Breed Info



  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Grooming Level: Moderate
  • Trainability: High
  • Adaptability: High
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: Often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 10-13 Years
  • Prey Drive: Moderate
  • Watchdog: Very Alert
  • Registered?: Other

Country of Origin

The Malti Poo is a cross between a Maltese and a Toy Poodle. Like many Poodle crossbreeds, it is known by many names, such as Malte Poo, Malta Poo, Multa Poo, Moodle, Malti Doodle, Maltese Poodle, or even Malt Oodles. Unlike other Poodle mixes, the Malti Poo cross is made to create a distinct appearance, rather than to provide the Poodle’s hypoallergenic coat, as the Maltese itself sheds little and is good for allergy sufferers. As a crossbreed, the Malti Poo is not eligible for registration with purebred registries such as the American Kennel Club, but it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club as Malt-a-Poo. Some breeders produce Malti Poos by crossing a purebred Poodle with a purebred Maltese (called a first generation cross), but others allow crossing Malti Poos with Poodles or Maltese (called a backcross), or other Malti Poos (called a multi-generation cross). Different crosses can result in different characteristics. The Malti Poo has won over celebrities and the masses alike with its distinctive charm. Jessica Simpson’s Malti Poo ‘Daisy’ was featured on the reality TV show ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’. Other celebrity Malti Poo owners include Ellen DeGeneres and Carmen Electra.


The Malti Poo comes in a wide variety of sizes, but most are 6-15 in (15-38 cm) at the shoulders and weigh 5-15 lbs (2-7 kg). A Malti Poo with more Maltese influence will have a domed skull, whereas a Malti Poo with a higher Poodle influence will have the long, narrow muzzle characteristic of Poodles.


The Malti Poo coat can range from the silky texture of the Maltese coat to the Poodle’s distinctive frizzy coat. It can be many colors including grey, black, white, and apricot. Most Malti Poos shed little or none and are a good match for allergy sufferers. Many Malti Poos are kept in a short ‘puppy cut’. Some Malti Poos are kept with a longer coat, with the hair tied in a bow above the eyes.


The Malti Poo is an intelligent, loving dog. The mix of Maltese and Poodle usually produces a lively, playful dog devoted to its family. The Malti Poo loves to play or curl up on the couch for a nap. Malti Poos require frequent human companionship.


The Malti Poo can get along well with dogs and other pets if socialized when young, but it is somewhat territorial. Malti Poos may be wary of strangers and are highly protective of their family. Malti Poos get along very well with children, but should be supervised around young children to ensure they are treated respectfully.


The Malti Poo sheds little or no hair. It requires monthly grooming and regular brushing to prevent tangling. The eyes and ears should also be cleaned regularly with stray hairs removed. Bathe only when necessary. Puppies should not be handled constantly as they need time to rest and relax. The Malti Poo has a lifespan of 11-13 years. Malti Poos may be susceptible to health problems affecting the parent breeds, such as heart issues, dental problems (frequent tooth brushing can help), and bloat, though they are somewhat less likely to suffer these conditions then purebred Poodles or Maltese (known as ‘hybrid vigor’). Bloat can be prevented by feeding from a raised dish, spacing meals throughout the day, and avoiding exercise immediately after meals.


The Malti Poo is eager to learn and should not present many difficulties in training. Positive reinforcement is likely to be the most successful approach. This breed may take a while to house train. Like the Maltese, many Malti Poos are paper or box trained rather than ‘outdoor’ trained.


The Malti Poo can have most of its exercise needs met by indoor play and activities, but it also enjoys walks or playtime in the yard. The Malti Poo is an excellent breed for apartment life.

Learn More – Maltipoo Puppies

Maltipoos are smart, tolerant, small, loyal and super affectionate. They make wonderful family dogs and personal companions. They love to play games, cuddle and be part of the family. They are small and don’t need excessive amounts of exercise to keep them happy. This makes them perfect for any size of home, even an apartment.

Maltipoos love kids and get along well with other animals. They don’t tend to bark except to alert you of anything new or unfamiliar. Maltipoos are hypoallergenic and are low to non-shedding. They are very smart, which makes them super easy to train. Your Maltipoo puppy can be easily trained to proficiently obey all basic obedience commands by just 12 weeks of age! To learn more about maltipoos, visit our About Maltipoos page.

