USD $400-$2000 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed, A cross between a purebred Toy or Miniature Poodle and a purebred Maltese.

Breed Type

Small, Medium


10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 558
Origin Germany France Italy
Other Names Malt-A-Poo, Malt-oodles, Maltapoo, Maltapoo, Malte-Poo, Maltepoo, Maltese-Poodle, MaltiPoodle, Moodle, Multapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Multipoo, MPoo
Breed Type Cross Breed, A cross between a purebred Toy or Miniature Poodle and a purebred Maltese.
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$2000
How much does it cost to buy a Maltipoo?
Maltipoo are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $400 to $2000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Maltipoos can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small, Medium
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion and lapdog.
Date of Origin 2002
Ancestry Poodle and Maltese

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fluffy, Soft, Straight and Silky, Thick and Curly, Wavy and Wiry, Wavy, Woolly
Coat Colors Almost all colors, Apricot, Black, Cream, Gold, Grey, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Blue, Hazel, Amber, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Pink, Liver, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Apricot, Cream, Red, Silver, White, Black, Brown, Sable, Parti-color
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Fluffy
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Shedding blade, Furminator, Dematting comb.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Affectionate, Caring, Companionable, Funny, Intelligent, Obedient
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Yes
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Epilepsy, Legg-perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, Portosystemic Liver Shunt, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/2 to 1 cup
Daily Cost $20-$50
Monthly Cost $100-$200


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Maltipoo have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Maltipoo is a hybrid breed of dog that is a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its adorable appearance, friendly personality, and low-maintenance grooming needs. The Maltipoo is an ideal pet for those looking for an affectionate companion that will fit into their lifestyle.

Appearance: The Maltipoo has a soft, fluffy coat that can range from white to cream in color. They have round eyes and floppy ears, giving them an endearing look. Their body shape is similar to the Poodle, with long legs and a slender frame.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Maltipoo is 12-15 years. They typically weigh between 5-20 pounds and stand 8-14 inches tall at the shoulder. Common colors include white, cream, apricot, red or black with white markings on their face or chest area.

Personality: The Maltipoo is known for being an intelligent and loyal companion who loves to be around people. They are very affectionate and enjoy cuddling up with their owners on the couch or bed after a long day of playtime activities. They are also quite playful and love to explore new places with their owners by their side!

Friendliness: The Maltipoo gets along well with other dogs as well as cats if they are properly socialized from an early age. They also do well around children if they are taught how to behave appropriately around them from puppyhood onwards.

Temperament: The temperament of the Maltipoo can vary depending on which parent breed it takes after more closely; however they tend to be gentle natured dogs who enjoy spending time with their family members as much as possible!

Health: Generally speaking the health of the Maltipoo is good; however there are some health issues that may arise due to its hybrid nature such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma so it’s important to keep up regular vet checkups for your pup!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: The adaptability level of the Maltipoo is high; they do well in both small apartments as well as larger homes provided they get enough exercise each day! Some benefits of having this breed include its low shedding coat which makes it great for those who suffer from allergies; its intelligence which makes training relatively easy; its friendly nature which makes it great for families; and lastly its small size which makes it perfect for those living in smaller spaces!


The Maltipoo is a hybrid dog breed that is a cross between a Maltese and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The Maltipoo became popular in the early 2000s as people began to seek out designer dogs that were hypoallergenic and low-shedding. While the Maltipoo does not have an official breed standard, they are typically small dogs with a soft, curly coat.

The history of the Maltipoo breed is somewhat unclear. It is believed that the first Maltipoos were bred in the United States, though it is possible that they were first bred in Australia or Europe. The Maltipoo was likely created in an attempt to create a hypoallergenic companion dog. However, the exact origins of the breed are unknown.

The Maltipoo breed almost became extinct in the early 21st century. This was due to several factors, including the popularity of other designer dogs, such as the Labradoodle and Cockapoo. In addition, many people who had purchased Maltipoos found that they were not truly hypoallergenic and did not do well with people who had allergies. As a result, many people returned their Maltipoos to breeders or shelters.

The Maltipoo breed has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This is due in part to an increase in awareness of the breed and its benefits. In addition, more people are now seeking out hypoallergenic companion dogs. The Maltipoo is now recognized by several major kennel clubs, including the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club.

The ancestry of the Maltipoo is somewhat unclear due to their mixed heritage. However, they are thought to be descended from both the Toy Poodle and the Malta Dog breeds. The Toy Poodle is thought to be responsible for their small size, while the Malta Dog likely contributed to their hypoallergenic coats. It is believed that the first generation of Maltipoos was bred in America using these two breeds; however, it is possible that they were first bred elsewhere.