Living with a Maltipom
Personality: The Maltipom is very playful, loving and loyal dog.
Family Dog: The Maltipom can make a great family dog but definately have that one person that they will gravitate to more than others. They are great with older children.
Grooming: The Maltipom is a high-maintenance dog. Their coat requires frequent brushing and grooming. If they are a family pet, it is a great way for everyone to participate and increase that family bond.
Behavior: The Maltipom is a very energectic dog who loves to play and go for long walks. They are also content playing on their own or chewing on toys and bones. They are very patient, playful, full of energy and happy to greet you when you walk in the door.
Barking: The Maltipom makes a great watch dog. Some do tend to be barkers while others are more laid-back.
Weather: The Maltipom can do fine in all sorts of weather. If it is cold they would do best with a sweater or jacket on. In extremely cold temperatures booties are recommended.
Exercise: For being such a small dog Maltipoms have great endurance. They love to go on long daily walks.
Living Conditions: The Maltipom makes a great apartment dog.
Appearance: The Maltipom is a beautiful little dog with long silky white hair and a few areas of auburn on the tail.
Size: A fully grown Maltipom weighs around 9 pounds.
Companionship: The Maltipom makes a good companion dog who always wants to be by your side.
Color: The coat of the Maltipom is mostly white with a few areas of audburn or tan on the tail.
Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Maltipom is 12 to 14 years.
Eye Health: The Maltipom may have issue with tear stains and need their eyes cleaned constantly.
Ear Health: The Maltipom may have issues with ear infections so their ears should be cleaned her ears frequently.
Dental Health: The Maltipom may require vet recommended dental bones a few times a week to help keep their teeth in great shape.
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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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