Is a Maltipoo Right for You?

Photo Credit  Cindy Devin

Photo Credit Cindy Devin

Getting a dog or puppy on impulse is not usually a good idea.  Each breed of dog was designed to do specific things. You need to decide what you want in a dog and what your dog will be doing before deciding on a breed.  

There are so many different breeds to choose from. When different breeds were originally developed, there was a greater emphasis on the ability to do a job, such as herding, guarding, hunting, drafting, etc., than appearance.  If a particular breed interests you, find out what the dog was bred to do.

The Maltipoo breed was originally bred to be a hypoallergenic companion dog for allergy sufferers.  They were bred to receive the intelligence, affection, and trainability from both the Poodle and Maltese breed as well as the low to no shedding.

Maltipoos hate being left alone and get separation anxiety very easily, so they are not an ideal breed for families that are not going to be home often.

So DO get a Maltipoo if you are looking for:

  • Companionship

  • Playmate for the Kids

and DON’T get a Maltipoo if you are looking for:

  • Protection

  • A special activity, such as hunting or herding