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Maltese / Poodle Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

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



Other Names


Malt A 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

Maltipoo Puppy (Maltese / Poodle Hybrid)

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

Elvis, the adorable Maltipoo

Elvis the adorable Maltipoo up on the dirt mound

Darla, the Malti-poo with a straight black coat

Darla the Malti-poo with a straight black coat