If you want to buy a Maltipoo puppy, it’s smart to do a little research first. These dogs are playful and sometimes clownish. They are smart and playful, but sometimes stubborn, so gentle, consistent training is necessary. They need a moderate amount of outdoor exercise daily.
These small dogs do well with cats and other dogs but tend to get defensive if they feel overwhelmed. Spending time on socialization will help your dog feel more confident around larger dogs.
Maltipoos do well with children, but they are small and can be hurt by smaller children.
They enjoy spending time around the house with their family.
If you’re considering adopting a Maltipoo puppy, make sure you understand this breed’s special health considerations. The average life expectancy of these pups is 13-16 years. Because this is a new breed, the health information is still unreliable.
However, a few health concerns to watch for are:
- Patella Luxation
- Heart Disease
For every dog, stay current on shots and vaccinations. Schedule regular vet checkups.