The Maltipoo and the Yorkiepoo
As well as aiming for a low-allergenic coat, Poodle crossbreeders have focused on producing very small companion dogs.
Maltipoos and Yorkiepoos are very appealing crossbreeds. The Maltipoo is a cross between a Maltese and a
Toy or Miniature Poodle while the Yorkiepoo is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.
History of the Maltipoo and Yorkiepoo
Both Maltipoos and Yorkipoos became knows as Poodle crossbreeds in the last decade as more breeders looked for dogs of various sizes and colors that were low shedding and potentially good for allergy suffers. The Maltipoo and Yorkipoo are amoung the smaller Poodle cross breeds with their particularly adorable features. They are very popular as lapdogs and love to snuggle in your bed. Maltipoos are popular in many countries. Yorkiepoos are popular in the USA.
Recognition of the Breed
There is no official breed standard for the Maltipoo or the Yorkiepoo.The North American Maltipoo Club and registry provides a description of the crossbreed and accepted cross breeding of first generation and second generation.
www.yorkiepoo.org provides a description of the aims of the Yorkiepoo breeders.
The coat of the Maltipoo or Yorkiepoo varies, but they inherit the low-shedding, low-dander coat associated with Poodles. This makes the Maltipoo, or Yorkiepooa potentially good option for allergy suffers.
Maltipoos are smart dogs reflecting the intelligence of the Poodle parent breed. The Maltese is a healthy dog which has long hair and a gentle manner. The Maltipoo often displayes the quietness of the Maltese.
Yorkiepoos are smart curious dogs, ideally with the intelligence of the Poodle and determination and resilience of the Yorkshire Terrier.
Maltipoos are most commonly first generation crosses the direct offspring a Toy Poodle and Maltese. Either breed can be the sire or the dam
Second generation , Maltipoo breeds Maltapoo, sire, or dam.
Second generation , Yorkiepoos breeds Yorkiepoos sire, or dam.
Cross Breeding Goals
The Maltipoos and Yorkiepoos have been breed for companion dogs
The size of a Maltipoo will vary depending on the parents breed, but their mature weight is generally between 5 and 12 pounds. The coat is silky, waving or curly.
Living with Maltipoos .
Maltipoos are small dogs with big personalities.They can be cuddly, alert, gentle, loving balls of fun.They enjoy going for walks. They like ball games and playing in safe open spaces.
They are loyal fa mily dogs but can be reserved with strangers.
Yorkiepoos are friendly, curious, lively, self confident, playful, watchful, and loving.They can jump high, and run very fast. They love regular walks, and playing in open safe places.They love peopleand dislike being excluded from family activities.They are intelligent and easily trained, but they can display stubbornness.They make excellent watchdogs.
Maltipoo and Yorkiepoos can get along well with children, but as with all dogs supervision and training are recommended.Dogs that are small can be easily hurt and may require protection from younger children.
Average lifespan is 10 to 15 years for Maltipoo, and Yorkiepoo. Their lifespan mainly depend on the care they are given over the years.
Health problems experienced by Maltipoos include liver shunts, epilepsy, common skin diseases, eye problems, patella
luxation, hip dysplasia and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Porto systemic shunts is a rare but well documented inherited
disorder that may also occur. As the Yorkiepoo ages, endocrine disorders especially Hypothyroidism and Cushings
disease are common.
Health problems experienced by Yorkiepoos include liver shunts, epilepsy, common skin diseases, eye problems, patella
luxation (a knee problem), hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (a genetic hip-joint disease). Porto systemic shunts
is a rare but well documented inherited disorder that may also occur. Yorkshire Terriers are also prone to tooth decay,
although this is less likely in the Yorkiepoo. As the Yorkiepoo ages, endocrine disorders especially Hypothyroidism and
Cushings disease are common.
Maltese breeds often get “White Shaker Syndrome”, a poorly understood neurological disease seen commonly in little
white dogs like the Maltese. Maltipoos would most likely have a reduced risk of this syndrom