Maltipoo Pros and Cons! Should You Get This Breed?

The Maltipoo is a designer canine breed that combines two incredibly popular breeds: the Maltese and the Poodle.

They are known for being very loving and friendly, but they are definitely not a breed for every home. Like every dog breed, the Maltipoo has a lot of positives and a few negatives.

Without further ado, here is our comprehensive list of Maltipoo pros and cons.

Breeders mixed the Poodle and Maltese in an effort to combine some of the most desirable traits of both. A problem with designer breeds is that they may have the health ailments of both parents.

A Quick Look at What the Maltipoo Is

Because of their Poodle parentage, there is a good chance that the Maltipoo will be hypoallergenic. If your Maltipoo isn’t hypoallergenic, they probably won’t shed as much.

Pros of a Maltipoo Mostly Nonshedding

You can expect your adult Maltipoo to be between 10 lbs (4.5 kg) and 20 lbs (9 kg). Their small stature means they can cuddle up in your lap after a short, brisk walk and be perfectly content.

Small Size

They are low-maintenance dogs when it comes to getting adequate exercise. Their small stature means that a good 20-minute walk will keep your dog happy, healthy, and tired.

Low Maintenance

Since they are a popular breed, they have a much higher cost, with $2,000 for a single dog being a perfectly normal price.

Cons of a Maltipoo High Cost

There is no way to know what you are going to get because there are two different parent breeds and you don’t know which traits, genetics, and temperament your dog will have as an adult.

Unknown Genetics

Maltipoos are prone to separation anxiety, so they do not do well on their own. Being left home alone for hours at a time (even if just for regular school hours) can make them extremely anxious

Separation Anxiety

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