You may see an apricot maltipoos when you are walking in the park, and you wonder whether the apricot maltipoo stays that color or not. Well, according to the My Doodle Maltipoos site, for an apricot maltipoo puppy, it is very likely to change his color when he gets older. The possibility is that the coat of the apricot puppy will lighten with age. The possibility to be lighter is higher than the possibility to be darker. Usually, it is uncommon for an apricot maltipoo to change the color of the coat to a darker shade. Often, it changes into a cream maltipoo.
The Causes That Change Maltipoos Color
There are a lot of causes why a coat color of any breed of dog may change. However, aging and nature are the most common causes. As explained on the My Doodle Maltipoos site, a maltipoo changing color is more common than not because of genetics.
According to Know Your Doodles site, you may see that maltipoo puppies have one color. Then, they go home another color and when they enter adulthood, you will see them as another color. The reason is because of genetics, especially the fading gene which exists in the Poodle breed. This fading gene is known formally as the Progressive Graying Gene and it is something that a lot of Poodles have. So, this gene can exist in maltipoos.
The Other Common Changing Colors of Maltipoos
According to the My Doodle Maltipoos site, here are the other common changing colors of maltipoos.
- Dark Red Maltipoos
Red color is also a color of maltipoo which is very possible to change when the maltipoo ages. Often, the maltipoo puppies have a deep red in the beginning and then when they grow up, they become a much lighter version of red. It is rare for them to darken. Instead, it is often that their color lightens.
- Black and White Maltipoos
A black and white maltipoo can change the colors to any other colors. It can range from the darker parts to lighter and the lighter parts to darker or vice versa. Commonly, a black and white maltipoo will change colors where the black part of the coat will lighten and get little grey parts in it and white part will stay as it is.
When Maltipoos Change Color?
Actually, changing color of maltipoos can happen more than once in the lifetime of maltipoos. When they are born, they may have one color, then when they are ready to be bought, they become another color and when they are adults, the color changes again.
Usually, when they are 2 years old, they should be the color they will stay. However, it is important for you to note that not all maltipoos will change their color. If you see a maltipoo that has the same color throughout its life, it is called ‘holding’ its color.
Can We Stop the Maltipoo to Change Color?
According to the Know Your Doodles site, fading is a genetic process so that if you think that you can stop the maltipoo to change the color, you cannot do that. Let’s say that a maltipoo carries the gene. If so, the outcome is inevitable.
Even though you cannot stop the changing of color, there are some shampoos that specialize to preserve and bring out the color of the dog’s coat. The shampoos can be useful to stop the coat from turning a yellow color for white coats.
Is Color Change in Maltipoos Good or Bad?
You may be worried when you find that a dog changes its coat’s color. However, the thing that you need to know is that the change of color in maltipoo does not pose any health risks or complications. So, if you wonder whether it is good or not, it depends on personal opinion. If you can accept the color changes of the maltipoo’s coat, you may be able to enjoy it. However, if you feel disappointed with the change, it may be bad for you because in the beginning you may hope that the maltipoo has the same color as when they were puppies.
Maltipoo is a cross of Maltese and Poodle. This kind of dog is active and charming and they are known for their fun-loving and affectionate nature. As explained on the Dog Time site, cross breeds like maltipoo are usually referred to as designer dogs, rather than mixed breeds. It is because they are bred purposely and are a combination of two known breeds.
Poodles and Maltese are considered non-shedders, so people who breed maltipoos wish that the dog will be a hypoallergenic dog. However, if you know that you are allergic, it is better for you to know a little something about pet allergies before you get a maltipoo. It is also important for you to note that all dogs generate dander and saliva and it carries allergens. When you first meet the dog, you may not react to a dog. However, an allergy may be developed after living with him for days, weeks, or even months.
Maltipoos can be barkers and they will notify you of everything that is happening. If you want to teach them to discriminate between what is important to bark at and what is not, you may have to work hard to do that.
These dogs are fun-loving, happy and can steal a lot of hearts. However, because maltipoos are small, they can easily be injured. The size of maltipoos varies depending on whether the Poodle parent was a Toy or Miniature. However, usually maltipoos stand 8 to 14 inches tall and weigh 5 to 20 pounds.
Do maltipoos have any diseases? Not all maltipoos will get any diseases, but it is important to realize them. Here are some diseases that may infect them.
- White shaker syndrome
- Patellar luxation
- Portosystemic shunt
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Legg-calve-perthes disease
Well, I do not recommend you to have a dog including this maltipoo type, moreover if you are a moeslim because in Islam having a dog is forbidden. However, there is a hadith which says that you can have a dog as long as it is for hunting or for keeping your cattle.