What do you get when you combine the tiny, fun-loving Maltipoo with the smart and charming Miniature Poodle? The one-of-a-kind, eager-to-please and adorable Maltipoo of course. Maltipoos combine the best features of two remarkable breeds, both of which are known for their intelligence, loyalty and friendly temperament.

Apartment and family living are no problem for these little charmers who are surprisingly adaptable. They are eager-to-please little lap dogs who adore their families.  Maltipoos have an abundant store of energy and need lots of attention – They’re never happier than when they are snuggled up next to their favorite person.

The Maltipoo’s happy, outgoing personality makes it a wonderful pet for most households, though they might not be the right dog for families with young children. If you appreciate cuddly companionship, and have time, love, and affection to give, then the Maltipoo is the perfect dog for you family.

Why Choose MyNextMaltipoo.Com?

10-Year Health Guarantee

While most breeders offer a 2-year health guarantee, My Next Maltipoo extends this guarantee to 10 years to give you that extra peace of mind.

Puppy Socialization

We introduce and familiarize your puppy to new experiences including people, places, objects and other animals in ways that help your puppy learn how to respond and interact with those experiences appropriately without fear. 

We are professional dog trainers.

We offer optional basic and advanced obedience training enrollment for our puppies to help them learn correct behaviors and obedience skills for an even better transition to their new home.

Puppies are microchipped before they go home.

We microchip all our puppies before they go home and include the microchipping registration in your puppy’s care packet to guide you how to activate the chip for vets to scan in case your dog ever gets lost.

Health Examination by a licensed veterinarian

To give you extra peace of mind before your puppy goes home, we take them to our licensed veterinarian for a thorough health examination and provide a clean bill of health record inside your puppy care packet.

Current on Vaccinations

All puppies are given their first set of vaccinations at 6 weeks and we include future instructions for keeping your puppy up-to-date on vaccinations inside their puppy care package.

Temperament Testing

We provide a temperament report for every puppy in our program which will give you insight into their characteristics and help you choose the puppy with the perfect temperament for your lifestyle

Puppies are microchipped before they go home.

We microchip all our puppies before they go home and include the microchipping registration in your puppy’s care packet to guide you how to activate the chip for vets to scan in case your dog ever gets lost.

Early Neuro Stimulation Program

We introduce mild stresses to our very young pups in a controlled way to help stimulate the brain to improve growth and development of your pups immune system.

People also ask

What do I need to know before buying a Maltipoo?

Loving and gentle, the Maltipoo gets along with kids. But because small Maltipoos could easily be injured, they’re only recommended for families with children older than six who know how to handle dogs. Maltipoos are smart and can be easy to train. Maltipoos generally get along with other dogs and pets.

Are boy or girl Maltipoos better?

The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts… Males, on the other hand, are usually more affectionate, exuberant, attentive, and more demanding of attention. They are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody.

Are Maltipoos hard to potty train?

House training your Maltipoo will be the most difficult training, as it is with all dog breeds, but do keep in mind that in general, this dog is on the “easy” side of the scale in regard to this. When you bring your Maltipoo home, you will need to begin proper training. But Give out Puppies already Potty Trained on pee pad. 

How often should you brush a Maltipoo?
Every 2 to 3 days
Thoroughly brushing the coat every 2 to 3 days will help keep your Maltipoo clean by removing dirt and debris. Brushing also frees the coat of dead hairs which is an important step in keeping a dog smelling nice
Are Maltipoos cuddly?

The Maltipoo is affectionate and gentle. They are known to be excellent family and therapy dogs due to their loving personality. The Maltipoo is also extremely active and enjoys life. … Maltipoos are extremely affectionate, cuddly dogs and enjoy pleasing their pet parent.

How many times a day should you feed a Maltipoo?

It is recommended to feed your maltipoo at least 2 meals per day. As they are a smaller breed, they may not do so well with just one large meal. Again, treats could be offered in between meals as positive reinforcement during training.

How far should a Maltipoo walk?

It is recommended to feed your maltipoo at least 2 meals per day. As they are a smaller breed, they may not do so well with just one large meal. Again, treats could be offered in between meals as positive reinforcement during training.