The Maltipoo is a crossbreed dog that has Maltese and Poodle parentage. The Maltipoo is an excellent choice for people who want the cuddly, low-shedding features of a Maltese combined with the size, appearance, and non-shedding nature of a Poodle.
They are popular because they have many desirable traits that make them great family dogs! If you're considering getting one as your next pet or just want to know what supplies you'll need when traveling with a Maltipoo, then this blog post is for you!
Key Facts about the Maltipoo
Height: The typical height of a Maltipoo is dependent on the size of the parents used. They can vary in width from 24cm to 36cms, but are usually on the smaller side of this.
Maltese - not exceeding 25cm;
Poodle - Toy under 28cm; Miniature between 28-38cm
Maltipoo Colours: The typical colours of a Maltipoo can vary and they can be a solid colour that has white markings or doesn't have them.
Maltese: They are generally pure white but some have gentle lemon markings
Poodle: All solid colours
Original Country of Origin: Malta
The Maltese are an early small companion breed. They were in Malta for hundreds of years, but early records date back as far as the 1800s, and were known as the nobility social class lapdogs. They became trendy by the 20th century in Malta and further wide due to their popular looks, attitude, and temperament. They appeared as show dogs in the late 1800s in England.
Original Country of Origin: Germany
Original Poodles were the water retrieving dog, the Standard Poodle. Even though we see some strange haircuts on Poodles these days, the actual reason was not fashion related; they were more about practicality to ensure their hair was not full of water and heavy from swimming. Smaller Miniature and Toy Poodles The Miniature and Toy Poodles were created as smaller versions of the original Poodle so the personality was packaged up into a smaller pup. The smaller poodles worked in circuses thanks to their ability to quickly learn. A Maltipoo can have any combination of temperament of these breeds.
Can you Travel with a Maltipoo?
Maltipoos usually travel well and can curl up in their carrier for hours of snuggles! They're gentle, friendly dogs that will make friends easily wherever you go! However it's important to remember not every dog is suited to travel so Maltipoos are best with people who will be attentive to their needs.
The Maltipoo is a small dog, so they can fit comfortably in most carriers. Maltipoos are usually very well-behaved and laid back, but it's always better to have them contained when you're traveling just in case! It's best to purchase a sturdy carrier that your Maltipoo will be comfortable sitting up straight in or alternatively try a K9 Sport Sack to keep them with you at eye level.
The Maltipoo is a crossbreed dog that can be found in two different sizes. The Maltese Poodle mix comes in three types of coats which are wavy, curly and straight hair coat varieties depending on the type of parent breed Maltese or Poodle it has inherited from.
Maltipoos are small dogs weighing between seven to twelve pounds and standing up to thirteen inches tall. Maltipoos are known for their affectionate, loving personalities and make great family and travel pets. Maltipoo dogs can be found in different colours including white, cream, and apricot. Rarer Maltipoo colours include phantom, black, grey, and brown.
The Maltese Poodle mix is an active dog which makes Maltipoos the perfect pet for active families who enjoy frequent walks, jogs or trips to dog parks. Maltipoo dogs are known for their low shedding coats which require only occasional brushing and grooming maintenance between visits with a professional groomer.
Why you Should not get a Maltipoo?
The Maltipoo is a small dog, so if you're looking for an outdoor playmate who is big and strong then this might not be the right choice. Maltipoos are known to do best with other dogs and people that they know well; however training can help them adjust!
Can a Maltipoo be left Alone for 7 Hours?
As a company who are all about travelling with pets and taking them with you wherever you go, we would have to say that this is not ideal. A few hours can be ok but Maltipoos can suffer with anxiety when they are not with you as can many dogs. It really depends on the personality and individual traits but our advice would be no more than 3 - 4 hours and where possible we would always opt for them joining you!
Here are some Travel Accessories for your Maltipoo!
So, you're excited to take your Maltipoo dog on a trip with you, but before you can head out the door, there are some preparations that need to be made.
It's important to make sure that you have all of the supplies needed for your Maltipoo while traveling because it will make both of your trips more enjoyable.
Pet Carrier - Travelling safely with your Maltipoo is important and when they are not walking or when they are a small puppy and you need to bring them home for the first time a carrier will be an absolute blessing. We love the Canvas Pet Car Carrier for Travel because it's easy to assemble and collapse, it's lightweight and durable and folds flat for easy storage.
Travel Bowls for Maltipoos
Beco Collapsible Dog Bowl - Pet bowls can be made from all sorts of materials and come in a number of different shapes and sizes. Maltipoos need small, portable travel bowls that will fit inside the backpack or carrier for when you are on the go. The Beco Bowl fully collapses to the point of it being flat. We would recommend going for a medium size for your Maltipoo.
Travel Dog Bed
The Ruffwear Basecamp Dog Bed - Maltipoos have some energy they like to exert but once they do and especially as they start to get a little older they love power naps and need somewhere safe and comfy to lay down when travelling. The Ruffwear basecamp dog bed creates a place for dogs on the go and this bed is comfortable, easy-packing, easy-cleaning sleeping mat. Low-profile corner bolsters and dog crate-friendly dimensions mean your dog has a versatile and minimal landing spot for settling down and squeezing in a snooze before, after, or en route to their next adventure.
Ruff and Tumble Robe
Ruff and Tumble Robe - Wrap them up and make them snug as a bug especially after they have been in the water or cold. Maltipoos are renowned for having thick coats that take effort to dry and hair that tangles. You may not having a hair dryer and other items on the move but you won't go far wrong with a Ruff and Tumble robe as a starting point. Wrap up and get warm.
Fetch It Poop Bags - This is an easy one. I have tried many and you need handles, you need them to not rip and you need compostable. The only poo drama you should be accommodating is the Malti'poo'. Get it?...
Ruffwear Front Range Harness - The options are endless but you wanted the one which will suit your Maltipoo and will be great at not irritating them then go Ruffwear. Your Maltipoo will thank you.
Doggy Haul Weekend Bag
Doggy Haul Weekend Bag - Lastly, to hold of these excellent choices you have made you will need a bag and not just any bag. Why stop now? This bag comes with sturdy, waterproof material that's easy to clean, a removable shoulder strap, and plenty of room for gear. In fact, it comes with up to 37L of volume!
Wait a minute I hear you say...what about the renowned K9 Backpacks everyone is getting! Is my Maltipoo not suitable for this? Of course they are but that is a whole other topic for you to start researching and I think you should start here...A K9 Sport Sack Comparison - Which one is right for you?
Your Maltipoo will love travelling with you as they love nothing more than sticking with their fellow companion. They can be sensitive to a lot of change but they also suffer from separation anxiety so don't leave them at home, keep them close by and get them used to travel and adventure from a young age. Do this by using the right pet travel gear and encouragement, and enjoy amazing adventures together!
Get your Maltipoo ready for all the fun things they'll do on their next trip or holiday by buying them some quality dog travel equipment at our store today. We have everything you need including carriers, crates, bowls, leashes, collars - even sunscreen, dog jumpers and hiking bags that are perfect for any outing! Our products come in every size imaginable too so we've got something for you. SHOP HERE
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