Top 10 Most Asked Questions About Maltipoo Dogs (Common Maltipoo Myths)

Maltipoo is one of the most popular breeds and it keeps getting popular day by day due to their resemblance to puppy. Their puppy look will last long until they are fully grown. Apart from their appearance, they are also well-loved because of their fur. Plus, they are also friendly and love to spend time with family.

Even though Maltipoos are popular, there are a few myths about them which some of them might make you think twice to get this adorable creature home. As for the owners, you might be worried about some of these myths. If you want to know about these myths and how much they are true, read everything below.

Common Maltipoo Myths
Myth 1:

Maltipoos are frequent barkers and howlers or yappers. Basically, they are really noisy. Small dogs are known as yappers.


Maltipoos mark the same way as the other ones. It is not fair for them to get blamed due to their small size. They are small because they are the children of Poodles and Malteses. There is no proof that they bark more compared to the other ones. Them being small dogs give them tendency to howl. However, Maltipoo puppies (the ones under 1 year old) have a tendency to bark often, especially at night.

Myth 2:

Maltipoos are very friendly and playful and they are hyperactive.


Maltipoos are indeed playful. They love to play every day and love to do so even before bedtime. They can be either hyper or lonely when you are not with them. They are kind of indoor breed that love to cuddle with the owner. Even though they love being at home more, you can bring them outside if you want.

Myth 3:

Small breeds have shorter lifespan compared to the big ones. They tend to get sick often as they are fragile and weak. They also need extra care.


The lifespan of Maltipoo ranges from 12 to 16 years and it is not short for small dogs. There is no evidence to the big dogs are can live longer compared to the small ones and there is also no proof that the small one can get sick easily if you compare to the big ones. No one is immune to sickness so it has nothing to do with the size.

Myth 4:

Maltipoos need to take bath every day due to their thin hair. It should be done to avoid ticks and fleas. In addition, daily brushing is also needed.


It is true that daily brushing is needed, just like any other dogs, because Maltipoos like to explore using their mouth. As for bathing, they need only need to take bath once in three weeks to prevent drying.

Myth 5:

Having more hair equals to more shedding. Since it is needed for Maltipoos to be brushed daily, shedding is doubled. They are not for the ones who are sensitive to dog hair.


It has been known that Maltipoos are non-shedders. Regular clipping and brushing are enough to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene.

Myth 6:

Since Maltipoos are intended for indoors it means they are fast learners that can learn new tricks easily. Each of them is able to be taught at an early age.


Maltipoos are undoubtedly smart and you can train them when they reach 8 weeks old as long as the commands are simple. A lot of things such as teaching and socializing them with the other family members should be done in the early age. Although they are smart, it is possible for them to not do well when they are hard to focus and they might cause some problems as well.

Myth 7:

Maltipoos are indoor type of breed that do not need that much control. They will easily know the place to sit, eat, and play. Teaching them is not hard.


It is actually not true. Maltipoos and the other indoor dogs have been viewed in the wrong way. Timing is important for dogs, especially the younger ones. They love to play but there might be some times when they are being rebel. When they are acting up, say no immediately.

Myth 8:

Maltipoos are noisy and they will bark every time they are not uncomfortable. It is a sign of distress.


It is true that barking is a sign that is used by Maltipoos when they need help. It is similar to the baby crying when they need something. However, not all barking can have the same meaning. Everything depends on the personality and temperament. Aside from that, it also depends on how well you know them.

Myth 9:

It is needed for Maltipoos to be trained differently when they are puppies so they when they are older, the bad habits can be eliminated and the good ones can be adapted.


Consistency plays the big part here. Avoid changing the rules as it can confuse them, especially when they are already familiar with a certain behavior. For instance, you say to them that they can sleep on your sofa occasionally. They do not understand the “grey” words such as “occasionally” and “sometimes” and these kinds of words can make them confused. It should be black or white and not grey.

Myth 10:

Maltipoos can tolerate both hot and cold temperatures thanks to the amount of hair that they have.


Maltipoos are not that adaptable because they are sensitive to the changes of temperature. They are sensitive to both cold and hot temperatures, with the last one being more. That explains why outdoor trips are not recommended, especially hiking.

By reading these myths above, you can see that the common ones are similar to the ones with indoor dogs. Just like the other ones, they have different sleeping patterns, temperatures, grooming needs, and so on. They love to play and are friendly. All the myths have been busted in the above paragraphs.

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