what is a Toy Maltipoo?

what is a Toy Maltipoo?

The Maltipoo is also known by a slew of other cute names: Malti-Doodle, Malt-A-Doodle, Maltidoodle, Maltedoodle, Malt-oodle, Malt-A-Poo, Malta-Poo, Malta Poo, Malti-Poodle, Malte-Poo, Maltepoo, Maltesepoo, Maltese-Poodle, Maltesedoodle, and Moodle. It is a cross between a Maltese and Toy Poodle, and it was created to be a small, loving companion. Soft and cuddly, adorable and affectionate, this dog is bound to warm your heart. They are intelligent, lively, and energetic, but also gentle enough to make a great family pet.

Full Grown Toy Maltipoo
Full Grown Toy Maltipoo

What Is A Toy Maltipoo?

A Toy Maltipoo is a cross between a Toy Poodle and a Maltese. Toy Maltipoos are an affectionate, gentle and fun-loving dog that are very small in size making them super adorable. They have soft wavy coats with short floppy ears and a button nose giving them the appearance of a teddy bear. Toy Maltipoos come in many colors but they are most commonly cream, white, grey or apricot.

Toy Maltipoo Temperament

Your Maltipoo puppy is described by breeders and owners as alert, affectionate, energetic, gentle, intelligent, lively, and loving.

They make good family companions as they get along well with older children and cats. When it comes to younger children and other animals, it works best to introduce them when your Maltipoo is a puppy. Early training and socialization can help you create a well-mannered companion who can get along with anyone. (And their Intelligence makes them fairly easy to train.)

They are feisty little fur balls who will follow you wherever you go. They will hang out in your lap as long as you let them, but don’t mistake them for snoozy or lazy. They are perpetually ready to play when the opportunity arises.

While Maltipoos tend to like strangers, expect them to bark when unfamiliar folks are about.


Being a mix of the Maltese and the Toy Poodle, your Maltipoo may inherit qualities from either or both of their parent breeds.

They have mid-length, floppy ears, a black nose, and dark eyes, or blue eyes for lighter-coated Maltipoos. They have a somewhat square-shaped body and a tail that can be slightly hooked or curl right over their back.

Maltipoos have medium to long hair that can range from slightly wavy to curly. Its texture is wool-like. Because they have no undercoat, they are considered hypoallergenic and can be an ideal fit for those with allergies. They can come in a variety of colors:

  • Apricot
  • Cafe-au-lait
  • White
  • Cream
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Blue Gray
  • Silver

Maltipoos generally stand from 8 to 14 inches tall and weigh 5 to 20 pounds.


Maltipoos are energetic little dogs. They love the outdoors and enjoy being with you, so daily walks are a favorite pastime.

These pups can also expend some of their abundant energy by romping and playing at the dog park or in a fenced back yard. They enjoy playing fetch and Frisbee.

In fact, they are so playful that they’ll chase a ball or toy across the yard or living room for hours (or as long as you’re game to participate).

This breed is intelligent, and keeping them mentally challenged can help you avoid destructive behaviors that result from boredom. Agility exercises and obedience training can accomplish this well.

The Maltipoo’s size is well-suited to condo and apartment living, and they can adapt to any family home with or without a fenced yard. Urban and rural settings are equally acceptable, and they will tolerate most climates but prefer warm over cold climates.

We recommend 40 minutes of activity a day and around 5 miles of walking per week.

When Are Toy Maltipoos Fully Grown?

Toy Maltipoos are fully grown between the ages of 9 and 11 months. They reach roughly half their adult size at 5 months of age. At about 7 or 8 months a Toy Maltipoo would have reached their full height and for the last few months they build muscle mass and gain weight.

How Big Does A Toy Maltipoo Get?

Toy Maltipoos get to a height of 8 to 10 inches (20.3cm to 25.4cm) when fully grown and weigh just under 10 pounds (under 4.5kg). They are the second smallest Maltipoo size.

How Much Should A Toy Maltipoo Weigh?

A Toy Maltipoo should weigh around 10 pounds. Most Toy Maltipoos are just under 10 pounds but ones they are slightly taller may weigh just over 10 pounds.

How Long Do Toy Maltipoos Live?

On average, Toy Maltipoos live for 10 to 15 years. There are many factors that play into the lifespan of individual Toy Maltipoos including genetics, diet, lifestyle and exercise. If you want to give your Toy Maltipoo the best chance of living a long life make sure to feed them a healthy balanced diet and also give them adequate daily exercise.

How Much Does A Toy Maltipoo Cost?

Toy Maltipoos usually cost between $2000USD and $5000USD. As a small designer dog breed, Toy Maltipoos are very expensive as there is a high demand contrasted low supply due to their very small litter sizes. They are also more popular than Teacup Maltipoos as they are slightly larger and therefore less delicate.

What Size Crate For A Toy Maltipoo?

A Toy Maltipoo should use a small sized dog crate. The best way to measure a Toy Maltipoo for a crate is to measure the length from their nose to the base of their tail, then add 2 or 3 inches for the crate measurements. Sometimes it can be hard to find a crate for very small breed sizes so using a crate divider can be a solution to finding the perfect size!

We recommended the Diggs Revol Dog Crate (pictured below) for Toy Maltipoos (and all other Maltipoo sizes) as is a highly unique design that has been inspired by baby industry quality standards through it’s incorporation of diamond shaped mesh pattern that prevents injury to paws and jaws. Additionally, it is travel friendly as it is collapsible with a carrying handle and wheels and perfect for puppies as it includes a puppy divider and multiple door options!

Are Toy Maltipoos Healthy?

Toy Maltipoos are generally healthier than Teacup Maltipoos as they are slightly larger. Nevertheless, they can have some of the same health issues as they are also a very small size. Be warned that some breeders call Teacup Maltipoos “Toy Maltipoos” as Teacup breeds have a bad reputation to try and sell people the smallest Maltipoo size.

Are Toy Maltipoos Hypoallergenic?

Yes, Toy Maltipoos are hypoallergenic. The size of a Maltipoo, whether they are teacup, toy, miniature or standard sized does not effect how hypoallergenic they are. The generation of the breed is more influential on how much a Maltipoo sheds. For example an F1b and other cross-back generations tend to be more hypoallergenic as they have a higher percentage of Poodle genes.

Final Thoughts

For first-time dog owners, a Teacup Maltipoo can be a special dog. It is the ideal pet for families, children, or empty nesters, and those with enough time to devote to a Toy Maltipoo’s needs!
Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.