Sweet sweet Maltipoms. They have been seen and cleared with a veterinarian and given their first round of shots. They have been raised in a family of 6 humans and 3 additional dogs one of which is a large boxer. They are very social and loving
Maltipom – Pomeranian Maltese Mix
The Maltipom, also known as the Pomanees or Pomtese, is a designer dog breed that results from crossing a Pomeranian with a Maltese. As a mixed breed, the Maltipom inherits traits from both parent breeds, resulting in a unique and adorable combination.
Appearance-wise, Maltipoms can vary in their physical characteristics, as they can inherit traits from either parent breed. Generally, they are small-sized dogs with a compact body, a fluffy double coat, and a curled tail. The coat can be long and silky, similar to the Maltese, or dense and plush, like the Pomeranian. Common coat colors include white, cream, tan, black, or a combination of these.
In terms of temperament, Maltipoms are known to be affectionate, lively, and friendly. They often form strong bonds with their human family members and can be quite loyal. Due to their Pomeranian and Maltese heritage, they can also be energetic and playful. Maltipoms generally get along well with children and other pets if properly socialized.
As with any mixed breed, individual Maltipoms' temperaments and appearance can vary. It's always a good idea to spend time with the specific puppy or adult dog you are interested in to get a better sense of their personality.
Maltipoms have moderate exercise needs and enjoy daily walks or play sessions to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. They are well-suited for apartment living but still need regular opportunities for exercise and playtime.
Grooming requirements for Maltipoms can vary depending on the coat type they inherit. If they have a longer, silkier coat like the Maltese, they will require regular brushing to prevent matting and to maintain their coat's cleanliness and shine. If their coat is shorter and denser like the Pomeranian, they may require less frequent brushing but still benefit from regular grooming.
When it comes to health, Maltipoms may be prone to certain health issues that can affect both Pomeranians and Maltese, including dental problems, luxating patella (knee joint dislocation), tracheal collapse, eye problems, and allergies. It's important to choose a reputable breeder who conducts health testing on their breeding dogs to minimize the risk of inherited health conditions.
As always, if you're considering adding a Maltipom to your family, it's recommended to do thorough research, find a responsible breeder or consider adopting from a reputable rescue organization. Proper care, training, and socialization will help ensure a happy and healthy Maltipom companion.