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Malti-Poo

BREED GROUP: Toy
WEIGHT: 5 to 15 lbs
HEIGHT: 14 inches
COLOR(S): Black, gray, white, or yellow-orange.
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DESCRIPTION

A Malti-Poo is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Maltese and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the Poodle's nonshedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Malti-Poo dogs are sweet, loving, and energetic.

TEMPERAMENT

Malti-Poo dogs are intelligent, friendly, loving, loyal affectionate family dogs.

GROOMING

Malti-Poo dogs have fine, frizzy, wooly fur that needs to be brushed weekly.

HEALTH

Skin, Eye and other Inherited disorders are common. Owners should give their dogs hip and eye tests regularly.

EXERCISE

Malti-Poo dogs are easy to train.

TRAINING

Easy to train.



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