The Maltipoo (AKA Maltepoo, Mal-t-poo or Moodle) is a small mixed breed dog as a result of cross breeding a Poodle with a Maltese. As a mixed breed there can be a lot of variation in Maltipoo size depending on the size of Poodle the Maltese is bred with. The 4 most common Maltipoo sizes are the Teacup, Toy, Mini & Standard size. As it is a relatively new breed, there are no sizing standards so we have provided a Maltipoo size guide below.
What Is A Teacup Maltipoo?
A Teacup Maltipoo is the smallest size of Maltipoo. It originates from a cross between a Toy Poodle and a Maltese where the breeder then takes the runt of the litter and continues breeding smaller and smaller sized Maltipoo puppies until they consistently get the teacup size. Therefore, Teacup Maltipoos are a multigenerational mix breed and you won’t find an F1 (first generation) one.
Teacup Maltipoos are also sometimes referred to as Micro Teacup Maltipoos. They are both the exact same size. Recently it has become popular by breeders to use the word “Micro” in naming Poodle Mix sizes as a marketing tactic so it seems that they are selling a new, tinier dog size.
What Is A Toy Maltipoo?
A Toy Maltipoo is a cross between a Toy Poodle and a Maltese. Toy Maltipoos are an affectionate, gentle and fun-loving dog that are very small in size making them super adorable. They have soft wavy coats with short floppy ears and a button nose giving them the appearance of a teddy bear. Toy Maltipoos come in many colors but they are most commonly cream, white, grey or apricot.
Toy Maltipoo Temperament
Toy Maltipoos are fun-loving, devoted, gentle and affectionate. Toy Maltipoos are slightly easier to care for compared to Teacup Maltipoos as they are not as fragile. Nevertheless, they are also not suited to being around young children unattended. Like the Teacup Maltipoo, their small size means that they don’t require too much exercise daily. While they are cute and small, be warned that this breed really likes to bark.
How Much Should A Toy Maltipoo Weigh?
A Toy Maltipoo should weigh around 10 pounds. Most Toy Maltipoos are just under 10 pounds but ones they are slightly taller may weigh just over 10 pounds.
When Are Toy Maltipoos Fully Grown?
Toy Maltipoos are fully grown between the ages of 9 and 11 months. They reach roughly half their adult size at 5 months of age. At about 7 or 8 months a Toy Maltipoo would have reached their full height and for the last few months they build muscle mass and gain weight.
What Is A Mini Maltipoo?
A Mini Maltipoo is a cross between a Miniature Poodle and a Maltese. They are the second largest Maltipoo size. Mini Maltipoos have a gentle and affectionate temperament. Their small size with their fluffy coats that are cream, white, grey or apricot paired with their floppy ears make them super adorable!
Mini Maltipoo Temperament
Mini Maltipoos are an affectionate, gentle, intelligent breed. They love to play in short active bursts but equally enjoy cuddling and chilling out with their owners. The main downside of the Mini Maltipoo is that they really like to bark. This makes them a great watchdog however their small size won’t provide you with any protection!
What Is A Maltipoo?
A Standard Maltipoo is a cross between a Standard Poodle on the smaller side with a Maltese. They are often described as the teddy bear dog due to their super fluffy, soft coats that are white, cream, apricot or grey in color. Maltipoos have a super affectionate and gentle temperament and paired with their small size, it is no wonder that they make a great companion dog for both young and old.
The size of a Maltipoo does not greatly affect it’s temperament. The standard size Maltipoo like the Teacup, Toy and Miniature Maltipoo is fun-loving, affectionate, intelligent and gentle. The main difference between the standard Maltipoo and the smaller sizes is that they are more active and thus require more exercise. Additionally as they are larger, they are less fearful and more confident so they may bark slightly less.