It might amuse you but it’s not your first time, seeing a Maltese mix with a poodle? Nope! it’s not your Deja vu.
Wondering where you have seen them? Social Networking sites! It’s a celebrity pup. Many celebrities love to show off their teddy bear pups on their profile which include Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Michele Kwanne, Black lively, and many more, but I will put a stop here.
Adopting a pet for the first time? Maltese Poodle Puppy is known as the best and foremost buddy pet. What makes it deserving of this title?
Here is my rationale statement; perfect for low space, non-shedding coat, highly trainable, most suitable if you have kids at your house, and many more so just stay tuned.
Maltese mix with a Poodle
My first thought? If a mixture of cute, cuddly, and fluffy had a face.
Maltipoo is a designer breed cross between a miniature poodle or toy poodle and Maltese. Maltipoo gained their popularity a few years back but their parents had a long, ancient history. The main reason behind their creation was a breed having intelligent, spunky nature in a pup size, which will be perfect for living in small spaces like apartments or penthouses.
Maltipoo, Isn’t it quite an adorable name? This designer dog breed matches up to its name.
When it comes to their appearance, It has been unpredictable. They either look like a poodle with curly hair or look like a Maltese with straight silky hair, sometimes a wavy look is what they inherit due to both parent gene predomination.
In both scenarios, their visuals and liveliness are more than enough to persuade you so just wait and watch.
Maltese Poodle Mix Full Grown
How will your Maltese Poodle mix look, when grown-up? Let me show you images from the future.
Maltipoo doesn’t have any definite size. All we can tell you is the average height, which varies from 8 to 14 inches, and average weight, which varies from 5 to 20 pounds.
For a close guess, you must know the history of your Maltipoo’s parents, specifically the poodle. First, whether its parent was toy poodle or miniature poodle:
Toy Poodle: Toy Poodle’s average height is 10 inch and the average weight is 4 to 6 pounds.
Miniature Poodle: Miniature Poodle’s average height is 15 inch and the average weight is 15 to 20 pounds.
The above information concludes that if your Maltipoo’s parent is a toy poodle then it will grow up to 10 inches in height and weigh around 5 or 6 pounds whereas if your Maltipoo’s parent is miniature then it will grow up to 14inch and weigh around 10 to 20 pound.
Having said that, if your pet is more than 12 months, he has already reached its maximum growth so you might not observe any difference.
Maltese Poodle Mix Temperament
Beyond their appealing looks, what do they offer? A great source of happiness, energetic surroundings, love to the extent of being clingy, and a great companion bud especially if you live alone.
When we are talking about its temperament and behavior, it’s hard not to mention its intelligence. We all know adopting pets is all nice after it has been trained, before that we all have to hold our patience. In the case of this hybrid breed, their high intellectual and brainpower make them highly trainable dogs so you might not need that much patience.
Apart from being sweet and loving, they will show you a great game while playing with balls and stuff. After spreading joy in the space, their energy will run low.
How do they recharge themselves? Curling up in your lap and a nap.
Maltese Poodle Life Span
The average life expectancy of Maltese poodle mix is 10 to 15 years. According to researchers, female Maltipoo tends to live one or two years longer than male Maltipoo.
The life span does depend upon several factors which might include diet, exercise, health problems, and inherited diseases, we have discussed them below so don’t skip headings.
How can we increase their lifespan?
Maltese Poodle mix breeds can live longer if you give them proper care, food and make some time for their exercise.
As long as health is concerned, you can take them to regular appointments with a veterinarian, and try to give back all the love because they are prone to anxiety and mental health issues if they aren’t given love and attention.
Maltese Poodle Health Problems
I know, I have been going all about the positive sides and perks of owning a Maltipoo as a pet.
The only con they have is their health, so you need to provide attentive care towards their health. You can know further details related to their health problems, just below;
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: Puppies of 4 to 6 months are prone to it. It is mainly caused when the blood supply to the head of the femur is interrupted. After that, your dog might start limping and show atrophy.
White Shaker Syndrome: Tremors, lack of muscle coordination, and rapid eye movement, mainly due to overly excited or stressed. If your bud is 6 months to 3 years old, then he can be prone to it.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy: Blindness due to loss of receptors. It can be detected way before this disease, although breeders don’t breed dogs who have this eye degenerative disorder.
Epilepsy: episodes of seizures in your dog. Its cause is unknown however your pet can live a healthy lifestyle along with it.
Portosystemic Shunt: When blood connection between liver and body have some sort of resistance, so required blood flow isn’t reached. This interruption causes malfunctioning of the urinary tract, detoxification, and all other liver roles.
Patellar Luxation: Misalignment of limbs bones (femur, patella, and tibia) at birth, which shows symptoms like arthritis after 2 years.
DON’T PANIC! These all diseases have their treatment and can be cured through surgery and some might not even need surgery. Medications are there so don’t be disheartened and just adore your pups.
Maltese Poodle Mix Breathing Problems
If your pet is Maltipoo is showing some breathing problem or breathing too fast while resting, it might have;
- Collapsed Trachea (Tracheal rings collapse and cause obstructions).
- Reverse Sneezing
- Allergic Reactions: (Wheezing and coughing)
- Pneumonia Infection
- Bronchi Infection
- A foreign object stuck in the throat
The above-mentioned problems are quite common and their name says it all about them. The major reason behind these issues can be due to a messed-up environment so make sure that your pet has clean surroundings.
Maltese Poodle Dog Depression
I must say thats quite a living being’s problem. Like humans, when they lack love they suffer from depression. Similarly, these sunshine pups might lose their most known quality when not treated right.
What do they want? Attention!
They can suffer from anxiety, depression, and other mental problems when left alone and it can give rise to other diseases too. Make sure to treat them right and I don’t think their visuals and nature deserve any less than that.
Maltese Poodle Mix Price
Made up your mind to adopt a Maltipoo? Told you, they are hard to resist.
Anyways, Maltese poodle puppy prices might shock you. They cost around 1200 to 2000 USD. Wondering Why? Go and read previous paragraphs.
Here’s a lucky people’s chance. Join different rescue groups on social sites and visit rescue centers. If your luck works, then you can find this adorable puppy for 500 USD from rescue centers.
What do Maltese Poodle mix usually die from?
Cherish them before it’s too late. The short life span of Maltese poodle mix can be due to trauma by accidents, viral infections, congenital (heart) diseases, cancer but out of all liver shunt tops the cause of death.
These diseases act up due to irregular vet visits, obesity, cheap diet and less socializing therefore take preventive measures before you regret it.
Maltese Poodle mixes are definitely right for you if you want to spend most of the time with your bud. Maltipoo owners often say, if you have adopted a Maltipoo, it’s hard to switch to another breed.
They will surely live up to your expectations, but the question is will you live up to their requirements? Help your partner live a happy and healthy life by giving them love, proper attention, and most of all vaccination.