Red Maltipoo Puppies For Sale
A red Maltipoo will have a warm colored coat that will fall somewhere between apricot and brown. The genes for this coloring come from the Poodle parent rather than the Maltese parent! Red Maltipoo puppies are very popular, so you may have to sign onto a waiting list when you’ve found a reputable breeder. Your puppy’s other traits will depend on their parentage, and whether you have a first generation mix, or a later generation! Are you thinking about bringing a red Maltipoo home?
What Do Red Maltipoos Look Like?
Generally, Maltipoos are small dogs. The Maltipoo is a cross between a purebred Maltese and a purebred Poodle (most often a Miniature or Toy Poodle). Usually, an adult Maltipoo will grow somewhere between 7 and 14 inches tall, weighing anything from 5 to 20 lbs.
First generation mixes (between two purebred parents) are more unpredictable than later generations, as puppies can inherit any mix of genes. So, if you’re looking for something specific, it may be better to choose a later generation mix. This can make traits like coat type, coat color, specific size, and to some extent temperament, a little more predictable.
In terms of color, a red Maltipoo will be darker than an apricot Maltipoo. Some may describe their coloring as ‘copper’, ‘cinnamon’, ‘strawberry’, and more. This will depend on the breeder, but ultimately, a puppy’s health is more important than their color. So, no matter what term a breeder chooses, you must make sure they are reputable, and not just jumping on the designer breed trend to make some fast cash from popular puppies like the red Maltipoo. We will look at this in more detail towards the end of this guide.
How Do Red Maltipoo Puppies Get Their Color?
There are two pigments that control all dog coat colors. These are eumelanin (basic black) and phaeomelanin (basic red). A red maltipoo gets their coloring from the phaeomelanin pigment. The purebred Poodle can come in red and similar colors, such as apricot. However, the purebred Maltese only comes in white, or white with tan or cream. So, many breeders have to work over a few generations to achieve a red Maltipoo coat. Often, this will require using a Maltese with plenty of tan fur, or even backcrossing a Maltipoo to a red Poodle.