Black Maltipoo puppies
Black Maltipoos are both adorable and striking, but they can be hard to find. There are plenty of almost black Maltipoos, with white patches here and there. But a truly, all-black Maltipoo is very rare.
If you happen to find one, though, you’re in for a treat! Not only are these dogs gorgeous, they’re also full of spunk and personality. They love to cuddle, love to play, and are surprisingly intuitive. They’re also relatively easy to care for and do great in small spaces.
In this guide to black Maltipoos, I discuss the breed in detail. I’ll talk about why it’s so hard to find a black Maltipoo and what you should know about them.
Are Black Maltipoos Rare?
- Yes, a genuinely black Maltipoo is exceptionally rare. That’s because Maltipoos have one poodle parent and one Maltese parent. While poodles commonly come in black, white, apricot, grey, red, or brown, the Maltese breed does not.
- Typically, Maltese are white. Sometimes they’ll be white with cream or white with lemon hues. But a purebred Maltese is never black.
- That said, there are a few almost purebred Maltese that have blacks coats. In other words, somewhere in the lineage of a black Maltese, you’ll find traces of another dog breed. It’s not common, but it happens, and it makes a genuinely black Maltipoo possible.
- However, most Maltipoo puppies have a black poodle parent and a white Maltese parent, which means they may not stay black. In part, this is because poodles have a progressive greying gene that causes their coats to lighten as they mature. But, it’s also because the puppy likely has genes that express as white fur thanks to their Maltese lineage.
- So, it’s not uncommon to adopt a black Maltipoo puppy and find that it grows to have flecks of white and grey in its coat.
Are They Entirely Black?
- If you have a genuinely black Maltipoo, they’ll be black from nose to tail. They’ll typically have vividly dark eyes and paws. And, they’ll likely have black skin beneath their coat.
- As we mentioned, though, a truly black Maltipoo is exceptionally rare. Maltipoos, by definition, have at least one white-coated parent, which means that even if they appear completely black as a puppy, they may show other coat colors later on. It’s not uncommon for lighter patches to appear in white, grey, or even apricot as a Maltipoo matures. So, if you adopted a black Maltipoo thinking it will stay black forever, you might be disappointed.
Temperament And Care
When it comes to care and temperament, black Maltipoos are just like any other color or Maltipoo. All the same, we’ll run through the basics below.
Weight and Exercise Needs
Maltipoos are very lovable and energetic. They tend to be especially happy dogs, and they like to play. However, they don’t need much in the way of formal exercise. A short but brisk walk in the morning and evening is enough to keep them satisfied.