than others. Common causes of anxiety in the mix are big life changes, old age or illness, fears, and separation from their humans or “loved ones.” Anxiety caused by big life changes, old age, and illness can be treated with a stable daily routine and lots of TLC.
In contrast, anxiety caused by fear can be managed with positive association training if the trigger can’t be eliminated. You should also practice separation training with them from a young age, and you can use anti-anxiety products like herbal supplements and plug-in diffusers to supplement your treatment.
Separation training is practiced by gradually introducing time apart. First, try leaving the house for a few minutes and slowly increase the time you and your dog spend apart. This creates a reassurance in your dog that whenever you leave, you will always return. Don’t make a big deal of leaving, but always make a fuss about your dog when you return.
It would be best if you also tried to make positive associations with spending time alone, which you can do with solo play toys like puzzles and slow feeders. In addition, you can desensitize your Maltipoo to separation indicators by doing things you would normally do before leaving the house and then not leaving to eliminate anticipatory anxiety.
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Conclusion For “Facts About The Black Maltipoo Puppy”
Those are our fifteen interesting facts about the black Maltipoo puppy. If you’re considering getting a black Maltipoo, you couldn’t ask for a cuter, sweeter family dog. So long as you can keep those beautiful black locks in check and you’re able to give them everything they need – you won’t regret getting a black Maltipoo.
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