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Size: Small (4- 7 kg) Shedding: no. Hypoallergenic Color: Black, white, brown, cream, apricot, or a combination of these colors Temperament: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and intelligent Trainability: Intelligent and Easy to train Exercise needs: moderate. 30 minutes per day Life span: 12-18 years Apartment friendly: Yes Good for first time owners: Yes! HDB Approved: Yes
It's important to note that these characteristics can vary depending on the individual dog and their upbringing, even within the same breed. So it's always a good idea to do your research and meet with us to learn more about specific Maltipoo you may be interested in.
The Maltipoo is a small breed of dog that is a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle. They are friendly to human, children and other pets alike. A Maltipoo is a terrific pup for first-time dog owners, families in search of an adorable playmate for children, or seniors who want an endearing companion.
In addition, their fur is hypoallergenic and non shedding. While the Mayo Clinic stresses that no dog is allergen-free, most people have less reaction to the proteins found in a shihpoo's dander, saliva, and urine.
This small breed typically weighs between 4 to 7 kg. They have a soft and curly or wavy coat that comes in a variety of colors such as black, white, brown, cream, apricot or a combination of these colors.
Maltipoos are highly social and love spending time with their owners, making them a great choice for families or individuals who are looking for a companion dog. They are generally playful and energetic, but can also be content with lounging around the house.
Due to their intelligence and eagerness to please, Maltipoos are generally easy to train, although they can be stubborn at times. Positive reinforcement training methods, such as using treats and praise, are usually effective.
Maltipoos are also known for their relatively long lifespan of around 12-15 years. Overall, Maltipoos are a popular breed for their friendly personality, hypoallergenic coat, and adaptability to different living arrangements. Maltipoos are very similar in looks and temperament to shihpoos and cavachons. Both breeds are popular with first time owners. Other popular poodle crosses include Cavapoos and Cockapoos which are generally more active.
Maltipoos have moderate exercise requirements and generally need a daily walk or playtime to stay healthy and happy. They are small dogs and can get enough exercise in a small space, making them a good choice for apartment living. A walk around the block or playing fetch in the backyard can provide enough physical stimulation for a Maltipoo. Additionally, they enjoy mental stimulation, so playing games or practicing obedience training can also be a good way to keep them engaged and active. It's important not to over-exercise Maltipoos, as they can be prone to joint problems. Owners should avoid intense activities such as long runs or jumping from high places. Maltipoos are also social dogs and enjoy spending time with their owners, so incorporating playtime into daily routines can help to strengthen the bond between dog and owner. Regular exercise and mental stimulation can also help prevent unwanted behaviors such as chewing or excessive barking. It's important to note that Maltipoos can become overweight if they don't get enough exercise or if they overeat, which can lead to health problems such as joint issues and diabetes. Therefore, it's crucial to provide your Maltipoo with a balanced diet, appropriate portion sizes, and regular exercise to keep them at a healthy weight. We will guide you on the best food and nutrition available in Singapore.
Maltipoos have a soft, curly or wavy coat that requires regular grooming to keep it clean, tangle-free, and healthy. The grooming requirements for a Maltipoo may vary depending on the length of their coat, but in general, they need to be brushed and groomed at least once a week.
Here are some grooming requirements and recommendations for Maltipoos:
Brushing: Regular brushing can help remove loose hair, prevent mats and tangles, and distribute natural oils throughout the coat, which helps keep the skin health.
Bathing: Maltipoos needs to be bathed every week in Singapore's humid climate. Use a mild dog shampoo (we recommend Silky shampoo) and be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any skin irritation. Lastly, remember to blow dry to make sure the skin is completely dry to prevent skin issues.
Trimming: Maltipoos also require occasional trimming or clipping, particularly around the ears, paws, and face, to prevent overgrowth and tangles and maintain a tidy appearance. Bring your maltipoo to a professional dog groomer every 2 months for a full grooming service to get the best result.
Nail Clipping: Maltipoos' nails should be trimmed regularly to prevent them from getting too long and causing discomfort or injury. Be sure to use a sharp, proper nail clipper and avoid cutting too close to the quick. Leave the cutting to the Professional dog groomer to avoid traumatizing the puppy if nails bleed during cutting (which is very common).
Teeth Cleaning: Regular teeth cleaning is important for Maltpoos to prevent dental problems. Brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a dog-specific toothpaste.
Ear Cleaning: Maltipoos can have ear infections, so it's important to clean their ears regularly with a gentle, dog-specific ear cleaner to prevent buildup of dirt and bacteria.
Overall, Maltipoos require regular grooming to keep them looking and feeling their best. With proper grooming and maintenance, you can help ensure your Maltipoo stays healthy, comfortable, and happy.