DBR
DESIGNER BREED REGISTRY
                                                                             About the Maltipoo


The Maltipoo is an intelligent, affectionate  and fun loving dog. The Maltipoo was created to be a small-breed
companion dog for allergy sufferers. Whether he's really hypoallergenic is up for debate, every dog is
different in the amount of allergens he produces, but in any case, he's a charming ball of fluff with a growing popularity.
Like all dogs, Maltipoos need early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences
— when they're young. Socialization helps ensure that your Maltipoo puppy grows up to be a well-grounded.

High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers
can be sought after for assistance. The Maltipoo needs daily brushing to keep his coat clean and free of mats. Many
Maltipoos are clipped to keep them tidy and cool. Generally a Maltipoo only needs clipping once or twice a year, but
his head will need a monthly trim.
Start grooming your Maltipoo when he's a puppy, to get him used to it. Handle his paws frequently, dogs are touchy
about their feet and look inside his mouth and ears.  Trim his nails once or twice a month, as needed. If you can hear the
nail clicking on the floor, they're too long. Short nails keep the feet in good condition and won't scratch your legs when
your Maltipoo jumps up to greet you.Make grooming a positive experience filled with praise and rewards, and you'll lay
the groundwork for easy veterinary exams and other handling when he's an adult.

Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog
hair in their cars and homes.

Moderately Easy Training: Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other
breeds. Expect results to come gradually.
Great Watchdog Ability: This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. It is not considered to be a
very protective breed.

Medium Adaptability: It is well-suited for apartment living and does not need a yard. This breed cannot tolerate both hot
and cold weather. Be careful taking it outside when temperatures are above or below normal.

Slightly Active: Not much exercise is required to keep this dog in shape. Owners who are frequently away or busy might
find this breed suitable for their lifestyle.

Feeding
Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don't all need the same amount of food. It almost goes without saying that
a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. The better the dog food, the further it will go toward
nourishing your dog.  

Good Family Dog:This is a suitable breed for children and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around
them. Maltipoos generally get along with other dogs and pets, whether or not they're raised with them.

MALTIPOO STANDARD FOR TOY AND STANDARD

Weight:  Male: 5-15; Female: 5-15 lbs Weight is directly proportionate to height.
Height:  Standard Size: Males and Females Over 10" minimum 14" maximum
Height: Toy: Males and Females 6"-10"
Color(s):  Black, white, gray, apricot.
Coat:  The coat of the Maltipoo may be long, straight, slightly wavy, or curly.
Overview:  The Maltipoo is a crossing of two breeds: Maltese and Poodle. They are often referred to as a
"designer dog" and have become popular companions and therapy dogs. The head, ear set, eys and bite
should in all cases favor  the Maltese.
Character:  Ideally, the Maltipoooo is well-proportioned, sporty, and displays a cheerful and lively
expression.
They are active, agile, and alert.
Temperament:  The Maltipoo is affectionate, loyal, and loving
Other recognized names for this breed are:
Malt A Poo/Multipoo
Refinement of this standard as to head body and movement will be posted at a later date