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Maltese / Poodle Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A fluffy white dog with long wavy hair and drop ears sitting down in the grass.

Miss Bentlee the Maltipoo

Other Names
  • Malti-Doodle
  • Malt-A-Doodle
  • Malt A Doodle
  • Maltidoodle
  • Maltedoodle
  • Malt-oodle
  • Malt-A-Poo
  • Malt A Poo
  • Malta-Poo
  • Maltapoo
  • Malti-Poodle
  • Maltipoodle
  • Malte-Poo
  • Maltipoo
  • Maltepoo
  • Maltesepoo
  • Maltese-Poodle
  • Maltesedoodle
  • Moodle
  • Multa-Poo

The Malti-Poo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Maltese and the Poodle . The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Malt-A-Poo
  • Designer Breed Registry = Malt A Poo
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Malt-A-Poo
  • Designer Breed Registry = Malt-A-Poo
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Maltipoo
Two toy-sized dogs sitting on a yellow blanket - A black and white Malti-Poo next to a tan with white Malti-Poo.

This is Caesar (left)—his is dad is a Maltese, his mom is a Malti-Poo and Chantelle (right)—her dad is a Poodle, mom a Maltese. Photo courtesy of Gerry and Norma Westgard

A black and white image of a white dog groomed short laying on a hardwood floor with a pair of hightop sneakers behind it.

Otis the Maltipoo (Maltese / Poodle mix breed dog) at 7 years old

Close up head shot - a black and white image of a white dog laying on a hardwood floor

Otis the Maltipoo (Maltese / Poodle mix breed dog) at 7 years old

A white with tan Malti-poo is sitting on a red blanket and a couch. Its head is tilted to the left and it has a red ribbon on the top of its head.

Maltipoo Puppy (Maltese / Poodle mix breed dog) photo courtesy of Burr Oaks Dood Ranch

A fluffy grey with white Malti-poo is standing on a mound of dirt.

Elvis the adorable Maltipoo up on the dirt mound

A longhaired black and grey with white Malti-poo dog is laying curled in a ball on a grey bed with a polkadot pillow behind it.

Darla the Malti-poo with a straight black coat

A little white fluffy puppy laying down on a red chair

Bella the Maltipoo as a puppy at 8 weeks old—"Bella is a tiny 8-week-old Maltipoo! She loves to cuddle and give kisses. For the most, she is very calm BUT playful!! Playtime is her favorite! ESPECIALLY if there are kids around! :)"

A furry, white with black, long-eared Malti-poo puppy is wearing a red collar sitting on a light-colored wooden floor with its head tilted to the right in front of a white marble wall.

This is Caesar. His dad is a Maltese, his mom is a Malti-Poo. Photo courtesy of Gerry and Norma Westgard

A white Malti-poo is laying on a tan carpet and chewing on a Nylabone.

Rola P. Bear the Malti-Poo pup at 10 months old chewing a bone

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