Interesting Facts About The Teacup Maltipoo
Of all the toy dog breeds, a teacup maltipoo is perhaps one of the most desirable. The fun-loving, yet sweet personality, coupled with high intelligence and unquestioned loyalty and affection for its owner, makes this breed of dog a great choice for any household. If you have entertained thoughts about getting a dog for your family, this type of dog may be perfect for you – especially if your family has children who would love a cute and furry pet for them to play with. This article will discuss the pros and cons of a maltipoo and whether or not you should buy one.
A teacup maltipoo is not a purebreed dog; rather, it is a combination of a Maltese and a poodle. Therefore, a maltipoo will have personality traits and physical characteristics of both animals. Physically, a maltipoo is larger than a Maltese, yet smaller than a poodle. Most maltipoos are no more than eight inches tall, and no heavier than 10 pounds. In terms of appearance, how your maltipoo will look will be determined by the parents. If the father is a poodle and the mother is a Maltese, the dog will more closely resemble the poodle – including curlier fur, a longer snout, and longer legs. If the father is a Maltese and the mother is a poodle, your dog will be smaller, have longer, straighter fur, and have a shorter snout and rounder face. Maltipoos do not shed and have relatively thick fur that ranges from white to brown and even black (depending on what colors its parents are).
The "Teacup" Controversy
Some people wonder what a teacup maltipoo means. Contrary to popular belief, maltipoos do not come in the “teacup” size. The term “teacup” is commonly used by a variety of breeders as a marketing technique, particularly with small dog breeds. While it is possible to mate a toy poodle with a Maltese, resulting in a smaller maltipoo than usual, the term “teacup” does not signify a separate breed of dog.
Behavior And Temperament
The personality of your teacup maltipoo will vary depending on which parent is more dominant, but all maltipoos have similar traits. The first is intelligence. Maltipoos are incredibly clever and are very easily trained. This also makes them quite responsive to an owner who exhibits leadership, but be wary of a dog that barks and growls if leadership is not shown. Maltipoos are energetic and love to play, and also are very good with children. If you have kids, a maltipoo is a great pet.
A teacup maltipoo also is incredibly affectionate. They love nothing more than to curl up with their owners and follow them wherever they go – literally. A maltipoo will tend to whine a bit at first when the owner leaves the room or the house, but they will get better with this over time. In short, a maltipoo is extremely loyal and will adore its owner without question.
In summary, this type of dog is:
Easy To Train
Easy To Care For
Since maltipoos do not shed, you do not have to worry about cleaning up after them. And it makes a great companion for any situation or environment. Maltipoos are also very attractive; their cute faces, compact bodies, and nice fur makes this pet quite pleasing to the eye and touch. If you are a future pet owner and desire all of these traits, a maltipoo may be your best bet for a new addition to your family.