Maltipoo

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Maltipoo
Maltipoo Dog - Poodle Maltese Mix Breed.jpg
Other namesMultipoo, maltepoo
OriginUnited States
Traits
Height 8-14 inches (20-35 centimeters)
Weight 5-20 pounds (2-10 kilograms)
Color White, black, and brown
Litter size 6
Life span 10-15 years
Dog (domestic dog)

The maltipoo is a mix of the dog breeds Maltese and Poodle.

History[change | change source]

The Maltese are believed to have originated from the small island of Malta, located south of Sicily, Italy. Over the centuries, these dogs were loved by royalty, and were considered part of the royal family. The popularity of the Maltese grew steadily and gradually over the years, and they were finally introduced to America in the late 1800s.animalatoz.com

The Standard Poodle can be traced back to France in the 15th century. These curly-haired dogs were so popular during that time that they became known as the national breed of France. Although it took almost three centuries, poodles began to gain popularity in other countries such as Spain. During the following century, the standard poodle was bred to the size we now label toy and miniature poodles.

Although it is known that the Maltipoo is a new poodle mix, it is not very easy to find the exact place or year that this mixed breed was created. No single person or organization took credit for the first puppy of this new mix.[1]

Colors[change | change source]

Many maltipoos are white, but you can find black, brown, and red maltipoos.

Environment[change | change source]

Maltipoos should be kept inside, they cannot be outside for too long. They should only be put outside to use the bathroom, play, or exercise.[2]

Cleaning[change | change source]

Maltipoos should be given a bath every 3 weeks to a month.[2] Maltipoos sheds very little to none, making it a good pet for people with allergies.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Interesting Facts You Should Know About a Maltipoo Dog Breed". Swaay. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Maltipoo Facts | Everything You Want to Know About the Maltipoo Dog". www.petmaltipoo.com. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  3. "Maltipoo Hybrid Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts". DogTime. Retrieved 2021-04-28.