Crossbreed is done to produce a breed that has the best quality including their looks, their coat, color, or even temperament. These days, a lot of people look for mini dog or it is popular as a teacup dog. Mini dog is loved and very desirable because of their small size. The small size makes them cute and very adorable. If you are one of people who are looking for a mini dog, a miniature Maltipoo can be a good choice.
There are some reasons that makes mini Maltipoo is so special. First, they have good temperament. They tend to be friendly and have good nature not only to humans but also to the other animals which means they can be a good addition to your home if you have already had the other pets. Second, mini Maltipoos are intelligent. Because of their intelligence, they can be trained easily, particularly when they are puppies. Third, they are hypoallergenic. This is important especially for people who have allergy. The cross breed of Maltese and Poodle has brought about a wonderful generation of non-shedding and hypoallergenic dogs. However, it does not mean that someone who have severe allergy will not suffer from the allergy when he buy this dog, but his allergy will not react badly to this canine breed than others. If you do not have allergy, of course you can look for this mini Maltipoo for sale anytime.
Well, according to AKC standard, if a dog is smaller than 3 pounds, it can may refer to that dog as a mini or teacup dog. However, it must be noted that with AKC recognized breeds, teacup or mini is not official dog breeds. Even if a dog is smaller than natural, it can be quite dangerous for the puppy. But, how about mini Maltipoo? Because Maltipoo is a hybrid or designer dog, there is no set standard size, but National Maltipoo Club and the Maltipoo Club of America has size range for this dog. An adult Maltipoo should be 5 to 12 lbs in weight and for miniature or teacup can be less than 5 pounds when fully grown. You have to note that those who recognize the Maltipoo do not recognize the miniature or teacup or toy as a separate dog breed.
When you are looking for mini Maltipoo puppies for sale in a breeder, and they have a puppy that will grow to be 3 to 4 pounds, this is not uncommon. The breeder will refer that the puppy is a mini or toy dog. It is ethical if the breeder uses teacup or mini term as an adjective that means ‘small’, but it is not ethical if the breeder purposely try to breed for puppies that fall far beneath the normal weight range. The reason is an adult dog with 5 to 12 pounds in weight is quite small enough. If puppies are generated that only grow to be 2 to 4 pounds, some health issues can happen because of fragile bones, luxating, patella, hip dysplasia, collapsed trachea, and hypoglycemia. So, when you buy a Maltipoo that is labeled as mini, teacup, or toy, it is usually only for marketing term to lure in potential puppy buyers into thinking that they have a special dog. Because for any other breed, there is no such thing as teacup.