Knowing the size of Maltipoo is important not only for owners but also for potential owners. It is because the size of dog can affect a lot of elements such as food or nutrition, types and duration of training, the environment where they will live and also health issues. So, how big does a Maltipoo get?
Actually, there is no official standards with large canine clubs like the AKC. The size of Maltipoo will be various quite a bit. The adult Maltipoo will range from 5 to 12 pounds in weight and their height will be about 8 to 14 inches. Without conformation standards, breeders have a wide room to generate litters of many sizes. Because of this reason, several breeders will dub puppies to be teacup or miniatures.
Without any guidelines of what constitutes the standard size, someone can claim that one of any weight is a teacup even if the puppy grows up to be in the 5 to 12 lb. range. Then, how big does a Teacup Maltipoo get? In the previous article we have discussed that a term of ‘teacup’ seems to be used only for marketing. So that the potential buyers will think that the dog is special because it has small size and it make the dog’s look is very cute and adorable. However, if the dog grows to be an adult, there is no guarantee that he will be still small as he was bought. He may grow and the size will be like the standard Maltipoo with the size that we have mentioned above.
As we mentioned above that there is no standard size of Maltipoo, even though some people say that the teacup will have 5 to 12 lb and the standard will be 5 to 20 pounds in weight and 8 to 14 inches in height. However, you can estimate his size by looking at his current weight. It is very hard to know the answer when you look at a young puppy of 8 weeks or even up to 3 months because the growth will be staggered with jumps or large gains intermingled with several resting phases. However, you can estimate it by doubling the size of a Maltipoo at 4 months.
So, how big do Teacup Maltipoos get? Now, you have known the answer. Well, talk about the size of Maltipoo, there are medical issues which can occur because of their size. There are 2 important health issues that usually occur more often to the small dog. Those are Hypoglycemia and Collapsed Trachea. Hypoglycemia is a condition of a rapid drop in the blood sugar level of the dog. This issue most often happens in the first 3 months of the dog’s life. It can be caused by stress or fast change in food. Collapsed trachea is a condition that happens because too much pressure that is put on the neck, so the rings can collapse inward. It causes quite a bit of pain and trouble breathing.